idiosyncratic

wandering through the web

NYC: STWTS at Made in NY Media Center, August 7th

stoptellingwomentosmile:

NYC: Thursday, August 7th, will be the opening reception for an exhibition of STWTS work at Made in NY Media Center in the Dumbo neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. 

Photographs of Fazlalizadeh’s wheat paste illustrations installed around the world will be on display at the Media Center, along with an original chalk illustration. Visitors are encouraged to participate in the series and respond to the work via social media using #STWTSmile. The feed from the hashtag will be displayed during the show. 

Science fiction through lens of racial inclusiveness.

samueldelany:

enerations of science fiction writers have envisioned futures marked by space travel, robots, and galactic empires. While the most familiar futures imagined in literature have been produced by white authors, there has long been an unacknowledged tradition of SF written by people of color.

The…

kingtexas:

This was more than a celebration of my return around the sun… more than a celebration of my one year of being a self made man.. this was about community and bringing together amazing artists who inspire me every day.  Some have just entered my life and others have been in my life for a very long time.  Some folks weren’t caught because they had left earlier.  Thank you for coming by and celebrating LIFE. This is going to continue to be a beautiful ride.  So much love. 

Top: Toyin Odutola / Steph Watts (L-R): Kim Drew and Jennifer Packer Bottom: Stas Mehschel and Randy B. (L-R): Ryann Holmes and Nelson (Norvis Jr.

(Source: kingtexas.net)

truebloodmashups:

Black Girl in Paris (2013)

I feel like no one on tumblr has seen this charming little short, and more people really need to.

Just watched, it’s on HBO now

newyorker:

On the newly redesigned newyorker.com, our entire archive—dating back to 2007—will be available, for free, through the fall. Take a look. We hope you enjoy it.
Read more about the changes, in a note from our editors: http://nyr.kr/1rDjmZ0
Illustration by Barry Blitt.

newyorker:

On the newly redesigned newyorker.com, our entire archive—dating back to 2007—will be available, for free, through the fall. Take a look. We hope you enjoy it.

Read more about the changes, in a note from our editors: http://nyr.kr/1rDjmZ0

Illustration by Barry Blitt.

everydayafrica:

A model getting his make-up done at Fashion Week in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. July 19, 2014. Photo by Jana Ašenbrennerová @asenbrennerova #drc #drcongo #kinshasa #kinshasafashionweek #asenbrennerova (at Kinshasa - République Démocratique du Congo)

everydayafrica:

A model getting his make-up done at Fashion Week in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. July 19, 2014. Photo by Jana Ašenbrennerová @asenbrennerova #drc #drcongo #kinshasa #kinshasafashionweek #asenbrennerova (at Kinshasa - République Démocratique du Congo)

instagram:

Inspiring Change and an End to Child Marriage with @stephsinclairpix

To learn more about the stories behind the pictures, follow @stephsinclairpix and @tooyoungtowed on Instagram. To see how you can get involved, visit the Girl Summit website.

“She looked at me with tears in her eyes and spoke quietly, ‘In my whole life, I have never felt love.’ I continued to hear similar stories as I traveled, researching and photographing child marriage in countries like Nepal, Ethiopia, India and Yemen, Tanzania, South Sudan and even Europe and the US,” says photographer Stephanie Sinclair (@stephsinclairpix), who has spent more than a decade documenting the abuse of women and girls around the world.

Stephanie’s long-term photography project, Too Young To Wed (@tooyoungtowed), joins the UK’s Department for International Development and UNICEF at the first Girl Summit in London.

"I wanted to make sure that we got these images and stories in front of diplomats and policy makers who could enforce laws and support programs to provide more protection for these girls," she says. "I was sure if the rest of the world understood their lives as I had come to, real change wouldn’t be far behind."