SARAH’S WOMB: a creative project of Black-Jewish solidarity

sarah’s womb is a collective, digital zine being curated by dia ( @blackamydunne ) and sefa ( @hintele ). we are looking for art, photography, poetry, short prose, personal stories, and any other forms of self-expression that can be published in a digital zine, and we’re looking for them from black people, jewish people, and black jewish people.

the histories and experiences of the black and jewish peoples often sing similar tunes, even if in different voices. we are resilient peoples who constantly fight for justice, who have experienced unspeakable hardships, and who have unique, beautiful stories to tell.

sarah’s womb will be a collective story told in several parts:

i. love (might include: romantic love, friendship, family, love for humanity, etc)

ii. loss (might include: loss of loved ones, loss of agency/opportunity, loss of knowledge, loss of home, etc)

iii. culture / traditions

iv. body / self (might include: work discussing how being black and/or jewish has shaped your view of yourself/your body)

v. diaspora

vi. justice (might include: work highlighting the historical coalitions between black people and jewish people, histories of standing up for what is right, current political commentary)

vii. solidarity and togetherness

these are intentionally broad, general topics so that your artwork isn’t restrained by parameters that would prevent you from telling your own personal story. the examples given above are just that – examples.

if you have any work that you would like to create or submit for sarah’s womb, please check that it fits the following guidelines and submit it to us!

-we are looking for content from any and all sorts of jewish people, but we are not interested in receiving, reading, or publishing work that is in defense of the illegitimate settler-colonial state of israel. additionally, we are not looking for content from Black Hebrew Israelites that denies the legitimacy of the judaism of any jewish people.

-submissions that include any manner of racism or antisemitism will be rejected immediately and without ceremony. this is not a platform for discourse, hostility, or arguments between black and jewish people.

-please do not submit work that includes graphic imagery. please refrain from using slurs or nazi imagery, for example. [if you feel that your work CANNOT exist without one of these things please discuss it with us privately and we will decide how to proceed]

-prose fiction submissions cannot exceed 3,000 words

-work that uses the work of others MUST include sources (and permission, if necessary)

-work must be submitted by August 10, 2017, as we want to publish the zine by the end of the summer

for more information about us and about the zine, check out our about page. to submit work, go to our submissions page.

if you have any questions, please send them to our ask box, or ask either of us personally! we are so excited to put this project together and to share with the world the experiences, artwork, writing, and other works from people who are black and/or jewish.

nonblack gentiles are strongly encouraged to reblog this post so that we can spread the word and receive content from as many black and/or jewish people as we can!

strangers. | (M)

Don’t talk to strangers. You might fall in love.

Words: 5K

Genre: CEO!Jimin, Dom!Jimin, Smut, Fluff, Hints BDSM.

A/N: Surprise~! Happy Birthday Jiminnie (and happy belated birthday to @jiminniemouse! I hope you like your extremely late birthday present!)  I know this is a day late but this is my first smut ever and I spent a large amount of time cleansing my soul while writing this. I would like to thank @amazon-bookworm all the hours she spent drilling the do’s and dont’s of smut I literally wouldn’t have been able to write this without you!. I would also like to thank @creamsicklesz for editing this and surviving my horrible sentence structure and grammatical errors. Thank you also to @ihearteyesmilesss, @jungee, @we-go-hard-in-the-coffeehouse, @ktaehyngs, and of course the lovely birthday girl @dailydoseofdia for motivating my to write this! Please have mercy on my smut writing abilities this is my first time (/).(\) 

Reminder: all the writing from @chokemejimin is being moved to @the95liner

Okay no more delays, enjoy! 

The first day I saw him, I was running late. As I ran through the train doors just as they were about to close, he was perched comfortable against the opposite closed door. I leaned against the walls of the train compartment, my breathing embarrassingly heavy. His eyes briefly left the book in his hand and flashed towards me, the disruptor of a perfectly silent train during his early morning commute. His gaze lingered on my face for few seconds, making my cheeks heat up, before he turned back to his book.

