redsuelo:

amberrosehairline:

myvoicemyright:

Acid attack survivors in India model new clothing range for powerful photoshoot

Survivors of acid attacks in India have become the face of a new clothing range designed by a woman who had acid thrown in her face while she was asleep four years ago.Delhi-based designer Rupa and her friends Rita, Sonam, Laxmi and Chanchal modelled the clothes from her new range, Rupa Designs, for photographer Rahul Saharan.

Rupa suffered extensive injuries when her stepmother threw acid in her face while she was sleeping in 2008.

She was allegedly left without any medical aid for six hours before her uncle found her and transported her to hospital, where she underwent eleven operations and spent three months being cared for.

this is so powerful

Bless them and their beautiful spirits

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busyprocrabating:

admiral-yousmator:

You know what really gets to me, and I’m sure many know this, is the blatant abuse and betrayal that white photogs display in POC countries. Every time a photo has gotten famous like this photo did in history, the actual focus of the photo is left behind in the dust while the white photog is hailed as a hero for displaying the ills of that country. He didn’t even fucking ask her name. He didn’t ask for 17 years. The world knew nothing about her life and her story. He captured one moment that made him famous and she got nothing.
Every time I see this photo, I seethe.

“Names have power, so let us speak of hers. Her name is Sharbat Gula, and she is Pashtun" [x]

busyprocrabating:

admiral-yousmator:

You know what really gets to me, and I’m sure many know this, is the blatant abuse and betrayal that white photogs display in POC countries. Every time a photo has gotten famous like this photo did in history, the actual focus of the photo is left behind in the dust while the white photog is hailed as a hero for displaying the ills of that country. He didn’t even fucking ask her name. He didn’t ask for 17 years. The world knew nothing about her life and her story. He captured one moment that made him famous and she got nothing.

Every time I see this photo, I seethe.

Names have power, so let us speak of hers. Her name is Sharbat Gula, and she is Pashtun" [x]

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bdomr:

the mornings we spent there are so precious to me… we’d wake up and it would be so cold and misty, we’d light a fire, make porridge, play a jazz record, go for a walk and then read 

nkhamiltons:


Don’t Lighten Me - PSD 1 | Download (MediaFire)
i made this psd because it really annoyed me that a lot of psds tend to wash out and lighten darker skin tones, which is really unfortunate to a lot of dark skinned celebs. 
this psd is made to compliment skin tones olive and darker. it works best on low saturated appearance pics and the saturation/brightness can be adjusted depending on pic
this isn’t perfect and wont work w/ everything, but i’ve tried it on a variety of skin tones olive and darker and it came out fine; just make adjustments you see fit an it should be ok

I MADE THIS SOME MONTHS AGO AND HERE IT IS AGAIN BECAUSE PEOPLE STILL WANT TO USE THAT UGLY MILKY PSD THAT LIGHTENS DARK SKIN
IF YOU ARE EDITING A BROWN SKINNED CELEB USE THIS NOT THAT UGLY MILKY PSD SO YOU DONT WASH THEM OUT PLEASE AND THANK YOU

nkhamiltons:

Don’t Lighten Me - PSD 1Download (MediaFire)

i made this psd because it really annoyed me that a lot of psds tend to wash out and lighten darker skin tones, which is really unfortunate to a lot of dark skinned celebs. 

this psd is made to compliment skin tones olive and darker. it works best on low saturated appearance pics and the saturation/brightness can be adjusted depending on pic

this isn’t perfect and wont work w/ everything, but i’ve tried it on a variety of skin tones olive and darker and it came out fine; just make adjustments you see fit an it should be ok

I MADE THIS SOME MONTHS AGO AND HERE IT IS AGAIN BECAUSE PEOPLE STILL WANT TO USE THAT UGLY MILKY PSD THAT LIGHTENS DARK SKIN

IF YOU ARE EDITING A BROWN SKINNED CELEB USE THIS NOT THAT UGLY MILKY PSD SO YOU DONT WASH THEM OUT PLEASE AND THANK YOU

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slaywon:

in my comix class last semester one of the prompts we received was to write a comic where you interviewed yourself and all i could think about was talking to my dead ghost about a buncha trivial useless shit

my friend jess helped me print these out and without her help i never could’ve made these!!! check out her art she’s hella cool

here’s the cover and my artist info back page:

The fact is, a 14-year-old girl may be capable of agreeing to sex with a 49-year-old man, but she doesn’t have the emotional and mental maturity to consent. I was 25 before I realized that every man I’d slept with as a teenager was a pedophile. It seemed to me that since I’d courted the attention, that I was fully culpable. What teenager believes she is not mentally or emotionally capable of full consent? I thought I was an adult, although when I look at the picture of myself from the time period above, I see a child.

I thought I was the exception for these men, the girl so precocious and advanced that it superseded social norms. I thought that I was “older than my chronological age.”

It never occurred to me as a young sexually active teen that the adult men I had relationships with may have been manipulating me, that they had designs and motives I couldn’t see from my limited child’s perspective.

Emily, XOJANE, "The Myth of the Teenage Temptress, or Why a Young Girl Can Not Consent to Sex with an Adult Man"

Everyone should read this article if they haven’t already. The anecdotes are upsetting and carry major TW (pedophilia, graphic depictions of sex), but the message is just so on point. 

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clitterly:

emilyvgordon:

shepherdsongs:

I was driving past a business here in the Houston Heights, when I glimpsed this painted on the side of the building. I recognized that iconic WWII poster before I realized it was not just any woman, but 14 year old Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was attacked for wanting an education. The words next to her are her quote, ( “I don’t mind if I have to sit on the floor at school.) All I want is education. And I’m afraid of no one.”

This is gorgeous.


yes

clitterly:

emilyvgordon:

shepherdsongs:

I was driving past a business here in the Houston Heights, when I glimpsed this painted on the side of the building. I recognized that iconic WWII poster before I realized it was not just any woman, but 14 year old Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was attacked for wanting an education. The words next to her are her quote, ( “I don’t mind if I have to sit on the floor at school.) All I want is education. And I’m afraid of no one.”

This is gorgeous.

yes

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