asylum-art:

Artwork - Erica Rose Levine

is an American illustrator based in Brooklyn, New York. She was born in NYC, where she attended LaGuardia High School of Music and Art before earning a BFA at the School of Visual Arts. After a short career of teaching art and special education, she left to concentrate on her artwork and take care of her new baby. Erica’s drawings are inspired by women’s use of decoration and beauty as power. She is interested in the way women define themselves with jewelry, hairstyles and accessories and loves all that glitters and grows.

faeryhearts:

Once upon a Springtime…

faeryhearts:

Once upon a Springtime…

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tracksoot:

'Sista Girls' by Bindi Cole

The term ‘Sistagirl’ is used to describe a transgender person in Tiwi Island culture. Traditionally, the term was ‘Yimpininni’.  The very existence of the word provides some indication of the inclusive attitudes historically extended towards Aboriginal sexual minorities. Colonisation not only wiped out many indigenous people, it also had an impact on Aboriginal culture and understanding of sexual and gender expression. As Catholicism took hold and many traditions were lost, this term became a thing of the past. Yimpininni were once held in high regard as the nurturers within the family unit and tribe much like the Faafafine from Samoa. As the usage of the term vanished, tribes’ attitudes toward queer indigenous people began to resemble that of the western world and religious right. Even today many Sistergirls are excluded from their own tribes and suffer at the hands of others.

Within a population of around 2500, there are approximately 50 ‘Sistagirls’ living on the Tiwi Islands. This community contains a complex range of dynamics including a hierarchy (a queen Sistergirl), politics, and a significant history of pride and shame. The Sistagirls are isolated yet thriving, unexplored territory with a beauty, strength and diversity to inspire and challenge.

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supruntu:

Robert Doisneau

supruntu:

Robert Doisneau

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fourrealz:

This wigglegram was made possible thanks to the man that launched a thousand roman candles, Josh Penn (silhouetted above), who donated to the Four Realz Kickstarter Campaign! Thanks Joshy Poo!!!

fourrealz:

This wigglegram was made possible thanks to the man that launched a thousand roman candles, Josh Penn (silhouetted above), who donated to the Four Realz Kickstarter Campaign! Thanks Joshy Poo!!!

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