Melissa Jane, 21, femme baby girl.
You'll find me obsessing over things such as feminism, theatre, cats, and television.
the Snow White blog ♡ the pink femme blog ♡ the nsfw blog ♡ my sun and stars
makeup at john galliano s/s 2010
Dream Portraits by Antonio Mora
A series of standard portraits fused with landscape, animal, and abstract photography that represent an in-between phase of consciousness.
I just didn’t want to be a lesbian. I’d never met one for a start, and I just thought they were strange and that they hated men, and they were very serious, and I had these ridiculous images in my head, and there were no out celebrities or politicians or anybody that I could look to and go, ‘Oh, I could be like that.’ There was nobody that I could say, ‘I could date her, and I want to be like her’… I just kind of thought ‘I don’t want to live like this. I don’t have to, I don’t need to,’ I just shut down the emotional life.
Portia de Rossi in a recent interview detailing her struggles to live as a closeted gay actress.
Remind people of this statement the next time someone tries to dust off the old “celebrities coming out is an attention-seeking waste of time because we don’t need their sexuality shoved into our faces” chestnut.
^^for the longest time I thought I couldn’t like girls because I just couldn’t conceive of how it would look, as opposed to how it would feel
I am not a woman. I am an inferno, I am a tempest. I am venom and fangs and claws. I am lightning and starlight, and I am hell in high heels.(via nixsyreni)
I do so swear.
- me when i am mildly inconvenienced: thIS IS THE WORST THING THAT'S EVER HAPPENED TO ME
- me when i am legitimately hurt/distressed: no no it's fine i've had worse
[post specifically about lesbians in media]
"okay but…. what about this….. check it out……… gay cis men."
Cultural Appropriation, Star Wars and the Myths of White Supremacy
“Look, without our stories, without the true nature and reality of who we are as People of Color, nothing about fanboy or fangirl culture would make sense. What I mean by that is: if it wasn’t for race, X-Men doesn’t sense. If it wasn’t for the history of breeding human beings in the New World through chattel slavery, Dune doesn’t make sense. If it wasn’t for the history of colonialism and imperialism, Star Wars doesn’t make sense. If it wasn’t for the extermination of so many Indigenous First Nations, most of what we call science fiction’s contact stories doesn’t make sense. Without us as the secret sauce, none of this works, and it is about time that we understood that we are the Force that holds the Star Wars universe together. We’re the Prime Directive that makes Star Trek possible, yeah. In the Green Lantern Corps, we are the oath. We are all of these things—erased, and yet without us—we are essential.” — Junot DíazEver since I saw this quote I’ve been thinking about my favorite fantasy franchises like Star Wars, and how they function in entirely white worlds while depending on racial tropes and stereotypes in order to build that world. For example, the Jedi Knights very clearly draw from Buddhist philosophies, and yet they are almost all played by white men.Another striking example though is the costuming of Padme, played by Natalie Portman, in the newer SW movies.For example:
This exquisite and elaborate regalia is based directly off off Mongolian royal attire, pictured below:
I mean they weren’t really trying to be subtle about it. They just assumed, as most white people do, that nobody watching Star Wars would care or know enough about Asian cultures to notice.
This exquisite hairstyle is also borrowed from a POC culture, specifically an NDN one.
The above image is titled simply “Hopi Girl” and was taken by a white male photographer named Edward S. Curtis who obviously didn’t care to differentiate his subjects with names. The Hopi nation is based in the Southwestern United States.