Hi, I'm Morgan. Freshmen in college.
I love education, feminism, my boyfriend, my dogs. Androgyny. And ELEPHANTS. And a thousand other things. I also love to learn and to better myself. I'm on a mission guys, I'm gonna change the world...

 

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Malcolm Venville. The Women of Casa X.

The British photographer Malcolm Venville has made a searing photographic record of a deranged reality. Complementing Venville’s photographs is a series of astonishingly candid interviews with the women of Casa X by the well-known Mexican writer Amanda de la Rosa. These are the portraits and testimonies of thirty-five survivors of the monster of the City, with much to say about life in a slum in Latin America: about the Mexico that horrifies, about sex, poverty, love, and the darkest side of human nature.

One night in Mexico City, Carmen Muñoz, sex worker, was roaming the streets looking for customers. Unexpectedly, she found two colleagues, both over sixty years old, sleeping on the street, covered by newspapers. After almost forty years of giving service to butchers, porters, refuse collectors and criminals, they were now long forgotten by their families and society. Carmen was confronted with what would be her own fate, like most women of her profession. Striving for dignity for all of them, she organised her colleagues and led a group that resolved to find a home where they could spend their last days in safety and warmth.

In 2006, after twelve years of work, and with the support of Mexican intellectuals and artists, the government gave them a seventeenth-century mansion, where Carmen founded Casa Xochiquetzal - Casa X. Around sixty women, all over fifty years old, receive shelter, food, and medical and psychological care. This is not just a retirement home - most of the women who live there still walk the streets. But Casa X is the only refuge for prostitutes in Latin America.

Casa X is located in the heart of the notorious district of Tepito. Although only eight blocks from the historic centre of Mexico City, Tepito is a micro-universe, where life is lived in a unique fashion. For nearly 500 years it has been a place of impunity, crime, smuggling, violence and prostitution. The neighbourhood did not submit to the Aztec Empire, or to the Spanish conquistadors, or to the current authorities. Tepito has an identity that goes beyond its boundaries. It has its own social organisation, myths, heroes, slang, and even its own local deity, La Santa Muerte (Holy Death). The women of Casa X are stuck at the bottom of the ladder of this world, and keeping the memories of it in their bodies.

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Bodies!!!!

this is amazingly beautiful.

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We need this seed money first to guarantee that the conference can happen: this means first and foremost accessibility (booking affordable and accessible spaces, hiring interpreters, accessible shuttle service, travel and registration scholarships to ensure that everyone including rural, working-class, trans*, Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, Hard-of-Hearing Signing femmes, femmes with disabilities, and femmes of color can attend!).
But to make this a reality we need lots of people to pitch in: please donate to support a truly transformative FemmeCon this year!

femmeconference:

*PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST*

Why are we fundraising? To support femmes across race, class, gender, ability & region finding space at FemmeCon 2014. If you have the means, please consider donating!  

femmeconference:

HELP MAKE FEMMECON 2014 HAPPEN!

The Femme Conference is coming! After careful planning and deliberation, the steering committee is proud to announce that we will be heading to ATLANTA (October 24-26) for the 2014 Conference. Now we need your help to get the ball rolling! Donate now to help femmeifest Femme Con 2014!

We need this seed money first to guarantee that the conference can happen: this means first and foremost accessibility (booking affordable and accessible spaces, hiring interpreters, accessible shuttle service, travel and registration scholarships to ensure that everyone including rural, working-class, trans*, Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, Hard-of-Hearing Signing femmes, femmes with disabilities, and femmes of color can attend!).

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jpkitty:

In college, we don’t say “I love you”, we say “I have 5 essays, two finals, and 3 group projects due in the next 8 days” which translates to “I would like to be crushed by a train” and I think that’s pretty cool.

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pleatedjeans:

So, this half black/white kid got a tattoo of the Oreo barcode on his wrist


Why does it matter matter that this guy is mixed race!? You could of just written, “This kid”. Like his fucking skin colour matters! Cunt.

His bi-racial ethnicity is probably the point of the Oreo tattoo joke, cunt.

Dead.

imagine this kid working as a cashier, and this one customer is pissing them off, so they just casually swipe their tattoo under the scanner, after every item, and later the customer is just like, I DONT REMEMBER BUYING FIFTY CASES OF OREOS. (via)

whenever someone asks me what tumblr is, i will show them this post

paxamdayum:

theladypipsqueak:

hipstaa-pleazz:

heavyxhand:

xviolenceagainstviolencex:

peanuhbutta:

pleatedjeans:

So, this half black/white kid got a tattoo of the Oreo barcode on his wrist

Why does it matter matter that this guy is mixed race!? You could of just written, “This kid”. Like his fucking skin colour matters! Cunt.

His bi-racial ethnicity is probably the point of the Oreo tattoo joke, cunt.

Dead.

imagine this kid working as a cashierand this one customer is pissing them offso they just casually swipe their tattoo under the scannerafter every itemand later the customer is just likeI DONT REMEMBER BUYING FIFTY CASES OF OREOS. (via)

whenever someone asks me what tumblr is, i will show them this post

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ilovett:

the worst type of procrastination is the one where you’re totally insistent that you’re going to be productive, so you spend hours on tumblr, but refuse to catch up on tv shows or anything because “i’m going to work in like a second”

Story of my fucking life