"Red Lips" by Ekaterina Koroleva
— The Dalai Lama (via katisque)
Comme Des Garçons designer, Rei Kawakubo, is featured in NY Times T Style Magazine Holiday 2013 photographed by Paolo Roversi
Olga Sherer photographed by Tim Walker for Vogue Italia January 2008
You can no longer blame it on bad luck. It’s me. I’m the problem. I’ve had people who were ready to love me, ready to be my plus one, and I ran away from them screaming. In my head, I would rationalize it as them just being bugaboos and me wanting to be an independent woman but let’s be real, I’m just insane. I have intimacy issues. Something happened to me that caused me to go into my shell but I’m not sure what it was. My whole life I’ve been surrounded by an abundance of love from family and friends, so I’m not exactly sure where it went wrong but it did.
“Pole dancing, what a slutty job, I bet they failed at college or something”
Pole dancing is the coolest shit ever along with belly dancing. But for real, look at that last gif holy fuckingwhatthehellSKILLS.
Ugh people are so cool
i legit want to be a pole dancer
Pole dancing is awesome, and now I don’t need to argue with anyone who says otherwise, I’ll just show them this gifset instead.
Why do the classes have to be so expensive?
The concept of pan-European Whiteness is more or less an American ideology that developed after World War II.
I’m not saying that White privilege was non existent in America prior to the Second World War, but Southern & Eastern Europeans were viewed as less White in comparison to their Western European counterparts within America.
There is still an ethnic divide within Europe & it is very evident in politics, border policies, economic policies and the like.
This also does not excuse how Eastern & Southern Europeans treat non-White citizens of their countries, whether they are Jewish, Rromani, Armenians, Tatars, Turks or Arabs.
Americans seem to forget that it was only 60 years ago when tens of millions of Slavs & Greeks were massacred along with the Jewish & Rromani Holocaust victims.
Americans also like to forget that not even 20 years ago, Western European “peace-keepers” idly sat by and participated in the massacre of tens of thousands of Bosnians & Rromani during a war that America had a hand in creating.
Let’s stop acting like there is one factor that puts a single group of people on top & another group of people on the bottom because that is simply not the case. Being an American PoC doesn’t excuse you from perpetuating damaging & false information or engaging in erasure; it is not some free pass to be a bigot & shit on other ethnic groups.
I cannot get over the fact that on this site, I have seen more American PoC than any other PoC shit on Natives, Rromani, Jewish People, Armenians & anyone whose racial make-up doesn’t fit neatly into your Western ideas of race.. and I’m American; Rromani American.
Americans act like because something doesn’t concern them, that they simply shouldn’t give a shit. There is no excuse for not looking into something if you’re to make such broad generalizations in a post. Even though this is the internet, most people don’t fact check what they’re reading & sorry to say this, but America isn’t the only country in the world.
Talk about American racism in the context of America, but stop projecting American racial politics onto the rest of the world because it simply doesn’t work that way.
Believe me, it takes every fiber of my being not to just throw all Europeans into the same giant racist fuck-bucket that is Whiteness, but I actually value historical accuracy & despise erasure regardless of to whom it applies.