people's movement

#bekindtowriters

So as you may know the last few days I’ve been sending as many writers kind messages to encourage them and remind them how talented and special they are. This happened because I was sick of seeing so many people thinking it’s okay to send hateful and hurtful anonymous messages to fanfiction writers.

Writing fanfiction is hard. It’s hard to get characterizations right and there is always going to be someone who doesn’t agree with what you write. People will always be there to hate your story, to tell you that it sucks or that you didn’t write the character the way they imagine them to be. It’s tough but we do it because we enjoy it and it’s fun for us! 

Of course there are many people sending writers wonderful messages and that always makes fanfic writers feel like they are doing something worthwhile. But unfortunately people also send writers horrible messages, because they are able to and have easy access to do this.

So I would like to start a movement, the #bekindtowriters movement. This movement is for all fandoms, please spread this to all fanfic writers! This is all I ask:

  • Send your favourite fanfiction writers (on anonymous or not) something kind. Tell them you love them, tell them you loved a certain piece they wrote or anything just be nice
  • Leave comments on a fic that you enjoy and say that you enjoy it. 
  • Writers you are also encouraged to send kind messages to your fellow writers to encourage them! 
  • If you do receive some love from someone, tag it with the hashtag #bekindtowriters 
  • Just spread love and happiness to everyone who do really lovely things and don’t deserve to be attacked. 
  • If hateful or hurtful messages are sent to your inbox delete them

Please spread this. I am trying to spread kindness to as many people as I can but I can’t do this alone. Help me wipe out the hateful people and start to be kind to everyone. Build up the community you are in and care for them. 

miriammtthis  asked:

Any tips for when one feels as if their art is lacking flow and sometimes stiff? Thanks :) ps your art is fantastic!!

keep a sketchbook where you don’t care how put-together or finished anything looks and draw things freely; practice gesture drawings; study line of action; and even study animation/cartoons to see how other people stylize movement

anonymous asked:

I think the reason so many people online are quick to associate veganism with privilege is that when you search the "vegan" tag about 90% of what comes up is crazy aesthetic food pictures. I like my fruit as much as any vegan, but those tags make it look like every vegan puts mango and dragon fruit with organic quinoa in half of a fresh coconut for breakfast every day... I wish there was more activism and easy wraps/bowls trending in the tag more often so people aren't off-put by luxury foods...

I think you’re right, and it’s the same on instagram too; I think a lot of it comes from raw foodists; so many of them use the word “vegan” purely as a descriptor for food, many of them aren’t actually vegan themselves. The biggest thing harming our movement is people treating veganism like it’s a diet or a tool for weight loss, because that has so many negative connotations. There are some blogs doing some great things with cheap vegan food, and I think it’s up to the rest of us to fill the tag with proper activism and cheap meal ideas rather than the high cost stuff being seen at the moment.

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final medium project drawing and painting ..

Exploring my theme as Historical migration of human populations,  being the movement by people from one place to another with the intention of settling temporarily or permanently in the new location, typically involves movements over long distances and from one country or region to another, but internal migration is also possible for people.

Movement, maps , ways and ethnics are the main things I explored to do my final pieces…

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These will forever be my favorite pictures of Gloria Richardson. A literal representation of “boy, bye.”

Born in 1922, Gloria Richardson, became the leader of the Cambridge Movement and fought for racial equality. She took part in the Civil Rights movement and struggled to get fair economic opportunities in Cambridge, Maryland during the 1960s. Gloria Richardson’s contribution was so essential she was even honored the stage at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

#BlackPride

anonymous asked:

You seem to imply that SJW's are asking politely for people to stop being offensive when this is simply not the case. The Berkeley riots show that some are attempting to prevent certain types of speech by the use of violence. This is the root of the backlash and whats worse is that a lot of the people in the movement, like myself, used to be quite left until I was threatened with violence by members of the far left for arguing that using violence to silence political opposition was immoral.

