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You asked for it, you got it! Starting this Monday (4/14/14), Medievalpoc will be featuring Contemporary Art and Artists of color influenced by European Art History. Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Mannerist, Classical, Ancient, Fantasy, Early Modern, you name it, it’ll be here! Everything from oil on canvas to performance art.

Also featured will be topical essays exploring our ideas about anachronisms, cultural exchange and appropriation, the use of particular palettes to invoke associations with historical works, Fantasy and Fan Art, character design, RPGs, Art and Identity, and the policing of self-expression in popular culture.

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Artists featured in this post*: Yin Xin, Leo and Diane Dillon, Terrance Houle, charcoalfeather, Toyin Odutola, Kehinde Wiley, Jamea Richmond-Edwards, hauntedmomsanon, Ikenaga Yasenuri, and S. Ross Browne.

*If you see your art here and would like it removed for any reason, message me and I will remove it ASAP.

It depends on what is being offered as ‘awareness’. There is a very real reason why autistic people do NOT want to be part of the awareness being offered. The fear being stirred up in the media over epidemics, and cures and shit. To ask for unification with this kind of awareness is to ask autistic people to sell themselves short, to align with the popular concept being peddled as awareness is not ok. If the awareness promoted acceptance, well and good! But it doesn’t promote this. It promotes myths and ignorance. It promotes non autistic people speaking for autistic people and telling the world what they feel they should hear. The voices of autistic people are being used in many forms, and it’s about time the world started listening to what WE are saying, rather than what charities and government organisations are saying we want. Parents of autistic children who are not autistic themselves also need to listen to autistic voices here. It’s too important not to.
Linda West (via autisticfandomthings)

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she was special and unique because unlike other girls she read a book and drank a tea and didnt talk about a clothes

young adult authors everywhere 


#she was also hetero and she liked to look at the stars at night

#And she was an old soul who raised herself, also her eyes were deep pools

#And she didn’t wear makeup but it was okay because she had flawless skin anyway

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A photo on Facebook has sparked my opinionated comment. I’m interested to know how others feel about public #breastfeeding

I find that a lot of people who object to public breastfeeding don’t understand how breast supply works. Breasts are not a factory that just magically keeps making milk. Breastmilk is made when nipples are stimulated by sucking. No stimulation, no milk.

Sure, it’s no problem to feed the  baby a bottle in public. But it’s a problem to keep having enough milk if the mommy’s breasts are not used exactly when baby feeds.

Not stimulating breasts means no milk. So, to maintain ideal milk supply, if the mommy has to go out in public, her options are to breastfeed baby in public or to pump while bottle feeding her baby. In public.

I would definitely prefer to breastfeed in public, because then all I have to bring is my baby and his diapers. To maintain my milk supply without breastfeeding in public would mean that I’d have to bring not only my baby and his diapers, but bottles, cooler bag, pump, power source for the pump, and some sort of cover (because obviously, you’re not gonna want to see me pumping in public, are you?)

And that’s assuming that I’m not one of the unlucky mummies whose breasts just do not work with a pump, no matter how hard she tries.

I’d need two strollers! One for my baby and one for my pump (and paraphernalia). I’d rather save the money on all this equipment for my children’s education than your comfort.

Boyfriends don’t die if you don’t make out with him. Breast milk supply will die when you don’t remove your breast milk from your breasts.

Comparing breast feeding in public to making out with your boyfriend in public really doesn’t do much to support your statement that you don’t think breast feeding is disgusting or sexual.

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