on some of the artwork i sent, i wasn’t 100% sure the mermaids are all “of color”, cause some of them might be somewhat white-passing, but because i found them under “mami wata”, and because i still read them as merfolk of color, i’m still submitting them. i hope that’s ok.
All I’ve ever wanted, really, is hair that effortlessly looks pretty much exactly like that. It’s a shame I’m 100% opposed to ever putting effort into anything, or I’d look so cool. (Trust me.) (So cool.)
I don’t care if he was smoking a doobie a mile long, it wasn’t a shooting offense. Stealing cigars, if true, wasn’t a shooting offense. He could have been letting air out of the tires of the chief’s fucking tires and it still wouldn’t be a shooting offense, you know why? THERE IS NO CRIME IN THIS COUNTRY THAT IS A SHOOTING OFFENSE. Even if he’d been jailed, arraigned, gone through all the procedures of court for felony murder in a death penalty state, been found guilty and exhausted all of his appeals, no one could shoot him. As it was, he was walking down the street.
Walking. Because that’s what dangerous guilty horrible criminal persons do in this country, friends and neighbors, they walk down the street, ignoring the police officer in such a perverse, vicious, and heinous manner that the police officer, protecting and serving his tightly gripped ass off, shoots him. Multiple times. Because everyone knows the white policeman would never just plain haul off and shoot an innocent man in these United Racist States.
I hate this. There will never be justice here. Never.
This photo of Nichelle Nichols was published in the January 1967 issue of Ebony magazine.
She’s just so perfect in every way I can’t even stand it.
destroy the idea that “representation for the sake of representation” is a bad thing. hate reading content creators saying “we want to include [x minority characters], but we don’t want to do it just so we can check off a box” i am here, as a non-straight fan of your…
Painting of a Thai mermaid that is printed on half of a greeting card. Signature is written in English and Thai but hard to make out. Found years ago at a garage sale.
For me, the damsel in distress is not the woman who is coddled and treated like a doll on teh shelf.
To me, the ‘saving’ comes from having her distress acknowledged and assistance to get her resolution.
Key word: assistance
She’s not waiting on a man to put her up.
She’s getting her humanity acknowledged and is being given time to cope, heal and formulate.
And that’s a huge fundamental difference from the white womanhood coddling and infantilization that has been prevalent.