Posts tagged "inspiration"


"The queen of rap, slayin’ with Queen Bey"

Nicki and Beyonce off to conquer Rome or something.

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When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become. 

Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy. 

"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. “It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be.”

Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet. 

"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself." (keep reading)

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Dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic

so important.




First Look: Michael C. Hall as Hedwig

I have to try and see this.

omg. i saw it with NPH and he was so incredible. i bet Michael C. Hall will kill it too. 

ahh i really wanted to see NPH but MCH has a serious piece of my heart. i must. see.

The place in which I’ll fit will not exist until I make it.
James Baldwin

Happy Birthday to one of the greatest minds of the 20th century / my favorite author. If I could have dinner with 10 people dead or alive he’d be at the top of that list. Not only are his novels some of the most beautiful poetry I’ve ever read but also his essays are poignant, fierce, and he’s always preaching the truth. 🙌 #jamesbaldwin #inspiration

Now if there ain’t no mountain high enough, why ain’t ya climbin’ up? My hand has been extended ever since the day I lent it to ya.


Gustave Doré, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (Samuel Taylor Coleridge), Harper & Brothers, New York, 1876.