Kiss me under flimsymoon

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I took out some time during my fortnight of luuuuurve to prance around the apartment like a tit. Needless to say, the apartment isn’t mine - it’s a place my partner and I rented out for two weeks while he was here (yes it was amazing and we had a grand old time and I still look like ♡_♡)

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I’m wearing one of my new dresses here, which is too short for public use without tights. Infact I could never wear this outfit to go anywhere because I get harassed enough anyway, so this really is a full blown exercise in narcissism (tit.) My collar was gifted to me by its maker, Freyia Lillian, who’s trying to get her handmade lingerie line, Flimsymoon up and running. You can take a peep at the collection on its Kickstarter page, and possibly donate a bit of spare cash too yes please maybe?

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I am aware that the initial line will go only up to a UK14, but Freyia explained to me that she’s happy to custom size any of her pieces as she hand makes them. The Etoilles collar that I’m wearing here is hand cut from a gold leather hide for instance, with thoughtful details like the velvet ribbon tie that really makes it shine. And it’s available as one of the pledge rewards on the Kickstarter. I haven’t been paid to write any of this or spend an evening killing my insteps, but I do absolutely believe in Freyia and her determination, and her integrity when it comes to body positivity and fashion. So go on then, help this little sprite out, do ♥

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F L I M S Y M O O N  Etoilles collar  //  Warehouse dress  //  Goldenponies Oxfords 

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ENGLISH: I initiated a crowdfunding project on a site similar to Kickstarter to raise funds to print a collection of my illustrations of Badass Cartoons here : http://www.ulule.com/badass-cartoons/  And you can now pay with Paypal ! All of the texts will be in both English and French, professionally translated and corrected ! The books will be sent out at the end of October and the shipping fees are included in the cost of the book for all destinations in the world!
Whether by contribution or by sharing the project page, all support is appreciated! Thank !

FRENCH : Je rappelle que l’album des Badass Fanart est en précommande sur Ulule cette adresse ! Pour ceux qui ne connaissent pas le système du financement participatif, les projets ne sont financés que s’ils atteignent leur objectif avant une date donnée. Si l’objectif n’est pas atteint, tout le monde est remboursé à la date butoir par Ulule (Ulule est l’équivalent de Kickstarter en français pour ceux qui connaissent).
Si vous souhaitez commandez un album, ne trainez pas trop, car plus il y aura de participations, plus le projet sera mis en avant par Ulule et aura alors toutes ses chances de se concrétiser.
Cela fait déjà maintenant plus de 4 ans que je diffuse ma BD et mes illustrations gratuitement sur internet et sans aucune restriction. C’est désormais le moment idéal pour m’aider si vous appréciez mon travail en encourageant ma démarche d’autoédition. La meilleur façon de soutenir et d’encourager les Badass Cartoons est donc de participer à mon projet sur Ulule ou de le partager auprès des personnes qui seraient susceptibles d’être intéressées !
Ha oui, vous pouvez désormais payer sur paypal !

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Hey guys! First of all, I would like to say thank you to everyone who listened to or downloaded my song “Long Time Coming.” I am overwhelmed by the positive response it has gotten - it really means so much to me!

Releasing that song was just the beginning of larger project in the works: my debut EP. I am beyond excited about the prospect of recording more music, but in order to do so I will need assistance from people like you awesome folk! I’ve created an IndieGoGo campaign to kick things off, so please check it out and consider being a part of this! I hope we can make it happen. 

P.S. Even if you can’t contribute monetarily (I know, I know: college) you can really help me out by spreading the link below around social media and letting as many people hear about it as possible! 

Campaign: Help Record ‘The Secret Room’ EP 

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We are launching a cowdfunding & donation campaign for both Ackee & Saltfish The Web Series and The Strolling Series.

If everyone who watched the trailer to Ackee & Saltfish donated just £1 we could raise over £20,000.

You can find out exactly how your money will help us at » http://donate.cecileemeke.com «

Essentially it comes down to this, it is already hard to get funding as an artist, period, but when you are trying to get funding for projects that are uncompromisingly by and about black people, it’s extremely difficult.

If everyone who watched Abraham’s episode from the strolling series donated just £1 we could raise way over £15,000.

We want to take strolling everywhere from Paris, to Kampala, to Brooklyn, but we need support to make that a reality. Similarly, we want to make The Web Series Ackee & Saltifsh of the highest quality and we need support for that. Also our actors work for free. We all moan about people selling out and doing shitty roles but these are professional actors and they need to eat and pay rent so support them!

"The place in which I’ll fit will not exist until I make it." - James Baldwin

We are making it. Help us to continue to make dope art, for dope people

DONATE: http://donate.cecileemeke.com

TWITTER: @cecileemeke

Women’s Magazines are several million pound industry in the UK. With over 200 titles to choose from, women buy on average almost 7 million magazines every month, and 38% of women in the UK trust magazines. And yet magazines that claim to be for women or that are supposedly sex positive are churning out article titles such as “Ten lazy ways to lose weight” or “12 Little Things Every Guy Wants in Bed”. Their cover images are sexualised, their articles are derogatory and weight-obsessed, and their fashion editorials are so photoshopped that even the real life models no longer look like that. They evoke unneeded competition between women. And it isn’t just about body image, the models used, or size zero clothing. It’s about the stories and article written, the way celebrities are scrutinized, and what questions female actors and musicians are asked in their interviews. While there’s nothing wrong with wanting to be beautiful, desirable, sexy, or trendy, what is problematic is the obsession with these things about all else, to the point where being beautiful is seen as life’s greatest achievement and all else pales in comparison.

