My name's Nikki, but you can call me whatever.

This is my repurposed personal blog for all of my stuff. Sorry for the clutter. All of my art can be found in another blog. If it's not apparent I'm a raging intersectional feminist fangirl. I'm also an artist and am a writer, though my PTSD and depression keep me from doing much of either these days. I'm pinoy and a rape survivor, and both of these are important parts of my identity. I am extremely passionate about social issues and will not apologize for being so, anymore. Thanks for stopping by.

hextraordinary:

Queerbaiting hurts because it’s just authors fucking mocking you for daring to hope that queer subtext might lead to explicit canon queer characters but “nope no representation for you you silly queers it might make cishet people uncomfortable and we value them more”

unordinary-girl:

cuddling is probably one of the most passionate forms of love there is because you just feel so safe and close to the person and it feels like all your worries go away and it’s one of the greatest feelings in the world

wretchedoftheearth:

i am confused both by the sizing and the measurement ratios here
i have weird body proportions yes but I would be an XS here by waist…and a L or XL by hip size (and my bust size is off the charts)…

wretchedoftheearth:

i am confused both by the sizing and the measurement ratios here

i have weird body proportions yes but I would be an XS here by waist…and a L or XL by hip size (and my bust size is off the charts)…

pinkvelourtracksuit:

let’s

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talk

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about

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how

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beautiful 

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dark

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skin

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is 

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knowledgeequalsblackpower:

blackourstory:

bathory-babe:

How many of you have heard Latasha Harlins?
*everyone is silent*

She was killed by Korean store owner Soon Ja Du, which set off the LA Riots. Ice Cube did a song about her called Black Korea, predicting that riot in fact. Some of us know. And no, I didn’t have to look her up. I remember. I read the Final Call.

She was murdered over a damn bottle of orange juice that store owner thought she was going to steal. There were eye witnesses and security camera footage.
The store owner still got no jail time! 
It’s not just an inconvenience to be followed around the store. You can be murdered if the store clerk decides to stand their ground.  If you’ve been followed around a store before, let Harlins tragedy serve as a reminder of why you shouldn’t go back.
Don’t spend money where you are not welcomed!

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

blackourstory:

bathory-babe:

How many of you have heard Latasha Harlins?

*everyone is silent*

She was killed by Korean store owner Soon Ja Du, which set off the LA Riots. Ice Cube did a song about her called Black Korea, predicting that riot in fact. Some of us know. And no, I didn’t have to look her up. I remember. I read the Final Call.

She was murdered over a damn bottle of orange juice that store owner thought she was going to steal. There were eye witnesses and security camera footage.

The store owner still got no jail time! 

It’s not just an inconvenience to be followed around the store. You can be murdered if the store clerk decides to stand their ground.  If you’ve been followed around a store before, let Harlins tragedy serve as a reminder of why you shouldn’t go back.

Don’t spend money where you are not welcomed!

pierced-fattie:

'fat is unhealthy' well k then show me your 'healthy' skinny ass doing it then

pierced-fattie:

'fat is unhealthy' well k then show me your 'healthy' skinny ass doing it then

littlemsmeanie:

lanashiftdelrey:

smashing your pinky toe and trying to act cool like

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So true!!!

diy:

Given Tablets but No Teachers, Ethiopian Children Teach Themselves

With 100 million first-grade-aged children worldwide having no access to schooling, the One Laptop Per Child organization is trying something new in two remote Ethiopian villages—simply dropping off tablet computers with preloaded programs and seeing what happens.

The goal: to see if illiterate kids with no previous exposure to written words can learn how to read all by themselves, by experimenting with the tablet and its preloaded alphabet-training games, e-books, movies, cartoons, paintings, and other programs.

Early observations are encouraging, said Nicholas Negroponte, OLPC’s founder, at MIT Technology Review’s EmTech conference last week.

