My Silver Crayon

devotedtodiversityinart:

Everybody should watch this video because, it caught JeriorLiz and I by surprise. This is the most beautiful and tear-inducing video I have seen in a long time. The video shows so many women, all women, every woman which makes this video a dedication towards all women. Many people were represented in a way that is hardly found in the mainstream media.

Many people discuss this video by stating it shows “real” women, but I really think it shows everyday women. Women of different physical and mental abilities, skin tones, age, health status, genders and sexual orientation. As the video progressed, it just got better.

Transitionally, throughout the part of the video that got me was the intensity of the emotions and the various different situations that every person was going through. Especially, with the queer representation of all ages.

Both Unknownshadeof and I completely lost it when the video portrayed an elderly woman taking off her bra revealing her mastectomy. This is emotionally heavy because, you don’t get to see women with medical/physical scars or anything close to showing any bodily ‘imperfections’ in the media.

John Legend has always been the romantic crooner who can steal a few hearts, but now he has socially stolen the stage, calling out quietly for a wider representation of the perception of ‘women’.

P.S. BROADEN YOUR PERCEPTION OF WOMEN. -unknownshadeof

(via girlwithalessonplan)

— 1 week ago with 974 notes
humansofnewyork:

"His grandmother and I are raising him. I worry about putting him into the public school system. I was a teacher for many years. I’ve seen so much confidence destroyed by the standardized system. Every human is born with natural curiosity. I’ve never seen a child who wasn’t inspired. But once you force someone to do anything, the inspired person is killed. I dropped out of school myself in 7th grade. So I know. I taught a GED course for years, so I’ve seen the end results over and over. I’ve seen so many kids who have complexes and insecurities because they were forced to do something they weren’t ready to do, and then they were blamed when they weren’t able to do it. What we call ‘education’ today is not organic. You can’t take something as complex as the human mind, compartmentalize it, and regiment its development so strictly."

humansofnewyork:

"His grandmother and I are raising him. I worry about putting him into the public school system. I was a teacher for many years. I’ve seen so much confidence destroyed by the standardized system. Every human is born with natural curiosity. I’ve never seen a child who wasn’t inspired. But once you force someone to do anything, the inspired person is killed. I dropped out of school myself in 7th grade. So I know. I taught a GED course for years, so I’ve seen the end results over and over. I’ve seen so many kids who have complexes and insecurities because they were forced to do something they weren’t ready to do, and then they were blamed when they weren’t able to do it. What we call ‘education’ today is not organic. You can’t take something as complex as the human mind, compartmentalize it, and regiment its development so strictly."

(via adventuresinlearning)

— 1 month ago with 34035 notes

nuditea:

straight women who casually use the word “girlfriend” to refer to their platonic lady friends, i have nothing against you, but you make the world really confusing,

(via thesoundofthesun)

— 1 month ago with 242877 notes

escapekit:

Papers for Characters

Spanish design studio Atipo has created a collection of minimalistic movie posters that are made from paper. 

Awesome. 

(Source: designtaxi.com, via thesoundofthesun)

— 1 month ago with 142205 notes
myidealhome:

gorgeous family kitchen with a luminous window nook (via Pinterest)

myidealhome:

  • gorgeous family kitchen with a luminous window nook (via Pinterest)
— 2 months ago with 2212 notes