baubles of my mind's eye

thegoddamazon:

annoyedteengirl:

people who love “offensive humor” act like they have some lofty evolved sense of what’s funny and what isn’t but they literally depend on hurting others for a laugh which (last time I checked) is like the lowest form of comedy

So fucking true. Like when everyone became comfortable with this gauche, crass, “shock-factor” humor. And you can tell it’s not great by the nervous laughter in the audience when the comedian has gone too far.

(via anomalisticdotnet)

— 1 year ago with 15842 notes

#on humor  #offensive humor  #hipster racism  #ironic sexism 

mambubadu:

dynamicafrica:

Recently came across this small collection of studio portraits taken by another great Malian portrait photographer. This is my first time stumbling across the work of Kélétigui Touré and have to wonder if other sources that have made mention of the liked of Malick Sidibe and Seydou Keita have never included Kélétigui Touré on their list of Malian studio portrait photographers have done so simply because they too weren’t aware of his work.

All these photographers were taken during the 1940s.

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What a great find! And these photos are strikingly modern, considering they were taken nearly 70 years ago. -D.S.

(via guerrillamamamedicine)

— 1 year ago with 3058 notes

#style  #fashion  #aesthetics  #vintage  #Mali 

chutesdimages:

Atlas Human-Powered Helicopter - AHS Sikorsky Prize Flight (by Aero Velo)

"On June 13th, 2013, the AeroVelo’s Atlas Human-Powered Helicopter captured the long standing AHS Sikorsky Prize with a flight lasting 64.1 seconds and reaching an altitude of 3.3 metres. The competition was initially opened in 1980, and over the course of the 33 years that followed, dozens of teams from around the world pushed the limits of existing technology in pursuit of this once-thought-to-be impossible goal."

Chutes d’Images: Da Vinci smiles

(via catherinewillis)

— 1 year ago with 3 notes

#human-powered flight  #flight  #Da Vinci  #helecopter 
"Our board member, fierce activist and friend Petite Jasmine got brutually murdered yesterday. Several years ago she lost custody of her children as she was considered to be an unfit parent due to being a sex worker. The children were placed with their father regardless of him being abusive towards Jasmine. They told her she didn’t know what was good for her and that she was “romantisizing” prostitution, they said she lacked insight and didn’t realise sex work was a form of self-harm. He threatened and stalked her on numerous occations, she was never offered any protection. She fought the system through four trials and had finally started seeing her children again. Yesterday the father of her children killed her. She always said “Even if I can’t get my kids back I will make sure this never happens to any other sex worker”. We will continue her fight. Justice for Jasmine!"

rose alliance

RIP Jasmine

(via desliz)

(Source: thisspinsterlife, via gracklesong)

— 1 year ago with 125 notes

#sex work  #sex worker's rights  #domestic violence  #abuse  #feminism 
tranqualizer:

[photo: spray paint on concrete ground reads, “compañer@, i know that you are hurting but you are still alive, you will survive and together we will dismantle the systems that broke our hearts.” text is accompanied by a broken heart from which a fist rises. text in the heart reads, “racism, poverty, rape, war, homophobia, sexism, borders, STDs.”]
via Oakland Street Art

tranqualizer:

[photo: spray paint on concrete ground reads, “compañer@, i know that you are hurting but you are still alive, you will survive and together we will dismantle the systems that broke our hearts.” text is accompanied by a broken heart from which a fist rises. text in the heart reads, “racism, poverty, rape, war, homophobia, sexism, borders, STDs.”]

via Oakland Street Art

— 1 year ago with 172 notes

#favorite quotes  #survival  #struggle  #resistance 

grrlyman:

I wish we could all talk about how femme can be tough without demanding it. I wish frailty and weakness weren’t considered bad things. I wish we could talk about our strengths without being so damn ableist all the time.

(via thestylishvelociraptor)

— 1 year ago with 1082 notes

#vulnerability  #strength 
"If one believes that X is socially constructed, then one must also believe that X is not inevitable."
J M Dieterle (via socio-logic)

(Source: larrybtime, via socio-logic)

— 1 year ago with 57 notes

#constructivism  #social constructivism 101  #social construct  #excerpt  #sociology 
"i fell apart many times.
so.
what does that say about me
besides,
i live through
wars."
brazen, nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)
— 1 year ago with 5566 notes

#nayyirah waheed  #survival  #poetry  #through the fire  #falling apart 

shinga-tumblr:

dextrahoffman:

This is so me today. Words not working. Blergle fuck.

Yeah this gets worse if I’m tired or, oddly, really really energetic. I just tend to… skip some points when talking because I assume the communication is doing fine without my help. Spoiler alert: I am wrong. If anything ever needs clarifying, ask and I will focus and try to express myself better.

(Source: supaslim, via blackamazon)

— 1 year ago with 236036 notes

#woah  #someone made an infographic for my brain  #communication  #reference  #thought  #consellational causality  #systemic  #misunderstanding  #expression  #interpretation 

Buckminster Fuller

Buckminster Fuller

(Source: sololoquy)

— 1 year ago with 22 notes

#quotes  #love  #gravity 

hip-hop-lifestyle:

Mos Def force fed under standard Guantánamo Bay procedure.

Full Video [x]

(via sinidentidades)

— 1 year ago with 36105 notes

aloofshahbanou:

not interested in politics that don’t incorporate love

not interested in the anaesthetisation of politics

not interested in theory sans emotion 

let’s use our feelings to talk about power

let’s use our feelings to fuck up power

what the fuck are you waiting for

learn how to cry again

learn how to scream again

pour yourself into things

bleed onto things

fuck shit up

let’s get visceral

don’t let dead men with books hold your heart hostage

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— 1 year ago with 7400 notes

thegoddamazon:

awkwardsituationist:

BAJAU LAUT: LAST OF THE SEA NOMADS

the bajau laut are some of the world’s last true sea normads, living as they have for centuries almost entirely in the waters of the coral triangle (“the amazon of the seas”) on long boats known as lepa lepa.

hunters of fish, pearls and sea cucumbers, the bajau people free dive to depths of 20 meters, hold their breath for up to three minutes, and spend up to 60% of their time in the water submerged - the equivalent of a sea otter.  it is a common practice amongst bajau people to intentionally burst their ear drums at an early age to deal with the problem of equalizing.

as photographer james morgan explains, “traditional bajau cosmology - a syncretism of animism and islam - reveals a complex relationship with the ocean, which for them is a multifarious and living entity. there are spirits in currents and tides, in coral reefs and mangroves.” the bajau people, for example, will not spit in the ocean.

in the last few decades, dwindling fish stocks and government efforts have forced many to settle permanently on land and abandon a life of self sufficiency known as cari laut, or ‘searching the ocean’. a dwindling few, however, still choose to live the majority of their lives at sea

This is so fucking amazing.

Like seriously. Fucking. Amazing.

(via nayyirahwaheed)

— 1 year ago with 44725 notes