So we’ve decided to make a difference, in the form of a new magazine: Parallel. The title is a play on the idea that feminism and modern popular culture are currently running parallel to one another. In order to get feminism into the minds of the mainstream youth, the two things need to intersect and combine. And that’s exactly what we plan to do. Our magazine will cover subjects regarding race, gender, sexuality, age, liberation, women’s rights, activism, disability, and more, all tied up together in an aesthetically pleasing, contemporary women’s magazine. We will subvert the format of ordinary celebrity or fashion magazines to highlight key issues in today’s world. We will interview and talk to influential women about their opinions, highlight key feminist community groups that you could get involved in, and will review, discuss, and critique women’s role in the media.

Parallel Magazine will discuss achievements outside of fashion and beauty, will talk about community and activism and how you, as a woman, can make a change to the world around you. It will focus on everything from art to pop culture to history – all through the viewpoint of a modern young feminist. But we need your help.

We’ve set up a Kickstarter to cover the following costs:

  • printing costs (for the first - and future - issues)
  • trademarking the name
  • making a website
  • travel expenses for interviews and photoshoots
  • business cards
  • the launch party

In order to get the magazine published, we need a readership, and that starts with you. The first issue is due to be released in January 2015, so effectively your donations will be acting as pre-orders for the magazine. You can either pre-order one issue, or buy a year’s subscription. Each option comes with the choice of no goodie bag, a small goodie bag, or a large goodie bag.

SUPPORT PARALLEL MAGAZINE ON KICKSTARTER!

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Bailey’s attempt to crowd fund her abortion exposed GoFundMe’s absurd double standard

GoFundMe, which claims its objective is to promote “Crowdfunding for Everyone,” made a big play to limit exactly who “everyone” is by outlawing fundraising for specific causes, including abortion and sorcery.

The impetus for the site’s new guidelines was the recent campaign of a young woman named Bailey who was attempting to raise money for an abortion. 

This is becoming a trend in America  

For those who don’t know, positronicwoman is one of the kindest, most generous, and supportive women I have ever known. She has helped me through so much in the years I’ve known her, and has grown to become one of my closest friends even though I’ve never had the good fortune to meet her in-person.

She has helped me realise who I am, helped pull me out of the deepest pits of depression I’ve gone through, and has even sent gifts to show how much of a friend she is and how she’s always there for me no matter what. And I know for a fact that she has helped, supported, loved, and cared for many others, also introducing us all together and inadvertently creating an incredibly tight-knit community of close friends.

Right now she is suffering through incredibly tough times. She has had to run away across the United States, from Michigan to Seattle, to escape her father, but after a year of stable living she is now facing homelessness or moving in with a person known to be abusive, who was the only person able to offer her a room. What she needs right now is a place to stay, with other transgender/queer femme people in the area that she can feel safe with. That doesn’t mean money won’t help though.

I am asking all of my followers and any of your own who reblog this, please help. Please at least share this if you can’t contribute yourself. I’ve set up this page myself, with the goal only being a soft cap and more of a general idea of what might be able to support her for some time. So even five dollars will mean a lot. 

Please help a young trans woman survive in this day and age.

She means so much to so many people and the world wouldn’t be the same without her.

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EVERYONE :D This is something I’m working on. We just launched on kickstarter and need your help!  If you’re interested in the project or my work, you can help us out by sharing/reblogging or making a pledge. 

[What is it?] We are creating an original homebrew NES game on an actual cartridge, accompanied by a documentary surrounding the development of the game as well as other game developers who use the 8bit aesthetic, including the makers of Shovel Knight, Retro City Rampage, and others.

Thanks for everyone’s support up to this point! <3
http://www.thenew8bitheroes.com/

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I need your support to paint a series of a dozen or more full length oil portraits of trans women. Depictions will be driven by the model’s personality and free from the more common cultural tropes surrounding trans ladies. I need money to pay the models for posing, for my own time and materials, and for travel costs. Hopefully even for studio rental and maybe even for an exhibition. The project launches Sunday, September 21. I’m making wall calendars, high quality prints, and selling the paintings. Contact janet@bruesselbach.com to get involved, ask about the paintings, and so on. Abuse will be ignored, education will be brief. The project itself is still in the early stages, because I want to make sure there’s enough interest and support to work on it, but I’ll be confirming and promoting models throughout the fundraising stage. Help me make the goal good and early so I can worry about the important parts. Thank you!

The police killing of an unarmed black teenager set off intense protests in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb. Help journalists on the ground tell the story, long after the mainstream media is gone.

In case you need an antidote from the mainstream media coverage, the startup Beacon is crowdfunding journalists in Ferguson right now. Thus far, they’ve raised more than $3,600, and some of their citizen journalists have shown up on TV to talk about their coverage. More info on how it works over this way.

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What!?!  A video on Sunday?!

Kyle has a campaign announcement!

(spoiler)
Indiegogo really thinks our project is special and worthwhile, so they have offered to extend our crowdfunding deadline by a week so that we can raise the funds to make an amazing season two!!!! woohoo!

here’s the link: bit.ly/saveNPW

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