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Polly, 19, she/her, queer, Brazil. Reblogs a lot.

feminism, queer stuff, fandom, cats, occasionally food.
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shuckl:

sirruraccoon:

shuckl:

watchthelightfade:

shuckl:

just to avoid accidentally using offensive language i’m going to start using 90s surfer dude slang because inadvertently offending someone is totally bogus dude

people might not want to be called dude

you are radically right and that is so not tubular my friend i apologise

I find your poor grammar and spelling to be offensive to my eyes.

watch me catch this gnarly wave of i don’t care

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gohomeluhan:

As I’m walking through Target with my little sister, the kid somehow manages to convince me to take a trip down the doll aisle. I know the type - brands that preach diversity through displays of nine different variations of white and maybe a black girl if you’re lucky enough. What I instead found as soon as I turned into the aisle were these two boxes.

The girl on the left is Shola, an Afghani girl from Kabul with war-torn eyes. Her biography on the inside flap tells us that “her country has been at war since before she was born”, and all she has left of her family is her older sister. They’re part of a circus, the one source of light in their lives, and they read the Qur’an. She wears a hijab.

The girl on the right is Nahji, a ten-year-old Indian girl from Assam, where “young girls are forced to work and get married at a very early age”. Nahji is smart, admirable, extremely studious. She teaches her fellow girls to believe in themselves. In the left side of her nose, as tradition mandates, she has a piercing. On her right hand is a henna tattoo.

As a Pakistani girl growing up in post-9/11 America, this is so important to me. The closest thing we had to these back in my day were “customizable” American Girl dolls, who were very strictly white or black. My eyes are green, my hair was black, and my skin is brown, and I couldn’t find my reflection in any of those girls. Yet I settled, just like I settled for the terrorist jokes boys would throw at me, like I settled for the butchered pronunciations of names of mine and my friends’ countries. I settled for a white doll, who at least had my eyes if nothing else, and I named her Rabeea and loved her. But I still couldn’t completely connect to her.

My little sister, who had been the one to push me down the aisle in the first place, stopped to stare with me at the girls. And then the words, “Maybe they can be my American Girls,” slipped out of her mouth. This young girl, barely represented in today’s society, finally found a doll that looks like her, that wears the weird headscarf that her grandma does and still manages to look beautiful.

I turned the dolls’ boxes around and snapped a picture of the back of Nahji’s. There are more that I didn’t see in the store; a Belarusian, an Ethiopian, a Brazilian, a Laotian, a Native American, a Mexican. And more.

These are Hearts 4 Hearts dolls, and while they haven’t yet reached all parts of the world (I think they have yet to come out with an East Asian girl), they need all the support they can get so we can have a beautiful doll for every beautiful young girl, so we can give them what our generation never had.

Please don’t let this die. If you know a young girl, get her one. I know I’m buying Shola and Nahji for my little sister’s next birthday, because she needs a doll with beautiful brown skin like hers, a doll who wears a hijab like our older sister, a doll who wears real henna, not the blue shit white girls get at the beach.

The Hearts 4 Hearts girls are so important. Don’t overlook them. Don’t underestimate them. These can be the future if we let them.

You can read more about the dolls here: http://www.playmatestoys.com/brands/hearts-for-hearts-girls

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spaceexp:

Your shadow is a confirmation that light has traveled nearly 93 million miles unobstructed, only to be deprived of reaching the ground in the final few feet thanks to you.

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"Imagine; I used to have really long blonde hair, always wearing heels, lots of make-up. I had been someone who was highly feminised and had chosen to look that way, partly because I was 6ft 3in but also I was into that aesthetic. I knew it had to be stripped away. I knew this would be an important part, not just for my work but in terms of my own development, because I would be confronting elements of myself that I didn’t want to confront (…) To see yourself displayed as unattractive, large, masculine, it’s quite tough… But I know it’s just perspective. A social conditioning that causes us to view these traits in a woman in a negative way." — Gwendoline Christie

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darlingwalker:

i want to achieve “she’s adorable and i will protect her at all costs but also i am slightly frightened by her power”

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thecsph:

foryoursexualinformation:

transstudent:


Here’s some terminology about gender that many people get wrong! To learn more, go here: www.transstudent.org/gendergrammar


I think this is really good information to know for anyone who was unsure about which words to use.

Another resource for folks who either won’t or can’t ask those around them for proper wording about trans* issues. 

thecsph:

foryoursexualinformation:

transstudent:

Here’s some terminology about gender that many people get wrong! To learn more, go here: www.transstudent.org/gendergrammar

I think this is really good information to know for anyone who was unsure about which words to use.

Another resource for folks who either won’t or can’t ask those around them for proper wording about trans* issues. 

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sirdef:

ahhhh it’s finally done!
i recently started watching the mindy project which is just the most amazing wonderful show. mindy’s fashion is just inspiring and one of my favorite things ever, so i had to sit down and draw some of my favorite mindy outfits.
brb while i rewatch the show for the 16th time

sirdef:

ahhhh it’s finally done!

i recently started watching the mindy project which is just the most amazing wonderful show. mindy’s fashion is just inspiring and one of my favorite things ever, so i had to sit down and draw some of my favorite mindy outfits.

brb while i rewatch the show for the 16th time

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theladymonsters:

characters who have never had families building found families are very important to me

characters who have never had friends forging their first friendships are very important to me

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cocaine-cutie:

everyone has that “thing” about them that people talk about when you’re not there.

WHAT IS MINE

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