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billie is a disabled writer, activist and filmmaker. years of chronic illness and a rare tumor condition have given hir an amazing sense of groundedness, connection and self-advocacy that fuel hir passion to share truth, in all its pain and glory.
Festival of Working Class Culture Proudly Present:

Crip Your World: An Intergalactic 2QT/POC Sick and Disabled Extravaganza 

Friday, May 7
The Palmerston Library Theater
7-9 PM
560 Palmerston Ave., Toronto, M6G 2P7

Unceded and occupied Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation and Three Fires Territories

$10-$20 pay what you can, no one turned away for lack of funds. Childcare onsite, ASL confirmed and an accessalicious setup with wheelchair accessible and fragrance free space- read on for details ;)

Featuring brilliant performance, video and sick, disabled and crazy genius by:

Atellis The Blue-Joce
k. ulanday barrett
Melannie Gayle
Askari Gonzalez
Rosina Kazi
Masti Khor
Eddie Ndopu
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
billie rain
Nik Redman/ DJ Nik Red
Syrus Marcus Ware

and more artists getting confirmed this week- Stay Tuned!


Crip your world! In this amazing performance experience, disabled, sick and crazy queer and/ or 2POC artists will take you on a journey into our bodies’ genius. Get ready to be transformed by our sexy, complicated, live saving, deeply needed stories. Come to experience the sacred, divine and revolutionary nature of disability.


Access information and requests:

In order that folks and performers be able to attend, please come fragrance free. Information about how to do this can be found here: http://www.brownstargirl.org/1/post/2012/03/fragrance-free-femme-of-colour-realness-draft-15.html. At the bare minimum, please do not wear perfume, cologne, essential oils or products scented with them.

ASL interpretation is confirmed and will be offered by Tara Jalali and BL Baker. All videos are captioned.

Doors will open at 6:30pm. Show will begin at 7pm and end at 9pm.

Access info about Palmerston Theatre: 
The closest accessible subway stop is Bathurst, two blocks east of the theatre
The space is wheelchair accessible. Bathrooms are tight for scooter users.

FREE childcare is offered onsite in a dedicated childcare room staffed with volunteers. Please RSVP to brownstargirl@gmail.com with your kids names, ages and access needs if possible to ensure adequate childcare coverage.


Washrooms will be made all genders accessible for the evening.

Co-sponsored by Health and Racism Working Group.


This event is part of the 29th annual Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts, taking place from May 1 - 15, 2014 at various GTA locations. For more details on this year’s program, artists, and festival partners, please visit http://mayworks.ca

Festival of Working Class Culture Proudly Present:

Crip Your World: An Intergalactic 2QT/POC Sick and Disabled Extravaganza

Friday, May 7
The Palmerston Library Theater
7-9 PM
560 Palmerston Ave., Toronto, M6G 2P7

Unceded and occupied Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation and Three Fires Territories

$10-$20 pay what you can, no one turned away for lack of funds. Childcare onsite, ASL confirmed and an accessalicious setup with wheelchair accessible and fragrance free space- read on for details ;)

Featuring brilliant performance, video and sick, disabled and crazy genius by:

Atellis The Blue-Joce
k. ulanday barrett
Melannie Gayle
Askari Gonzalez
Rosina Kazi
Masti Khor
Eddie Ndopu
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
billie rain
Nik Redman/ DJ Nik Red
Syrus Marcus Ware

and more artists getting confirmed this week- Stay Tuned!


Crip your world! In this amazing performance experience, disabled, sick and crazy queer and/ or 2POC artists will take you on a journey into our bodies’ genius. Get ready to be transformed by our sexy, complicated, live saving, deeply needed stories. Come to experience the sacred, divine and revolutionary nature of disability.


Access information and requests:

In order that folks and performers be able to attend, please come fragrance free. Information about how to do this can be found here: http://www.brownstargirl.org/1/post/2012/03/fragrance-free-femme-of-colour-realness-draft-15.html. At the bare minimum, please do not wear perfume, cologne, essential oils or products scented with them.

