21 9 / 2014

fuckyeahlgbtqartists:

Dyke Central: S1 E2 “Taboo”

(via afrodyke)

12 9 / 2014

roachpatrol:

vastderp:

branwyn-says:

teland:

badgirlswearchanel:

i don’t know about you, but i grew up seeing mostly white dolls that looked nothing like me. in fact, even the few black dolls i saw looked nothing like me. they had super straight hair, and sometimes blue or green eyes. where was the barbie doll with brown eyes and beautiful curly, kinky hair?
well now, i found a DIY tutorial that allows you to make even the doll with the finest hair, look a little more like you.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
A doll
End papers (sold at beauty supply shops)
Pipe cleaners
Scissors
Boiling water
Note about end papers: If you start with a doll that has long hair and you plan to make a style similar to the style shown in my picture, you won’t need end papers, they’re optional. But if you start with a doll that has shorter hair and don’t plan to cut it any further, end papers will be essential.
1. Cut pipe cleaners into two-inch pieces and bend each one in half. They will look like little “V” shapes.
2. Section off a piece of hair and twist it into a tight spiral. The smaller the sections, the tighter the curls will be.
3. Wrap the spiral in an end paper (optional)

4. Place a pipe cleaner onto the scalp and pull the twisted section into the crook of the pipe cleaner. Be sure to keep the hair spiraled tightly as you zig-zag it.

 

5. When you finish zig-zagging each section, twist the pipe cleaner ends around each other to lock everything into place.


fully wrapped head

6. Once you have all the sections in pipe cleaners, dip the head in boiling water for the count of ten.7. Wait for the head to cool – usually a few hours, but overnight is best. Rinse in cold water and place doll in freezer if you want to speed things up.8. Take the pipe cleaners out.9. If you have length to spare, trim each section to get rid of straight ends or strays.






feel free to leave it like this, or pick it out and make your doll’s fro as big as you desire. i don’t know about you, but i’m definitely going to be doing a few of these for my little cousin, who is currently very insecure about her own beautiful curly hair.

YOU ARE A HERO! Oh, God, I’m crying a little now. I needed this so BADLY when I was a little girl! *reblogs like a reblogging thing*

OH MY GOD

#barbie hacking
whoaaaaa

I’ve done this before actually and can attest that it works like magic!

roachpatrol:

vastderp:

branwyn-says:

teland:

badgirlswearchanel:

i don’t know about you, but i grew up seeing mostly white dolls that looked nothing like me. in fact, even the few black dolls i saw looked nothing like me. they had super straight hair, and sometimes blue or green eyes. where was the barbie doll with brown eyes and beautiful curly, kinky hair?

well now, i found a DIY tutorial that allows you to make even the doll with the finest hair, look a little more like you.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • A doll
  • End papers (sold at beauty supply shops)
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Scissors
  • Boiling water


Note about end papers: If you start with a doll that has long hair and you plan to make a style similar to the style shown in my picture, you won’t need end papers, they’re optional. But if you start with a doll that has shorter hair and don’t plan to cut it any further, end papers will be essential.

1. Cut pipe cleaners into two-inch pieces and bend each one in half. They will look like little “V” shapes.

2. Section off a piece of hair and twist it into a tight spiral. The smaller the sections, the tighter the curls will be.

3. Wrap the spiral in an end paper (optional)

image

4. Place a pipe cleaner onto the scalp and pull the twisted section into the crook of the pipe cleaner. Be sure to keep the hair spiraled tightly as you zig-zag it.

 

image

5. When you finish zig-zagging each section, twist the pipe cleaner ends around each other to lock everything into place.

image

fully wrapped head

6. Once you have all the sections in pipe cleaners, dip the head in boiling water for the count of ten.
7. Wait for the head to cool – usually a few hours, but overnight is best. Rinse in cold water and place doll in freezer if you want to speed things up.
8. Take the pipe cleaners out.
9. If you have length to spare, trim each section to get rid of straight ends or strays.

image

image

feel free to leave it like this, or pick it out and make your doll’s fro as big as you desire. i don’t know about you, but i’m definitely going to be doing a few of these for my little cousin, who is currently very insecure about her own beautiful curly hair.

YOU ARE A HERO! Oh, God, I’m crying a little now. I needed this so BADLY when I was a little girl! *reblogs like a reblogging thing*

OH MY GOD

#barbie hacking

whoaaaaa

I’ve done this before actually and can attest that it works like magic!

