I should probably put something here huh?

I'm a twenty-something college student. A young single mother to a precocious school-aged child. I go to school in Philadelphia and live in the area.

My interests include:
My Daughter,
Anthropology,
Photography,
Fatshion,
Natural Hair,
Feminine Empowerment,
Politics,
Crafts,
Interior Design,
Travel,
Cooking,
Comics,
Science Fiction,
Literature,
EROTICA

OKCupid used to be my preferred method of procrastination. I have a boyfriend now so I'm looking for a new way to waste time ... little did I know that tumblr was waiting here for me all along.
*UPDATE* I broke up with that dude. Single!!!

If you want to know what I look like, my tagged/me is below ... it says "page" for some reason. I don't know how to fix it.
Background Illustrations provided by: http://edison.rutgers.edu/
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starshinejaha:

an ongoing book meme: protagonists (2/??)

Oree Shoth, The Broken Kingdoms

Like the cry of the southeastern weeper-bird. Have you heard it? It seems to sob as it calls, oree, gasp, oree, gasp. Most Maroneh girls are named for such sorrowful things. It could be worse; the boys are named for vengeance. Depressing, isn’t it? That sort of thing is why I left.
Then again, I have never forgotten my mother’s words: it’s all right to need help. All of us have things we can’t do alone.

That was a misconception derived from the initial racist assumption by publishers and retailers that “black people don’t read”; to people who swallowed that baloney, it must have seemed as though millions of black readers suddenly sprang fully-formed from E. Lynn Harris’ forehead in 1995. By My hero, N. K. Jemisin- See more at: http://nkjemisin.com/2010/05/dont-put-my-book-in-the-african-american-section/#sthash.uFZnscFr.dpuf

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medievalpoc:

leeandlow submitted to medievalpoc:




The Diversity Gap in the highest grossing science fiction and fantasy films. Sad, right? You can see the full study here.

I highly recommend reading the entire article.
from the infographic:
Among the top 100 domestic grossing films:• only 8% of films star a protagonist of color• of the 8 protagonists of color, all are men; 6 are played by Will Smith and 1 is a cartoon character (Aladdin)• 0% of protagonists are women of color• 0% of protagonists are LGBTQ• 1% of protagonists are people with a disability

medievalpoc:

leeandlow submitted to medievalpoc:

The Diversity Gap in the highest grossing science fiction and fantasy films. Sad, right? You can see the full study here.

I highly recommend reading the entire article.

from the infographic:

Among the top 100 domestic grossing films:

• only 8% of films star a protagonist of color
• of the 8 protagonists of color, all are men; 6 are played by Will Smith and 1 is a cartoon character (Aladdin)
• 0% of protagonists are women of color
• 0% of protagonists are LGBTQ
• 1% of protagonists are people with a disability

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yagazieemezi:

African Teenagers Take Their Own Photos To Capture A Different View Of Their Home 

A photography student from the U.K. decided to gather up cameras, head to a high school in the Gambia, and teach a photo workshop that invited each student to capture images at home and in their neighborhoods. 

"The students know the landscape, environment, people, and hidden secrets of their culture more than an outsider, and photograph it without prejudice or any judgment."

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