August222014
lovesexyistheone:

Prince, 1980. Photo by Deborah Feingold.
On shooting Prince:"I was shooting for The Soho Weekly News and I got a call from them saying they wanted me to shoot a concert at The Bottom Line. I loved that venue. The editors said to me, ‘This is this guy from Minneapolis. There’s a lot of buzz on him so get some concert shots. And try to go backstage.’ I was freaking out because no one had arranged it. I was a mess. I kept thinking, ‘Oh my god, I have to ask them [to go backstage]? What if they say "no"?’ So I went backstage and a big guy opened the door and I say in a high-pitched voice, ‘I’m from the Soho Weekly News, can I take a shot of Prince?’ He said, ‘Prince doesn’t do backstage photos.’ So I go back to the pit and later feel a tap on my shoulder and it was the guy, who signaled me with his index finger to go backstage. He said, ‘You were so nice about that, why don’t you come backstage and take a few photos.’ They put us in a tiny room, just me and him. I was very nervous. I get Prince on the couch and shoot him horizontally, vertically, tight shots. We didn’t talk. And then I look at him and go, ‘Why don’t you take a picture of me?’ So now I have a photo of me by Prince."

lovesexyistheone:

Prince, 1980. Photo by Deborah Feingold.

On shooting Prince:
"I was shooting for The Soho Weekly News and I got a call from them saying they wanted me to shoot a concert at The Bottom Line. I loved that venue. The editors said to me, ‘This is this guy from Minneapolis. There’s a lot of buzz on him so get some concert shots. And try to go backstage.’ I was freaking out because no one had arranged it. I was a mess. I kept thinking, ‘Oh my god, I have to ask them [to go backstage]? What if they say "no"?’ So I went backstage and a big guy opened the door and I say in a high-pitched voice, ‘I’m from the Soho Weekly News, can I take a shot of Prince?’ He said, ‘Prince doesn’t do backstage photos.’ So I go back to the pit and later feel a tap on my shoulder and it was the guy, who signaled me with his index finger to go backstage. He said, ‘You were so nice about that, why don’t you come backstage and take a few photos.’ They put us in a tiny room, just me and him. I was very nervous. I get Prince on the couch and shoot him horizontally, vertically, tight shots. We didn’t talk. And then I look at him and go, ‘Why don’t you take a picture of me?’ So now I have a photo of me by Prince."

(via princerogersnelsons)

9PM
9PM
vivyllons:

The bookstore in my town has a racism section in honor of Ferguson and it gives me a lot of hope

vivyllons:

The bookstore in my town has a racism section in honor of Ferguson and it gives me a lot of hope

(via dustyemerald)

9PM
“Your mother did not raise you with a wolf in your chest so you could howl over losing a man.” read this on here today and i haven’t stopped thinking about this quote since (via pluiedem)

(via teachingliteracy)

August192014

mvgl:

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 2x09 - “Cased Up” (November 11, 1991)

(via 3eyesopen)

5AM

(Source: teamsoulful, via erotic-city)

August62014

medievalpoc:

disabilityinkidlit:

In response to this Tumblr ask from rampyourvoice to gradientlair

Ten YA novels featuring disabled women of color as protagonists:

A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman
Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
Dangerous by Shannon Hale
The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi
The Shattering by Karen Healey
Pinned by Sharon G. Flake
Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves
Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis
When Reason Breaks by Cindy L. Rodriguez
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

So far, we’ve only reviewed Dangerous at Disability in Kidlit; we’re unfortunately unable to vouch for the others. Hopefully this list will still prove useful to some, though—and if you’ve read any of these, please pitch in with your thoughts!

For the books tag OMG

August22014
July312014
medievalpoc:

quifrmqueenz:

medievalpoc:

leeandlow submitted to medievalpoc:

The Diversity Gap in the highest grossing science fiction and fantasy films. Sad, right? You can see the full study here.

 I highly recommend reading the entire article. 
from the infographic:
Among the top 100 domestic grossing films:
only 8% of films star a protagonist of color
of the 8 protagonists of color, all are men; 6 are played by Will Smith and 1 is a cartoon character (Aladdin)
0% of protagonists are women of color
0% of protagonists are LGBTQ
1% of protagonists are people with a disability

I never understood why the genre I love so much doesn’t love me back :(

I admit this broke my heart because…me, too.
I have to say that one of the most unexpected and amazing things about Medievalpoc is that I’ve discovered I’m not alone in feeling that way; that there is a whole community out here trying to change that.

medievalpoc:

quifrmqueenz:

medievalpoc:

leeandlow submitted to medievalpoc:

The Diversity Gap in the highest grossing science fiction and fantasy films. Sad, right? You can see the full study here.

I highly recommend reading the entire article.

from the infographic:

Among the top 100 domestic grossing films:

  • only 8% of films star a protagonist of color
  • of the 8 protagonists of color, all are men; 6 are played by Will Smith and 1 is a cartoon character (Aladdin)
  • 0% of protagonists are women of color
  • 0% of protagonists are LGBTQ
  • 1% of protagonists are people with a disability

I never understood why the genre I love so much doesn’t love me back :(

I admit this broke my heart because…me, too.

I have to say that one of the most unexpected and amazing things about Medievalpoc is that I’ve discovered I’m not alone in feeling that way; that there is a whole community out here trying to change that.

July212014

Stop Telling Women To Smile from Dean Peterson on Vimeo.

stoptellingwomentosmile:

This video was shot and edited by Dean Peterson
Dean and I got in contact a few months ago. He liked the project, I liked his work, and so we made this video that documents the process behind creating STWTS posters. 

It’s important for me to show the process behind creating these pieces. Each portrait is an actual woman who has a story, who goes through this treatment daily, who has something to say about it that deserves to be heard. 

I initially decided to portray the women as drawings instead of photographs because it was my natural inclination as a portrait painter. But also, drawing someone’s portrait makes you really look at them. You have to recognize their humanity not just physically but personally. And I hope that’s what comes across when people see these portraits in the street. 

I’m rambling. Watch the video. 
Thanks to Zahira and Koku for talking so candidly with me. 

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