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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triggerthesound:

Unlocking the Truth at Coachella 2014

What an incredible show this was! These guys are kids, and they have so much talent, and amazing stage presence.
They had this crazy rotating ring moshpit going at one point.
After their last song the crowd was chanting “ONE MORE SONG!” and the guitarist and drummer stopped and looked at each other obviously thinking “Do we dare?” but of course they are not allowed. Then all three of them crowd surfed off the stage.

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After Former KKK Leader Shoots Up Jewish Centers, CNN Asks: ‘Can The Klan Rebrand?’

eshusplayground:

My deepest, heartfelt sympathies for every single Black person, Jew, and LGBTQ person who works with CNN in any capacity. This includes the janitor, the window washer, the front desk receptionist, and the UPS person.

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miumiumiao:

eschergirls:

The Myth of ‘No Makeup’, Sierra McKenzie, Huffington Post

This is hard for me to post but I feel like it is important.
I remember hating my face and hating my skin and looking at all the girls around me in middle school and on TV and in ads and feeling like I was a monstrosity in comparison. But I remember the first time I realized women plucked their eyebrows. And wore concealer. And foundation. And powder. I felt like I had been lied to about what women look like. After modeling and realizing when photographers asked for no makeup, they really meant the photo on the right. I started realizing that the photo on the right was what was in skincare ads and posted by people claiming in the caption to be wearing no makeup some of the time. The photo on the right is the bare minimum of what we expect women to look like when they wake up in the morning.

Thought this would be of interest to some people, especially since the topic of how women’s faces in video games, comics, etc being depicted as smooth with no lines (even for facial expressions) has come up before.  Also, how often women will be drawn with default eyeliner, eyeshadow, lipstick, etc even if there should be no reason for them to wear it because they have been living in the wild, or they’re warrior women who have expressed no interest in it, or etc…
It reminds me of the Nancy Drew comic books, where she specifically said that she doesn’t wear make up and has no clue how to use it, but she’s always drawn with mascara, eyeliner, and lipstick.
It’s part of how society constructs what women look like in people’s minds; that what we put on to ‘enhance’ appearance end up being part of the default way women are expected to look.  Even if the characters are supposed to be “plain” or “practical” in context, they’ll still be drawn as if they’re wearing some base amount of make up, because that’s how we’re conditioned to see women in our imaginations.  And stuff like airbrushing, photoshop, and what’s described in the above article also is part of this, and can skew how we perceive what the ‘normal’ or ‘average’  woman is supposed to look like.

this definitely applies to men as well. so many men love to tell women “you don’t need to wear makeup to be beautiful” and they have no realistic idea of what “no makeup” means. it’s one reason why i still do not wear foundation or anything pigment based on my face (outside of eyeshadow/eyebrow stuff). no makeup means pores, pimples, capillaries, all of it. the idea of flawless porcelain skin is pretty false, and the way i see it i’m a fucking human who has bigass pores with blackheads, some acne scarring, and visible capillaries. why the fuck do i have to pretend i’m not? moreover, i want the guys who know me and want to date me to have a very good idea of how i look without the benefit of any makeup. for one, i think i’m fucking beautiful with or without. and i find it’s a good way to filter out bad ones, because wearing makeup like that simply isn’t the choice for me.
disclaimer: this is not to say that it’s bad or deceiving to wear makeup all the time including foundations and concealers. you do what makes you happy and what makes you feel good about you. personally speaking this is how i view it and these are my issues with the beauty industry and its unrealistic portrayals of what it means to be truly “beautiful.” not wearing so much makeup is a personal choice that is right for me, but not right for everybody.

miumiumiao:

eschergirls:

The Myth of ‘No Makeup’, Sierra McKenzie, Huffington Post

This is hard for me to post but I feel like it is important.

I remember hating my face and hating my skin and looking at all the girls around me in middle school and on TV and in ads and feeling like I was a monstrosity in comparison. But I remember the first time I realized women plucked their eyebrows. And wore concealer. And foundation. And powder. I felt like I had been lied to about what women look like. After modeling and realizing when photographers asked for no makeup, they really meant the photo on the right. I started realizing that the photo on the right was what was in skincare ads and posted by people claiming in the caption to be wearing no makeup some of the time. The photo on the right is the bare minimum of what we expect women to look like when they wake up in the morning.

Thought this would be of interest to some people, especially since the topic of how women’s faces in video games, comics, etc being depicted as smooth with no lines (even for facial expressions) has come up before.  Also, how often women will be drawn with default eyeliner, eyeshadow, lipstick, etc even if there should be no reason for them to wear it because they have been living in the wild, or they’re warrior women who have expressed no interest in it, or etc…

It reminds me of the Nancy Drew comic books, where she specifically said that she doesn’t wear make up and has no clue how to use it, but she’s always drawn with mascara, eyeliner, and lipstick.

