i'm not sure about the colouring

anonymous asked:

I'm working on a project about all the LGBTQ pride flags and the meanings of the colours I can't seem to find anything about the lesbian flag. I'm talking about the one in your header (6 stripes shades of red and pink and 1 white stripe). Do any of y'all or your followers have a source as to who designed and what the colours mean?

history lesson time!

i’m sure we all know the rainbow pride flag by now, but not everyone knows that there was a rough draft of that! designed by gilbert baker in 1978, this was the original pride flag. he dyed and sewed the first one himself.

in order of top to bottom, the colors stood for sexuality, life, healing, sunlight, nature, art, harmony, and spirit. the pink and turquoise were later removed, and their meanings combined with red and blue. this makes what we now know as the official pride flag!

this flag was originally used for the entire lgbt community – they were all just kinda lumped into one big group, as discussions of differentiation between genders and sexualities hadn’t become prominent yet. later, groups such as lesbians, bisexuals, and trans people, as well as subgroups of the community, wanted more specific symbols that stood for them.

to elaborate on that, let’s move into some lesbian history!

the labrys symbol was adopted by lesbians due to its association with the amazons. there is no inherent connection between the amazons and lesbians, it was basically just “they are cool and we are also cool so it’s ours now.” the labrys was the popular lesbian symbol of choice in the 70s.

this symbol was put on a purple flag, which was designed by a man (kinda ironic). however, the flag and labrys symbol were also used as an identifier by feminists (who weren’t necessarily lesbians). additionally, they’ve come into wider usage by radical feminists, many of whom are transphobic, so the community has shied away from it. 

another lesbian flag that was popular a few years ago is the lipstick lesbian flag, which denotes a subgroup of femme lesbians. it was designed by a lesbian wordpress user in 2010, and while the colors aren’t explained, it’s worth assuming that they were chosen because of a combination of aesthetics and their association with various lipstick colors.

however, not all lesbians are “lipstick” – or even femme – so this wasn’t a great flag for the whole community…but the labrys wasn’t a good alternative. hence, the lipstick overlay was removed, and now the lesbian flag is used by a variety of members of the lesbian community – butch, femme, neither, and so on.

it’s unclear who came up with the idea of removing the overlay to make a universal lesbian flag, but the original design is by the same wordpress user as linked above, as that is the only difference between the two.

and that’s where the lesbian flag, as we know it, came from!

Requested by @otakugirlkrod this is her beautiful artwork, I hope that this is okay! 💕
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MORE ACCURATE FATESONA GEM because Jin is becoming less and less like me by the day, I’m just gonna let him be his own character~~

I needed to give some fatesona’s hugs to welcome myself in lolol HERE! in order we have~

@lightning-summonersequel -Moire

@oreowarrior -Floran

@dryde -Tobias!!!!

@compulsivelyal -Lyall

@a-quiet-feeling -Ben

@ronyascribbles -Alfons

she-shakes-the-pine  asked:

Do you know the real story of Pocahontas ? If you did I'm sure you would want to remove her from every post including her, its ironic and contradicting that you are advocating for women of colour while also promoting colonialism

Okay this message is super patronizing but I’m going to answer it openly and honestly.

Yes, of course we all know the real story of Pocahontas. We’ve talked about it numerous times, reblogged critiques of it and had open discussions with followers about it. Our focus on this blog is looking critically at Disney films while also celebrating the film characters for what they are and the effect they have on people. We’ve also openly stated that the film should remain a one time mistake—that Disney should learn from it, and that they should leave it in the past and not attempt to drag it into the future with the this trend of live action remakes and shows like Once Upon a Time

THAT BEING SAID, I was an NDN girl growing up in the 90s with literally no access to natives in pop culture beyond the toxic portrayals in old westerns and whatever my dad could find in bookstores and video rental stores in a time before the Internet made it possible to find things instantaneously. When Pocahontas came out, I freaked out. I remember my dad freaking out. He took me opening weekend to the theater to see it. He was so excited that, at last, there was a mainstream native american character he could show me. And she was strong and she was brave and she was beautiful and she was resilient. And she meant a lot to me growing up.

But I was also lucky enough to not only have a father that knew his history, but to be surrounded by family on our reservation who were hell bent on my cousins and I learning, from a young age, Indigenous history. And it’s something I continued into my education. I took 6 semesters of Indigenous History courses so I’d say I have a better grasp than most people on the subject.

But that’s why this blog exists–to educate and inform, to highlight both the good and the bad effects of not just Pocahontas, but all the characters of color in Disney’s history. And frankly, if we banished every character because of the way their white creators mishandled them–either through ignorance or indifference–we’d be left with nothing and nobody to talk about.

Russell Means, one of the most prolific and important indigenous civil rights revolutionaries, was an actor in the film. He thought that the overall effects of the film outweighed the historical inaccuracies, as long as those inaccuracies were talked about. He said,

It’s so revolutionary, it shocked me when they showed it to me. The first thing that shocked me was the truth. The Eurocentric males are admitting why they came here–to kill Indians and to rob and pillage. That’s never been done before. This is also the first time, other than on “Northern Exposure,” that a human face has been put on an Indian female. Here’s this young woman who’s wiser than her father or any man in the village, and she causes peace to reign. It’s beautiful. (x)

So do I have conflicting feelings about the film? Absolutely I do. As I’m sure everyone reading this blog does. And we’re never gonna shove the movie down anybody’s throats or yell at them for not watching it. People are allowed to have their own feelings about stuff. And as long as people acknowledge the truth behind the movie and not try to divorce it from the real history, I don’t have a problem with someone loving the movie.

This blog focuses primarily on how pop culture and media representation affects children, for better or worse. And the fact remains that not only is this movie already a step above most Hollywood depictions of Natives in that the Natives are actually played by Natives, but it remains the ONLY source of indigenous representation that is accessible to children. Bluntly, right now, it’s all we’ve got. If you don’t think that has some significance, that’s your opinion. 

So we’ll continue to showcase Pocahontas on this blog because to not to would be to erase her from Disney’s legacy–both the good parts and the bad.

-Lauren

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gif battle: harryspotter vs dallisons: hp edition
↳ round one: the golden trio + gold

hermione, when have any of our plans ever actually worked? we plan, we get there, all hell breaks loose.
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Well… she did know how to open it… (Anna and Remington (my ocs) and 2017) Happy New Year!

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here we are now, with the falling sky and the rain
     we’re awakening ♪

one of the scenes I would really love to see (as I’m sure many people have thought of!) is Rey experiencing her first rainfall ☺ also because “Awakening” has become one of my theme songs for TFA and all the new kids, there’s something about it which is very beautiful and fits so well thematically ;;

AND BONUS PIC: Finn + Rey (+ Poe’s jacket of a thousand uses (〃▽〃) )

Photoshop’s Eyedropper Tool Tip

SO I just learned a neat little thing that BLEW MY MIND - basically Photoshop is the gift that keeps on giving!

According to this twitter thread (and I’ve tried it and it worked for me), you can use the eyedropper tool to pick a colour outside of Photoshop like, say, a reference you have in your browser!

To do this, simply select the eyedropper tool when you’re working, then click (and hold) and drag it outside of your Photoshop window to wherever you like and it’ll pick the colours it finds!

This saves you the trouble of having to copy a reference image from your browser into Photoshop so you can simply grab a colour - this way you just have to drag the eyedropper!

(Be warned that some people experienced lag and/or crashes when they did this. I’m also not sure if it works for Mac users.)