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.
aydol:

prodigalpen:

RIP Mike Brown. His momma said she didn’t want anymore pics of him laying dead on the street so she shared pics of him as she knew him. This is one…

And I swear if it’s the last thing I do on this bloody website we are gunna make sure this doesn’t get forgotten. If we can’t get justice we’ll get change. The event in ferguson show that things have to fucking change

aydol:

prodigalpen:

RIP Mike Brown. His momma said she didn’t want anymore pics of him laying dead on the street so she shared pics of him as she knew him. This is one…

And I swear if it’s the last thing I do on this bloody website we are gunna make sure this doesn’t get forgotten. If we can’t get justice we’ll get change. The event in ferguson show that things have to fucking change
toramorigan:

daksinakke:

funfrom4chan:

So my cat likes unpacking..

thats the happiest fucking cat ive ever seen

Aww yiss.
Mother.
Fucking.
Air Pacs.

toramorigan:

daksinakke:

funfrom4chan:

So my cat likes unpacking..

thats the happiest fucking cat ive ever seen

Aww yiss.

Mother.

Fucking.

Air Pacs.

facebookings:

boshballssohard:

girldwarf:

fieldbears:

britneyjustin:


britsanity:






Witnesses say they asked Britney why she shaved her head and her response was, “I’m tired of plugging things into it. I’m tired of people touching me.”



i can never not reblog this



T-Pain: “That was the most beautiful thing in the world. Do you know why she was shaving her head? Because it was so important to other people. She is like, “Listen. Don’t touch my hair anymore. Stop touching my hair.” People were like, “We’ve got to make your hair before you go outside. You can’t leave.” She went … “Now I don’t have hair. What you going to do?”


The older I get the more her breakdown seems less ‘unbalanced’ and more ‘completely understandable’

I sincerely regret making fun of her and laughing about this. I wish we had all been like, “Wow, it’s disgusting that she’s been pushed to the breaking point. It’s disgusting that people treated her body like public property.”

Shit. This is actually really sad.

the media at the time made her look crazy and as if she’d lost her mind. thats so messed up. 

facebookings:

boshballssohard:

girldwarf:

fieldbears:

britneyjustin:

britsanity:

Witnesses say they asked Britney why she shaved her head and her response was, “I’m tired of plugging things into it. I’m tired of people touching me.”

i can never not reblog this

T-Pain: “That was the most beautiful thing in the world. Do you know why she was shaving her head? Because it was so important to other people. She is like, “Listen. Don’t touch my hair anymore. Stop touching my hair.” People were like, “We’ve got to make your hair before you go outside. You can’t leave.” She went … “Now I don’t have hair. What you going to do?”

The older I get the more her breakdown seems less ‘unbalanced’ and more ‘completely understandable’

I sincerely regret making fun of her and laughing about this. I wish we had all been like, “Wow, it’s disgusting that she’s been pushed to the breaking point. It’s disgusting that people treated her body like public property.”

Shit. This is actually really sad.

the media at the time made her look crazy and as if she’d lost her mind. thats so messed up. 

officialvarrictethras:

if you’re going to cry when you boot up inquisition for the first time, clap your hands

image

anon: you are so attention seeking!!
me: yes, true, correct, accurate, right, absolutely, without a doubt, totally, factual, verifiable, exactly, precise, unerring, error-free, all right, of course, sure, certainly, indeed, right, yep, affirmative, agreed, roger

wocinsolidarity:

lightspeedsound:

Bethann Hardison on racism in the fashion industry.

From About Face: Supermodels then and now

"the word aesthetic is borderline racist at this point"

kebaumann:

acquaintedwithrask:

ramavoite:

toad-hollow:

puffpuffpeace:

smokeweeedgethigh:

greeneyed-l4dy:

popadoseyo:

what did i just watch

dead

Lmao

dying

OMFG

At first I thought it was guys trying to make pattycake sound like a demonic summoning ritual. Fortunately I kept listening.

THIS IS LITERALLY ONE OF MY FAVORITE VIDEOS OF ALL TIME THO I HAVEN’T SEEN THIS IN YEARS OMG

:O

xeduo:

welcome-foolishmortals:

This is going on my tumblr again.

every october

and some of the months in-between

http://clientsfromhell.net/post/97727248986/i-have-told-my-client-several-times-that-we-cant

clientsfromhell:

I have told my client several times that we can’t just Google an image and plug that on our website or printed materials. Yet, she still does.

