@gaga: Miss Asia is being very cute today! Look at that wonky eye, she looks like a cartoon character. My new nickname for her is Monmushk
@gaga: Out-takes from my shoot for Yahoo! Style Photos By Alex Dolan
when Pills N’ Potions ends and Anaconda starts playing
Love how all the POC look 1000% done with this shit.
Halloween is coming up, yall
Yeah I think it isn’t just pocs
I mean this is just how people see white cultures if they even see white people having culture. If you’re going to compain about some costumes why not complain about them all?
Can we talk about how this is worded real fast? When it happens to women, it’s sexual assault but when it happens to men it’s just unwanted sex? If a man is raped it’s considered unwanted sex? What the actual fuck? And this is from an educational test to inform about sexual violence, but like everything else, women are the only victims of sexual abuse. I just needed to share this because it pissed me off.
(ignore the check marks I didn’t know how to get rid of them)
okay, story time: i’m a resident actor a children’s theatre company, and we just did peter pan. i was cast as peter because i’m the only one who looks young enough to play the part; but aside from looking young, i look nothing like peter pan. he’s this little white boy with reddish brown hair and i’m an arab/hispanic queer with black hair and freckles.
our company has a really devoted following, and these kids are reeeally young. after every show, we do autographs as the characters and have to keep up the act, because to a lot of these really young kids, we are who we pretend to be on stage. that terrified me. i’ve done autograph sessions in-character before, but never as such a well-loved character. who, again, is white. i was worried about what children might say.
over the course of the production, we must have performed for close to 500 kids, between the shows we did for families and the shows we did for school field trips.
and i distinctly remember one little white girl who came up to me with a DVD copy of disney’s peter pan, and she had this adorable tinkerbell dress on, and she just stared at me wide-eyed and after a while she said “i have all your movies!!”
first of all, if you don’t think that’s the cutest thing ever, please leave.
and when i asked her what she wanted me to sign, she handed me her DVD and said “by your face.” and she points right at this little white redheaded peter pan with pointy ears who is clearly not me, as if she can’t tell the difference… or she can, and she doesn’t care. similar things happened with different children, but it never lost its charm for me. on the contrary, it really warmed my heart.
by that same token there were many children of color who were affected by seeing a brown peter pan. a lot of them (usually older children) and/or their parents ask me how i got into acting, and if i had any advice for how to get into it. it meant a lot to me that there’s this whole generation of children of color who are going to pursue the arts, because even though i live in a very diverse area, our theatre landscape is still very whitewashed.
anyway, what i’m trying to say isn’t just that representation matters, which it does. what i’m also trying to say is that one less white face in the crowd isn’t going to hurt anyone. i feel like i’ve heard time and again that white people can only identify with white characters, and the whole point of my story is that that’s obviously not true. that kind of behavior, where people only empathize with characters who look like them, has to be taught. and that kind of behavior is racism.
bolding is mine, because that last bit really knocked it out of the park for me
First off, the point above me is great and very important.
Second, this is not what happened or what was said in this scene from SHIELD. He’s saying “It’s okay” because his dad can’t afford to buy any of those toys for him even though he would really like one. And his dad feels bad since he can’t buy his kid nice things and his son is very gracious and understanding of that.
You can even read to kid’s lips and see that he’s saying “It’s okay”. His lips aren’t moving enough for him to say “why aren’t any of them black”.
this is the most beautiful and amazing thing i have ever read in my entire life and it makes me so so happy
Pam FaceTimes Rebecca at college (w/ Lauren German)
Mi madre and me during high school summer days.
please stop posting about ferguson it has been a month thank u💜