As I steadied my breathing, I took the chance to gaze at the man. Needless to stay, he was handsome. No, not handsome, beautiful. A dark grey suit hugged his frame paired with a simple black shirt and a silky black tie. His grey hair combed away from his face with just a few strands falling on his forehead. His eyes were downcasted, trailing on his book. 

His tongue darted out habitually licking his lips; he sensually pulled his lower lip in between his teeth. Suddenly, his gaze flashed towards me, the darkness his of irises boring into me. His appearance might be that of an angel, but his gaze was purely sin.

I calmly looked away from him and gazed out the window. Maybe if I hadn’t looked away, I would’ve noticed the beautiful smile his lips had curved into. Maybe if I hadn’t looked away I would’ve noticed his silent glances. Maybe if I hadn’t looked away I would’ve noticed that he hadn’t turned a single page in his novel since I had gotten on the train.

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bryceduffy Really happy to find out that my portrait of Rami Malek @ramimalek was selected by @american_photography_winners to appear in the AP 33 2017 book. It’s always my favorite curated collection of images from the previous year and I feel honored to be recognized along with all of the talented photographers included in the pages.

All My Stuff and Things

I remember once in an interview, Harry quipped he would write a book one day about his stuff - titled:  All My Stuff and Things.  He hasn’t written the book yet, but he did show us many of his favorite things in his personally curated collection for Another Man.   For a very private young man, he revealed a lot about himself by giving us a glimpse of some treasured possessions.

I have no doubt that 16 year old Harry wanted to be famous.  Gemma’s contribution to the Another Man spread confirmed that Harry was almost universally loved as he grew up.  His charm and naturally flirtatious personality opened doors for him.  He was used to getting his way - charming his way out of trouble and into whatever he wanted.  He had no reason to believe that life as a famous singer would be very different from the “dream life” it’s portrayed to be.  

Harry most likely wrote Don’t Let Me Go in the Summer of 2012 (please correct me if I’m wrong.)  Clearly, by this time, his perception of fame had drastically changed.  During the X-Factor he struggled with crippling stage fright - quite understandably, he lacked confidence as a singer.  I love Harry’s X-Factor singing, but he was very inexperienced - he had a lot to learn and he knew it.  When he ran out of breath at the Red and Black performance it shook him.  The poor kid couldn’t help but to Google, “Harry shit” and wallow in the cruelty of ugly comments and hate directed at him.  I think his crying on Twit-cam was the beginning of his realization that fame is not everything it’s cracked up to be.  I well remember the interview where Harry and Louis kept pressing the female interviewer who said she (and other young women and girls) quite liked the idea of two boys kissing, etc.  They didn’t understand why they should have to hide their love.  (And, to be fair, it would have been far better in the long run if they hadn’t been closeted.)  The fans loved “Larry” - they ate it up, but HQ insisted they must be perceived as straight to make it as pop stars.

Harry went on to suffer some of the most brutal over-exposure of any pop star.  Whenever the other lads had a short break, Harry would have to be out doing fan service - often being seen with some girl who was supposed to be his latest fling.  Harry came to learn that he wasn’t really famous at all - almost no one knew him.  Harry Styles™ had a very familiar body and face, but otherwise was almost unrecognizable.  His discomfort with the womanizer image has been well documented in countless interviews and is, frankly, indisputable.  Gradually, Harry became more and more guarded.  Everything about  Harry Styles™ was an illusion and not even an image he would ever want to project.

I’ve been lucky enough to know a few deeply artistic people in my life.  One was a renown architect, another a wood carver.  (They were old men when I knew them and have since passed on.)  Both of them lived their passion.  They never sought out fame and fortune, but they did pour their souls into everything they made.  The architects buildings are unmistakable as are the carvers carvings.  They were both somewhat private men, but both had something deep within themselves that they freely showed to anyone willing to look.  There is a passion and honesty to their work that lives on beyond them.  I’ve come to see Harry in much the same way.  He keeps his private life strictly to himself, but also bares his soul.  Some similarities I see between Harry and my examples:  Collaborative, but with their own strong opinions, vision and purpose on projects; not given to small talk or frivolous conversation; generous and kind, weird and eccentric; passionate to share their visions.

