I read the tweet, and then I read the username.
oh my god
I see your shifting gaze, that disgusted glance. I know you’re questioning my parenting from across the elementary school assembly.
Let me tell you a little story about the kindergarten student with bright purple hair, my little Raven Marie…
A month before school started she decided to play hair stylist with the craft scissors, and to save what was left I had to opt for a pixie cut. She was absolutely devastated. It was about three hours before she stopped her harsh sobbing and hiccups.
She has thought that the length of a girls hair was what made her “girly”. I know I’ve personally had many hairstyles around her before, including a purple mohawk, which many people criticized as not being “girly” enough. Media, other children, other parents, and society made it worse. She would randomly burst in tears while out in public for the first week of her new style, screaming that she looked like a boy. That everyone would think she’s a boy.
At one point she took off her bow in her hair, threw it at a cashier and screamed, “I DON’T NEED THIS BOW TO TELL YOU THAT I’M NOT A BOY, BECAUSE I’M NOT”
Proudly stomping away in her blue jean overalls, head held high.
Once we edged closer to the first day of school she kept asking questions like, “Do you think the other kids will like me? Do you think they’ll be my friend? Will they think I’m a boy? Will they pick on me because I have boy hair?”
So I went to the grocery store, bought some dye, and spent the whole night transforming my bright blonde little girl into a plum punk rock fairy. I then assured her that if any of the kids didn’t like her, they were just jealous.
As for you, mothers and teachers with the wandering eyes filled with disgust and judgement, I’m in the business of raising a free spirit.
Here’s to you, Raven Marie. I love you.
Look at how fucking adorable that kid is holy fucking shit
You guys, there’s this game called pumpkin online that is currently raising funds via kickstarter. Let me explain to you why this is everything I’ve ever wanted in a video game
- MMO similar to Harvest Moon or Farmville
- Date cute NPCs of EITHER GENDER no matter WHAT GENDER YOU ARE
- Play as a non-binary person !!!!
- Play any race!!!!
- There will even be an island in the world that revolves around spoon theory and features disabled NPCs!!
The kickstarter ends in 12 days and they barely have HALF of their goal. They need all the help we can give them to make this as awesome as possible!!!
So if you have any money, please donate -> https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/749023221/pumpkin-online-a-farming-dating-sim-mmoprg
Or signal boost this so we can make it happen!!
HOW HAVE I NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE
IT’S LIKE THE WHO’S ON FIRST OF SCIENCE JOKES
Launched last month, Wafrica — Africa plus wa for Japan — has unveiled a range of kimono handcrafted in an array of African cotton fabrics that would seem to be a million miles from the subtle silks more commonly associated with traditional Japanese dress. Yet despite the orange comets and flashes of lightning tearing across a moss-green background, and the tribal swirls in colors that recall the sun-drenched African soil, the prints blend seamlessly into the kimono form before they surprise Japanese shoppers with their foreign origin.
The cultural cocktail is the brainchild of Serge Mouangue, a Tokyo-based concept- car designer for Nissan, who joined forces with Kururi, a Tokyo-based kimono- maker, to produce the traditional Japanese attire in 18 African prints sourced in markets from Nigeria to Senegal.
Serge Mouange introduces the WAfrica concept and kimono (Fashion show)
So I picked up a new hobby/craft! Since I have been seeing so many stamp making tutorials I thought to try my hand and it is so fun to come up with designs and drawings to embellish stuff!! I have a few available for sale right now.
My new store on storenvy:
The baby ;_;
if you listen carefully you can hear the sound of me laughing at my own joke….
Art by Rafael Mantesso [instagram]