FRANK, MAN, YOU’RE ALIVE
I SAW THIS HANDBAG MAN
IT LOOKED JUST LIKE YOU.
OH FRANK I’M SO RELIEVED.
1. Antonio Douthit-Boyd, Alicia Graf Mack, Jamar Roberts and Kirven Douthit-Boyd
2. Matthew Rushing and Linda Celeste Sims
3. Linda Celeste Sims
4. Artistic Director Robert Battle, Associate Artistic Director Masazumi Chaya and members of the Company
5. Members of the Ailey company with Artistic Director Robert Battle
6. The Company
7. Jacqueline Green
8. Antonio Douthit-Boyd
9. Alicia Graf Mack
10. The Company with Artistic Director Robert Battle
Photos by Andrew Eccles
Mermersing Paper Art Made From Strips Of Colored Paper by Yulia Brodskaya
There are a million and one ways to make art of paper (as we proved in our paper art post), but there’s one artist who recently caught our eye (again). Yulia Brodskaya, an artist and illustrator born in Moscow, creates stunning works of art using the quilled paper technique.
While quilled paper seems simple at first glance, we’ve never seen someone whose work matches Brodskaya’s in terms of detail, color and expressiveness. This art is create by rolling or bending strips of paper and gluing their side to the surface. This makes them essentially lines, but the paper’s width gives these “lines” a depth that 2d art can lack.
Shirley Peisley: Why she kicks ass
”I live in hope every time that something special like this comes, that something special comes from it, but every time our hopes and dreams are always shattered - not at the time, but later. We don’t get any satisfaction. This time I’m hoping it will be different.”
- She is a Ngarrindjeri Elder, a strong advocate for Aboriginal rights, civil rights and social justice issues, who was an active participant in the “Vote Yes For Aborigines” campaign during the 1967 referendum.
- The 1967 referendum resulted in indigenous Australians being counted in the census and gave the national government the power to make laws for their benefit, but only conferred what Noel Pearson described as a ”neutral kind of citizenship”.
- The referendum to acknowledge indigenous Australians has been shelved for at least three years amid fears the failure to build community support before the deadline of the next election would see it defeated. The Gillard government will instead ask parliament to pass an “act of recognition” to acknowledge “the unique and special place of our first peoples” as an interim measure until there is support for a constitutional change. She agrees with the government’s delay, concerned that the necessary grassroots campaign has not been built for the change to be successful yet.
- But she equally believes that when the referendum question is finally put it needs to be easy to understand. She described the time before the 1967 vote as “magical”, built by the realization that what was occurring was glaringly unjust.
- She said before the nation embarked on its next big change to acknowledge indigenous Australians in the constitution, the “fire in the belly” must be reignited. But she warned that the next campaign must be built by young people. “The women of that era still had that fire in the belly and I know that we need to reignite that fire with the young people now.
- As Convenor of the Gladys Elphick Awards for the past decade, Shirley has ensured recognition of Aboriginal Women for their outstanding services to Community. As an Ambassador for Reconciliation in 2010, she has dedicated her life to building the Aboriginal Australian community.
I think straight people genuinely don’t know the meaning of the word “Gay”…
No, I mean literally both readable signs in this picture say BISEXUAL and TRANS and straight people still go “gay and lesbian”.
*Beep**Beep**Beep* *Warning*Warning* This is a Total Bisexual + Transgender Erasure Alert *Beep**Beep**Beep* *Warning*Warning*
I would be interested to read this poem about straight Hindus in Norway!
Police continue to make arrests at Ferguson protest.
this is not old news. this was YESTERDAY. this is STILL HAPPENING
Today’s picture for invisible illness is a personal one. This is one of about 30 notes that my friend has received since using her handicapped placard. I’m going to say this to you, have you ever seen someone get out of a car parked in a handicapped space and said to yourself “they look too young or they don’t look disabled.” I’m going to go with yes you have, because we all have at one time. I can’t remember doing it, but before I understood the difficulties of invisible illness when I was younger I probably did. Let me ask you this though, when you had that thought was it because you knew with 100% certainty that they weren’t handicapped or did you assume that because of their age and/or not seeing a cane, walker or wheelchair? All I’m asking is that we stop and think when we someone need a mobility aid, park in a handicapped space or say they are disabled that we remember this “DISABILITY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH AGE OR APPEARNACE.” #spoonie #invisibleillness #disability #chronicillness #rheumatoidarthritis #lupus #fibromyalgia #myofascialpainsyndrome
If nothing else, this post needs to be seen around the internet more. This harassment is not okay and no one should have to deal with it on top of having an invisible illness. This is just another form of anonymous bullying to add to the internet bullying these TROLLS are capable of.
If you are healthy, please reblog.
If you are sick, please reblog.
If you have a disability, please reblog.
If you have an invisible illness, please reblog.
If you know someone with a disability, please reblog.
If you are a human being, please reblog.
Let’s spread the word and help those of us that may not look like it.
Ignorance isn’t bliss, ignorance is ignorance.
I never thought about this wow
things like this are why I’m too scared to get my disabled parking badge
Stuff like this is why i just bought a cane to carry with me on public transport. I do not, in fact, need a cane. I DO need people to stop assuming that it’s okay to poke, prod, bang into me and otherwise demand that i give up my seat for elderly or more obviously disabled people than me.
I’m not sure what’s going on but I like it.
now this is a dionysian rumpus worth attending
Oh man, I hate it when gorgeous work goes uncredited, especially when it’s connected to a not unimportant cause.
These pictures are from this year’s Life Ball's Style Bible. For those not in the know - Life Ball is a huge annual charity event to benefit the fight against AIDS and HIV. This year’s theme was “Garden of Earthly Delights” and the Style Bible has a gorgeous photo shoot to illustrate the theme and provide inspiration for costumes.
The photographers are Markus Morianz and Inge Prader.
The Ferguson City Council convened for the first time since Mike Brown’s death, and proved that they literally give no fucks about what the community has to say. Added to their vague, paltry proposed reforms, seems real change will have to come in Ferguson via the ballot box. I don’t care where you live folks— let this be a lesson in voting/participating in your local elections and government! #staywoke #farfromover
My people getting it!
these people are the real heroes. not the military, not politicians, not the Hollywood actors. they risked their lives and livelihoods to challenge white supremacy and institutionalized racism.
I won’t soon forget the events that took place in #ferguson…will you?