Finally, we saw some backlash because of it. A large newspaper called us and told our eMedia specialist that if we didn’t take a certain image down,

feministdisney:

I’m not sure if this ones been submitted for the This is what a Disney Princess could look like but I feel like it’s a shame if it hasn’t.
This is Aida from Disney’s broadway play Aida. I know they have considered making it a movie before but they’ve never gone through with it and it’s really a damn shame.
Interested in submitting to the challenge? click here

feministdisney:

I’m not sure if this ones been submitted for the This is what a Disney Princess could look like but I feel like it’s a shame if it hasn’t.

This is Aida from Disney’s broadway play Aida. I know they have considered making it a movie before but they’ve never gone through with it and it’s really a damn shame.

Interested in submitting to the challenge? click here

breelifts:

socialjusticekoolaid:

Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part I)

The St Louis County Council wasn’t as bad as Ferguson’s Council, but still very few answers and virtually no accountability from the folks who unleashed unholy hell on the residents of Ferguson, following Brown’s murder. #staywoke #farfromover

KEEP POSTING I NEED TO KNOW! DONT STOP POSTING ABOUT THIS. IT IS NOT OVER!

That random person you met online and now is a big part of your life

buckybarneswho:

Let’s be honest everyone would rather watch a Black Widow movie than antman

bad-doing:

chin facial tattoos—
educate yourself:

Muun, Daai and Makaan tribeswomen are easily spotted in Mindat and the villages around it. Muun women display a distinctive P-shaped pattern on their cheeks and a Y symbol on their foreheads that mirrors an animist totem carved and planted in their villages. Faithful to their animist traditions, the Muun must celebrate at least one week-long sacrificial ceremony during their lifetimes in order to appease the spirits and secure their place in the afterlife. During that week, they will successively sacrifice a chicken, a goat, a pig, a buffalo and a wild buffalo captured from the wild. They will invite the shaman and fellow villagers to feast on the meat and will collect flat stones from the riverbed to build their own “House of Spirits” at the edge of the village. If this ritual is repeated in the course of any one villager’s lifetime, the observer gains the privilege of building his House of Spirits next to his home.
Though strongly committed to animism, most Muun are simultaneously Christian. One of the more jarring examples of how this mixed religious tradition manifests itself is in the burial practices of the Muun. After the deceased is buried in accordance with Christian tradition, his body will the next day be dug up by friends and cremated, with the bones and ashes laid to rest under the stone stool of his or her House of Spirits. Chin State is perhaps the only place in the world where the cemeteries are empty.
Makaan tribeswomen sport a spotted tattoo pattern forming lines on their forehead and chin while Daai women display a face covered with dots that are mixed with vertical and horizontal lines on the forehead and cheeks.
Ngagah, Daai, Muun, Yin Duu Daai and Uppriu tribes all live in the villages surrounding Kanpetlet.
Yin Duu Daai tattoos consist of vertical lines, including on their eyelids, Uppriu women’s faces are completely covered with dark ink, and Ngagah tattoos are a mix of vertical lines and dots.
Local lore has it that that these tribes first began to ink their faces as a way of disfiguring their beauty and, in doing so, avoid being kidnapped by the Burman king. A second legend states that they were tattooed distinctively to allow for identification with their tribe of origin in the event that they were kidnapped by another tribe. The latter seems more plausible, as the king of Burma made just a single visit to this region, centuries ago. In any case, these women have bravely withstood several hours-long sessions of pain under a citrus thorn used to imbed the ink into their skin.
SOURCE: Irrawaddy

if you want to reblog this woman’s portrait, don’t just leave it. her facial tattoos aren’t just an aesthetic to grace your stupid tumblr, rootless and unattached. they have a history, a purpose, an entire people with hundreds (if not thousands) of years of tradition behind it. we’re not some kind of historical artifact, some quaint reference image, sitting in your flickr account backlog for your next tribal-inspired henna piece. these women are still alive, still practice this, are still struggling to practice this in the face of a government determined to wipe them clean off the map.
i hate that anytime i look through tumblr for pictures of a burmese woman, all i find are padaung women’s neck rings, thanaka and the occasional chin woman with tribal tattoos. and sometimes i’ll find that stupid shepard fairey portrait of aung san suu kyi (fuck you shepard fairey).
also, i have to say, i feel really uneasy with the fact that the tags on this post were just “burmese face tattoo, burmese, burma, tattoo, beauty” because (1) chin tribal people are on the burman government’s shit list and are essentially a stateless people and (2) really? i’m just still mad that you didn’t do any research about who this woman was and why she looks like this. and truthfully, of the 5-6 people who reblogged this before me, of the 5-6 other people who liked this post before me, how many of them knew what they were looking at really?
like, seriously, not-your-asian-fantasy?? yes, i’m calling this probably now-defunct (nah, you reblogged this like last month) blog out. you just reblogged this without any context. tell me that’s not aiding and abetting exotification. i expected more.
i know, what a waste of time to be so upset about this. it’ll pass. but on the off-chance someone’s reading this. do yourself, do me a favor, read a bit more.

