Outfits by:Tarun Tahiliani
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Things nobody ever tells you about female bodily functions, so you have to google it to find out it’s perfectly normal:
Vaginal chemistry being acidic enough to bleach your black underwear.
wait… so *that’s* what happens?!?
I THOUGHT IT WAS STAINS NO WONDER THEY WEREN’T WASHING OFF
holy shit i was so embarrassed about this
Fun fact time: many of my old acquaintances still make joking comments whenever they see me wearing pink, because as a child (and honestly pretty much right up to high school) I would refuse to associate with any pink objects.
It wasn’t because I didn’t like pink, it was because since I appeared female I was supposed to/ it was immediately assumed that I did and therefore it pissed me the ever-loving fuck off. I was ashamed to like it, which is terrible because pink is an awesome color. But when you shove it down young girls throats it gets really old, really fast.
Give the child the fucking rainbow, and if they pick pink, it’s not because they are female and/or effeminate, it’s because they like the color pink.
excerpt from a very long piece I’ve been working on for autostraddle about femslash and why there’s so little of it (and why we need to make more of it NOW)
I’ve always had a firm belief that one of the reasons femmeslash (and even m/f couplings) lacks the same popularity of slash between men is a subconscious desire for the writers to separate themselves from the story they’re writing/reading. Society teaches women to fear their own sexuality. While creating and consuming this kind of story does go against that principle, there’s still a deep uncomfortableness with the portrayal of women enjoying sex. This phenomena is discussed in This Film is Not Yet Rated, where displays of female sexuality receive a higher rating that displays of male sexuality.
i find my cosmic insignificance reassuring
the stars don’t fucking care who i am or what i do
i owe the universe nothing
i exist on my own terms
#when existentialism becomes comforting rather than horrifying
I like existentialism. I find it empowering.
Favourite Audrey Ramirez Quotes
Audrey doesn’t get NEARLY enough love. It’s Edwardian period, yet she’s a genius Hispanic engineer who wears overalls, has adorably little meaty arms, doesn’t take any crap from boys, runs a mechanic business with her father and her sister is a prize fighter.
Cool Disney female characters don’t have to be princesses, folks.
You know why women often say “nothing’s wrong” when something is definitely bothering them
It’s because men have been belittling, minimizing and mocking our emotions forever
And we are socialized to be as passive and undemanding and selfless as possible, and not to run any risk of bothering or angering a man lest he abandon or hurt us
It’s not passive aggression, it is fear
There are those who search at length for inspiration, be it for a writing piece, sculpture, or fashion, but then there are artists who look no further than what is right in front of them, finding beauty in everyday objects, colours, and shapes. This week we are highlighting the wonderful blog WISP –– Where I See Fashion by Bianca Luini for her wonderful imagery and abstract view of clothing. The blog curator showcases clothing alongside art pieces with corresponding elements of colour, shape, and layout, with even a single image triggering the creative process for designers, which develops into a whole line of clothing or textile designs.
Post-it Notes Left on the Train
Writer and illustrator October Jones, the creative genius behind Text From Dog and these funny train commute doodles, is at it again with these hilarious motivational post-it notes that he leaves on the train and in other random places.The upbeat doodles, which star Jones’ adorable character Peppy the Inspirational Cat, convey positive and funny messages meant to motivate daily commuters. Whether you’re feeling the Monday blues or in need of some encouragement, Jones’ delightful post-it notes are sure to brighten your day and remind you just how awesome you are.
CREEP. - spooky covers. and I know it’s true, that visions are seldom all they seem.
stand by me (ben e. king cover) - mona
everybody wants to rule the world (tears for fears cover) - lorde
devil town (daniel johnston cover) - bright eyes
all along the watchtower (bob dylan cover) - bear mccreary
bad moon rising (creedence clearwater revival cover) - mourning ritual
imagine (beatles cover) - a perfect circle
creep (radiohead cover) - scala & kolancy brothers
love is blindness (u2 cover) - jack white
once upon a dream (disney cover) - lana del rey
all you need is love (beatles cover) - the flaming lips
anyone’s ghost (the national cover) - silver swans
the man who sold the world (david bowie cover) - nirvana
feeling good (nina simone cover) - muse
hurt (nine inch nails cover) - johnny cash
It has to be something we create and purchase for. Art by women, design by women, architecture by women, books by women, comics by women, magazines by women, and writing and art that does not support bad old stereotypes. And not just women of your own color. Trans women, LBQ women, WoallCs. Experiment. Venture. Try.
Don’t trash talk other women; talk them up. Support women who have been victimized. Don’t be part of the problem. Disagree, yes, but with respect. If other women behave badly, walk away.
"In a lot of ways Piper was my Trojan Horse. You’re not going to go into a network and sell a show on really fascinating tales of black women, and Latina women, and old women and criminals. But if you take this white girl, this sort of fish out of water, and you follow her in, you can then expand your world and tell all of those other stories. But it’s a hard sell to just go in and try to sell those stories initially. The girl next door, the cool blonde, is a very easy access point, and it’s relatable for a lot of audiences and a lot of networks looking for a certain demographic. It’s useful."
Jenji Kohan, Orange is the New Black show creator
even the show writers know that piper isnt as interesting