bad girls do it well Cristy, 23, New York City. Hong Kong-Chinese American womanist.
This blog is a collection of the personal, the pretty, and the sociopolitical.
Trigger warning for rape/sexual assault, trans/misogyny, racism, and anti-Blackness.
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fascinasians:

trungles:

lightspeedsound:

artemis from young justice > Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss 

ALSO OMG SHE’S ASIAN YESSS

I was watching the show, and Robin mentions Artemis’s mom, Huntress, by name, and the fact that I heard cartoon Robin say “Nguyen” out loud made me feel like I could imagine myself in the same universe as Batman and Wonder Woman for the first time in my life, and I almost cried.

This was my favorite part of Young Justice, to be honest

The best way I can love you is by not losing myself in you, but growing with you.
Navin E. (via elige)

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angryasiangirlsunited:

I am an Asian-American woman in my 20s and I have struggled so hard in dealing with my mixed racial identity.

I am Chinese-Filipino and Japanese. My Chinese parent grew up in Manila and identifies as Filipino, despite being ethnically (Han) Chinese. Non-Asians, especially those into anime, always seem so ‘interested’ in me when they hear my Japanese last name. However when I mention that I am also Chinese, much less Chinese-Filipino, they act as if I’m somehow tainted. I’ve been called everything from a mutt to chop suey, some have even accused me of being a ‘fake’. I’m tired of laughing it off and pretending that it doesn’t hurt. I’m tired of people judging me because I am, apparently, not the “right kind” of Asian. 

—Anonymous

yonceinlove:

Beyoncé + The Walk 

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When I first got this role I just cried like a baby because I was like, “Wow, next Halloween, I’m gonna open the door and there’s gonna be a little kid dressed as the Falcon.” That’s the thing that always gets me. I feel like everybody deserves that. I feel like there should be a Latino superhero. Scarlett does great representation for all the other girls, but there should be a Wonder Woman movie. I don’t care if they make 20 bucks, if there’s a movie you’re gonna lose money on, make it Wonder Woman. You know what I mean, ’cause little girls deserve that.
Anthony Mackie (via rexilla)

(via racebending)

The painful indifference toward our feelings that characterizes any commodity doesn’t exist in a good artwork. The artwork is a thing that responds to the feelings of everyone, that allows people who are not artists to perceive the world as artists do, as a continuous and difficult dialogue with objects, memories, sensations, possibilities, and interdictions. If these “things” have any power, besides their crazy price, it is a power to confusedly communicate something about this other world where life and intelligence shape objects, whereas in capitalism it is usually the other way around.
Claire Fontaine (via mother-iron)

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If white American feminist theory need not deal with the differences between us, and the resulting difference in our oppressions, then how do you deal with the fact that the women who clean your houses and tend your children while you attend conferences on feminist theory are, for the most part, poor women and women of Color?

What is the theory behind racist feminism?


Audre Lorde, “The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House,” 1984 (via owning-my-truth)

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I am tired of token women being strong in a man’s world by taking on male attributes: strutting around in black leather, spike heels and wraparound shades, killing people; or riding a horse, swearing a lot, carrying a big sword, and killing people; or piloting a ship through hyperspace, drinking whatever pours, slapping boys on the back, and killing people. I am equally tired of women-only worlds where all the characters are wise, kind, beautiful, stern seven-foot-tall vegetarian amazons who could never dream of killing anyone. I am tired of reading about aliens who are really women, or women who are really aliens.

Women are not aliens. Take away men, and we do not automatically lose our fire and intelligence and sex drive; we do not form hierarchical, static, insectlike societies that are dreadfully inefficient. We do not turn into a homogenous Thought Police culture where meat-eating is banned and men are burned in effigy every full moon. Women are not inherently passive or dominant, maternal, or vicious. We are all different. We are people.

