ruthcrawfordseeger-official:

how many of us, as children, have had creeping thoughts of “i think i have a crush on somebody of my own gender” or “i wish i were another gender” and dismissed them so swiftly and so effectively because those ideas were unnatural and unconscionable that they never had the chance to grow into our identities? how many more of us, when finally told from childhood that queerness is a real and good option, will be queer and will love it?

(Source: schoenbergwasright, via ssoux)

sayahomu:

capitalism: create an impoverished homeless class, then enact laws and physical barriers so you don’t have to see what you’ve created

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Boost! Gracelynne’s Car Repair Fund

gwest650:

Hi friends,

Hope all of you are well. I am reaching out because I recently experienced a car accident this past Thursday. I was rear-ended to the rail and am experiencing chronic back and shoulder pain and mild post-traumatic stress disorder. For those that know me, know that I have been fundraising to keep my car for awhile now due to modes of unemployment and temporary employment. I have my car, I am just behind one payment and now my car’s rear is completely wrecked and I have no idea how to pay for it. My insurance company can only possibly cover $5,000 in damage while the estimated cost is nearly $8,000 plus the $500 deductible. Which breaks down to: $3,500 (car repairs) + $500 (car payment) = $4,000.

I am unemployed at the moment and have no idea how I am going to come up with this amount of money in the next month or so, which is why I am reaching out to all of you. I’ve been having trouble feeding myself lately and considering these costs, I have no idea how I will survive. I’m really dependent on my car (to get to job interviews, internships, temporary employment, etc.) and the city I live in is not public transportation-friendly, so I would greatly appreciate your support if possible. You are supporting a young queer disabled low-income cis woman of color who’s an aspiring writer, community organizer and youth educator. Please boost if you can, thank you! Here’s the link

Best,
Gracelynne

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the-goddamazon:

charmed-aphro:

pizza-bagel:

pastelle-prince:

merrychristmasshinjikun:

hair game level magical girl

this is angelic

hair game stronger than anime protagonist

That is so cute!

So who gonna be the one to do fanart of this.

the-goddamazon:

charmed-aphro:

pizza-bagel:

pastelle-prince:

merrychristmasshinjikun:

hair game level magical girl

this is angelic

hair game stronger than anime protagonist

That is so cute!

So who gonna be the one to do fanart of this.

(Source: chanel-and-louboutins)

Boost! Gracelynne’s Car Repair Fund

gwest650:

Hi friends,

Hope all of you are well. I am reaching out because I recently experienced a car accident this past Thursday. I was rear-ended to the rail and am experiencing chronic back and shoulder pain and mild post-traumatic stress disorder. For those that know me, know that I have been fundraising to keep my car for awhile now due to modes of unemployment and temporary employment. I have my car, I am just behind one payment and now my car’s rear is completely wrecked and I have no idea how to pay for it. My insurance company can only possibly cover $5,000 in damage while the estimated cost is nearly $8,000 plus the $500 deductible. Which breaks down to: $3,500 (car repairs) + $500 (car payment) = $4,000.

I am unemployed at the moment and have no idea how I am going to come up with this amount of money in the next month or so, which is why I am reaching out to all of you. I’ve been having trouble feeding myself lately and considering these costs, I have no idea how I will survive. I’m really dependent on my car (to get to job interviews, internships, temporary employment, etc.) and the city I live in is not public transportation-friendly, so I would greatly appreciate your support if possible. You are supporting a young queer disabled low-income cis woman of color who’s an aspiring writer, community organizer and youth educator. Please boost if you can, thank you! Here’s the link

Best,
Gracelynne

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pancakeradio:

Jagged Edge | Where The Party At (feat. Nelly)
Jagged Little Thrill (2001) 

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onewomanareme:

Lets do an experiment: reblog if you would feel safer hanging out with trans women (regardless of what genitals they currently posses) than Cis women who are transphobic and deny trans women’s obvious womanhood.

