Society often blurs the lines between drag queens and trans women. This is highly problematic, because many people believe that, like drag queens, trans women go home, take off their wigs and chest plates, and walk around as men. Trans womanhood is not a performance or costume.

Janet Mock, Redefining Realness (via inextinguishabledesires)

kitsana-d:

wingthingaling:

The phantasmagorical and surreal animal sculptures by Canadian artist Ellen Jewett. Between dream and nightmare, some strange creations born of a symbiosis between organic and mechanical elements, a meeting between fantasy, gothic and steampunk. Some very detailed sculptures in clay on a metal frame.

Visit her website at http://www.creaturesfromel.ca/

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Waaaaaaaant!!

We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls ‘You can have ambition, but not too much.

‘You should aim to be successful, but not too successful, otherwise you will threaten The Man.’

Because I am a female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Marriage can be… a source of joy and love and mutual support. But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same?

We raise girls to see each other as competitors, not for jobs or accomplishments which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men.

We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are…

Feminist, a person who believes in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes…

Excerpt from TEDTalk by African feminist/author Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche, featured on Beyoncé’s “Flawless.” (via sinuousmag)

kristacracy:

eat-sleep-and-dream-music:

walkinghalfdead:

My name might as well be “New years resolution” because no one’s going to do me

but they continue to hope that maybe one day they will be able to

sO FUCKING SMOOTH

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