pinkifingers:

bukowskiqueen:

I hope one day you’re able to pose for a photo without trying to get a gap between your thighs.

I hope one day the only reason you throw up is because you have the flu.

I hope one day you think about the taste more than the numbers

I hope one day the only tears you cry are from happiness

I hope one day you see someone suffering and feel hope for them, not envy

I hope one day you recover

Beautiful wish for beautiful ppl

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vinegod:

Voice Memo NEVER understands me… by DeStorm Power

destorm power vine

lierdumoa:

benwinstagram:

tru

So I watched this music video, and this is in fact completely untrue. There are many scenes in which black/brown girls are casted.
One could conceivably argue that  any white star who features twerking in a music video is automatically being exploitative.
However, that was not my perception of this video in particular. It actually appeared to me the director took pains to portray a variety of dance styles (ballet, interpretive dance, rhythmic gymnastics, break dancing, twerking, cheerleading, etc.) all as equally valid art forms. Every performing group in the video includes a variety of ethnicities. I think I did actually see a black/brown dancer in the ballet troupe, though it’s difficult to tell. Look in the rear left of this gif:

We don’t know if they cast individual dancers or hired a dance troupe, so if black women are underrepresented that might say more about the dance troupe’s selection practices than the video director’s casting practices.
All the styles of dance, ballet or otherwise are presented in the same fashion — talented professionals being brilliant + Taylor Swift being endearingly incompetent. The black women in the video aren’t portrayed as Taylor’s dancing accessories, but rather as experts in their style:







Moreover, at the end of the video there’s a sequence showing all the different professionals being silly and dancing in a non-choreographed manner, thereby humanizing them, showing they exist outside of their role as dancers in Taylor’s video:


I think if we interpret the twerking scenes in this video as demeaning, that says more about our cultural perception of black women than it does about this particular video’s specific portrayal of black women. 

lierdumoa:

benwinstagram:

tru

So I watched this music video, and this is in fact completely untrue. There are many scenes in which black/brown girls are casted.

One could conceivably argue that  any white star who features twerking in a music video is automatically being exploitative.

However, that was not my perception of this video in particular. It actually appeared to me the director took pains to portray a variety of dance styles (ballet, interpretive dance, rhythmic gymnastics, break dancing, twerking, cheerleading, etc.) all as equally valid art forms. Every performing group in the video includes a variety of ethnicities. I think I did actually see a black/brown dancer in the ballet troupe, though it’s difficult to tell. Look in the rear left of this gif:

We don’t know if they cast individual dancers or hired a dance troupe, so if black women are underrepresented that might say more about the dance troupe’s selection practices than the video director’s casting practices.

All the styles of dance, ballet or otherwise are presented in the same fashion — talented professionals being brilliant + Taylor Swift being endearingly incompetent. The black women in the video aren’t portrayed as Taylor’s dancing accessories, but rather as experts in their style:

Moreover, at the end of the video there’s a sequence showing all the different professionals being silly and dancing in a non-choreographed manner, thereby humanizing them, showing they exist outside of their role as dancers in Taylor’s video:

I think if we interpret the twerking scenes in this video as demeaning, that says more about our cultural perception of black women than it does about this particular video’s specific portrayal of black women. 

(via chainsandshipsexciteme)

Colors of the Wind

darkenednymph:

Hello my Autumnal lovelies! I am hosting my first giveaway..

Rules:

  • Reblog and like this. Maximum of 5 times per blog. Giveaway blogs will be disqualified. This is fair game for everyone.
  • Spread the word about Rothruinel creations! It is not required, but it would be greatly appreciated. https://www.etsy.com/shop/RothruinelCreations
  • The giveaway ends 10/15/14. 
  • If you make a purchase from my shop i will add 2 more entries for your name per item you buy. It not only helps my business, but you get a better chance at winning these goodies! 

Prizes: 

  1. A hand painted altar box. 
  2. A honey suckle bottle necklace (chain will be added.)
  3. A Yankee Candle wax melt (who doesn’t love those?)
  4. An unidentified crystal that is absolutely gorgeous. 
  5. One clear quartz point. 

This giveaway is international. Thank you all, and goodluck! 

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