Harry no longer desires to be famous, but to be known.  His photography, music, clothing, the artwork he loves.  The things he wants to share are his deepest loves and yearnings - his unique perspective - the things he finds beautiful in every day life.  He has no interest selling - projecting an image designed to garner popularity or sales.  Harry is driven to create honest and deep expressions of who he is and what he believes - even as he continues to discover that himself.  (At 23, he will doubtless discover more of himself.)  Harry’s artistic expressions are very distinctly and recognizably him - they bear his indelible mark.  For a young man just turning 23, that is a remarkable accomplishment.

Happy 23rd birthday Harry!

startofamoment  asked:

2 and/or 12 for the AU + short fic challenge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(x) Two- Childhood Friends AU

Later, when they’re both older and grown, and proper detectives with proper resources, and with some composure and emotional maturity, Jake and Amy will cite the Great Book Hunt of ‘91 as their first case as partners to every new cop to grace their precinct. 

(And in both of their wedding vows. And in the scrapbook Jake will make Amy when she finally makes captain. And in their children’s bedtime stories.

Even Charles becomes exasperated by it.)

Their partnership began the morning of the Great Book Hunt, one hot July day, when Nana found Jake sitting in front of the TV for the fourth straight hour.

“Go outside,” she told him.

Which he did, and he spent a full three minutes kicking around a pebble down the street and around a corner before turning around and marching towards the Santiago household.

With eight kids under the age of fifteen and a horde of cousins and friends in the area - not to mention Mr and Mrs Santiago themselves - there was always someone in the yard, or in a window, or, on one occasion, on the roof. Most days, Jake had to only walk up the block before one of the boys called him over. 

The Santiago kids were truly a rowdy, welcoming bunch. He met them two months before, when Gina cancelled their plans again and he was hit by a stray spray from a Santiago water gun fight during a lonely walk. 

Suddenly, he had summer plans, too.

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The Founder of American LGBT


In 1950, in the midst of America’s most conservative decade, Harry Hay started the Mattachine Society, the country’s first successful gay liberation organization. Harry’s ideas would become the guiding principles of the US gay rights movement.

Harry began his activist life in the 1930’s fighting for worker’s rights in the labor movement. Soon after meeting fellow activist Will Geer, Harry became an active member of the Communist Party and a celebrated Marxist teacher. While later abandoned by most activists, at that time the Party was on the cutting edge of social change in the US. As fellow activist Frank Pestana says, “They were fighting for workmen’s comp, job security, medical care, social security - all the things that we have now.”

It was Harry’s experience organizing in these activist movements that gave him the tools he needed to create a secret, underground homosexual organization in Los Angeles. In a climate of extreme oppression, Mattachine provided enough safety and security for homosexuals to gather together and take steps towards their own liberation. The Mattachine Society would eventually spread to major cities across the country.

Decades later, in 1979, as the gay rights movement began losing its edge, Harry and three others called for the first Spiritual Gathering of Radical Faeries, reaching out to activists across the country. This first gathering launched a movement of Radical Faeries that is now active across the US and around the world. Radical Faeries often meet in rural areas, offering an alternative to mainstream queer culture. Radical Faerie sanctuaries now exist in the US, Canada and Europe.

Harry continued his social change work until the very end, speaking out, organizing, and inspiring a new generation in the fight for justice and equality. Harry passed away in 2002.

For more on Harry Hay, please see Stuart Timmons’ biography, The Trouble with Harry Hay , and Will Roscoe’s curated collection of Harry’s writings and essays, Radically Gay : Gay Liberation in the Words of Its Founder.

Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

Carnegie Museum of Natural History Curator of Collections Marc Wilson looking for specimens

Curator of Collections Marc Wilson and Collections Assistant Deb Wilson were at the Tuscon Gem and Mineral Show this month on their hunt for more beautiful specimens for Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s Section of Minerals.

