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chescaleigh:

angryasiangirlsunited:

The actresses from our show did a segment on their casting experiences in Hollywood. It’s eye opening and I’m hoping people see the need to donate to this project if they haven’t already!

MisSpelled is about five girls who mysteriously acquire magical powers and how they learn to deal with them and one another. It’s a dramedy and mostly just a fantastical adventure featuring an all women of color cast and a variety of body types.

So often we clamor for diversity and when shows like MisSpelled pop up they fall by the wayside because they don’t have the financial backing of a network. 

We are gearing into our kickstarter phase and need support from you! Please check out our Kickstarter and awesome perks!

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Please spread the word! MisSpelled needs you! 

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Since I spent most of today talking about problematic YouTubers, let’s shift gears and highlight content creators who are doing some good. Please join me in supporting an incredible the Kickstarter for MisSpelled, a smart and darkly funny web series with a cast of beautiful and talented WOC.

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wedgex:

The revolution occurs regularly between 6 and 7am at my house.

wedgex:

The revolution occurs regularly between 6 and 7am at my house.

(Source: notedyounghistorian, via rebeccabarrow)

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"The frightening thing is that, like most of their other campaigns against women, they see themselves as just warriors fighting for what’s right. This is primarily because they firmly believe that any woman who speaks up on women’s issues is completely disingenuous and only doing it for the purposes of self-promotion, and that any man who does is looking to get laid, because they actually cannot possibly imagine a scenario in which someone would genuinely give a shit about women.
 
Members of this board, as well as “Men’s Rights Activists” in general, tend to go apoplectic at even the most mild implications that women might be human beings. For them, this is simply “not allowed” and must be punished swiftly and severely, as they appear to believe that feminism is the one obstacle in the way of all these pathetic neckbeards getting their pick of supermodel girlfriends who obey their every whim. The goal is to make it as uncomfortable to speak out about misogyny and women’s issues as possible, which is why they go to the wall in terms of harassing women like Emma Watson. At the end of the day, this is the crux of it. It would be sad if it weren’t so vile."
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yagazieemezi:

Meet Your Photographer: Logor

I met Logor here in Lagos and was blown away by his black and white photography. Good to have him as a contributor!

"To see beauty in its most ordinary form is the mystery I strive to capture. Often I do this via black and white photography which I think is a very honest form because it exposes the stark honesty of any image or subject without the distraction of color which is often the most recognizable form of beauty." - Logor

See more

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Dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic

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nprbooks:

Junot Diaz, Ken Chen, Dawn Davis and Johnny Temple are just a few of the voices in the second installment of Lynn Neary’s series on diversity in publishing. (Here’s the first, and here’s the Pew study mentioned above.)

You can join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #whoisgettingpublished, or send us a story of your own experience here.

(via yahighway)

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http://blog.franchesca.net/post/98243922692/is-it-really-that-difficult-to-understand-that →

chescaleigh:

Is it really that difficult to understand that racist stereotypes uphold oppression? Why do you think Mike Brown has been labeled a thug and a degenerate even though he was the VICTIM? Why do you think white vigilantes and police officers are able to shoot and kill unarmed black people and not…

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yagazieemezi:

VIDEO SHORT:

Inspired Citizen and Ajuma Nasenyana: Speaking Out Against Skin Bleaching

Ajuma Nasenyana is one of the world’s top fashion models. Hailing from Northern Kenya, she began her career as a national champion in running before being discovered by a local modeling agent. She has been invited to walk the world’s most prestigious runways including: Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood and Victoria’s Secret. But, growing up, her life wasn’t as glamorous. She was teased incessantly for her dark skin. Since she has become a public figure, Ajuma has made it her mission to spread the word about the skin-bleaching epidemic in Kenya and on the continent of Africa. She hopes, through her words and actions, she can inspire a younger generation to forego this risky practice and love themselves for who they are.

THIS IS SO IMPORTANT!!!

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allfarewells asked: I guess Sam Pepper said his video was a social experiment to promote his campaign about sexual harassment? I think it's crap because he has other videos prior to his "experiment" and girls are coming forward about him assaulting them


Answer:

chescaleigh:

yeah, he’s full of it. if he wanted to actually do a campaign to talk about sexual harassment, he would’ve made ONE video about sexual harassment. He doesn’t need a dozen videos of himself harassing women on the street.

Not to mention, how can he even claim to be raising awareness for sexual harassment when the comments on all of his “prank” videos are congratulating him and bashing women for being “butt hurt” over his disgusting behavior? You can’t claim to “raise awareness” by just perpetuating the bad behavior. If perverts enjoy the content, that’s a bad sign dude. If he really wanted to send a message he could’ve done it without normalizing harassment in his videos. It’s clear he’s attempting to back track in light of the bad press and I’m not convinced. 

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Several studies have found that the romantic partners of police officers suffer domestic abuse at rates significantly higher than the general population. And while all partner abuse is unacceptable, it is especially problematic when domestic abusers are literally the people that battered and abused women are supposed to call for help.

If there’s any job that domestic abuse should disqualify a person from holding, isn’t it the one job that gives you a lethal weapon, trains you to stalk people without their noticing, and relies on your judgment and discretion to protect the abused against domestic abusers.

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staff:

Happy National Voter Registration Day, Tumblr.
The number one way of celebrating it? Registering to vote.
Every year, millions of eligible Americans neglect to register, which means that millions of important voices are utterly silent on Election Day. Don’t be one of them. There’s basically a 100% chance that something you care about is on the ballot, something you don’t want to be quiet about.
So be one of the loud ones. Register already. It’s an easy form that you already know all the answers to. No excuses.

staff:

Happy National Voter Registration Day, Tumblr.

The number one way of celebrating it? Registering to vote.

Every year, millions of eligible Americans neglect to register, which means that millions of important voices are utterly silent on Election Day. Don’t be one of them. There’s basically a 100% chance that something you care about is on the ballot, something you don’t want to be quiet about.

So be one of the loud ones. Register already. It’s an easy form that you already know all the answers to. No excuses.

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