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RuPaul on Why Identity Shouldn't Be Taken Seriously
You better work
By Cady Lang

RuPaul has been named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.

“Drag has always served a purpose. The purpose is to remind people to not take themselves too seriously. We mock identity. A lot of people get angry… Identity is not to be taken seriously. We show people we’re shape-shifters. We are God in drag. That’s our role — is to remind people of that.”

Always been a lover of the moon, always will be.


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Stay Wild, Moon Child. 🌙🔮
J.

The Witch Biitch. ☆

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Here’s something new I’ve created for all of you, I hope the format is helpful. Feedback and Questions are always welcome, please tell me what you think.

Acting and Body Language tend to go hand in hand, as such I will be working to explain and elaborate on some useful tips and tricks of the trade that should be vey helpful in your in person deductions. 

I want to fix everyone.

But I realize that I can’t.

There is no way that I can take on everyone’s problems and turn their lives into something better by myself.

There is something I can do though.

I can fix myself.

I can fix the fact that I’m a lousy friend. I can fix the fact that I have no confidence. 

Through fixing myself I can push others to be the person that they need in order to get better.

I can inspire them to go the extra mile with themselves and be the hero that they so desperately need.

I can fix my own life to the point where I can inspire others to do the same. 

I want to be the first drop of rain that sets off an entire storm.

THE SIGNS AS TOVE LO SONGS (LADY WOOD)
  • Aries: Influence - Love myself tonight and I think you can feel the same
  • Taurus: Don't Talk About It - The world is beautiful / so why don't you feel anything?
  • Gemini: True Disaster - Keep playing my heartstrings faster and faster / you can be just what I want, my true disaster
  • Cancer: Imaginary Friend - Got my arm around with superglue / come power through
  • Leo: WTF Love Is - I know that I'm a handful / but you get me, know what you signed up for
  • Virgo: Flashes - People come / I push them away
  • Libra: Vibes - Flickering, our eyes go wide / you giving me studded sight / painting stars / in our hearts
  • Scorpio: Keep it Simple - Let me keep it simple / so I don't have to face ya
  • Sagittarius: Cool Girl - No, let's not put a label on it / let's keep it fun
  • Capricorn: Don't Talk About It - Don't talk about it / sweep it under the rug like we do
  • Aquarius: Lady Wood - Looking like the freak card kind
  • Pisces: Vibes - Whisper pretty little things / heart sings, I feel 'em, ooh / dreamer, tripping on your highs / feelin' all the vibes
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TIME has officially released its 2017 list of the 100 Most Influential People across the globe. This year’s honorees include 20 Black individuals who range from pioneers to icons to titans. Also cause for celebration: Actress Viola Davis and artist John Legend, who appear on the list, have landed two of the five covers for the issue.

Alicia Keys

Barry Jenkins

Bernard J. Tyson

Biram Dah Abeid

Chance the Rapper

Colin Kaepernick

Colson Whitehead

David Adjaye

Donald Glover

Fatou Bensouda

John Legend

John Lewis

Jordan Peele

Kerry James Marshall

Lebron James

Leslie Jones

RuPaul

Simone Biles

Tamika Mallory

Viola Davis

To see the entire list, click here.

Photos Courtesy of TIME.


anonymous asked:

I'd like to ask, what we're some of your biggest influences when you were developing your art/style?

Cartoons! When I was little, I loved animated movies with animals - The Lion King and The Land Before Time were my favorites. (I used to draw a lot of cats, dogs and dinosaurs as a kid.) Then around the time I was about 5, my brother and I stumbled upon the glorious golden mine of Cartoon Network. It was still a relatively new and growing channel and I got to witness and grow up on what you’d call its golden era now, I guess. I loved Genndy Tartakovsky and Craig McCracken shows so much! When I was around 13, I found the art of Jamie Hewlett through the freshly launched Gorillaz. I was hooked on the music too but the art really sold it for me. I’d say out of all the influences ever his was the strongest.
Now that we have the internet I’m kind of at an overload of inspiration and amazement. My style is constantly influenced by my friends’ art and the themes that interest me have centered around videogames and sci-fi literature since I was a tween. (You should see my 13-year-old diary. One day it’s gushing about Half-Life, the other it’s Gorillaz. It’s like a rollercoaster of fangirling.)

I know the way I draw resembles a bunch of styles I haven’t mentioned here but that’s probably because the people I’ve been influenced by were inspired those styles. It’s all a global telephone game of styles, I guess :D

The way you treat your wife or children or parents or siblings may influence generations to come. What legacy do you want to leave your posterity? One of harshness, vengeance, anger, fear, or isolation? Or one of love, humility, forgiveness, compassion, spiritual growth, and unity?
—  Dieter F. Uchtdorf