Kulin and K.C. Pandey from Superb Minerals India Pvt. Ltd with Carnegie Museum of Natural History Curator of Collections Marc Wilson

Herman Merchant from Mineral Decor with Carnegie Museum of Natural History Curator of Collections Marc Wilson

Sunset in Tucson, Arizona, during the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

The signs Bollywood CV


- Holds a Doctorate in (Bsp) Bollywood Spotifying- Can sing and do the dance moves to any song from 1960-present

- Currently running the #StopMovingToHollywood Campaign

- Runs a the wedding planner agency Dulhania Designer Le Jayenge


- Degree in (UCr) Unique Creations, creatively makes all Bollywood content their own by adding their own lyrics to the songs and their own words to the dialogue

- Chef at the 5 star restaurant Kabhi Khana Kabhi Gaana

- Director of the Life Insurance Company Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara


- Founder of the dessert Chain at Jab Tak Hai Jamun

- Heart Surgeon at the renowned specialist heart clinic called Dil Dhadakne Do

-  Part of a theatre group called Tamasha


- Degree in Scriptwriting Founder and Teacher at Bollywood Scriptwriting school called Learn Aaj Kal

- Part time Fashion Critic for Vogue India

- Recently launched their organic baby food brand called Baby Ko Broccoli Pasand Hai


- Owns the farm with renowned  horse-race horses as well as other farm animals called Barn Barn Dekho.

Regularly calls out celebrities on their twitter account @bollywood_ki_teigen.

- Can recite every dialogue for every movie that their faves have acted in


- Can do the dance steps to Kala Chashma, Kamli and Sheila Ki Jawaani

- Degree in (BOp) Box Office Psychology, investigates box office trends and is head stock broker at Bollywood Stock Market.

- Writes for a gossip column under the handle @bebo_said_it


- CEO of the CCU- Copycat Claims Unit. Investigates any copying from moving and regularly encourages film makers to create new content

- PHD in Khan-tology, did a dissertation on the so called last batch of superstars called the Khans.

- Gossip source to all newspapers, 12M followers on Twitter -@the_ranbir_kareena_karan_gossip_vortex


- Doctorate Degree in (BHi) Bollywood History, expert on Bollywood History

- Has curated a collection of writings inspired by Javed Akhtars poetry. Trying to get SLB to read their script.

- Dance Instructor at dancing school- Ae Dance Hai Mushkil


- Organises a marathon run each year titled Bhaag Mankind Bhaag

- Part of the LCP- Logic Critics Panel, tries to find the logic in convoluted movie plot lines

Degree in (BGe) Bollywood Geography, regularly posts photos of new movie locations on their instagram @bade_bade_deshon_mein


- Can recite entire films including dialogue recitation and singing the songs by heart

- Degree in (PIn) PR Investigation- Head of the PR Nonsense Investigating Unit which specialises in investigating PR planted stories and uncovering the truth.

- Founder of the Twinkle Khanna Fan Club. Currently trying to trend the hashtag #GiveTwinkleATVShow 


- Currently touted to be the next biggest Bollywood reality TV judge

- Founder of the BMA, Bollywood Meme Association

- CEO at a firm that recruits recruiters called Tujh Mein Recruiter Dikhta Hai


- Degree in (ASc) Action Science, works with scientists and mathematicians to find the logic in action sequences. 

- Has watched Hum Apke Hain Kaun 2435 times

- Activist for the sequel movement, a movement that seeks to encourage film makers to make sequels to hit films. Currently trying to convince Zoya Akhtar to tell us what happens to the Mehras in Dil Dhadakne Do.

Follow bollywood-zodiac for more posts like this :)

scalesandexoskeletons  asked:

Hi! Do you have any resources on preserving/pinning insect specimens? I keep a lot of insects & I think it would be nice if I could display them once they go. Thank you x

Here’s some helpful links on how to pin insects! Texas A&M took down the comprehensive PDF I usually send people too :/.

