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”Girls”, Portraits by Luo Yang

In her series Girls, Beijing-based photographer Luo Yang reveals a side to contemporary China that is rarely seen in the West. Defying stereotypes, Yang’s subjects depict bold, self-aware Chinese women of an emerging generation instead of appearing simply timid and shy. 

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You ruin your life by desensitizing yourself. We are all afraid to say too much, to feel too deeply, to let people know what they mean to us. Caring is not synonymous with crazy. Expressing to someone how special they are to you will make you vulnerable. There is no denying that. However, that is nothing to be ashamed of. There is something breathtakingly beautiful in the moments of smaller magic that occur when you strip down and are honest with those who are important to you. Let that girl know that she inspires you. Tell your mother you love her in front of your friends. Express, express, express. Open yourself up, do not harden yourself to the world, and be bold in who, and how you love. There is courage in that.
—  Bianca Sparacino
PSA

Allosexual = Person that does not ID as ace-spec

Alloromantic = Person that does not ID as aro-spec

IOW, they assume nothing about anyone’s sexuality or romantic life, they only assume a person does not ID on the ace or aro spectrum.

That’s it, that’s all, the end.

They harm literally no one.

#BoostAceVoices #BoostAroVoices

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{picture of light blue background with bold black text saying “Elderly Transgender People Deserve Representation”. Second picture of cream background with black bold text saying “Elderly Non-Binary People Deserve Representation”}

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It’s time to make the INvisible VISIBLE by proudly and publicly talking about our experiences as invisibly disabled people.

Despite popular belief and community infrastructures,  #InvisiblyDisabledPplExist. This ignorance and reduced community recognition and assistance can cause us lots of unnecessary difficulty, pain, and even death. 

This means it’s time to start a movement to end the ignorance about what it “means” to be disabled.

Please use the hashtag #InvisiblyDisabledPplExist to not only make signs over disabled seating and other areas, as mentioned in tweet 4 above. 

We must also talk about our many many stories of being invisibly disabled in a world where the public doesn’t recognize our existence (like mine).

Please Tweet & Boost!!!

(: that relatable ptsd feeling when:

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Just a few of the limitless pronoun options out there :)  (my photography and editing. no reposts or removing caption)

{photo background of coloured shareish shapes in rainbow colours. With Black Bold Text saying “They/Them, Em/Eir, Ne/Nem, Ve/Ver, Xe/Xir, He/Him, Co/Co’s, She/Her, Thon/Thons, Fae/Faer, Per/Pers, It/It’s, Zi/Hie, Al/Aler”}

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{ picture 1. orange flower with white bold text saying “bisexual women are awesome”. 2. red flowers background with bold white text saying “Pansexual trans women are awesome!”. 3. Purple flower background with bumblebee with white bold text saying “polysexual trans women are awesome!” 4. pink flowers background with white bold text saying “m-spec trans women are awesome!”}

(my photography and editing. no reposts or removing caption)