art and commercialism are lovers and to think you can separate the two for the sake of pure politics??? it’s not a thing that will ever happen unless you live in a vacuum and never show your work and never need to pay rent and believe all your ideas are original and your own. nothing is pure, okay? *throws glitter* get over it.

i really believe artists (all of us) do our best work when we can live solely off producing our work. america doesn’t make that super easy though.

Things are no different from the other side of the atlantic girl.

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Watch the hearing here

430 members of Congress find Pakistanis so worthless and inhuman, they can’t even bother showing up to a hearing detailing their unbelievably unjustified massacre. Maybe you might want to ask your representative what was so much more important than correcting vast human rights abuses on your dime. A 9-year-old managed to show up. They have no excuse.

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Unlike Malala Yousafzai, Nabila Rehman did not receive a welcoming greeting in Washington DC. Both are Pakistani girls. This past week Nabila, her schoolteacher father, and her 12-year-old brother travelled to Washington DC to tell their story and to seek answers about the events of that day. However, despite overcoming incredible obstacles in order to travel from their remote village to the United States, Nabila and her family were roundly ignored. At the Congressional hearing where they gave testimony, only five out of 430 representatives showed up. In the words of Nabila’s father to those few who did attend: “My daughter does not have the face of a terrorist and neither did my mother. It just doesn’t make sense to me, why this happened… as a teacher, I wanted to educate Americans and let them know my children have been injured.” Western fawning over Malala has become less about her efforts to improve conditions for girls in Pakistan, or certainly about the struggles of millions of girls in Pakistan, and more about our own desire to make ourselves feel warm and fuzzy with a celebrity and an easy message. It’s a way of letting ourselves off the hook, convincing ourselves that it’s simple matter of good guys vs bad guys, that we’re on the right side and that everything is okay.

Malala and Nabila: Worlds Apart (via mehreenkasana)

So… As long as is not being us, “us” as in the US is the land of liberty and their president the leader of the free world, the self-proclaimed representative of all of us that live if freedom, doing the wrong-doing then the tragedy, the “moral obscenity” as some put it, is valid and the tag of villain is cast on whoever the perpetrator is. The victims turned celebrities, although him/her may not perceive themselves as so, is relevant and their message savored like the most exquisite sedative served to keep us in confort inside our confortable houses/flats/rooms/cubbyholes, to still the warmth under our blankets lest the frosty bite of guilt make us think about the world we live in.


west philadelphia - september 2013 (3/3)

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Jenny Morgan - Star (2012)

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Stevie Wonder 1967.

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Why do you think POC is so widely used, given how close "Person of Colour" is to the derogatory term "Coloured"? I always found that odd.


'Colored' alone is derogatory, people or person of color centers the discussion back to poc. Whereas 'non white/ white' uses language to center the discussion around white people. So to who is it really derogatory if poc are accepting of the fact that they're of color and many white people get offended at the idea of poc identifying proudly what they are within a system that does everything to crush that spirit?

HORROR / GLAMOUR: Bear culture offers a false sense of belonging for those who don’t fit...


Bear culture offers a false sense of belonging for those who don’t fit into the mainstream idea of what an attractive gay man looks like. But in reality, there is just as much criticism and shallowness, just set to different standards. Not big enough, not hairy enough, not masculine enough. It’s…



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i heart men in prints

Jatinder Singh Durhailay

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  • Ancient Egypt was not a mixed society.
  • Ancient Egypt was PITCHED BLACK until the 7th century AD, when Indo Aryans called Arabs invaded from Central Asia.
  • For 99 percent of Egyptian history, Egypt was as BLACK as Nigeria, as BLACK as Congo, and as BLACK as Senegal.
  • King Tut was a dark skinned black man,
  • Queen Tiye was a beautiful and EXTREMELY dark skinned woman.
  • Hatshepsut was also very very very dark skinned.
  • Even during the Ptolemaic period of Kemet, the Egyptians were primarily African.
  • The fact that the most advanced civilization of human history was composed primarily of Black People is the most annoying and frustrating thing to white supremacist historians today.
 I believe, in your profession, it's called... 'Nostalgia'. 

The Master

I’m really intrigued by this movie considering it’s a drunkard’s encrypted journey to what? oblivion? in the midst of which he meets some memorable people… But Joaquin Phoenix though… Distractions aside, I couldn’t describe what the actual story is about, what it tries to offer is only strongly insinuated: the characters are relatable to not because of who they are but of what they do and try to achieve all the while aware of the ineffable meaninglessness of everything, and their ability to continue doing the work, whether it being deciphering and supporting an existencial geometry born from a complex of spiritual reason and faith of the psyche or mastering the art of homemade cocktails in the hopes of never having to tuck in our shirt in pro of a civilized reconfiguration, both of which induce alleviating states of inebriation to similar heights: that should come as no surprise since throughout the movie both characters gobble from each others goblets, pun intended, but only as much as they, as containers themselves, are able to take.

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