I usually mooch supplies off the collection I work off or the entomology TAs. But when I do buy stuff, I usually order it from Bioquip. They offer a mounting kits for beginners for about 50$ which includes pins, forceps, spreading board, and a booklet on how to create and insect collection, and some other supplies. I have my el cheapo spreading board which is two meat trays stacked together with slits cut in the top one. If you are not interested in getting the kit, here’s the stuff you should probably procure. Generally I recommend getting insect pins (size 2 is good choice for medium sized insects), forceps (I prefer hard forceps, but soft forceps are best for spreading moth/butterflies), an pinning block (the one that looks like stairs), and if you don’t want to make your own spreading board – I like the versaboard and the adjustable economy spreading boards. As far as labels go, acid free card stock and micron pens work great (use a Joanns or Micheal’s coupon)! You can also print labels on your computer using excel or word. It’s more putsy but good if you have hard to read hand writing like I do. As far as display boxes go, bioquip has a lot of options and the woods are hand built. you want to make sure the display case you get is air tight to prevent dermestid beetles or book lice from getting in and chewing on your specimens.

thirteentales  asked:

Question form someone looking into grad school and confused /overwhelmed by the options- what's the difference between public history and museum studies masters programs? (Especially in terms of future careers and PhD chances)

Hello @thirteentales! This is kind of a tough question. I’ve been told and read so many contradicting opinions on this that it’s hard for me to answer. What I’m going to say is just my opinion based on my own research and experience. Others may feel differently and I totally respect that. I am not the definitive expert on this stuff. If anyone else has anything helpful to add I welcome it!

Museum Studies teaches the basic practices of a museum and their purpose in society as well as hands on practices of specific jobs within museums such as educator, curator, registrar, collections, preservation, etc. So if you are interested in a specific museum job (or in all of the museum jobs) this is a good degree to get because you will learn the skills those specific jobs require. And you’ll learn about all of them so you have a wide range of abilities when applying to museum jobs. That’s why I’m pursuing this degree. I want to be a curator. They’ll teach me the skills I need to be a curator. The hands on, here’s-what-you’ll-be-doing skills.

Public History is sort of a combination of museum studies and history. It’s academic research and knowledge of history with learning about how history is presented to the public (this is not limited to museums in the way a museum studies degree is). This is good for libraries or if you want to be a “historian”.

Many schools also have concentrations. You could get a history masters with a public history concentration. It all really comes down to what you want to get out of this degree and can this program give you that.

Now each program and school is different. Some public history programs are more like the museum studies programs and vice versa. My definitions are not exact or written in stone. Make sure to take a good look at the classes offered and the degree requirements to see if it matches with what you’re looking for. 

No matter what degree you choose there’s usually the option to pursue a PhD. Whether it’s linked to your masters or not is up to the school you look at. However I suggest earning work experience before diving straight into the PhD as experience can be more helpful than degrees. The chief curator of the museum I work at only has a BA in history yet he’s done very well for himself and is one of the most intelligent and experienced professional i’ve ever met. 

When it comes to future jobs that’s hard to say. I’ve talked to people who told me that a museum studies or public history masters is less preferable to a history masters and I’ve also been told the complete opposite. There’s no guarantee that either one of these degrees will get you a job. Not in this job market. So it comes down to what the program will give you in terms of knowledge and experience. The degree or school name isn’t as important as what you get out of the program. 

So basically it comes down to what you want to get out of it. Look through programs and find one with the classes that will give you the knowledge and experience needed to do what you want to do. (There’s always internship options for hands on learning as well. forgot to mention that above.)

I found this one article that may be helpful in your search as well. Just in case my babble doesn’t make any sense.

There’s two quotes in this article I want to put in this response. Both are said by Melissa Bingmann who wrote “Advising Undergraduates about Career Opportunities in Public History,” published in the March 2009 issue of Perspectives on History:

“To reiterate, a public history program will emphasize content and mastery of the historical discipline first and foremost. It will provide training in research and interpretive skills that are specific to a variety of audiences. On the other hand, museum studies programs offer courses that convey academic and professional knowledge that supports all aspects of museum work, including education, exhibits, collections, and development.….In summary, if they [students] want to be flexible to work in any kind of museum, in most types of positions, then a museum studies program is probably the best fit. If they want to be able to market themselves as a historian who wants the flexibility of working in a museum, preservation agency, archives, or other career that values historical research and interpretation, then public history is a better bet.“

