Jhoira Artificer

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Terry Farrell (Jadzia Dax) in her wedding dress - 1997 in DS 9 episode “You Are Cordially Invited “  and 2014 (last weekend at con in Las Vegas)

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/You_Are_Cordially_Invited_%28episode%29

When you are 13 years old,
the heat will be turned up too high
and the stars will not be in your favor.
You will hide behind a bookcase
with your family and everything left behind.
You will pour an ocean into a diary.
When they find you, you will be nothing
but a spark above a burning bush,
still, tell them
Despite everything, I really believe people are good at heart.

When you are 14,
a voice will call you to greatness.
When the doubters call you crazy, do not listen.
They don’t know the sound
of their own God’s whisper. Use your armor,
use your sword, use your two good hands.
Do not let their doubting
drown out the sound of your own heartbeat.
You are the Maid of Untamed Patriotism.
Born to lead armies into victory and unite a nation
like a broken heart.

When you are 15, you will be punished
for learning too proudly. A man
will climb onto your school bus and insist
your sisters name you enemy.
When you do not hide,
he will point his gun at your temple
and fire three times. Three years later,
in an ocean of words, with no apologies,
you will stand before the leaders of the world
and tell them your country is burning.

When you are 16 years old,
you will invent science fiction.
The story of a man named Frankenstein
and his creation. Soon after you will learn
that little girls with big ideas are more terrifying
than monsters, but don’t worry.
You will be remembered long after
they have put down their torches.

When you are 17 years old,
you will strike out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig
one right after the other.
Men will be afraid of the lightening
in your fingertips. A few days later
you will be fired from the major leagues
because “Girls are too delicate to play baseball”

You will turn 18 with a baby on your back
leading Lewis and Clark
across North America.

You will turn 18 
and become queen of the Nile.

You will turn 18 
and bring justice to journalism.

You are now 18, standing on the precipice,
trembling before your own greatness.

This is your call to leap.

There will always being those
who say you are too young and delicate
to make anything happen for yourself.
They don’t see the part of you that smolders.
Don’t let their doubting drown out the sound
of your own heartbeat.

You are the first drop of a hurricane.
Your bravery builds beyond you. You are needed
by all the little girls still living in secret,
writing oceans made of monsters and
throwing like lightening.

You don’t need to grow up to find greatness.
You are stronger than the world has ever believed you to be.
The world laid out before you to set on fire.
All you have to do
is burn.

bluandorange:

black trans man batman because I couldn’t stop thinking about it

bluandorange:

black trans man batman because I couldn’t stop thinking about it

blink of an eye; everything’s changed

can you explain why "straight passing privilege" isnt a thing? bc i thought that it was but i'm ready for you to explain to me why i'm wrong. here's what i thought: two straight people can be in a relationship and safely go out in public without being harassed, whereas two gay people cannot, so the straight people have privilege. if a bisexual man is in a relationship with a woman, he can safely go out in public, but if he's with a man, he cannot, so he sometimes has privilege.
Anonymous

bi-privilege:

okay here we go.

first, as an anon just pointed out, that idea of straight passing privilege is inherently cissexist. it assumes society can accurately gauge the genders of people in a relationship, which is just not true.

second, straight passing privilege implies that bisexuals in m/f relationships are as safe as heterosexuals in m/f relationships, which is patently untrue. take for example the fact that about 60% of bi women experience intimate partner abuse, and 90% of them report only being abused by their male partners. i’m doing some quick math here, but that makes bi women about 4 or 5 times more likely to be abused by their male significant others—boyfriends, husbands, whatever—than straight women. the privilege dynamics for bisexuals in m/f relationships are completely different from those of straight people in m/f relationships.

third, the idea of straight passing privilege when discussed primarily or exclusively in how it affects bisexuals and other multisexuals pretty much ignores how heteronormativity works. people don’t just assume someone is straight when they’re in a m/f relationship. regardless of your sexual orientation, the vast majority of people are going to assume you’re straight all the time unless you are doing something specifically coded as being romantic or sexual with someone of the same gender (or someone who is assumed to be the same gender) at that exact moment. still in the closet? straight. went out to grab dinner with someone of a different gender than you? straight. hanging out with your friends? straight. stepped out of the house to get milk? straight.

