I am not Mike Brown. I am white. I am middle class. I am female. I am small. I am not considered a threat. When police see me they see someone who looks like them. They see their mothers, their daughters, their sisters, themselves. I am not at risk of being shot by police for existing while black. I am not at risk of being shot while unarmed. I am not at risk of being shot while armed with nothing more than a BB gun. I am not at risk of being shot for reaching for my wallet. I am privileged.
But I am outraged. And if you aren’t outraged, then you aren’t paying attention. This is America in 2014. This is our reality. It’s so easy to get jaded and to ignore these atrocities, to act like this doesn’t affect us. It’s so easy to get apathetic. In the past it was the youth who protested. Where is the rage of the youth? Where is our rage?
Like I said, I am not Mike Brown. But I am outraged.
Anonymous said: Please write a piece about the vagina, I'm sure that would be amazing
Thank you, but I think enough white women have made vagina-related art. I don’t feel the need to contribute. Plus, I don’t trust myself not to somehow link vaginas with womanhood in a poem, and I don’t want to do that
interestingly enough, Clementine von Radics, vaginas ARE linked to womanhood.
Let me clarify: I did not want to write a poem in which vaginas are intrinsically linked to womanhood. Your relationship with your body and how it relates to your gender is totally valid, but vaginas and womanhood are not necessarily linked.
That being said, a lot of the responses to this post are transphobic and rude, and y’all need to cut that shit out
This honestly made me tear up. Imagining how great he must have felt that his planned worked and choosing that risk paid off.
I also feel like him and the model have such good chemistry, they’re always so kind and loving to one another.
Holy shit what did he do?? That’s rad as hell!
Since the runway was going to have simulated rain, he wanted to make the outfit become colorful because of it rather than deflect it. He sewed dye into the seams and once the rain hit it the dye ran! Very simple but super effective. He was one of the two winners of that challenge.
Absolutely brilliant. Holy shit.
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