Opposition to ideas falls on a spectrum. There are a bunch of people who are like “ALL CIS HET MEN ARE SCUM” and, like, whatever. Sure, if they don’t realize that that perspective is its own kind of bigotry, let’s hope they will someday.

But the majority of the social justice movement just wants recognition that American culture is far from fair, and a continued attempt from humans and government to make it more fair. I have criticized the social justice movement before because I think it focuses too much on riling up the base with attacks and misleading statistics rather than creating messages that can convince others that these problems exist. But all sides are doing that right now, and I think it’s fair to say that the social justice movement does it a fair bit less than its opposition (who basically invented coordinated online bullying and internet “fear and smear” campaigns.)

If anyone is a pioneer of that, it’s Milo, who has an amazing detachment from reality that makes him look and sound remarkably reasonable in one moment, before he turns on a dime into patient zero for hate campaigns. Of course, that doesn’t justify destroying property that had nothing to do with Milo or his event. But the ‘Berkeley Riots’, as you call them pretty clearly resulted from organized shit-bags who’s ideology is more about destruction than progress jumping in on the protest and turning parts of it into a riot. 

I’m sorry and very sad to hear that you’ve been threatened by members of this movement, that’s awful and inexcusable and also just bad activism. Things like that almost always come from a place of fear, and as both sides of this debate have had their fear appealed to so regularly, it is all too common for discourse to break down. 

I will say, additionally, that I am threatened with violence from anti-SJWs and Trump supporters on Twitter pretty much daily. 

i want discussion about how overwhelmingly white the “new age” movement is. not just concerning the demographic, but the visualizations – how higher beings are conceived of and imagined. the people of supposed ancient and and “advanced” civilizations. and how everyone is somehow aspiring to be a native american in some sense. somebody’s got a past life as a native. or an egyptian (but like, not a black egyptian – an “egyptian” towards the decline of the empire; during its interactions with and influx of greeks and romans)

i want discussion about why it seems more like the new age movement is actually about white people “discovering” spirituality that other people have been in touch with, practicing, and aware of – literally and confessedly – forever

in fact, the same spirituality white people tried to eradicate from the cultures of people of color for the last few centuries or so.

and yet how anytime someone describes an angel, a higher being, or individual of an ancient culture – they just so happen to have likely blonde hair and blue eyes. or some other variation of the white image we know today. or, on the off-chance, they look like the popularized image of a native – with sleek black hair and skin tanned just so and noses that aren’t too wide or big.

i’ve yet to find someone who describes the past or future of humanity; or the present and higher expressions of the soul, in a way that includes all the various physical features possible and present – if not overwhelmingly so – in the human being. (not that i think this conceit is very realistic anyway – who says anything existing throughout and across a multidimesional reality is going to look like anything we can relate to physically?

there are angels in ancient texts whose bodies are intertwined rings with thousands of “eyes”. 

there are gods with six arms and other gods with a number heads or faces. 

but somehow….every damn angel or guide or “god” looks like steve from the office under heavy fluorescent light. with nice, long hair.)

there is so much about the movement that is exclusively white, despite the fact that so much of the information and culture and practices derive from people of color around the world and from every period of time.

(who here has heard anybody in the new age community describe their guardian angel as black or east asian or middle eastern in appearance?? ever? further, if it happens to strike you so, consider why this should seem particularly absurd? an angel who looks maybe nigerian or mongolian? why are darker people more “earthly”? and why is a higher being more likely to resemble someone the world would regard as “white”? 

what exactly does that sound like to you? what does this seem to be suggesting?)

there is so much of the history of the world ignored for the sake of a more palatable [read: relatable] “collective” spiritual history.

how many times have you read and seen images of the people of ancient india, and read about the recorded origins of their spirituality and religion and culture in a way that didn’t just work to provide evidence for a narrative and idea which ultimately subdues them?

