Photo 1 Oct 11,930 notes uppityfatty:

This is a life-size pre-cast clay sculpture of a naked fat woman. The model is Julie Srika. The sculptor is Ramon Sierra. I think it’s beautiful and important. Breathtaking, even. Two days ago I shared it on Facebook, with the permission of both the model and the artist. Many people responded to it as I did. Facebook then deleted the thread and removed the photo from the model’s account, citing it as being in violation of their “community standards.” Appeals to Facebook have yet to be answered.
I think this is a disturbing anti-art stance, particularly vexing, considering Facebook allows far more sexually suggestive photos and sanctions pages designed to promote bigotry and bullying. Yet an amazing piece of art depicting a fat woman in proud non-sexual repose must go.
So while this is not the traditional fare for Uppity Fatty, I’m posting it here so more people can see it without the small-minded interference of Facebook’s double-standards.
~ Substantia Jones

uppityfatty:

This is a life-size pre-cast clay sculpture of a naked fat woman. The model is Julie Srika. The sculptor is Ramon Sierra. I think it’s beautiful and important. Breathtaking, even. Two days ago I shared it on Facebook, with the permission of both the model and the artist. Many people responded to it as I did. Facebook then deleted the thread and removed the photo from the model’s account, citing it as being in violation of their “community standards.” Appeals to Facebook have yet to be answered.

I think this is a disturbing anti-art stance, particularly vexing, considering Facebook allows far more sexually suggestive photos and sanctions pages designed to promote bigotry and bullying. Yet an amazing piece of art depicting a fat woman in proud non-sexual repose must go.

So while this is not the traditional fare for Uppity Fatty, I’m posting it here so more people can see it without the small-minded interference of Facebook’s double-standards.

~ Substantia Jones

Photo 1 Oct 16 notes
Photo 1 Oct 10 notes tessladapanda:

Beautiful aurora and clouds over Iceland.
Cr:  Stéphane Vetter

tessladapanda:

Beautiful aurora and clouds over Iceland.

Cr: Stéphane Vetter

Photo 1 Oct 17,735 notes siddharthasmama:

this is a war-cry from 60 years ago that is still being shouted today.

siddharthasmama:

this is a war-cry from 60 years ago that is still being shouted today.

(Source: Anarcho-Communist Solidarity Alliance)

Photo 1 Oct 373 notes afrofuturistaffair:

This year, The AfroFuturist Affair Annual Charity & Costume Ball has expanded space-time from one evening to a month-long celebration of Afrofuturism.  In addition to the 4th Annual Costume Ball on Saturday, November 8 2014, we will have events throughout November, including workshops, dance party, readings, book club, film screenings, art exhibit, and more. We are seeking self-identified AfroFuturists to perform or display their Black sci-fi, spec-fic, and Afrofuturistic themed work at the Ball. We are also seeking submissions for workshops and presentations.
We need: Authors, Poets, Inventors, Vocalists, Rappers, Visual artists, Performance artists, Filmmakers, Dancers, Designers, Musicians, Magicians, Producers, Metaphysicians, other creatives/creators

Deadline to submit: Sunday, October 5 2014
This month we will explore the theme of Black Holographic Memory, the collective unconscious memory of Black folk through all permutations of space-time. Like a hologram, each individual contains the whole of the collective memory - we must simply learn how to access it.  We appreciate afrofuturistic and speculative works that incorporate this theme or hints at ways to access the memory hologram (however you interpret it). 
To share your ideas, talents, and proposed performances for inclusion in this year’s celebrations, please email afrofuturistaffair@gmail.com by October 5, 2014 with the below info, and “Charity Ball” in the subject line.
Name or Organization:
Contact info (email/phone):
Title of proposed performance/display/workshop:
Brief description of proposed performance/display/workshop:

If available, attach at least one image or video URL illustrating what you do. It can be a past example or a sketch of the proposed idea.
Website (if available):

If you are interested in sponsoring, vending, or volunteering, please submit an email to afrofuturistaffair@gmail.com. We are able to offer promotion and advertisement space to all sponsors. Vendors will be charged a low registration fee.

Photos of Past Charity Balls:
The AfroFuturist Affair Charity & Costume Ball
The Museum of Time
Dark Phase Space

afrofuturistaffair:

This year, The AfroFuturist Affair Annual Charity & Costume Ball has expanded space-time from one evening to a month-long celebration of Afrofuturism.  In addition to the 4th Annual Costume Ball on Saturday, November 8 2014, we will have events throughout November, including workshops, dance party, readings, book club, film screenings, art exhibit, and more. We are seeking self-identified AfroFuturists to perform or display their Black sci-fi, spec-fic, and Afrofuturistic themed work at the Ball. We are also seeking submissions for workshops and presentations.

