People want the rugged authenticity of being different without actually being punished for it — and I understand why they do it. I recognize the insecurity. Just a decade ago, my peers were flinging words like “terrorist” and “f*ggot” to me in the halls of our high school. Now I’m “trendy” and “fierce.” Either assessment rings lonely and desperate. How they are tremendously afraid of being insignificant. How the fantasy of race that they have projected on my body makes me have some mystic power they are jealous of. They are afraid of boring. They are afraid of being nothing. They are in a constant state of falling — grasping for all of the bindis, beards, dashikis, gauges that they hold on to to feel relevant. And what hurts the most is that when they do it, it magically becomes beautiful. It becomes a beard worth $8,500 and not a beard worth five bullets. When the white body wears our scars, they finally become beautiful.

(via funeral)

(via noten)

untitled-1991:

richard bush tetyana brazhnyk i-d april 2002

untitled-1991:

richard bush tetyana brazhnyk i-d april 2002

la double vie de véronique (1991)

la double vie de véronique (1991)

untitled-1991:

philip guston

untitled-1991:

philip guston

(via o-toto)

untitled-1991:

oliver hadlee pearch max clark hot and cool 6

untitled-1991:

oliver hadlee pearch max clark hot and cool 6

quickweaves:

basedjane:

Supermodel Ataui Deng has been missing for 10 days, y’all. Had it not been for Roblé’s post, I wouldn’t have heard anything. 10 Days and NOTHING in the media?
*sigh
If you have seen her or know anything concerning her disappearance, email FindAtaui@gmail.com
Again, I feel this begs to be said again: Black. Lives. Matter.


OMFG

quickweaves:

basedjane:

Supermodel Ataui Deng has been missing for 10 days, y’all. Had it not been for Roblé’s post, I wouldn’t have heard anything. 10 Days and NOTHING in the media?

*sigh

If you have seen her or know anything concerning her disappearance, email FindAtaui@gmail.com

Again, I feel this begs to be said again:

Black.
Lives.
Matter.

OMFG

(via napred)

some-velvet-morning:

ethiopienne:

mujerrabia:

Gloria Richardson pushes a national guard bayonet out of her face during a 1963 civil rights protest in Maryland.

sweeeeerve

damn

some-velvet-morning:

ethiopienne:

mujerrabia:

Gloria Richardson pushes a national guard bayonet out of her face during a 1963 civil rights protest in Maryland.

sweeeeerve

damn

dustulator:

Oluchi Onweagba in Army of Mine shot by Philippe Commetti for Dutch Magazine Sept/Oct 1999

dustulator:

Oluchi Onweagba in Army of Mine shot by Philippe Commetti for Dutch Magazine Sept/Oct 1999

(via untitled-1991)