ladystarstorm:

Cool cosplays from AAC!

I’m the Julius with the blue feather in the first picture! :3

gohomeluhan:

As I’m walking through Target with my little sister, the kid somehow manages to convince me to take a trip down the doll aisle. I know the type - brands that preach diversity through displays of nine different variations of white and maybe a black girl if you’re lucky enough. What I instead found as soon as I turned into the aisle were these two boxes.

The girl on the left is Shola, an Afghani girl from Kabul with war-torn eyes. Her biography on the inside flap tells us that “her country has been at war since before she was born”, and all she has left of her family is her older sister. They’re part of a circus, the one source of light in their lives, and they read the Qur’an. She wears a hijab.

The girl on the right is Nahji, a ten-year-old Indian girl from Assam, where “young girls are forced to work and get married at a very early age”. Nahji is smart, admirable, extremely studious. She teaches her fellow girls to believe in themselves. In the left side of her nose, as tradition mandates, she has a piercing. On her right hand is a henna tattoo.

As a Pakistani girl growing up in post-9/11 America, this is so important to me. The closest thing we had to these back in my day were “customizable” American Girl dolls, who were very strictly white or black. My eyes are green, my hair was black, and my skin is brown, and I couldn’t find my reflection in any of those girls. Yet I settled, just like I settled for the terrorist jokes boys would throw at me, like I settled for the butchered pronunciations of names of mine and my friends’ countries. I settled for a white doll, who at least had my eyes if nothing else, and I named her Rabeea and loved her. But I still couldn’t completely connect to her.

My little sister, who had been the one to push me down the aisle in the first place, stopped to stare with me at the girls. And then the words, “Maybe they can be my American Girls,” slipped out of her mouth. This young girl, barely represented in today’s society, finally found a doll that looks like her, that wears the weird headscarf that her grandma does and still manages to look beautiful.

I turned the dolls’ boxes around and snapped a picture of the back of Nahji’s. There are more that I didn’t see in the store; a Belarusian, an Ethiopian, a Brazilian, a Laotian, a Native American, a Mexican. And more.

These are Hearts 4 Hearts dolls, and while they haven’t yet reached all parts of the world (I think they have yet to come out with an East Asian girl), they need all the support they can get so we can have a beautiful doll for every beautiful young girl, so we can give them what our generation never had.

Please don’t let this die. If you know a young girl, get her one. I know I’m buying Shola and Nahji for my little sister’s next birthday, because she needs a doll with beautiful brown skin like hers, a doll who wears a hijab like our older sister, a doll who wears real henna, not the blue shit white girls get at the beach.

The Hearts 4 Hearts girls are so important. Don’t overlook them. Don’t underestimate them. These can be the future if we let them.

You can read more about the dolls here: http://www.playmatestoys.com/brands/hearts-for-hearts-girls

thepansexualdragon:

laughhard:

I live in a conservative/unfunny town, so this type of thing is almost unheard of

adorablespecialsnowflakes
I fucking love Rita’s. We only have one in pretty much all of New England and it’s not in my state. I lived in Maryland for a really long time and this is pretty much the thing I miss the most. Sassy folks own this chain. They’re great. 

thepansexualdragon:

laughhard:

I live in a conservative/unfunny town, so this type of thing is almost unheard of

adorablespecialsnowflakes

I fucking love Rita’s. We only have one in pretty much all of New England and it’s not in my state. I lived in Maryland for a really long time and this is pretty much the thing I miss the most. Sassy folks own this chain. They’re great. 

deadjosey:

I don’t see it……

deadjosey:

I don’t see it……

manalon:

Day 19 of Villain Month - the Demon Lord Ghirahim

manalon:

Day 19 of Villain Month - the Demon Lord Ghirahim

aquamarinethunderpants:

colewcosplay:

Another Anime convention 2014,

Some more amazing cosplayers on Friday. This is the last of that day. It was a really awesome first day! Go ahead and tag yourselves if you like. You are all so beautiful!! <3

If anyone wants a high rez image feel free to talk to me and I can get you the original file. ^_^

Hey, I’m that Miguel! Tulio is cyntheticlifeform!

republicanhousewife:

andrewjg47:

imaperfectpieceofass:

sexy-uredoinitright:

HAHAHAHAHAHA

these made me laugh so fucking hard. dogs are my fav.

Ugh dog shaming is so dumb but these are also so cute/funny especially the first one

Dog Shaming is a thing?? Regardless these are funny

the-bucky-barnes:

zetsubonna:

the-bucky-barnes:

Most of the intelligence community doesn’t believe he exists. The ones that do call him the Winter Soldier. He’s credited over two dozen assassinations in the last 50 years.

This is the best. This is basically how post-recovery Bucky should read to everyone in my fics: giant fucking goofball trapped in a master assassin’s body.

did you hear that? master. assassin.

the-bucky-barnes:

zetsubonna:

the-bucky-barnes:

Most of the intelligence community doesn’t believe he exists. The ones that do call him the Winter Soldier. He’s credited over two dozen assassinations in the last 50 years.

This is the best. This is basically how post-recovery Bucky should read to everyone in my fics: giant fucking goofball trapped in a master assassin’s body.

did you hear that? master. assassin.

fcobro:

spacetimebeatdown:

dicksantorum-2012:

I wish that I could hug whoever made this.

PRO CHOICE

the last time i reblogged this i got an angry anon. let’s try this again, shall we?

fcobro:

spacetimebeatdown:

dicksantorum-2012:

I wish that I could hug whoever made this.

PRO CHOICE

the last time i reblogged this i got an angry anon. 
let’s try this again, shall we?