lion(ess)

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.
taces:

"across cultures, darker people suffer most. why?"
Andre 3000 at Lollapalooza, August 2, 2014

taces:

"across cultures, darker people suffer most. why?"

Andre 3000 at Lollapalooza,
August 2, 2014

What if Hamas and Islamic Jihad dug tunnels beneath the entirety of the Gaza Strip—they clearly did not, but let us assume they did for the sake of argument. According to Israel’s logic, all of Gaza’s 1.8 million Palestinians are therefore human shields for being born Palestinian in Gaza. The solution is to destroy the 360-kilometer square strip of land and to expect a watching world to accept this catastrophic loss as incidental. This is possible only by framing and accepting the dehumanization of Palestinian life. Despite the absurdity of this proposal, it is precisely what Israeli society is urging its military leadership to do. Israel cannot bomb Palestinians into submission, and it certainly cannot bomb them into peace.

junkiefm:

Bruise Violet by Babes In Toyland LIVE at Reading Festival

(via ciggy)

‎later that night
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
and whispered
where does it hurt?

it answered
everywhere
everywhere
everywhere.

—Warsan Shire (via ethiopienne)

(Source: petrichour, via loveyourchaos)

asylum-art-2:

“Monstrous Days” New Painting Series by Jason Limon

Since January, Texas based artist Jason Limon has been hard at work on a new character driven narrative, “Monstrous Days”.  When we last caught up with him, it was before his 2013 solo “Foretell”, focused on strange, hybrid characters in nightmarish imagery.  His work always has a cinematic quality like an apocalyptic 1950s monster film that was never made.  Classic movie monsters are traditionally an antagonistic force to be reckoned with who demand empathy from the viewer.  Limon mixes these references with the inspiration he finds in equally perplexing nature.  The result is child-like monsters who are follies of mankind’s pollution and ignorance. Through humor, Limon is exploring themes of life, death, and the unknown.

(via asylum-art)

these are the rules for my birthday vacation. I love rules!

these are the rules for my birthday vacation. I love rules!

I love my bobby kitty so so so much

I love my bobby kitty so so so much

REASONS NOT TO KILL YOURSELF by Mari Collings

"Because you deserve the peace that will come after this battle is won, and it will be won, but only minute by minute .. we must learn to let go of the unconquerable,

Because we can all come together in later years to laugh in their faces; because we will be able to show them that even though they had all the power and strength and ruthless cunning, even though we were only helpless, innocent, dependent children, we will have beaten them at the game they so smugly thought they had mastered”

reasons not to kill yourself, for ritual abuse survivors.

my people. my precious people who I love and who I want so badly to survive and live and to never be laughed at again.

nomorethumbs:

Peggy Oki, Queen of the Z-Boys.
The only female to grace the Zephyr skate team.

(via laylawknee)

imaginetheending:

Okay, ladies and gents! The Illegal Kickstarter is up. I am the artist and the wonderful princelesscomic (Jeremy Whitley) is the writer! Please back it and spread the word. Every rebog and dollar counts. Thanks everybody!https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/787527503/illegal-by-jeremy-whitley-and-heather-nunnelly"Illegal" follows the story if Gianna Delrey, an undocumented immigrant living in the shadows of an enormous city. All citizens received a microchip that tracks their movements and stores the history of their lives. Anybody without a chip is an illegal. They can’t be tracked, but if they’re caught, they wind up in the deportation camps - where the wait to be deported has become so long that most people die just trying to survive.

imaginetheending:

Okay, ladies and gents! The Illegal Kickstarter is up. I am the artist and the wonderful princelesscomic (Jeremy Whitley) is the writer!

Please back it and spread the word. Every rebog and dollar counts. Thanks everybody!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/787527503/illegal-by-jeremy-whitley-and-heather-nunnelly

"Illegal" follows the story if Gianna Delrey, an undocumented immigrant living in the shadows of an enormous city. All citizens received a microchip that tracks their movements and stores the history of their lives. Anybody without a chip is an illegal. They can’t be tracked, but if they’re caught, they wind up in the deportation camps - where the wait to be deported has become so long that most people die just trying to survive.

(via mooncalfe)

pagansofcolor:

Hello!

I recently have written and produced a web series about five witches who mysteriously get powers, become witches and have to cope with each other and the forces that lie amongst them. I debuted my web series promo episode and wanted to link at least the trailer in hopes you’ll check it out!

if you like, please share with the community!

All the best!

thatonesuheirhammad:

exploding time

 

fuzzy haired terrified girl is running

viscera in grain mind racing

rubber shoe rhinestone bow

clip of hair blasted feet

 

ribbons smoking surround her

absorbing all consequence triggered 

behind her cemented future

generations in shopping bags

sold out pawns crossing rivers

 

of themselves a course off all heads

sadness shouldered over cast lead sky and sea

who does violence turn into

her heart is crater analysis

a body of proof disregarded

 

balance of a world off axis

beauty molting steel

a girl a flame consuming 

don’t tell her it’s not her fault

don’t speak of worth of value

 

don’t mention wrong and rights

she can’t hear you and you

always look away she can’t 

afford picking up less of herself 

each time maze set up to lose what’s left

 

she gathers clippings plants shrapnel

scraps of sense floral fragile damaged

wild eyed terrified girl is running

searching for living room

ringing bells for ghosts to follow

 

                                                    suheir hammad

thatonesuheirhammad:

exploding time

 

fuzzy haired terrified girl is running

viscera in grain mind racing

rubber shoe rhinestone bow

clip of hair blasted feet

 

ribbons smoking surround her

absorbing all consequence triggered

behind her cemented future

generations in shopping bags

sold out pawns crossing rivers

 

of themselves a course off all heads

sadness shouldered over cast lead sky and sea

who does violence turn into

her heart is crater analysis

a body of proof disregarded

 

balance of a world off axis

beauty molting steel

a girl a flame consuming

don’t tell her it’s not her fault

don’t speak of worth of value

 

don’t mention wrong and rights

she can’t hear you and you

always look away she can’t

afford picking up less of herself

each time maze set up to lose what’s left

 

she gathers clippings plants shrapnel

scraps of sense floral fragile damaged

wild eyed terrified girl is running

searching for living room

ringing bells for ghosts to follow

 

                                                    suheir hammad