1. "If you blame Native American communities for their poverty, remember that the entire continent was stolen from them.

    If you blame Black American communities for their relative poverty, remember that Black Americans were stolen from a continent, trafficked, and enslaved for nearly 300 years.

    Tell me again about how your family ‘started from nothing’ when they immigrated. Didn’t they start from whiteness? Seems like a pretty good start.

    The American Dream required dual genocides, but tell me again about fairness and equal opportunity. Tell me about democracy, modeled after the Iroquois Confederacy. Tell me your proud heritage, and I will show you the violence that made it so."
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    Kim Katrin Crosby (via xuron)

    Keynote Speaker for LGBTQ History Month at Dartmouth, on September 30, 2013, where quote is from.

    Important. Especially the phrase “dual genocides.” Because clearly using Black bodies as tools to rebuild stolen and settled land from Native people who are dehumanized and killed via genocide as rationalized by the State makes the relationship between dehumanized stolen bodies without structural power on stolen land a different one from White bodies with structural power occupying land that is not theirs.

    (via gradientlair)

    (Source: biggreenmicroaggressions, via femmeviolet)

     
  2. beautifulbizzzzarreart:

    Simply stunning - love this piece by Serge Marshennikov

    In Repose 2013,19x18’

     
  3. reneenault:

    This Friday’s mermaid!

    This Antler Coral Mermaid is a companion piece to the Pink and Pearls Mermaid from a couple weeks ago.

    You can get prints of all my Friday mermaids in my Etsy shop or my web shop. You can also get mermaid phone cases, tote bags, and other stuff on Society6!

    See all the weekly mermaids so far here.

     
  4. reneenault:

    This Friday’s mermaid!

    You can get prints of all my Friday mermaids in my Etsy shop or my web shop. You can also get mermaid phone cases, tote bags, and other stuff on Society6!

    See all the weekly mermaids so far here.

     
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  10. beautifulbizzzzarreart:

    An incredible new body of work by surrealist painter
    Alexandra Manukyan Art (whom was featured in the December issue of beautiful.bizarre magazine) is currently showing at COREY HELFORD GALLERY.

    Alexandra’s solo exhibition ‘Beautiful Disaster’ runs from March 15 – April 12, 2014 and is an intriguing mix of her traditional dark enigmatic style with a lighter “white” series that captures the light, yet still connects with our darkest hidden desires.

    Take a sneak peek at the works on show and read more about Alexandra’s White series here http://beautifulbizarre.net/2014/03/18/alexandra-manukyans-beautiful-disaster-corey-helford-gallery/