It’s part of how society constructs what women look like in people’s minds; that what we put on to ‘enhance’ appearance end up being part of the default way women are expected to look.  Even if the characters are supposed to be “plain” or “practical” in context, they’ll still be drawn as if they’re wearing some base amount of make up, because that’s how we’re conditioned to see women in our imaginations.  And stuff like airbrushing, photoshop, and what’s described in the above article also is part of this, and can skew how we perceive what the ‘normal’ or ‘average’  woman is supposed to look like.

this definitely applies to men as well. so many men love to tell women “you don’t need to wear makeup to be beautiful” and they have no realistic idea of what “no makeup” means. it’s one reason why i still do not wear foundation or anything pigment based on my face (outside of eyeshadow/eyebrow stuff). no makeup means pores, pimples, capillaries, all of it. the idea of flawless porcelain skin is pretty false, and the way i see it i’m a fucking human who has bigass pores with blackheads, some acne scarring, and visible capillaries. why the fuck do i have to pretend i’m not? moreover, i want the guys who know me and want to date me to have a very good idea of how i look without the benefit of any makeup. for one, i think i’m fucking beautiful with or without. and i find it’s a good way to filter out bad ones, because wearing makeup like that simply isn’t the choice for me.

disclaimer: this is not to say that it’s bad or deceiving to wear makeup all the time including foundations and concealers. you do what makes you happy and what makes you feel good about you. personally speaking this is how i view it and these are my issues with the beauty industry and its unrealistic portrayals of what it means to be truly “beautiful.” not wearing so much makeup is a personal choice that is right for me, but not right for everybody.

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It seems to me that on one page I recognized a portion of an old diary of mine which mysteriously disappeared shortly after my marriage, and, also, scraps of letters which, though considerably edited, sound to me vaguely familiar. In fact, Mr. Fitzgerald (I believe that is how he spells his name) seems to believe that plagiarism begins at home.

Zelda Fitzgerald, in a review of her husband’s book in 1922 (via trishahaddad)

Reminder that F. Scott Fitzgerald stole his wife’s writing, many times, while suppressing her works. See “Save Me the Waltz”, which he forced her to revise so that he could use parts of it in his own book “Tender Is the Night”. And which author do we study in school?

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I didn’t know this.

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He also encouraged her to have affairs so he could use that for inspiration, and when she wanted to leave him for a man she fell in love with, he locked her in their house and wouldn’t let her leave.

When she wanted to publish “Save me the Waltz,” Fitzgerald wrote in his diary about DELIBERATELY trying to TRIGGER her schizophrenic episodes and making her incapable of fighting that battle.

And Fitzgerald scholars KNOW all this.  They write articles about how it was all okay because in the end, it inspired Fitzgerald to write Great Literature.

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knife his corpse

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NEVER READ ANY OF HIS BOOKS AGAIN. AND READ HERS INSTEAD. CONSIGN HIM TO OBLIVION.

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Fuck I didn’t know this fuck ugh god why fuck ugh

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Yep. All true. Learned about his trifling ass studying creative writing and English lit. at CSU. Didn’t read ONE of her books on high school, yet we’re taught how amazing and talented he was. Makes me sick. xBx

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Um. I thought it was common knowledge that he was an asshole?

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I knew he was an asshole, but not that bad….

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(Source: trishahaddad.com, via wednypls)

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In Southern Gothic, the most important concept is the grotesque. With the grotesque, reality is distorted into ugly and absurd shapes. “I use the grotesque the way I do because people are deaf and dumb and need help to see and hear,” Flannery O’Connor once said. By exaggerating reality, we are able to actually see it. The grotesque is a balance of contradictions. It creeps and crawls between repulsion and attraction, the real and the unreal, and humor and horror. The sublime floats in the mind, but the grotesque is experienced in the body—in turning stomachs, goose bumps, and sweat.
Lincoln Michel: Lush Rot - Guernica / A Magazine of Art & Politics (via guernicamag)

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Because I finally remembered. All the times I repeated history, got hurt and suffered over and over. All of that was proof of my feelings for Madoka. So now, even pain is dear to me. It was not even curses that soiled my soul gem. Then what did? Something you have no chance of understanding, Incubator. It is the pinnacle of all human emotion. More deeper than hope, far deeper than despair. Love.

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theuppitynegras:

just think about y’all millions and millions of little dark skinned black girls are going to go to the supermarket with their parents this month and when they’re waiting in line at the check out aisle they’re going to look up and see Lupita Nyong’o being hailed as the most beautiful woman in the world god is amazing

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May you pick up your tea when it’s exactly the right temperature, and may you happen to glance out the window when the light is just how you like it.

Casual Blessings  (via allthingssoulful)

This is beautiful. We need more blessings like it.

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Tiger Stripes. By Shanti Flagg. 2012.

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♡ Summer Fashions ♡

♡ Summer Fashions 

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gcatherinev:

"Also, I am very famous. Remember when I was featured in those TV commercials for ‘Mamma Mia’ on Broadway?"

Mindy Lahiri in pink

mixunit:

Who else had a crush on the Banks sisters? 

mixunit:

Who else had a crush on the Banks sisters? 

owning-my-truth:

"The first person to tell me I was beautiful was definitely my mother, she said that a lot. Especially when I felt the least bit beautiful. My mother always said I was really beautiful and I finally believed her at some point." [x]

PEOPLE’S MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN 2014 !!!

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geewhizgolly:

By Inge Morath, Mexico, 1959.

geewhizgolly:

By Inge Morath, Mexico, 1959.

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