(via lifeislikeabadrpg)

fortunatelight:

South Asian Americans Leading Together | Anthology Project:Stories About Family - For Family

This project seeks South Asian/Desi LGBQ and/or Trans* identified folks who are interested in sharing stories and experiences about family/chosen family.
For more information on this project:tinyurl.com/saaltwrites
Apply by August 18, 2014: tinyurl.com/saaltwritesapp
Donate to this project: gofundme.com/saaltwrites14
Email the organizers:saaltwrites14@gmail.com
This project is being supported by the South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) Youth Leadership Institute and will be supported entirely through donations. This anthology will be published by Flying Chickadee. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
We’d also like to acknowledge another amazing anthology project happening in our communities, the South Asian Queer Anthology (http://southasianqueeranthology.wordpress.com), which focuses on a broader range of topics (where as our is specifically about family/chosen family). It is exciting that our communities have multiple platforms to engage, and we hope lots of people participate in both!

fortunatelight:

South Asian Americans Leading Together | Anthology Project:
Stories About Family - For Family

This project seeks South Asian/Desi LGBQ and/or Trans* identified folks who are interested in sharing stories and experiences about family/chosen family.

For more information on this project:
tinyurl.com/saaltwrites

Apply by August 18, 2014: 
tinyurl.com/saaltwritesapp

Donate to this project: 
gofundme.com/saaltwrites14

Email the organizers:
saaltwrites14@gmail.com

This project is being supported by the South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) Youth Leadership Institute and will be supported entirely through donations. This anthology will be published by Flying Chickadee. 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

We’d also like to acknowledge another amazing anthology project happening in our communities, the South Asian Queer Anthology (http://southasianqueeranthology.wordpress.com), which focuses on a broader range of topics (where as our is specifically about family/chosen family). It is exciting that our communities have multiple platforms to engage, and we hope lots of people participate in both!

(via lifeislikeabadrpg)

shwetanarayan:

bankuei:

The Oasis is a forum aimed at providing a community space for POC into designing or playing games - videogames, boardgames, cards, roleplaying games etc.  A place to trade information, get playtesters, ask for resources, signalboost and get ideas.  Also talk about ways to navigate some of the spaces we have to operate in.

The forum is aimed at doing a slow, but reasonable growth so we can have quality discussion and keep trolls out.  If you’re interested, please check out the application form.

lifeislikeabadrpg this sounds like something you might want?

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Tags: signal boost

Boost! Gracelynne’s Car Repair Fund

gwest650:

Hi friends,

Hope all of you are well. I am reaching out because I recently experienced a car accident this past Thursday. I was rear-ended to the rail and am experiencing chronic back and shoulder pain and mild post-traumatic stress disorder. For those that know me, know that I have been fundraising to keep my car for awhile now due to modes of unemployment and temporary employment. I have my car, I am just behind one payment and now my car’s rear is completely wrecked and I have no idea how to pay for it. My insurance company can only possibly cover $5,000 in damage while the estimated cost is nearly $8,000 plus the $500 deductible. Which breaks down to: $3,500 (car repairs) + $500 (car payment) = $4,000.

I am unemployed at the moment and have no idea how I am going to come up with this amount of money in the next month or so, which is why I am reaching out to all of you. I’ve been having trouble feeding myself lately and considering these costs, I have no idea how I will survive. I’m really dependent on my car (to get to job interviews, internships, temporary employment, etc.) and the city I live in is not public transportation-friendly, so I would greatly appreciate your support if possible. You are supporting a young queer disabled low-income cis woman of color who’s an aspiring writer, community organizer and youth educator. Please boost if you can, thank you! Here’s the link

Best,
Gracelynne

(via gwest650)

beautiesofafrique:

Black female Anime characters

1. Michiko from Michiko to Hatchin

2. Atsuko from Michiko to Hatchin

3. Yoruichi from Bleach

4. Franceska from Bleach

5. Miyuki from Basquash!

6. Coffee from Cowboy Bebop

7. Aisha from Outlaw Star

8. April from Darker than Black

9. Nadia from Nadia:  The Secret of Blue Water

10. Canary from Hunter X Hunter

(via theravennest)

I wanted to post this for awhile because I always get this response when I fundraise for bills/basic needs/emergencies and I feel like I have to address it. I feel like I constantly have to justify why I’m doing this. I see 30k fundraised for inside jokes, cons and whatnot and I’m not shaming folks because there are going to be times when I need to fundraise for grad school, writing, growth opportunities etc. but there are very different responses when someone puts their pride aside and acknowledges I f*cking have no food, no shelter, im in a traumatic situation and i need help. Folks are ready to call out Fox News on their bullsh*t but when someone is reaching out to the only support networks available to them and admitting they have no other options, it is legitimately f*cked up for someone to shame them and make them feel guilty for trying to sustain their own survival. stop guilting us into dying, we deserve better.