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colleenclarkart:

Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS), is the only organization in New York State specifically designed to serve girls and young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking. A little while ago I watched the documentary “Very Young Girls” that educated me and made me extremely passionate about this cause. The documentary focused on the wonderful work this organization does.

I decided to do an illustration showing how much a young woman who is safe can accomplish in terms of her own self-worth. Plus I wanted to draw a cute kid haha!

Visit http://www.gems-girls.org/ to learn more about them.

valentinemichaelsmith:

cosima nO SHE’S ON THE PHONE.

valentinemichaelsmith:

cosima nO SHE’S ON THE PHONE.

joethejohnston:

czidge:

I like Digimon too.

WORD YO

You know what show we don’t talk about enough?

ebilflindas:

time-scape:

dobbygotpwned:

Static Shock. This show was like everything to me as a kid. Not only did it have a black protagonist.
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but an awesome gay superhero
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a BAMF lady hero
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and a superhero with dyslexia
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It dealt with important issues like peer pressure
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gang violence
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racism
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bullying and gun safety
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and I think that is worth talking about

This is why Static is my favorite superhero

It also had Shaq

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so you know, it’s better than Frozen

How to color eggs with onion shells.

wewantwow:

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This must be the most beautiful DIY tutorial I have ever seen. And it so happens to be in style of this weekend. Found on Ulicam, a very nice blog by Ulrika Kestere, photographer and illustrator. For the whole tutorial and lot’s of inspiration, click here.

modcloth:

Katie Vernon's adorable critter illustrations.  <3

(Source: sosuperawesome)

julialost:

Lesbians pirates to light up your day/night. It took so much time drawing this with photoshop being a huge slut I got time to actually imagine some kind of story behind this, so you might be seeing more of these two and some others …

julialost:

Lesbians pirates to light up your day/night. It took so much time drawing this with photoshop being a huge slut I got time to actually imagine some kind of story behind this, so you might be seeing more of these two and some others …

nprbooks:

Libraries in many big cities often serve as de facto homeless shelters — a place for people living on the streets to find quiet and warmth — and it can make others, there to just check out books or videos, uncomfortable. 
KQED’s Scott Shafer reports that’s why the San Francisco Public Library has hired a full-time social worker. She spends her days roaming the library floors, keeping an eye out for regulars who look like they could use her help. And sometimes she hires the formerly homeless patrons she’s helped, like Joe Bank, to do outreach under her supervision.

nprbooks:

Libraries in many big cities often serve as de facto homeless shelters — a place for people living on the streets to find quiet and warmth — and it can make others, there to just check out books or videos, uncomfortable.

KQED’s Scott Shafer reports that’s why the San Francisco Public Library has hired a full-time social worker. She spends her days roaming the library floors, keeping an eye out for regulars who look like they could use her help. And sometimes she hires the formerly homeless patrons she’s helped, like Joe Bank, to do outreach under her supervision.

postcardsfromspace:

drnerdlove:

gimpnelly:

newageamazon:

gimpnelly:

elluvias:

heterophobicgoat:

stupidandreckless:

NOOOO NO NO NONO FUCK FUCK  FUCKIG CBS IS TELLING WOMEN NOT TO REPORT SEXUAL HARASSMENT BECAUSE IT WILL “DAMAGE THEIR CAREERS” and “HARASSMENT IS AN UNFORTUNATE PART OF CLIMBING THE LADDER” I AM SO ANGRY THEY ARE LITERALLY TURNING SEXUAL HARASSMENT INTO A NORM THIS IS NOT OKAY

This is an actual article and I’m still having a hard time believing it’s real.

IF YOU ARE SEXUALLY HARRASSED YOU REPORT THAT SHIT

That is AWFUL. Please report it when you’re sexually harassed. If not for yourself, to try to protect future victims.

FUCK THIS SHIT.

Look, I can understand circumstances where, yeah, reporting it is difficult and you would choose not to.  There are times when you literally HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE and it sucks, and those assholes are taking advantage of it.  Not every woman can put her source of income at risk like that, and the one thing the article gets right is that the laws DON’T always work, you are NOT guaranteed protection.

Which is why we need to keep fighting for better laws and better enforcement of policies.  Which is why when you CAN report it, you SHOULD and FIGHT against this mindset that it’s just something women have to deal with if we want to sit at the boys table.  Harassment is NOT just an inconvenience, it is dehumanizing, it is upsetting, it is a weapon used against women and it is BEYOND NOT OKAY. 

And of course: why the fuck are you acting like women should have to control whether they report it or not instead of the very basic fact that MEN SHOULD NOT BE DOING THIS?!?!

FUUUUUUUUUCK EVERYTHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING.

You said all the things I meant to say but didn’t while blinded with rage and flailing at the keyboard. :)

I’m sorry, “Shit sucks and the laws don’t really work, so stay quiet and suck it up” is a HORRIBLE FUCKING ARGUMENT. If the laws don’t really work YOU FUCKING MAKE SOME NOISE AND MAKE PEOPLE CHANGE THEM. 

And I’m going to agree with NewAgeAmazon: there needs to be a lot more “Dudes, don’t do this shit” out there. LOTS more.

OH. FUCK. NO. CBS. Unacceptable.

erinhuntingillustration:

I can’t say again how much I love this show! I plan on doing some more artwork on it as we near the start of Season 2 in June!

erinhuntingillustration:

I can’t say again how much I love this show! I plan on doing some more artwork on it as we near the start of Season 2 in June!