We need: Authors, Poets, Inventors, Vocalists, Rappers, Visual artists, Performance artists, Filmmakers, Dancers, Designers, Musicians, Magicians, Producers, Metaphysicians, other creatives/creators

Deadline to submit: Sunday, October 5 2014

This month we will explore the theme of Black Holographic Memory, the collective unconscious memory of Black folk through all permutations of space-time. Like a hologram, each individual contains the whole of the collective memory - we must simply learn how to access it.  We appreciate afrofuturistic and speculative works that incorporate this theme or hints at ways to access the memory hologram (however you interpret it).

To share your ideas, talents, and proposed performances for inclusion in this year’s celebrations, please email afrofuturistaffair@gmail.com by October 5, 2014 with the below info, and “Charity Ball” in the subject line.

Name or Organization:

Contact info (email/phone):

Title of proposed performance/display/workshop:

Brief description of proposed performance/display/workshop:

If available, attach at least one image or video URL illustrating what you do. It can be a past example or a sketch of the proposed idea.

Website (if available):

If you are interested in sponsoring, vending, or volunteering, please submit an email to afrofuturistaffair@gmail.com. We are able to offer promotion and advertisement space to all sponsors. Vendors will be charged a low registration fee.

Photos of Past Charity Balls:

The AfroFuturist Affair Charity & Costume Ball

The Museum of Time

Dark Phase Space

Photo 1 Oct 520 notes ashakagivens:

On this day of independence for #Nigeria and also 170 days since these children were abducted from school, why does the sad but true question of their whereabouts still exist! !!!! !!!!! #BringBackOurGirls #wcw #wce

ashakagivens:

On this day of independence for #Nigeria and also 170 days since these children were abducted from school, why does the sad but true question of their whereabouts still exist! !!!! !!!!! #BringBackOurGirls #wcw #wce

Video 1 Oct 8,464 notes

sucymemebabaran:

kinkyturtle:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Police again force protesters to keep moving or face arrest. 

Vine"We have been very lenient." - officer

September 27th

do not take your eyes off ferguson

they don’t even turn the body cams on anyways sigh

via afrodiza.
Photo 1 Oct 13,332 notes
via ecstatic.
Photo 1 Oct 96,778 notes ladyfabulous:

fleetwytchmac:

decadentlullaby:

When women used to be depressed or were not “taking care of their men” properly their husbands could send them to the psych ward for attitude adjustments. This was part of conditioning them to always wear a smile. They believed that if a woman saw herself smiling that it would become natural practice and that she would be “cured”. This often went along with shock therapies.

CREEPY.

This gives a whole new level of creepiness to when random men tell you to smile.

ladyfabulous:

fleetwytchmac:

decadentlullaby:

When women used to be depressed or were not “taking care of their men” properly their husbands could send them to the psych ward for attitude adjustments. This was part of conditioning them to always wear a smile. They believed that if a woman saw herself smiling that it would become natural practice and that she would be “cured”. This often went along with shock therapies.

CREEPY.

This gives a whole new level of creepiness to when random men tell you to smile.

via afrodiza.
Text 1 Oct 16 notes

aztecpharaoh13gawd:

Segregation is in almost anything it all branches out from different directions.

intelligence and ignorace is what this world is in balance with.

the more you know the more you change the more you leave people behind

via ecstatic.
Photo 1 Oct 520 notes ashakagivens:

On this day of independence for #Nigeria and also 170 days since these children were abducted from school, why does the sad but true question of their whereabouts still exist! !!!! !!!!! #BringBackOurGirls #wcw #wce

ashakagivens:

On this day of independence for #Nigeria and also 170 days since these children were abducted from school, why does the sad but true question of their whereabouts still exist! !!!! !!!!! #BringBackOurGirls #wcw #wce

Video 1 Oct 8,464 notes

sucymemebabaran:

kinkyturtle:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Police again force protesters to keep moving or face arrest. 

Vine"We have been very lenient." - officer

September 27th

do not take your eyes off ferguson

they don’t even turn the body cams on anyways sigh

via afrodiza.
Photo 1 Oct 13,332 notes
via ecstatic.
Photo 1 Oct 96,778 notes ladyfabulous:

fleetwytchmac:

decadentlullaby:

When women used to be depressed or were not “taking care of their men” properly their husbands could send them to the psych ward for attitude adjustments. This was part of conditioning them to always wear a smile. They believed that if a woman saw herself smiling that it would become natural practice and that she would be “cured”. This often went along with shock therapies.

CREEPY.

This gives a whole new level of creepiness to when random men tell you to smile.

ladyfabulous:

fleetwytchmac:

decadentlullaby:

When women used to be depressed or were not “taking care of their men” properly their husbands could send them to the psych ward for attitude adjustments. This was part of conditioning them to always wear a smile. They believed that if a woman saw herself smiling that it would become natural practice and that she would be “cured”. This often went along with shock therapies.

CREEPY.

This gives a whole new level of creepiness to when random men tell you to smile.

via afrodiza.
Text 1 Oct 16 notes

aztecpharaoh13gawd:

Segregation is in almost anything it all branches out from different directions.

intelligence and ignorace is what this world is in balance with.

the more you know the more you change the more you leave people behind

via ecstatic.

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