[Image description: A woman seated, hands folded in her lap wearing a blue patterned top. She is Latina, fat, has long dark brown hair, awesome thick eyebrows, and is smiling.]

Hello again.  It’s just me Gillian.

Just a note: I wrote the image description of my pic, including the word fat.  I’m fat and I’m (mostly) ok being fat.  I included it in the description because that word describes me.



I have been drawing some pretty tough ladies lately!



[A woman wearing several button up shirts of various colors and patterns]

So did someone say Wear-all-your-tops Tuesday?

These aren’t all my shirts and tops but after the eighth one it was hard to get more on.


Thin privilege is being able to walk into Olympic Stadium in an outfit that makes you feel part of the team, instead of being forced to wear the only outfit that fits because Ralph Lauren won’t make the outfit you want to be wearing in your size.

“Before heading to NY for the P&G announcement, I had a photo shoot. We were supposed to wear white button up shirts. The woman’s shirts that were provided were too small in the back and the shoulders. My only option was wearing a man’s shirt. It was very ill fitting and I was feeling pretty self conscious about it. I hate not being able to wear a majority of woman’s clothing. When I got to NY they had a different man’s shirt for me to wear that was much better looking. I rolled the sleeves up and tried to look as feminine as possible.  My mother was the only mother there who hadn’t a jacket like the other moms because there wasn’t one provided in her size.” - Sarah Robles, Team USA Olympian

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Zero Libertad Comic: Latina, female, supernatural hero by Alana Macías


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I’m not sure if this is allowed, but can we get a signal boost for a graphic novel starring a kick ass Latina superhero?  The pics are cool enough reason to donate to her kickstarter (ends July 28th) and they’re just shy of their goal.

Submission #1176


I’ve just seen the trailer for The Bourne Legacy.

That movie is totally Hawkeye’s origin story.

Submitted by Aeryn

Yay! I’m not the only one thinking this!



dylanspencer submitted:

Hi! I just started a tumblr called the Transgender Couchsurfing Network.  After seeing dozens of posts come across my dash about displaced or homeless trans people needing places to crash, I decided that there had to be a way to organize these posts somehow, and to put those in need in contact with those willing to lend a hand.  If you’re trans and need a place to stay, or if you have a couch or floor or spare bedroom available for someone in need, I urge you to reblog this post, follow the blog, and get the word out.  Everything is still under heavy construction, but the more people that see and hear about this blog, the more people will be able to benefit from it!  I know that there are so many people here on tumblr who are in need of a place to stay for a night or two, and I also know how many amazing, wonderful people would be willing to host someone and help out a trans person in need.  We all know what a huge problem unemployment and homelessness are for trans people (especially TPOC and trans women) — even a place to stay for a night can make the biggest difference!  So PLEASE, even if you can’t offer up your couch, REBLOG AND SIGNAL BOOST.  

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Try being the strongest word. It’s hard to do that when your birth name is on the end of the receipt and your job won’t allow you to put your ‘other’ name (as they put it) on a name tag.

Omg I have never understood that whole name tag thing. Lots of places will let Melissas shorten their name tag to Mel if that’s what they go by or Johnathans to John and Andrews to Andy etc. So why wont they let other people put the names they go by if they aren’t the same as the name on their ID? Its just a fucking name tag its not like someone is asking you if they can put “Princess UglyFuck PenisFace” or something. I hardly think that if I had “Brencis” on a name tag any customers would be offended.

I recently interviewed at a fast food place.  I introduced myself using the shorter version of my birthname.  My chosen name can be shortened in the same way, so it’s less disturbing to hear.  The manager said they don’t use nicknames there and I would be called by my full birthname.  It’s a company policy apparently.  

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The original Statue of Liberty was Black. As pictured it was sent to America from the French as a gift to represent FREEDOM, but of course Amerikkka was not going to have that so they sent it back and the facial structure Europeanized, chains removed from arms, one arm lowered, and a torch placed in the hand of the arm left high. 

The bronze pic is the original face of the Statue of Liberty and picture of her foot, shows were she still has the original chains and shackles on her feet TODAY. 

The Egyptian history of the Statue of Liberty: 

The sculptor of the Statue was a French-born Italian named Auguste Bartholdi. At the age of twenty-nine he visited Egypt and the sublime sculptural legacy of the Black Egyptians left an indelible mark on him. 
According to Graham Hancock and Robert Bauval, authors of Talisman: Sacred Cities, Secret Faith, it was during his visit to Egypt that Bartholdi met Ferdinand de Lesseps who was then planning to construct the Suez Canal to link the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea. Impressed, Bartholdi thought of making “a gigantic statue of a goddess holding a torch.” This statue was to overlook the canal. However, his plans failed to materialize.

The French engineer Alexandre Gustav Eiffel undertook the construction, although Bartholdi was the designer. The authors cite the Readers Companion to American History, which claims that Bartholdi “‘ Combined elements of the Egyptian Pyramids he admired with his mother’s face to serve as a model for the statue, which he finished early in 1884.’” 
In his work Statue of Liberty: First Hundred Years, Bernard Weisberger claims that the giant statue was to be that of the Egyptian goddess Isis. It is a fact that Isis was Black, as was her husband, Osiris. This raises the interesting question:“Was the Statue of Liberty originally conceived to portray a Black woman as some Black historians like Leonard Jeffries (5) have asserted? Indeed, the Cult of Isis was quite strong in France. 
It has been said that,“The people of France gave the statue to the people of the United States over 100 years ago in recognition of the friendship established during the American Revolution.” 
The Statue was the brainchild of the French historian and politician, Edouard de Laboulaye, who was also the Chairman of the French Anti-Slavery Society. The idea was to sculpt a monument in honor of Black soldiers who were instrumental in the defeat of the Confederacy during the Civil War and thereby ensuring the end of slavery. They mooted the idea to the French Government of presenting a statue to the United States on behalf of the French people through the American Abolitionist Society. 
Bartholdi used a Black woman as the model for the original statue, Isis, no doubt. The original model is said to be in France and is black. The American Committee of the Statue of Liberty did not approve of the idea, however, as the issue of slavery was still in favor by the Southern States despite their defeat in the Civil War. When he was first presented with the statue, the U.S. Minister to France claimed that the South might object to the broken shackles. 
Bartholdi completed the statue depicting a Black woman with a broken chain of slavery in her left hand and at her feet in 1870. The 151-foot statue was set up in New York Harbor in 1886. A 21-inch model can be found at the Museum of the City of New York at Fifth Avenue and 103rd Street. It was displayed at the Museum on February 9, 2000. The N.Y. Post also displayed the original dark face of the Statue of Liberty on June 17, 1986. Ultimately, the face of the Statue of Liberty was modeled after Bartholdi’s mother, Charlotte Beysser. The 151-foot statue was set up in New York Harbor in 1886. 
According to Michael Bradley,“The French Cultural Center (5th Avenue and 82nd Street) has a special “Liberty” edition of the magazine France in which the real story is told and some of the models are illustrated. The original concept was not acceptable, even as a gift from France, and the idea was finally modified into a properly Caucasian personification of “Liberty” before the U.S. would accept delivery.

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I live in a sad place where there are no Corgis. So I draw their floptacular spectacular corgisence instead. I hope I can get my very own someday.

Submitted by Claudia

Holy frack. This needs to be wallpapered all over my house. HILARIOUS! AWESOME AMAZING!

oh my goodness