ASL interpretation is confirmed and will be offered by Tara Jalali and BL Baker. All videos are captioned.

Doors will open at 6:30pm. Show will begin at 7pm and end at 9pm.

Access info about Palmerston Theatre:
The closest accessible subway stop is Bathurst, two blocks east of the theatre
The space is wheelchair accessible. Bathrooms are tight for scooter users.

FREE childcare is offered onsite in a dedicated childcare room staffed with volunteers. Please RSVP to brownstargirl@gmail.com with your kids names, ages and access needs if possible to ensure adequate childcare coverage.


Washrooms will be made all genders accessible for the evening.

Co-sponsored by Health and Racism Working Group.


This event is part of the 29th annual Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts, taking place from May 1 - 15, 2014 at various GTA locations. For more details on this year’s program, artists, and festival partners, please visit http://mayworks.ca

dynamicafrica:

#EarthDay DOCUMENTARY: “Taking Root - The Vision of Wangari Maathai” (film clip).

Taking Root tells the dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human rights, and defend democracy—a movement for which this charismatic woman became an iconic inspiration.

Born in Nyeri, Kenya, in 1940, Maathai went on to study at Mount St. Scholastica College in Atchison, Kansas where she obtained a degree in Biological Sciences in 1964. Maathai furthered her studies at the University of Pittsburgh where she graduated with a Master of Science degree in 1966,  obtained a Ph.D. in 1971 from the University of Nairobi, where she also taught veterinary anatomy. This qualification saw Maathai make her history as she became the first woman in East and Central Africa to earn a doctorate degree. At the University of Nairobi, Maathai became chair of the Department of Veterinary Anatomy and an associate professor in 1976 and 1977 respectively, once again becoming the first woman to occupy those positions in the region.

Wangari Maathai is best known as the founder of the Green Belt Movement, which she founded in 1977, the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, and the author of the book ‘Unbowed’.

The Green Belt Movement is an environmental organization that empowers communities, particularly women, to conserve the environment and improve livelihoods.

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I crocheted a bird

Various Tumblr Artists

—Tuition (Broke College Student Partition Remix)

glitterlion:

Inspired entirely by and lyrics pulled from this post.

Lyrics:

Driver, lower my tuition please.
Driver, lower my tuition please.
I don have enough money for my basic needs.
Working 40+ hours just to pay my rent
Now I don’t even have a single cent
Tuition is high, I gotta pay for books
Oh I’m so broke . I don’t wanna look
I popped open my wallet, no funds to count
My credit declined and my check just bounced
Oh, there daddy, daddy betta bring that TAP
Oh, baby, baby where my FASFA at?
Gon’ take 45 years to pay off all dis debt
And I ain’t even finished college yet
Took all my money… I just want to get a decent credit score, a decent credit score
Took all my money .. I can’t even pay this interest no more, pay this interest no more
This debt gon kill me

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princerogersnelsons:

An unreleased 18 minute and 34 second track by Prince from 1988. i suggest you listen to the whole thing because it’s really fucking glorious. you’re welcome. 

(via fxckyeahprince)

Being a true bad ass has no weight or gender requirement - just 100% commitment to greatness

Dwayne Johnson (The Rock)

as always, what the Rock’s cooking smells great. (via babywipesenthusiast)

(Source: xmaryxmoox, via navigatethestream)

ourafrica:

Art has no bounds. If you control it, it dissipates and is lost, ’cause it wants to be free, it wants to flow and change and grow and reproduce like a living thing. Art lives and gives life. Without it we are just a bunch of wanderers without form, without purpose, without hope. Art is our definition and we cannot but embrace and live it.”

Nigerian artist Segun Aiyesan (b. 1971) is a self-taught artist from Benin City. He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria in 1995. He is a highly prolific international artist who draws inspiration from his lived experiences.

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This is Africa, Our Africa

(Source: ourAfrica, via ourafrica)