(via underxthexmoon)

09 9 / 2014

vulcanbotanist:

Shout out to femme nonbinary folks who have their identities questioned because they don’t live up to a patriarchal definition of androgyny

(Source: plantbloggerjameskirk, via foodsexandcleansheets)

09 9 / 2014

(Source: nail-icious, via sriracha-lips)

06 9 / 2014

neutrois:

I recommend you read the actual policy here, it is very clear and inclusive. Mills College and Mount Holyoke are definitely setting the precedent. 

29 8 / 2014

sapphrikah:

odera:

FEM4FEM //Issue 01: Boys In Crop Tops

Introducing FEM4FEM, a magazine that celebrates all that is transformative, magical, intersectional, and queer. FEM4FEM is the result of one too many wonderful conversations, dialogues, imagined narratives, and self-prophesied alternate timelines between chungsun and odera. FEM4FEM is a restorative elixir; for when sailor moon transformations aren’t working like they used to; when the patriarchy has got you down; or when you think you can’t balance being a radical queer cutie with body rolling to 90s jams while eating too many slices of pizza (hint: you are queer and limitless, you can do all these things and more).

And what better way to kick off FEM4FEM than to celebrate the rebounding trend/act of resistance: the crop top. So everyone go out and prep your body (eating a burrito is my personal favorite) and dawn your favorite crop top.

XO,

Odera

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Other boring artist’s notes: After redesigning all of those Sailor Scouts, I have been looking for new ways to experiment with materials and subject matter. Typically I only inject a very specific portion of my persona into my illustrations (the fantasy aspect that loves mythology + folklore + magical girl/diva tropes). So I am excited to explore content that is more contemporary and inspired by my humor, sexuality, daily living, etc (essentially the side that my friends are more likely to see before I get into my head and think “-afrocentric mythological goddesses at the dreaded gateway swallowing the souls, dreams, and nightmares of spiritchildren at the crossroads WITH SPARKLES AND SWORDS! Like a miyazaki film meets Zap Mama meets octavia butler!!!-.

It’s also extremely refreshing to pull out my yummy series 7 windsor newton brushes and use real ink! I used to be so terrified of ink, but ink has the TripleF/FFF as I like to say: Form, Fluidity, and Freedom.  So this is my first attempt at a “finished”/refined illustration without emulating intensive painting techniques.

… .also this isn’t a real magazine (but who know where this project will lead me)

I want to read this article about microaggressions in the bedroom most of all.

Sometimes I want to make sex my work just to teach other people how to be autonomous and in control about their sex.

(Source: odera-igbokwe.com, via witchboytronic)

29 8 / 2014

opengatesmhc:

Check out this article on Buzzfeed about Open Gates

24 8 / 2014

24 8 / 2014

"Those who believe something is impossible shouldn’t interrupt the ones doing it."

08 8 / 2014

fuckyeahmtfs:

Businesses That Offer at Least One Transgender-Inclusive Health Care Coverage Plan
So I know the HRC is pretty damn shitty to us trans folk. But this is still the best comprehensive thing I have seen with employers that offer trans* inclusive benefits. 
I set a click through link to a high resolution.
A lot of these are worth a Google to find out what they really are. Like Darden Restaurants, that’s Olive Garden and Red Lobster. 
If you can get a full-time job at one of these places, they will (most likely) offer GRS/SRS in the insurance plan. If you take a look here, you can see what companies have what restrictions about it. Eg, age, time on hormones, ‘real life experience’, all that bs.
Hopefully this will help some of you get jobs at places that will actually do you some good.
For the rest of the Corporate Equality Index, look here.
Please reblog this at the least, even if you don’t care, your friends or fellow trans people might.

fuckyeahmtfs:

Businesses That Offer at Least One Transgender-Inclusive Health Care Coverage Plan

So I know the HRC is pretty damn shitty to us trans folk. But this is still the best comprehensive thing I have seen with employers that offer trans* inclusive benefits. 

I set a click through link to a high resolution.

A lot of these are worth a Google to find out what they really are. Like Darden Restaurants, that’s Olive Garden and Red Lobster. 

If you can get a full-time job at one of these places, they will (most likely) offer GRS/SRS in the insurance plan. If you take a look here, you can see what companies have what restrictions about it. Eg, age, time on hormones, ‘real life experience’, all that bs.

Hopefully this will help some of you get jobs at places that will actually do you some good.

For the rest of the Corporate Equality Index, look here.

Please reblog this at the least, even if you don’t care, your friends or fellow trans people might.

(via anafterthought)