“Students who graduate with little or no internship experience at either the MA or PhD level will find it difficult to find gainful employment. The MA graduate with work experience will probably be more marketable than the PhD without work experience…A better option might be to earn the MA, work in the field, and then go back to earn the PhD either to advance in the public sector or to seek a tenure-track position teaching and researching public history at a university.“

I hope this is helpful and I wish all the luck!!!!! Take your time and thoroughly research programs. You’ll do great :) 

The signs Bollywood CV


- Holds a Doctorate in (Bsp) Bollywood Spotifying- Can sing and do the dance moves to any song from 1960-present

- Currently running the #StopMovingToHollywood Campaign

- Runs a the wedding planner agency Dulhania Designer Le Jayenge


- Degree in (UCr) Unique Creations, creatively makes all Bollywood content their own by adding their own lyrics to the songs and their own words to the dialogue

- Chef at the 5 star restaurant Kabhi Khana Kabhi Gaana

- Director of the Life Insurance Company Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

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anonymous asked:

So, may I ask, how does this work? I got into writing fanfics semi-recently and have been looking for ways to be more involved with other writers and promoting my own works and all that. This looks like the place to do that, but as I said I'm not entirely sure how it works.

First, hello and welcome to the fandom! Have some cake (it is most assuredly made of people.)

Originally posted by fairytale-christmas

The goal of this blog is to support the efforts of fic writers and curate a collection of helpful resources about the business and craft of writing. We’ve also just started organizing themed fic rec weeks under the tag #FannibalFicRecs. Next month’s event will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

There are a ton of other ways to connect with fellow writers. Here are just a few you should totally check out! 

If you are not yet following @hannibalcreative, drop on by. Their current event is running now with more on the horizon. Hello #FullerFeast and #SpaceDogsSummer! ❤️

I would also suggest checking out what the folks at @freshmeatfriday are doing every month. It’s a terrific way to support your fellow creators. Their next event is on June 30th. We hope you will participate!

And if ABO is your jam, there are a ton of terrific works in the @hannigram-a-b-o-library (Where you can also submit your work. Please see their FAQ.)

Hope that helps and again, welcome!

anonymous asked:

I adore kalex so much but I always keep my mouth firmly shut out of fear of being witch hunted bc I ship them romantically (and the kalex tag is always filled with vitriolic hate about as much as it's filled with actual content so that doesn't help either) but it's always really nice to come to ur blog & feel generally better about the whole situation bc of your love of kalex & how nice you are. even if I don't think I'll ever be able to enjoy it publicly bc of fear, thanks for being so great :)

Oh, dear friend.

1) Take a deep breath, let it out.

2) Look at this amazing gif

Originally posted by thi-targaryen

3) Please realize that attempting to look at the tag or search for the tag is a bad idea. The only way to safely browse pure not-anti content is to go to the specific tag. It won’t work on mobile. 

Don’t ever try looking this stuff up on the mobile app (I tried it on mobile browser and it seems to also give weird results, might not be safe but I’m not sure). Tumblr changed things a while back to try and give people more content by including everything in term searches - including anti content. Very smart of them (not).

4) Consider a side blog. They’re easy to make and manage. Be aware if you “like” anything as your side blog, your main blog name will pop up. However, you can simply not “like” anything and only reblog. That way you get your own privately curated collection, and you keep your identity (comfort zone) a safe space. If you feel bad for the creator not getting the “like” just leave flailing comments/tags. I guarantee you the creator will still enjoy that.

5) Try to make the next open chat. My time zone is wack because I’m in Europe, but I try to keep the chat open as long as possible to give people a nice safe space to flail with other people that just want to flail. I’m looking at the last Saturday of the month for the next one. It is a hate-free zone. Keep it in mind.

6) Realize there is nothing wrong with you. Alex and Kara are beautiful, and fictional characters.

7) Look at another amazing gif

Originally posted by glenn-rhee

Chin up, friend. :)