I really don’t think we’re going to end racism by joking about it. Like i’m glad that the white liberals feel like they are less racist because they can joke about people who are more explicitly racist but that actually does nothing to help people of color
“we just worked to do something really special and crazy and nuts, but it came more honestly and organically. we weren’t thinking, ‘we can’t do it like such-and-such band’. it was, ‘we need to blow people’s minds.’”
Hey there black brother…yes you. The one saying she deserved to die, the one saying this was all her fault, the one not giving her life as much respect as you would any other life taken by the police. I hope you understand that it is #blackgirlmagic that is driving the force behind the movement you hashtag on Twitter. I hope you understand that it is women filled with #blackgirlmagic that are getting arrested in these streets defending and fighting for people that look like you. It is black women who are even forgetting to include themselves in the conversation because they’ve been told countless times “Protect/Save our black sons.” They’ve heard this rhetoric so much that many have forgotten that their daughters need saving too. Just remember that if you became a hashtag tomorrow, it would be #blackgirlmagic like #KorrynGaines fighting for you. I’ve see too many times where you decide we aren’t good enough for you to fight for. Our names have become silent on your lips and our stories obsolete. I can understand the plight of the black woman that chooses that they are tired of fighting for you. Because when are you fighting for us? I would ask who raised you, but something tells me you’ve strayed from her teachings. Word advice you couldn’t survive without the magic of a black women. #KorrynGaines deserves to be protected even in death. If you can’t do that…shut the whole entire hell up. Thanks!
Changing the Way We Look at Ourselves with @petrafcollins and #MyStory
This story is the first installment of #MyStory — a new series that spotlights inspiring women in the Instagram community. Check out O, The Oprah Magazine to see more of their stories unfold throughout the coming months, and join the conversation by sharing your own experiences with #MyStory. To see more empowering images from the artist, follow @petrafcollins.
“#MyStory is about creating images for women or female-identifying people that are hopefully more truthful and inclusive. I struggled a lot academically when I was a young girl. I was like, ‘Oh I’m not smart so I’ll need to rely on my looks.’ But, everything I was looking at in magazines was from one point of view. I wanted to capture my own life. I wanted to create an outlet and images that felt like ‘Oh, this happened. This is real.’ Creating nostalgia is a way to make a place in the world, to cement my story — or other girls’ stories — in the landscape.
The way I’ve gotten to where I am now is because of the Internet and these platforms like Instagram or Facebook or Tumblr, where people, specifically teenage girls, are able to create their own worlds and post their own work. We live in an image-based world. We’re all constantly bombarded by images, but a lot of them don’t reflect the normal person or girl. And I think the selfie is a really important tool for girls because they can create images of themselves that aren’t the manipulated ones that they see.
I don’t want to create some sort of greater version of me. I’ll post photos of my body or me with my acne. When there are images of your natural self out there for other people to see, you just feel more like a human — and other girls can see them and relate. It’s crazy … I get really mean responses, but it’s always really nice to hear people be like, ‘Oh, I have that right now. I can post a photo like you’re posting a photo.’ That’s the best feeling.”
This poor guys was attacked for being different. For beING DIFFERENT. What the hell is wrong with people? Everybody is different. Nobody is the same. So what gives someone the right to attack someone who can’t hide their differences? whAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU? You clearly have way more mental problems if you can do this to someone.
I hope these people get locked up for life. In order to do that, we need to spread the awareness of this case. We need more people to get involved and help.
So I am asking you to reblog this. I don’t care if it doesn’t fit your blog. Shut the fuck up and do the right thing.
Spread this on every social media you are connected to. Get people involved.
(I’m hashtagging random people/things that I know are popular so it spreads more.)
King Butterfly thought Star and Marco were dating but also showed he was okay with it. He could run at speeds of at least 120 mph so if he didn’t like Marco he could have easily taken Marco out. Also Marco didn’t deny it the first time. Also this show will be the death of me.
Okay so if anybody doesn’t know today is the birthday of Rise from Ladies Code who passed away. And there’s a hashtag for her on Twitter called “ForeverRise,” and BTS fans are seriously using the hashtag to prompt Suga’s mixtape and are even saying SHE RUINED HIS DAY TO PROMOTE???? What the fuck is wrong with people? It’s her birthday and people are celebrating it and it’s just so fucked up that armies think it’s “okay” to use HER HASHTAG TO PROMOTE SUGA. ARE YOU INSANE???? I can’t believe people are doing this. And too say the hashtag ruined his promotion is a big no no honey. I can’t even form this in words on how fucked up this is. And he has 4 tags to use ya’ll don’t need to use her. This is why aliens won’t talk to use cause you people are fucked. *mic drop*
So J.K. Rowling named her Asian character Madam Asia.
I’m not even joking.
J.K. Rowling literally named her Asian Character ‘Asia’.
This is Madam Ya Zhou (x), a minor character in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, played by Gemma Chan.
So what does Ya Zhou mean?
