YAY! finally did it :) and within a decent amount of time too (although I already see things I want and need to change, but it’s a start haha). #outline #contours #typography #illustration #pentool #illustrator #carlosvives #elmardesusojos #musicvideo #music #musica #art

YAY! finally did it :) and within a decent amount of time too (although I already see things I want and need to change, but it’s a start haha). #outline #contours #typography #illustration #pentool #illustrator #carlosvives #elmardesusojos #musicvideo #music #musica #art

Walking with a friend at night so you’re not alone, only to realize you would’ve been safer walking alone.

It’s times like this…

My friends are friends with my rapist.

I walk out of a building and wave to my friend, then immediately turn away when I realize who he’s walking with.
My friends take me to a college house party, only to realize it’s HIS house.
I told my friend I was uncomfortable being in the same room as him, but I couldn’t explain to him why.
When people introduce me to him from a distance, I pretend as if I never knew him.
I used to only see him on campus about twice in a year, now that he’s friends with my friends, I’ve passed by him 5 times TODAY.
I’ve never felt so uncomfortable… around my own friends.

holisticsexualhealth:

(Self-care is not Selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel)

The most important thing I try and emphasize when it comes to self-care and relationships, poly, mono, open etc, is that:
 You are in fact, your own primary partner. 
Take care of yourself, be your own gardener. 
Make yourself your utmost priority.
Be compassionate for yourself and empathize with everyone else. Everything else comes second.

holisticsexualhealth:

(Self-care is not Selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel)

The most important thing I try and emphasize when it comes to self-care and relationships, poly, mono, open etc, is that:

 You are in fact, your own primary partner. 

Take care of yourself, be your own gardener. 

Make yourself your utmost priority.

Be compassionate for yourself and empathize with everyone else. Everything else comes second.

weaverpeacecorps:

Three years ago I believed whites and blacks were equal in the United States. I believed that slavery was abolished and racism went both ways. I disagreed with affirmative action and I thought black people who didn’t make it out didn’t want to make it out.

I was so very wrong.

Today my heart is…

king-emare:

Black women look like gold in the summertime.

For those who don’t know, Jada is a 16 year old girl who was invited to a party by some of her friends. It was hosted by a friend of the friend. When she got there, she drank some punch (now believed to be drugged), and after that drink, she did not remember anything afterwards. It was not until her rape went VIRAL that she realized what they did to her. Photos of her unconscious body and a video of the boys laughing and joking about her looking “deader than Trayvon Martin”. And her attacker(s) do not feel they are at fault. In fact, they went to Twitter to further attack and violate her and she was bullied on social networking for it. Then random individuals of the internet furthered the bullying by recreating the pose of her unconscious body and taking their own photos to post. Usually the names of victims are hidden from the public, but she decided against it since people have already seen her and her body and she is pushing towards stopping rape culture. She was raped, then exposed, humiliated, and bullied on the internet. #IAMJADA

For those who don’t know, Jada is a 16 year old girl who was invited to a party by some of her friends. It was hosted by a friend of the friend. When she got there, she drank some punch (now believed to be drugged), and after that drink, she did not remember anything afterwards. It was not until her rape went VIRAL that she realized what they did to her. Photos of her unconscious body and a video of the boys laughing and joking about her looking “deader than Trayvon Martin”. And her attacker(s) do not feel they are at fault. In fact, they went to Twitter to further attack and violate her and she was bullied on social networking for it. Then random individuals of the internet furthered the bullying by recreating the pose of her unconscious body and taking their own photos to post. Usually the names of victims are hidden from the public, but she decided against it since people have already seen her and her body and she is pushing towards stopping rape culture. She was raped, then exposed, humiliated, and bullied on the internet. #IAMJADA

georgie-maude:

We rarely say no to men. Flat out, No, not interested. Saying No just doesn’t feel very safe, which is why I, and many other women/ female-bodied people have avoided it.

It’s always,

"Oh, I’m so flattered, but I’m not really interested in dating right now."

"Oh, I’m currently seeing someone,…

discourseofwalls:

fasttoslow:

This is important

This graphic is ridiculously effective and helpful.

discourseofwalls:

fasttoslow:

This is important

This graphic is ridiculously effective and helpful.