A women-only world, it seems to me, would shine with the entire spectrum of human behavior: there would be capitalists and collectivists, hermits and clan members, sailors and cooks, idealists and tyrants; they would be generous and mean, smart and stupid, strong and weak; they would approach life bravely, fearfully and thoughtlessly. Some might still engage in fights, wars, and territorial squabbles; individuals and cultures would still display insanity and greed and indifference. And they would change and grow, just like anyone else. Because women are anyone else. We are more than half of humanity. We are not imitation people, or chameleons taking on protective male coloration, longing for the day when men go away and we can return to being our true, insectlike, static, vacuous selves. We are here, now. We are just like you.

Nicola Griffith, talking about writing Ammonite (via limousine-eyelash)

Twenty years ago, as she pointed out on Twitter, and still something we need to hear.

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Just one of many reasons why Nicola is one of my favorite writers in the world. Read her books; they are amazing.

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Yes!

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alittleurbanmusician:

brandos:

Are you willing to compromise within a relationship? [x]

image

I love this so much.

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brigettebrigettebrigette:

moon, mars, mercury, venus, jupiter!  

(via cherrylet)

wednypls:

miumiumiao:


水墨风 马刺青
Shuimo Style Horse Tattoo (credits)

if i ever get tattoos one will have to be my family name , 文, in some kind of calligraphic script (preferably written by someone in the family but not necessary) and plum blossoms for my mother’s maiden name, 梅. i would want my family name on my left rib cage (ouch i know), underneath my heart. not sure where i would want the plum blossoms, but i definitely want them done in chinese watercolors, without black outlines.

Omfg this is breathtaking
Someday I want a Xiyouji tattoo done in Chinese watercolor style

wednypls:

miumiumiao:

水墨风 马刺青

Shuimo Style Horse Tattoo (credits)

if i ever get tattoos one will have to be my family name , 文, in some kind of calligraphic script (preferably written by someone in the family but not necessary) and plum blossoms for my mother’s maiden name, 梅. i would want my family name on my left rib cage (ouch i know), underneath my heart. not sure where i would want the plum blossoms, but i definitely want them done in chinese watercolors, without black outlines.

Omfg this is breathtaking

Someday I want a Xiyouji tattoo done in Chinese watercolor style

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ami-angelwings:

badass-bharat-deafmuslimpunkstar:

An Indian woman, a Japanese woman, and a Syrian woman, all training to be doctors at Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia, 1880s. (Image courtesy Legacy Center, Drexel University College of Medicine Archives, Philadelphia, PA. Image #p0103) (x)

The Indian woman, Dr. Anandi Gopal Joshi, was the first Indian woman to earn a degree in Western medicine, and also believed to be the first Hindu woman to set foot on American soil.
The Japanese woman, Dr. Kei Okami, was the first Japanese woman to obtain a degree in Western Medicine.
The Syrian woman is Dr. Sabat Islambooly.  Her name is spelled incorrectly on that photograph. 
For those interested, here’s more information on other women of color who attended and graduated from Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia in the past, with a focus on the Japanese-American women they accepted during the US WW2 internment of Japanese-Americans.

ami-angelwings:

badass-bharat-deafmuslimpunkstar:

An Indian woman, a Japanese woman, and a Syrian woman, all training to be doctors at Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia, 1880s. (Image courtesy Legacy Center, Drexel University College of Medicine Archives, Philadelphia, PA. Image #p0103) (x)

The Indian woman, Dr. Anandi Gopal Joshi, was the first Indian woman to earn a degree in Western medicine, and also believed to be the first Hindu woman to set foot on American soil.

The Japanese woman, Dr. Kei Okami, was the first Japanese woman to obtain a degree in Western Medicine.

The Syrian woman is Dr. Sabat Islambooly.  Her name is spelled incorrectly on that photograph. 

For those interested, here’s more information on other women of color who attended and graduated from Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia in the past, with a focus on the Japanese-American women they accepted during the US WW2 internment of Japanese-Americans.

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huffpostbeauty:

Ann Yee’s Fall 2014 Makeup Is All About Midnight Blue Lips

SWOOOOOOOON. 

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pyrrhics:

yes-asianstreet:

2014 F/W Seoul Fashion Week Real Street

this is everything

pyrrhics:

yes-asianstreet:

2014 F/W Seoul Fashion Week
Real Street

this is everything

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