J.K. Rowling literally named an Asian Character ‘Asia’!
At the risk of overstepping my bounds, being a whiter-than-mayonnaise woman, I had a thought. Since
A.) I’m petty.
B.) She seriously needs to address this.
What if we tried to get a hashtag trending:
Wherein we take popular characters of color and rename them with an official title (Sir, Madam, Mx, etc.) followed by their ethnicity.
For example, you might post a picture of Aang and say Sir Asia.
Lilo might be Madam Hawaii.
Each post will have the hashtag: #madamasia.
If enough of us do it, we’ll be able to get the hashtag trending which will get more and more people to talk about it. The ideal goal is to get Jo to realize that she really messed up (again) and to release a statement.
Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes and hashtags chosen by Instagram’s Community Team. For a chance to be featured on the Instagram blog, follow @instagram and look for a post every week announcing the latest project.
The goal of this weekend’s hashtag project is to photograph the places you or a fellow artist go to be creative. The project takes inspiration from London-based artist and guest curator Helen Downie (@unskilledworker), best known for her fashion-inspired portraits and paintings.
Here are Helen’s tips to get started:
PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPinthestudio hashtag only to photos and videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. If you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. Any tagged photo or video taken over the weekend is eligible to be featured next week.
the fact that it irks people that black lives matter is a hashtag instead of all lives is just ridiculous. why does everyone need to be included so bad? why do you want to be included in this oppression? we know all lives matter but some people seem to forget that black lives matter so we’re just reminding y'all. our race is being systematically killed and separated and people still, in 2016, turn a blind eye to it. black lives matter is suppose to be a wake up call not something to make u feel like u weren’t invited to the cause. I just want people to shut up and listen.
We are getting a lot of asks relating the use of “Hispanic” since I made that comment in the post about Latinx girls/women with the hashtag “Hispanic Girls Unite” and I thought I would make a post about it because literally our ask box is so full with that question.
First, as always, I encourage you to use your resources. You don’t need anything fancy but google to figure these things out. A simple google search of why gives you so many sources to pick from and read up on it more.
@thisisnotlatinx has a great explanation of why not to use the word Hispanic and instead use Latinx:
What’s wrong with the world “Hispanic?”
Calling Latinx people ‘Hispanic’ ties us back to Spanish colonizers. Don’t do that. You may call yourself that, but when you’re speaking about others, don’t. Hispanic is specific for Spanish-speaking countries, not all of Latin America. Hispanic does not include Brazil, Haiti, or many other nations that are important to Latin American history, Latinx does. On an individual level, there may be other reasons.
thisisnotlatinx has so many information about this (and many other topics that are important to the latinx community) in their FAQ and I encourage y’all to use them as a resource!
This is a serious problem: someone on Twitter started the hastag #JHopeandJinCommitSuicide and it’s beginning to trend. This is basically a threat on their lives!
Suicide is not a laughing matter, it’s a serious problem. I struggled with it during high school, and I have had friends lose their lives this way because of the horrendous people that think it would be funny if they just died.
This is the lowest of the fucking low, and I want this stopped. I’ve already reported the user several times, but I need the help from EVERYONE, whether you’re a k-pop fan or not.
If you have a Twitter, go on and search for the hastag, and look for the account that started it all; she says point blank that she started the hashtag, and report her.
She says that she is an k-pop troll, but this shit isn’t funny.
Reblog this so that EVERYONE can see what has happened. This madness has to stop, and no one knows if Jin or J-Hope has seen the hastag already. We don’t know if they’re going to be influenced by this, but everyone is praying that they don’t give the trolls what they want.
Celebrities, no matter what country they’re from, are people, too. THEIR LIVES MATTER. They have friends and families, just like everyone else, and we need to help them overcome this.
Please, I beg you. No one wants to see two beautiful people succumb to the hateful words and threats of the internet.
I always wait to post until I have something to talk about that truly touches my heart. Tonight I found that. Here it goes:
Today I saw a trending topic called #WhatIWantThatICantHave .
To me, saying that we “can’t have” something is lowering our expectations for what we believe we deserve, or “can have.” I saw tweets tonight with the hashtag saying things like:
“#WhatIWantThatICantHave a healthy-non abusive relationship”
“#WhatIWantThatICantHave self love”
“#WhatIWantThatICantHave People who care about me”
This hurt me. I just wanted to just hug those people and tell them that they CAN have those things. They DESERVE them, and they WILL have them. We can’t tell ourselves that we “can’t”. We need to start telling ourselves, and each other, that we “can”. And we will. Some things take time. Some things hurt. And some things only happen if they’re truly meant to, and they will happen at the the right time.
However, since I couldn’t hug those people, I tweeted this:
#IWantWhatICantHave This is a trending hashtag & I’m not a fan. Let’s be thankful for what we have & be positive this 2016 #IWantWhatIHave Also-you deserve everything & more- so if you have a dream or a “want” go out there, work hard & get it. YOU are capable of anything.
