Naomi Campbell by Peter Lindbergh for Harper’s Bazaar ‘92 x Paul Gauguin ‘Manao Tupapau’
but also fuck gauguin, just another white post-impressionist dude painting his idea of an “exotic” land by appropriating one textile pattern and calling it cultural. And where do I even begin with the fact that this painting is of a 14 y/o Tahitian girl, nude, GAZING AWAY AT THIS WHITE MAN painting her in all her “exotic” nude glory. Go home Gauguin you suck and you’re a fucking creep.
Help comes when the person identifies the change they want and starts to believe it can actually happen. Whether it is overcoming an impossible family situation, making a career or study change, standing up to an oppressor, gaining relief from chronic physical pain, igniting creative inspiration, feeling less alone, or beginning to value their self worth, at the root of suicidal feelings is often powerlessness to change your life – not giving up on life itself."
these are incredible words. I have never been able to articulate this.(via homoarigato)
- (via j-term)
white boys who respond to criticism of racism and sexism by ominously saying that there are ‘bigger problems’ scare me. like what is this big secret problem and why won’t anyone tell me about it? are we going to be eaten alive by mutant sharks? are oranges secretly poisoning us? who knows. the white boys, apparently.
I love vintage stuff but I’m so glad I can enjoy them in the 21st century with my iphone, wifi and slightly more human rights
“i’m working on composing some darker stuff for ukelele” something i actually overheard today
A young black girl decided to not bleach her skin after seeing the success of Lupita Nyong’o.
Lupita Nyong’o was inspired to be an actress after seeing Oprah Winfrey and Whoopi Goldberg in The Color Purple.
Whoopi Goldberg realized she could BE an actress after seeing Nichelle Nichols in Star Trek