Light to Dark.
Autumn is fast approaching which means its time for a transformation!
For as long as I can remember, I have changed with the seasons.
Not necessarily just my wardrobe but my emotions are a bit different as well. I am particularly excited about this Fall season because I feel that I have grown tremendously since last year.
This photo set begins with my last few outfits of the summer, then leads you into just a little taste of what my followers can expect to see this Fall/Winter season. I want to use deep hair, lip & nail colors to accent a dark and mysterious wardrobe. Focusing on cosmetics & shoes, my goal is to address the issues gender variant individuals might face this season when buying clothes and cosmetics tailored for a binary gendered society.
A few topics include facial hair & how I maintain it for make up application, as well as how AFAB can grow facial hair without taking hormones! A shoe guide that connects you with affordable brands that offer trendy shoe styles in sizes 11 & higher! Last but not least, I will begin making the lip colors & nail colors I wear in my fashion post available to you via my Thrift Store! A few other things will take place this fall, but you’ll have to stay tuned to find out!
Along with elevating my style, I also am striving to elevate the presence of House of Alexzander. I’m excited and anticipating a great Season ahead!
Chimamamda Ngozi Adiche, We Should All Be Feminists
Despite the March heading, this comic was published in December of 1940, a year before Pearl Harbor drove the United States into World War II. Captain America was created by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, two Jewish men who wanted to show Americans that fighting Nazis was the right thing to do.
Because of this, waves of angry protesters who opposed American involvement in the war in Europe stood outside of the Timely Comics offices to hurl threats and invective at Kirby and Simon for daring to suggest that fighting Nazism was what a real American should do. They needed police escorts to go to work.
Captain America was a battle cry against Anti-Semitism from two Jewish guys who didn’t have another outlet. It was a plea to save our people.
As his popularity is renewed by the Marvel Films, it’s inevitable that people will want to recontextualize and reinterpret the character. But when people consider this character, his importance and his legacy, they should never forget who created him and why.
Captain America would not ignore Anti-Semitism. It isn’t in his DNA.
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Collegehumors’ new video is on point as always
there’s a song out there about loving your body no matter what size it is yet just because it’s not a stick thin girl singing it and it’s a plus size woman people have a problem with it? lol LIKE SOCIETY SAYS TO LOVE YOURSELF AND WHEN SOMEONE FINALLY DOES PEOPLE HATE IT like god forbid a bigger woman loves her body
#but I know most people that have problems with it are most upset over the whole ‘skinny bitches’ thing […] #we just need that idea without berating skinny people
If you’re talking about “All About That Bass” that’s not what happens, though. The line is:
Go ahead and tell them skinny bitches that
No I’m just playing. I know you think you’re fat
But I’m here to tell ya
Every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top
Like, she literally takes time out of the song to address the fact that even thin women’s bodies are constantly policed and berated to the point that even thin women often have self-esteem issues about their bodies and she singles them out to tell them that body positivity applies to them, too. In no way is that skinny-shaming or whatever, it’s active inclusion.
If the song has a problematic aspect, it’s more about the line, “Boys like a little more booty to hold at night,” because frankly it doesn’t matter what boys do or do not like, our esteem should not hinge on if a man finds us fuckable. That is a problem. Skinny shaming? Is not.
There’s plenty of skinny shaming in that song too (see the ask I just replied to), and yes, it is a problem.
I’m not saying the whole song is bad. A lot of the message of it is very good. And yes, there is inclusion for skinny girls too, but there are also a lot of lines that try to do the exact opposite. Saying that she’s got curves where she’s supposed to and they let her move like she’s supposed to be able to by having a little more to her body. The implication there is that skinny girls, therefore, cannot. Or that their bodies are wrong for not having ‘junk’ in ‘the right places.’
I think that’s kind of making a leap about what “supposed to” means, though. For instance, if I’m a lesbian and you’re straight, I could say, “Here I am with my girlfriend, kissing her just like I’m supposed to be.” It doesn’t mean you as a straight woman are “supposed to” also be kissing girls, it means that me, my circumstances, and my life, this is what’s right for me, though it may not be right for others. So when she says “like I’m supposed to” in the song, the key word there is “I’m.” She’s talking about herself and her own body, not other people’s.
Nude Portraits series by photographer Trevor Christensen
This is my new favorite thing
dont use the phrases female-bodied or male-bodied, ever
"Always believe people about abuse" sounds like a good rule but it isn’t.
It is really, really important to remember that abusers often accuse their victims of abuse.
tom hiddleston, michael fassbender, and benedict cumberbatch greet a gathering of small marine life