After several months, the kids in both villages were still heavily engaged in using and recharging the machines, and had been observed reciting the “alphabet song,” and even spelling words. One boy, exposed to literacy games with animal pictures, opened up a paint program and wrote the word “Lion.” (Read more)

Source: Technology Review

Goddammit.

irecyclestuff:

I got commissioned to draw a cute chubby guy, and I realize that I’ve never really drawn larger people before (something I really need to change like asap). Now, I’m trying to look for references but I either run into fat-shamers or people with fat-fetishes (porn). I just want a nice, respectful tutorial. The world we live in is so gross.

Yay! Found a blog that depicts beautiful fat women in art. Now i can surf without dealing with all the negative comments. 

#IAmJada: When Black Survivors Use Social Media to Clap Back 

fuckyeahfeminists:

wagatwe:

#IAmJada, like #YesAllWomen and #SurvivorPrivilege, has worked to give voice to women who have been the victims of sexual assault. What makes #IAmJada different is that it was started by the victim herself and used a direct response to the bullying that she encountered from people online—including from the individuals accused of assaulting her.

Wagatwe Wanjuki, an advocate for survivors of sexual assault and the creator of #SurvivorPrivilege, thinks that social media is a space for victims to reclaim themselves.

“Social media,” she told The Root, “has become a place where people like survivors have found their voices, community with others, and find a sense of empowerment that [they] may not have been able to find offline. I personally was able to use social media to find my voice after a series of disempowering events in my life, and I can tell you that finding spaces where I could speak my truth and get the unwavering support of others was invaluable.”

As for the importance of black women using social media to defend themselves, Wanjuki says, “It’s possible for black women to flip the script on social media; it is often the only place where we may feel that we’re able to do it. We black women are often silenced and ignored, and social media gives space to improve our visibility in a positive way. We can reassert our value and humanity while also having others publicly affirm their solidarity with black women.”

Quoted in The Root about survivors of color using social media to reclaim the narrative around their experiences.

Goddammit.

I got commissioned to draw a cute chubby guy, and I realize that I’ve never really drawn larger people before (something I really need to change like asap). Now, I’m trying to look for references but I either run into fat-shamers or people with fat-fetishes (porn). I just want a nice, respectful tutorial. The world we live in is so gross.

red3blog:

pardonmewhileipanic:

notcuddles:

nesft:

Crow: CROW YES!

It’s actually impossible to measure how many fucks a corvid give because there is no device sensitive enough to register such a tiny amount.

science/animal side of tumblr… explain to me the birb thing

Tail Pulling is a behavior noted in many corvids. The practical application is to create a distraction that will allow the birb to make off with the target’s food. Imagine being in the lunch room and a large fellow has a Twinkie you covet. You can’t just take it from him because he’ll defend his Twinkie. But if you thwap him on the back of his neck and then dash around to snag the Twinkie while he investigates, you stand a decent chance of enjoying spongey goodness. This is basically that in birb form.

Except corvids don’t only do this as a distraction. Sometimes they seem to just being doing it to mess with other animals/birbs. But to use my lunch room analogy, there are times you might thwap someone sneakily on the back of the neck just for amusement. Primates exhibit behavior that appears to be just be annoying other animals for amusement. Given how intelligent crows are, its not unlikely that this is a manifestation of an innate desire to just fuck with someone else for the fun of it. Such as this from the link above:

cosplayingwhileblack:

Character: Numbah 5

Series: Kids Next Door

Photographer Ayanematrix Designs

SUBMISSION

micdotcom:

One statistic sums up why The New York Times suddenly stood up for legal marijuana

 The racial bias of marijuana arrests is one of the New York Times editorial board’s key arguments for repealing prohibition.
The logic is simple. In the 40 years since the current ban was enacted, black and white Americans have used cannabis at comparable rates.
Bad for everyone. Worse for black people.

micdotcom:

One statistic sums up why The New York Times suddenly stood up for legal marijuana

 The racial bias of marijuana arrests is one of the New York Times editorial board’s key arguments for repealing prohibition.

The logic is simple. In the 40 years since the current ban was enacted, black and white Americans have used cannabis at comparable rates.

Bad for everyone. Worse for black people.

 
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