our shame


Aditi Gupta grew up believing that her monthly menstrual periods were shameful incidents that made her impure, unclean. The shame she felt surrounding menstruation led to dangerous personal hygiene habits (hiding rags in damp, dark places; using improper sanitary methods) and a lack of confidence in herself and her right to better healthcare.

Three out of 10 girls in India don’t learn about periods before they hit puberty. And the numbers are even more striking where Aditi lives: 9 out of 10 girls in Rajasthan do not know what a period is when they get their first menses.

This culture of shame, silence, and myth compelled her to create Menstrupedia, a 90-page comic book introducing the concept of menstruation and the basics of female health to young girls in India." 

Learn more about Menstrupedia here »

Photos & copy source | Cartoon source (1st chapter free!)


Who wore it better? Jonghyun vs Barny 

I made this for you @jonghyun-kun 

which Northern musician should YOU fight?

Noel Gallagher
Who wins? Noel
Are u serious?? Absolutely do not fight Noel Gallagher under any circumstances?? The man is 5′8″ but do nt be fooled he will d e s t r o y you

Johnny Marr
Who wins? Johnny
I mean sure, u look at those matchstick legs and think “I could take this punk!” YOU ARE WRONG. NO ONE CAN TAKE JOHNNY MARR. Also, consider this; if you fight Johnny Marr, I will fight you

Ian Curtis
Who wins? Nobody
Oh my gosh don’t??? don’t fight Ian what kind of monster are you??

Shaun Ryder and Bez
Who wins? They do
Yeah you should probably fight them I mean. Bez once lived in a cave in Morocco for two weeks and another time they kidnapped Johnny Marr so you won’t win but it’ll be a good laugh. Do it. Fight the Happy Mondays.

Peter Hook
Who wins? Hooky lbr here have you seen those arms
You should definitely fight Hook. You will lose but you should absolutely do it please get in at least one good punch to the face

Jarvis Cocker
Who wins? You
Have you seen Jarvis? He has a 29" waist, you could snap him like a twig and he won’t even fight back, he’d probably just swoon dramatically or throw a glass of wine at you

Lee Mavers
Who wins? Lee
Lee Mavers is the only man on earth that Noel Gallagher is afraid of. Avoid confrontation by asking him about how we have to harvest music in the cosmic net

Alex Turner
Who wins? You
Have you seen this nerd? I doubt he’s ever won a fight in his entire life. Easy pickings

Ian McCulloch
Who wins? You
What would posses you to fight Ian McCulloch who could be evil enough to hurt this child. Kiss him instead and you will emerge the winner

Mile Kane
Who wins? Miles
I dunno man Miles looks like the kind of guy who’d win a fight like this I mean. If you wanna go there I mean ok but you’re on your own and i’m not responsible for what happens

Bernard Sumner
Who wins? Nobody
Bernard Sumner has the least punchable face on the planet. Why would you do this to yourself, why would you force yourself to relive in perfect detail for the rest of your life the awful moment when you struck his perfect cherubic features. Don’t do that to yourself. Don’t fight Barney.

Liam Gallagher
Who wins? Liam. Why is this even a question
I would advise you to avoid fighting Liam if you possibly can, but I realise that it’s inevitable and inexorable. Someday you will have to fight him, and on that day you will lose. Just accept it, it’s easier

Stephen Morris
Who wins? Stephen
Stephen is the wild card here. Deceptively peaceful looking, you might think you can beat him but. The man collects TANKS. HE WILL RUN YOU OVER. AVOID AT ALL COSTS.

The Hacienda

Who wins? No one remembers

Gillian Gilbert
Who wins? Gillian
Don’t be ridiculous. Why would you even consider fighting Gillian she is perfect.

Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke
Who wins? You
Yeah you… you could probably beat Mike Joyce but. Do you want to? The same goes for Andy I mean. Don’t be an asshole man why would you do that

Ian Brown
Who wins? Ian
I mean you could fight Ian but?? why?? Where Angels play, etc etc. besides, Mani is terrifying, why would you risk Mani’s wrath. Look into those eyes and tell me you would fight Mani. That’s what I thought.

Who wins? Everybody
Please. Please fight Morrissey oh my gosh just do it please please fight him. You can’t lose, if you fight Morrissey it will be a win for humanity. Fight Morrissey. Fight Morrissey with everything you’ve got, and maybe someday, we will know peace.


This is “Dulceria,” my 8-portrait series of xingonxs surrounded by pan dulce and Mexican candy. This series means so much more than muxeres indulging unapologetically in food. It’s a statement about what we face being brown and womxn identifying… Being made to feel SHAME for our desires and emotions… Body shaming when we want to wear certain clothes that maybe don’t fit a certain standard. Sex shaming. Feeling guilty for indulging in the things that make us happy. Selfies. Whatever it may be that make us feel good…whether those feelings are temporary, we as muxeres deserve to experience joy, pleasure, and self confidence.

Thank you to all the beautiful muxeres who let me paint them. I appreciate you more than you know. Xoxox

@nataliaquerida @gringaxtears @xtalxicana Natalia, Cassandra, Xtal, Carina, Araceli, Yoselin, Ramona, and Anayvette.

I’m so glad that tumblr is visibly marking those of us who pressed the button so that we can truly, deeply live our shame 

how ironic is it that women are sexualized and objectified in every way, but the second we start to act on our sexuality we’re shamed for it? they see us as their sexual objects, but protest when we express being sexual subjects

You Love

…heals us from all our sin, shame, faults and weakness. There is nothing that can compare to Your great and incomparable love.


Image Series: General (#wtscreatives #general)

Photo Credit: Haley \  Personal // Walk the Same // Color Movement

Posted by: James  Walk the Same 

“This show will be really different and bold. There will be no limits on anything”

Listen if you really want to be different, have limits. Have lots of limits. Consider some things off limits. Treat things with decorum. Have some holds barred. Pull some punches. 

“No limits” is the default position today. Stop thinking in free verse, and try to think in a sonnet once in a while.