a big fan of: Harry Potter, theatre, musical theatre, art, and social justice. If you threw that all together, you'd probably get a less white Into the Woods.

8.19 No longer on vacation! My phone was stolen abroad so I won't be quite as active and I've lost a lot of notes but hopefully I'll be chugging out content shortly. (:

Not quite 18. Not Katy Perry's California Girl. Not quite anything.

I am a communal watering hole. Unqualified and emotionally compromised. I'm not so much a liar anymore.

beardbriarandrose:

Montague Dawson (1895-1973), Wind in the Rigging, oil on canvas

beardbriarandrose:

Montague Dawson (1895-1973), Wind in the Rigging, oil on canvas

soltreis:

"At the same time that I’d lost something, something new had also taken root deep within me as a runner. And most likely this process of one thing exiting while another comes in had produced this unfamiliar runner’s blues."
- Haruki Murakami, from What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

soltreis:

"At the same time that I’d lost something, something new had also taken root deep within me as a runner. And most likely this process of one thing exiting while another comes in had produced this unfamiliar runner’s blues."

- Haruki Murakami, from What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

She is the sweetest lady that ever I looked on.

companions + rainbow (requested by anonymous)

simplypotterheads:

Sprectrespecs were large, colourful spectacles that were given away free in an issue of The Quibbler in 1996. They were described as making their wearer look like a “demented, multicoloured owl.” They make wrackspurts, (invisible creatures that floats through one’s ears causing their brain to go fuzzy), visible to the wizarding eye, according to Luna Lovegood.

From Sense and Sensibility, Emma Thompson became my mentor. I don’t think I even realised it at the time but still now I thank her and we’ve always remained close. Can you imagine how grateful I am to have had that so young? I could have turned into a right little shit, especially after Titanic, if I hadn’t been shown by her on the set of Sensibility the way to behave. Even though my family is solid and would have never allowed me to become that way, I was so lucky that she was there as an example to me." Kate Winslet.

One of the most disturbing scenes in Disney’s “Aladdin” is when Jasmine must pretend to seduce Jaffar in order to distract him. The clothing that the animators chose to put her in, complete with the shackles, are all a white, colonial wet dream. And she’s the only Disney princess who’s had to use her body in this way to distract someone. Then there’s this scene in “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” where Esmeralda is shimmying her hips and breasts and basically ends with a pole-dance sequence: a far cry from the delicate waltzes and pirouettes that Belle and Aurora dance. The simultaneous fascination and revulsion that Whiteness has for WOC bodies are unmistakably evident in Disney’s posturing of Jasmine and Esmeralda.

The Jasmine Diaries Part II: ‘Exotic’ is not a Compliment

(via marfmellow)

A perfect example of “desert flower” fetishization/exotification. Women of color are always shown as “others”, they’re seen as women who have to use their sexuality to save themselves (or worse, as people who are just inherently sexual by their mere existence).

We’re putting these sexualized images of women of color into cartoons meant for children, essentially brainwashing them to grow into adults who fetishize non-white women. Gross.

(via callingoutbigotry)
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