sorry the coloring is a mess. still bitter about the casting of Shana in the new Jem movie. I mean, what a slap in the face to beautiful darker skinned black girls everywhere.
T-FFED Team members encourage you to join our Visibility Project for trans and gender non-conforming/non-binary folx struggling with ED issues!
The ED treatment funding org Project Heal recently sponsored a photo exhibit entitled ‘The Many Faces of Eating Disorders,’ featuring the same archetype of mostly white, young, female, cis, able-bodied folx: http://www.refinery29.com/2014/06/70126/eating-disorder-recovery-photos#slide We want to situate EDs firmly in a social justice context; demonstrating what eating disorders REALLY look like and who suffers (often in silence) when we look at the folx most likely to struggle and least likely to be able to afford/access culturally competent and relevant treatment.
Let’s interrupt the total lack of marginalized community representation in ED media portrayal and draw attention to the epidemic of EDs in our trans and gender-variant communities, esp. low-income communities of color who cannot afford boutique recovery programs. Lack of representative research and access to affordable, gender-literate treatment does NOT eclipse the fact that we struggle disproportionately! Come join us in increasing visibility of EDs in our communities and in mainstream ED spheres! Find out more information and learn about how we’re working to transform the face of eating disorder recovery at www.transfolxfightingeds.org!
"Gentrification spreads the myth of native incompetence: That people need to be imported to be important, that a sign of a neighbourhood’s ‘success’ is the removal of its poorest residents. True success lies in giving those residents the services and opportunities they have long been denied."
Sarah Kendzior, The Peril of Hipster Economics (x)
"True success lies in giving those residents the services and opportunities they have long been denied."
Gentrification is, “We’ll give the support and resources that should have gone to your neighborhood, only after removing you from it…”
(Source: professionalhomosexualist, via dynastylnoire)
Street Etiquette presents Black Ivy World Cup Kit release
Black Ivy represents a celebration of local and global minority cultures worldwide, developed to communicate the impact and influence of these cultures on our personal style and aesthetic.
The World Cup is the perfect template to showcase this premise. It brings together many different cultures on one world stage. The Black Ivy World cup series features 5 different countries. Each country sports what translates to “Black Ivy” `in their primary language, further expressing the global perspective of Black Ivy.
Photographer : Joshua Woods
Models : Rafael, Yah, Quan,Lawrence, Cleon
For purchase at http://www.Blackivy.co
For everyone that had questions about my purple hair please check my bio for the link. Video is live on my youtube channel! #purplehaze #manicpanic #naturalhair purplehair
Flower Crown Magazine is a new digital magazine for young intersectional feminists! We are about having fun but not at the expense of the marginalized. We believe in the power of choice but we believe in examining those choices as well. We believe in body positivity! We believe in sex positivity that doesn’t exclude asexuals. We believe in fighting for our sisters not just our cisters. And we most certainly do NOT believe in the silencing and erasure of women of color. We believe in self love. We are a lifestyle magazine with a socially conscious lean.
We are looking for:
- Graphic designers (especially those with experience in the making of digital magazines).
- Selfies for our fashion/reader sections. (We will be featuring readers/followers in a special section where readers share photographs about their days. In addition, there will be a fashion section featuring the fashion of our readers.)
Please include your tumblr and twitter urls with submissions.
Submissions due July 20th!!
We will try to get back to submitters by July 26th!
Please email non-selfie submissions and regular contributor queriesto firstname.lastname@example.org.
All fashion/reader selfies must go to email@example.com
If you’d like to regularly contribute please include in your email:
- A paragraph about yourself and your interest
- A portfolio (if looking for photographer,artist, or design positions)
- Two writing samples if looking to join as a writer.
- Ideas about what you’d like to contribute each month in the magazine or to the tumblr.
Once again please include tumblr and twitter urls.
Our first issue is summer themed we’re looking for work pertaining to street harassment, colorism, summer friendship rituals, summer memories, body image, summer playlists, anything having to do with summer, etc.