how many times have you read about african spirituality or religion and its place in the spiritual dialogue of the world? the evolution of spirituality in the pacific and the central and south americas? the far east?

how many times do you read about specific and distinct native tribal practices, rather than the generalization of “the indian/native people of […]”.

where is the history and nuance and understanding in this new[er] sharing of spiritual ideas and culture? 

where is the respect for the ties between a people, a culture, and its spirit (regarding native americans very particularly)?

you could say this is almost the exact same force inclusion, appropriation and consumerist-predation that we’ve seen [american] black people experience regarding our art and music and spirituality…

but back to the big idea:

there is so much about the movement which perpetuates the bullshit idea of white superiority; that perpetuates the same whiteness of standard and ideal that JUST SO HAPPENS TO BE the literal source of most of the problems the world faces today. 

and there is absolutely nothing evolved about it, from that angle.

but the thing that really gets on my nerves is the implication or suggestion that spirituality is somehow something which should not be mixed with political and social awareness of this kind. that issues like racism and white supremacy are below the spiritually inclined – that things like this will heal themselves if we all just focus on love and peace.

imagine that: a demographic of mostly white people feeling as though their energies are placed best in neglecting the present suffering brought upon by the past they are directly linked to. how ironic.

and isn’t that something of a contradiction, too  – aren’t some of the central ideas in the community revolving around clearing negative energies by working through them? building awareness and clarity? understanding – especially of the past? isn’t a core facet of the collective and individual goal in the movement the concept of resolution? clearing karma through direct confrontations of issues?

like honestly. if the new age movement isn’t, in part and despite their best intentions, another indulgent, imaginative and escapist mechanism (very much like the monstrous shit that is christianity as we know itthen i don’t know what.

if the new age movement isn’t just another instance of white people appropriating but leaving no room for the people of color from which most of the culture they’re taking derives – then i don’t fucking know WHAT.

Wanderer above the Sea of Fog (1818) by Caspar David Friedrich, Kunsthalle Hamburg, Northern Germany. Friedrich (1774 - 1840) was a German Romantic landscape painter, generally considered the most important German artist of his generation. He’s best known for his mid-period allegorical landscapes which typically feature contemplative figures silhouetted against night skies, morning mists, barren trees or Gothic ruins. His primary interest was the contemplation of nature - his often symbolic and anti-classical work seeks to convey a subjective, emotional response to the natural world. His paintings characteristically set a human presence in diminished perspective amid expansive landscapes, reducing the figures to a scale that, according to the art historian Christopher John Murray, directs “the viewer’s gaze towards their metaphysical dimension”. 

Friedrich was born in the Pomeranian town of Greifswald at the Ostsee (Baltic Sea), where he began his art studies very young. He studied in Copenhagen, Denmark until 1798, before settling in Dresden, Germany. He came of age during a period when, across Europe, a growing disillusionment with materialistic society was giving rise to a new appreciation of spirituality. As Germany moved towards modernization in the late 1800′s, a new sense of urgency characterized its art, and his contemplative depictions of stillness came to be seen as the products of a bygone era. The early 1900′s brought a renewed appreciation of his work, beginning in 1906 with an exhibition of 32 of his paintings and sculptures in Berlin. By the 1920s his art had been discovered by the Expressionists; in the 1930s and early 40s Surrealists and Existentialists frequently drew ideas from his work. The rise of Nazism in the early 1930s again saw a resurgence in Friedrich’s popularity, but this was followed by a sharp decline as his paintings were, by association with the Nazi movement, interpreted as having a nationalistic aspect. It was not until the late 1970s that he regained his reputation as an icon of the German Romantic movement and a painter of international importance.

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STOP ACTING LIKE JEWISH MEN AREN’T IMPORTANT

STOP ACTING LIKE NONBINARY JEWISH PEOPLE AREN’T IMPORTANT

START SUPPORTING THE JEWISH COMMUNITY JUST AS MUCH AS THEY HAVE SUPPORTED US