bad-doing:

chin facial tattoos—

educate yourself:

Muun, Daai and Makaan tribeswomen are easily spotted in Mindat and the villages around it. Muun women display a distinctive P-shaped pattern on their cheeks and a Y symbol on their foreheads that mirrors an animist totem carved and planted in their villages. Faithful to their animist traditions, the Muun must celebrate at least one week-long sacrificial ceremony during their lifetimes in order to appease the spirits and secure their place in the afterlife. During that week, they will successively sacrifice a chicken, a goat, a pig, a buffalo and a wild buffalo captured from the wild. They will invite the shaman and fellow villagers to feast on the meat and will collect flat stones from the riverbed to build their own “House of Spirits” at the edge of the village. If this ritual is repeated in the course of any one villager’s lifetime, the observer gains the privilege of building his House of Spirits next to his home.

Though strongly committed to animism, most Muun are simultaneously Christian. One of the more jarring examples of how this mixed religious tradition manifests itself is in the burial practices of the Muun. After the deceased is buried in accordance with Christian tradition, his body will the next day be dug up by friends and cremated, with the bones and ashes laid to rest under the stone stool of his or her House of Spirits. Chin State is perhaps the only place in the world where the cemeteries are empty.

Makaan tribeswomen sport a spotted tattoo pattern forming lines on their forehead and chin while Daai women display a face covered with dots that are mixed with vertical and horizontal lines on the forehead and cheeks.

Ngagah, Daai, Muun, Yin Duu Daai and Uppriu tribes all live in the villages surrounding Kanpetlet.

Yin Duu Daai tattoos consist of vertical lines, including on their eyelids, Uppriu women’s faces are completely covered with dark ink, and Ngagah tattoos are a mix of vertical lines and dots.

Local lore has it that that these tribes first began to ink their faces as a way of disfiguring their beauty and, in doing so, avoid being kidnapped by the Burman king. A second legend states that they were tattooed distinctively to allow for identification with their tribe of origin in the event that they were kidnapped by another tribe. The latter seems more plausible, as the king of Burma made just a single visit to this region, centuries ago. In any case, these women have bravely withstood several hours-long sessions of pain under a citrus thorn used to imbed the ink into their skin.

SOURCE: Irrawaddy

if you want to reblog this woman’s portrait, don’t just leave it. her facial tattoos aren’t just an aesthetic to grace your stupid tumblr, rootless and unattached. they have a history, a purpose, an entire people with hundreds (if not thousands) of years of tradition behind it. we’re not some kind of historical artifact, some quaint reference image, sitting in your flickr account backlog for your next tribal-inspired henna piece. these women are still alive, still practice this, are still struggling to practice this in the face of a government determined to wipe them clean off the map.

i hate that anytime i look through tumblr for pictures of a burmese woman, all i find are padaung women’s neck rings, thanaka and the occasional chin woman with tribal tattoos. and sometimes i’ll find that stupid shepard fairey portrait of aung san suu kyi (fuck you shepard fairey).

also, i have to say, i feel really uneasy with the fact that the tags on this post were just “burmese face tattoo, burmese, burma, tattoo, beauty” because (1) chin tribal people are on the burman government’s shit list and are essentially a stateless people and (2) really? i’m just still mad that you didn’t do any research about who this woman was and why she looks like this. and truthfully, of the 5-6 people who reblogged this before me, of the 5-6 other people who liked this post before me, how many of them knew what they were looking at really?

like, seriously, not-your-asian-fantasy?? yes, i’m calling this probably now-defunct (nah, you reblogged this like last month) blog out. you just reblogged this without any context. tell me that’s not aiding and abetting exotification. i expected more.

i know, what a waste of time to be so upset about this. it’ll pass. but on the off-chance someone’s reading this. do yourself, do me a favor, read a bit more.

person: wow you drink so much water, you're so healthy!!
me: i cry so much i gotta stay hydrated
 
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