After I posted the tweet, I saw an overwhelming response from people using my new hashtag #WhatIWantThatIHave. People listed off the simple and big things that they are thankful for.
I loved how people started writing about positive things. It was so inspiring to me, and made me realize something else: We, as a generation, control what trends on social media. We control what we put out there, and we control what we engage in. I’m hoping that the next time we see something trending that is not positive, we remember that we can change it. We have the tools to reach out to those we may or may not know, and tell them that they are worthy of having all of their dreams and wishes come true. That even though we may not be able to physically reach out and hug them, we are still able to do something about it, and use the internet to inspire, encourage, and spread positivity.
In the many wonderful tweets that I received, there were also a handful of tweets that took my tweet in a whole other direction. They said things like:
“You are only saying that because you have people who you pay to open your doors for you.”
First off: I can’t tell you how many times I hear this.
I started acting at 5, and by age 7 my classmates were asking me when they could come to my “mansion.” My teacher would look at me, and we would share a smile. I wasn’t sure what a mansion was, but I knew I didn’t live in one…. (Spoiler alert: I still don’t. ) I began realizing at an early age, that people assume.
People assume that because I do what I do, the world is 100% perfect for me. Well, can we be real? Nobody’s life is 100% perfect. I get bad news, lots of it. I cry, I hurt, I feel betrayed, I laugh, I smile, I feel loved, I clean dishes, I do chores, I carry suitcases in and out of every hotel, and goodness knows I OPEN DOORS for myself and others… :) I would have mowed the lawn today, but our lawn mower wouldn’t start. lol. I helped Mom take down the Christmas lights, much like many of you are doing. I also need to finish my science report… please remind me. Anyways, my point with all of this is to say that I do feel everything you do, because we are ALL human. :)
Second- Just because you CAN say it, doesn’t mean you SHOULD. Just because you don’t know this person, doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt them. I’ll keep this one simple because I’ve said it in almost all of my posts: Words DO hurt. Please remember that and choose what you say wisely, because once you write it and hit the send button, there’s no taking it back.
Third- I can’t tell you how much I wanted to engage in those tweets. Especially when they brought my mother into it by saying that she was dm’ing them… (You guys- she just learned what twitter even was, so it 100% wasn’t her haha) One thing I’ve learned, is that people with mean intentions want you to engage. It motivates them. So, next time you’re in your room reading a mean tweet, comment, or text, and feeling low remember this:
1- You’re amazing.
2- You are in control of your happiness- not them.
3- You are loved. So very loved, by so many people. Me included.
4- You have the power to turn a situation around for the better.
5- Let’s try to respond back with kindness….. even though it may be hard. Ooo and no subtweeting. I know this one is especially hard ;) ahah
6- And let’s be thankful for everything that happens. Even when we go through hard times.
For example: tonight I picked myself up, and told myself to stop feeling bad for myself and to embrace that there was something positive in this situation & that is: a tumblr post. I actually thank the people that wrote those hurtful tweets because they helped me find the words to write this.
I’ve been repeating those 6 tips to myself all night. They have helped me, and I hope they will help you if there ever comes a time that you need them :)
This is a New Year. A chance to create an entirely new chapter. Let’s write this one together and let it be one full of light, with not even a line of darkness.
If this post touches one heart tonight, than my heart is smiling.
Thank you for reading :)
Happy New Year and remeber: we CAN, be KIND,
Taylor Micheal Caniff, from starting as a youtuber and a viner. From being one person, one human being, working on his own. Expressing him self through videos and music. To making friends as he begun to join tours. Making friends that could relate to him. Who wouldn’t judge him. That made him feel a sense of family. Brothers, he would call them. To meeting fans, like us, who helped continued his adventure. The people who continue to support him no matter what. I know you’re going through a tough time right now. I know the hate is getting to you. I know. I think it’s okay if you want to have a normal life. It’s okay to want things. It’s okay to relax. It’s okay to live life. But no matter what, we will support you. You were there for us when we needed someone, so now we’ll be here for you. For the people, who contributed to the hashtag trend on Twitter , are you happy? Do you feel proud? Breaking someone’s idol? How would you feel, if it was you? Would you be able to keep going? You know damn well you wouldn’t. Taylor’s gotten hate for awhile now, and the fact that he was able to stay strong for a long time shows something. He’s relentless. He’s strong. The one thing Taylor has over the people that started the trend is that, he knows who he is. And he isn’t scared to prove or show it. No matter what, I will, we will always love Taylor. We love you Taylor Micheal Caniff.
A long time ago I saw these Urusei Yatsura batteries on a forum and quickly saved all the pictures… I’m sorry I can’t give credit, but I thought they were AMAZING JESUS LOOK AT THEM OMFG I CAN’T ANYMORE LOOOOOOOOK AT THE SPACE TAXI DRIVER WHO SUCKED UP ALL THEIR OIL IN EPISODE ONE OOOOOOOH MY GOD AAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGHHHHH