1. aiglet12:

    littlebluboxx:

    silentauroriamthereal:

    nofreedomlove:

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    "Image Credit: Carol Rossetti

    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."

    Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.

    One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.

    It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.

    "I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."

    From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.

    Oooh. I reblogged a partial version of this recently but I didn’t know how many more there were! I LOVE these!

    OK SO THERE ARE TONS MORE OF THESE OF THE ARTISTS FB PAGE. GUYS THESE ARE AWESOME.image

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    Waaah, it’s dusty in my office.

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  2. missbassweight:

    patternicity:

    This is one of the saddest things I have ever seen.

    Forever reblog. hate is taught, always.

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  5. melanaegis:

    osgood-schlatter:

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    sorry………………….no…………..

    ARE YE CERTAIN

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  7. eroticpony:

    glitterpearl:

    rexuality:

    I hate being told to do something I was already planning on doing

    like I was all about doing this task, and then you told me to do it and now i am annoyed and this task is now 300x less likely to be completed

    FINALLY SOMEONE SAID IT.

    I actually thought I was the only one who felt this way, lmao.

    (via etrowi)

     

  8. dubbedlordoflosers:

    aliveontuesday:

    the-chubby-nerd:

    Story time:

    While taking put the trash at work, I kicked this little bag of pennies. Obviously, since I’m poor, a grabbed them and threw them in my pocket before going on with the rest of my shift.

    Close to the end of my shift, I remembered this bag of pennies, so I took it out and counted it out. 7 cents.

    My coworker came up and started talking to me while I was doing this, so we chatted, the entire time, this tiny bag of pennies in my hand.

    Meanwhile, one of my managers sees me and my coworker talking over this bag, immediately thinks that it’s drugs, yells, and grabs both of us and drags us to the back room.

    So, we’re sitting there, me clutching this bag of pennies in my fist, while my manager gets my GM on the phone, yelling about how we were “trading drugs during our shift” and “endangering ourselves and other in the workplace.”

    Within 10 minutes, my GM was there, papers in hand to terminate our employment, talking about how they should call the cops. I started crying, cause they wouldn’t let me get a word in edge-wise, my coworker was actually texting his dad the entire time, trying to get them to come fight for him.

    It wasn’t until the GM asked what drug they were that they finally let me talk.

    So, while I was sobbing, I opened my hand and dropped the bag in my manager’s hand.

    And he bursts out laughing.

    Within seconds I had explained everything, the pennies, the situation, everything.

    I almost got fired and arrested over 7 pennies.

    Your manager is a piece of shit.

    Your manager is 3 cents short of a dime bag.

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  9. kiransingh:

    the only domestic instinct my parents have managed to pass on to me is the tendency to hoard multiple plastic bags in another plastic bag despite the fact that I will probably never need this many plastic bags in my adult life

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  10. mindlessbeat:

    mindlessswagg143:

    YOOO I KNOW IM NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO REMEMBERS THIS SHIT. I JUST FORGOT THE NAME OF THE SHOW AND WHERE ITS FROM

    EXACRLY OFG

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  11. xovadt:

    kimkanyekimye:

    Kanye is everything!!!

    Kanye is an ass to everyone besides Kim. I want that.

    (via hellagayeveryday)

     

  12. ww-swagabond:

    buzzfeed:

    This is what happens when you ask people to draw a map of the USA from memory. 

    I’ll have what the last person is having.

    (Source: BuzzFeed, via absolutelymoi)

     

  13. stunningpicture:

    The best kiss ever…

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  15. blejz:

    Bernice Bing (1936 - 1998)

    A San Francisco native, Chinese American, artist, lesbian, community activist—Bernice Bing, was a bridge between many worlds. She came of age during the Beat era and entered the San Francisco arts landscape in the 1960s with her paintings, which synthesize abstract modernist painting with Chinese calligraphy.

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