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you can call me rachel. 20. nyu sophomore.
current location: nyc.
posted 20 hours agovia©












"Image Credit: Carol Rossetti

When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become. 

Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy. 

"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."

Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet. 

"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself."

Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.

One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.

It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.

"I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."

From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.


This is heavenly

posted 3 weeks agovia©
posted 3 weeks agovia©


she wears short skirts, I wear t-shirts

she’s cheer captain and I respect her right to wear whatever she wants and participate in traditionally ‘feminine’ activities because I understand that life is not about condemning another woman’s personal choices just because she doesn’t ‘deserve’ the boy i have a crush on

posted 3 months agovia©
Tagged #god bless #q
Zoe Saldana in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
posted 3 months agovia©

So I just finished rewatching season one of game of thrones with my sister, and it’s her first time ever watching the show. I’ve been catching a lot I missed the first time around, but more importantly, my sister is having all the correct opinions and I’m so proud

posted 6 months agovia©





"The Evolution of Miley Cyrus"

I wrote this huge piano medley/cover of Miley Cyrus songs from Best of Both Worlds to Adore You and I worked really hard on it so I hope you guys like it!

This doesn’t count. Some of those songs were written by Hannah Montana

I’m not sure how to break this to you…

This is so hot to me :O
posted 9 months agovia©

Chris talking about Kurt and Blaine [AfterElton]

AE: Let’s talk about Klaine for a minute. As of the last episode, they are at least talking now. Do you think in the long run that absence makes the heart grow fonder for them?
CC: I think so, and I think it’s good for them just to have their own lives rather than be halves of one character. I think at least as an audience member I kind of want to watch them go and do their own thing, and then if they come back together in the end sure, great. But I think they should probably live their own lives rather than sharing a life. I think that’ll do them some good. But what will your readers think? I can never really get a good feel for it.
AE: People are really passionate about them, and they get really stuck on them together, but I think it will be good for them.
CC: And that’s what I’ve always said in interviews. I’ve always been ‘oh, it would be great if they had a problem’ because as an actor it’s not fun to say ‘I love you’ in every scene. But then people got really mad at me, and I’m like ‘why are you mad at me?’ That’s like saying you’re mad at me because I wish it was cloudy today. It’s part of life.
AE: I don’t know what’s coming down the line, but I would actually like to see Kurt fall for somebody who’s maybe just as good for him as Blaine is.
CC: Yeah. Right.
AE: So it’s not a good guy/bad guy kind of thing but just to see what he would do. It would be a good conflict.
CC: Right. Exactly. One thing is you don’t want kids to...at least maybe I’m just really independent in this sense, but I hate it when kids throw their lives away for another kid. Because they think ‘oh I’m not going to go to college, I’m going to stay here and live with my boyfriend.’ No. Go to college. Do not throw your life away because you have a boyfriend now that you won’t have in six months.
posted 1 year agovia©


Jada Pinkett-Smith is aware of the critics that frown up their noses at the way she raises her daughter, Willow. Willow cuts, dyes and styles her hair as she pleases, a fact that bothers many who feel girls shouldn’t have that much control over their appearance at such a young age.

Jada decided to address the criticism in a Facebook post:

“A letter to a friend…This subject is old but I have never answered it in its entirety. And even with this post it will remain incomplete. The question why I would LET Willow cut her hair. First the LET must be challenged. This is a world where women, girls are constantly reminded that they don’t belong to themselves; that their bodies are not their own, nor their power or self determination. I made a promise to endow my little girl with the power to always know that her body, spirit and her mind are HER domain. Willow cut her hair because her beauty, her value, her worth is not measured by the length of her hair. It’s also a statement that claims that even little girls have the RIGHT to own themselves and should not be a slave to even their mother’s deepest insecurities, hopes and desires. Even little girls should not be a slave to the preconceived ideas of what a culture believes a little girl should be.”

posted 1 year agovia©