These are just some of the many ways members of the LGBT community identify themselves in a beautiful photo series from San Francisco-based photographer Sarah Deragon.
Deragon’s “The Identity Project” has taken her around the country as she “seeks to explore the labels we choose to identify with when defining our gender and sexuality.” Her portraits show the amazing diversity and vibance of a queer community that for too long has been defined by outsiders.
queer power bottom princess
Women’s Day has been extended until forever because Women are great and why aren’t we always celebrating them
The Visionary Ladies Behind Solange’s New Music Website: Elise Peterson, Marjon Carlos, Saada Ahmed, Christina Coleman, and Diane “Shabazz” Varnie.
Photos: Lina Michal
Everything about this photoset said ‘Solange’ to me..
Black girls doing BIG thangs!!!!!!!
bell hooks, in response to a question about the space for and potentialities in genderqueerness and transness in a feminist discourse about bodies. 5th November 2013, Tishman Auditorium at The New School (via paintwithwords)
- Having sex every day.
- Saving sex for your wedding night.
- Never having sex.
- Having sex with different people.
- Having sex with one person.
- Having sex with a person of your same gender.
- Loving sex.
- Hating sex.
- Being loud.
- Being quiet.
The only thing wrong with sex?
When it’s not consensual.
Because that’s not sex. That’s rape.
Reblogging again because this post is so important.
Feminist Art Friday Feature: Guerrilla Girls
The Guerrilla Girls are an anonymous group of feminists who work to combat sexism and racism in art. The group was started in response to the 1984 Museum of Modern Art exhibition, An International Survey of Painting and Sculpture that was supposed to act as a summary of the most significant contemporary work from around the world. However, the show, which consisted of 169 artists, had an uncompromisingly Western white-male perspective. Of the 169 artists featured in the exhibition, only 13 were women, none were people of color, and nobody was featured from outside of Europe or the US. To add insult to injury, the show’s curator, Kynaston McShine, said that any artist who wasn’t a part of he show should rethink “his” career. And so it began.
Since, the Guerrilla Girls have become well-known for confronting and fighting against oppression in the art world. They continue to be a vocal force in feminist activism.
To learn more about the Guerilla Girls, try the following resources:
Support me as I STRIKE down reproductive barriers in the National Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon!!
I’ll be participating in a Bowl-a-Thon with a rad group of people next month with all funds going towards people in need of abortion care in El Paso! I neeeeeed your help in helping me reaching my goal of $100 by the 5th of April! Thank you in advance <3
Keep You - Wild Belle
Thank you, to the Academy, for this incredible recognition. It doesn’t escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is thanks to so much pain in someone else’s. And so I want to salute the spirit of Patsey for her guidance. And for Solomon, thank you for telling her story and your own.
Steve McQueen, you charge everything you fashion with a breath of your own spirit. Thank you so much for putting me in this position. This has been the joy of my life [weeps and audience applauds]. I’m certain that the dead are standing about you, watching and they are grateful. And so am I.
Chiwetel, thank you for your fearlessness and how deeply you went into telling Solomon’s story. Michael Fassbender, thank you. You were my rock. Alfre [Woodard] and Sarah [Paulson], it was a thrill to work with you. Joel Walker, the invisible performer in the editing room. Sean Bobbitt, Kalaadevi, Adruitha, Patty Norris, thank you, thank you, thank you — I could not be here without your work.
I want to thank my family for your training [laughs] and the Yale School of Drama as well, for your training. My friends the Wilsons, this one’s for you. My brother Junior sitting by my side, thank you so much. You’re my best friend.
When I look down at this golden statue, may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you are from, your dreams are valid. Thank you.❞
Lupita Nyong’o’s acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress for her gripping peformance in 12 Years A Slave (via thechanelmuse)
The key to not misgendering strangers is to stop gendering strangers.