this goes even further for bi and lesbian women—if you are doing something romantic/sexual with another woman and there is literally any way society can construe it as being either (a) a sign of your deep platonic affection for one another or (b) an exhibition for the male gaze, you’re still assumed to be straight. like i could go to a party right now and have a hard core make out session with my best female friend (who is also bisexual, btw), and people who didn’t know us would probably still assume we were straight. dat heteronormativity. the point of this being that if straight passing privilege were a thing, it would apply to gay and lesbian people too. the only reason we only ever talk about straight passing privilege in terms of bisexuals is biphobia, plain and simple.

fourth, privilege is itself not as simple as ‘can you go out in public without being harassed’. if that were the case, we would be talking about how straight cis girls who prefer to dress in ways perceived to be masculine don’t have privilege because people are more likely to assume they’re lesbians. which is, like, what? it makes no sense. privilege, and likewise oppression, manifest themselves in many ways beyond outright harassment. it’s why bisexuals, regardless of their relationship status and whether or not they’re out, are more likely to experience anxiety, depression, suicidality, poverty, drug and alcohol abuse, etc. than are straight people. being in a m/f relationship doesn’t suddenly make us comfortable to talk about our sexual orientation (in fact, it often makes us more  uncomfortable), or suddenly see our sexuality represented in mainstream pop culture. if you check out any straight privilege checklist, i think you’ll find that the vast majority of things listed do not apply to bisexuals even if they are currently in a m/f relationship. that’s just how it is.

so in conclusion, straight passing privilege is based on the idea that bisexuals in m/f relationships are ‘basically straight’ and it doesn’t work like that at all.

Best explanation I’ve seen yet for why “straight-passing privilege” is rubbish.

Great mistakes in English medieval architecture

mostlysignssomeportents:

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The great cathedrals and palaces of medieval England were designed by people who made it up as they went along, and often discovered midway through a multigenerational project that they’d run out of space for an arch, or designed a building that couldn’t hold up its own ceiling.

Read more…

HEY CAROL CORPS! (Also people who care about diversity in comics and geek culture/fandom)

junecovington:

tehnakki:

junecovington:

tehnakki:

magnetgirl:

Who’s going to Geek Girl Con this year?

If I don’t do NYCC I’ll probably fly out and do this one. But won’t know till October 1st ish

/coughs unsubtly there is a Correct Choice here

hahaha, i see how it is missy! you move cross country and suddenly I’m supposed to go to the con next to u!

precisely see i knew you were a fast learner

I’m going to GGC! Wouldn’t miss it for anything. We (okay, I actually mean “someone better at organization than me”) should organize a meet-up.

medievalpoc:

il-tenore-regina:

vivelareine:

—Marie Antoinette (2006)

 Just so everyone is clear, the handsome Black man tutoring Marie Antoinette is Joseph Boulogne, classical musician extraordinaire whose work influenced Mozart’s. This has been your Western music history tidbit of the day. Adieu! 

*just leaves this here*

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Chevalier Joseph Boulogne de Saint-Georges

The historical fencing salle here in Seattle is named after the Chevalier. Salle Saint-George for your historical fencing needs!

Plus, it’s run by my friends, who are lovely people!

tereshkova2001:

shinykari:

I swear to god the next time I read a Steve/Bucky fic I read that completely dismisses or ignores Steve’s feelings for Peggy (AND HER OBVIOUS FEELINGS FOR HIM OH MY FUCKING GOD) in order for Steve & Bucky’s love to be their ONE TWU WUV I am going to scream

It’s even worse when the writer is generally really good about shit like this. Come on, man, I expected more from you.

WORD. I will go down with Bisexual Steve Rogers forever. … That didn’t sound right.

I will die on the hill of Bisexual Steve Rogers?

… nope, no better.

The point is, he’s bisexual and I will show you the film clips to prove it.

dontbearuiner:

raygorartshit:

Bisexual Frustration: Everyone is Hot and I’m Really Bad at Handling It - my autobiography

GPOY.

STORY OF MY LIFE.

dontbearuiner:

raygorartshit:

Bisexual Frustration: Everyone is Hot and I’m Really Bad at Handling It - my autobiography

GPOY.

STORY OF MY LIFE.