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Today I’m wearing heels and I feel so powerful.

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Robert Peace, a 30-year-old African-American, was a Yale University graduate and an almost straight-A student in molecular biophysics and biochemistry. He also dealt marijuana.

Remembering The ‘Short And Tragic Life Of Robert Peace’

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"Image Credit: Carol Rossetti

When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become. 

Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy. 

"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."

Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet. 

"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself."

Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.

One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.

It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.

"I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."

From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.

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sallymurphy:

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this is really really sad….

this is THE most relevant thing to my life right now. I have my mother’s mouth and my father’s eyes.




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anthonyyyy:

vanillafaces:

m-u-l-v-e-y:

iseriouslyloveyou:

twerkforcats:

sallymurphy:

fuck

this is really really sad….

this is THE most relevant thing to my life right now. I have my mother’s mouth and my father’s eyes.

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bigmouthsparesagain:

ohnobutwhy:

This man, Conor Fowler of Baltimore, MD, is a rapist. He raped me and has raped other women I know. He is violent, manipulative, dangerous, and should not be trusted. He is not under any current legal investigation and is still a threat to women in the Baltimore area.

Stay away from him and advise everyone you know to do the same. I suspect he has attacked many women and will continue to do so any time he feels he can get away with it.

It has taken me nearly six years to build up the courage to share this in such a public way and I am doing so in hopes of reaching out to other women he victimized who have not yet had the support or avenues needed to come forward.  I want to do everything in my power to stop him from hurting anyone else, but I can’t do this alone.  Please share via any/all social media platforms and feel free to add commentary.

If you know someone Conor assaulted who wants to talk me, give her my contact information or request it through my ask box if you don’t know me in person.  You are not alone.

Please reblog and spread this.

He has hurt numerous friends of mine and we refuse to let him hurt anyone else.

jennamarbles:

I’m so amazed and proud of @shanedawson , the other night I got to see #notcool the movie that Shane directed, starred in, and causally edited??!? No big deal. I am just so completely floored by his endless number of talents and successes. Congratulations on everything Shane, and thank you so much for being such a wonderful friend. And P.S. I laughed my fucking ass off for real. He went there. All the way there.

jennamarbles:

I’m so amazed and proud of @shanedawson , the other night I got to see #notcool the movie that Shane directed, starred in, and causally edited??!? No big deal. I am just so completely floored by his endless number of talents and successes. Congratulations on everything Shane, and thank you so much for being such a wonderful friend. And P.S. I laughed my fucking ass off for real. He went there. All the way there.

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coconutoil97:

hante:

this is a chihuahua pug mix

*screams from mountain tops*

coconutoil97:

hante:

this is a chihuahua pug mix

*screams from mountain tops*