mariocarrion:

la espera.

San Juan, Puerto Rico. 2014.

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Black in latin america screen caps.

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tickyherb:

Updates from my kin Nadia Huggins on her website.

On her latest…Circa No Future

Circa no future explores fearlessness and the present moment. Since moving back to St Vincent in 2013, I’d wanted to work with boys on the island, to find ways to document their positive experiences through images. I was fascinated by the interaction between these teenage boys, away from adult supervision. There is a sense of camaraderie when they swim out and explore the sea together.

I started recognizing myself in these boys, jumping off boats, and the two rock islands off the beach I grew up on. I spent a lot of my adolescence jumping off of these islands too, so I felt an instant connection to their experience. I was particularly interested in documenting the form of their bodies underwater, and again when they are climbing back up onto the rock. In these moments, they are less aware of the camera. 

I believe there has been a lack of positive representation of the black male body in the Caribbean sea. I wanted to create a body of work to play a part in shifting this dynamic. These are all teenage boys who spend their weekends bonding with one another at the beach, fishing and just enjoying their youth. I felt it important to capture these free, fearless, companionable moments in these boys’ lives.

How to find your passion and inner awesomeness - Eugene Hennie

Music for the Guyanas 

Le Tourbillon de la Vie - Vanessa Paradis & Jeanne Moreau

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ELLIOT RODGER: MORE THAN A MADMAN (par lacigreen)

I remember living the same situation of stalking and harassment for months/years when I first went to college and people telling me how “normal” it was because I’m supposedly pretty. People don’t realise how fucked up that is. I used to constantly fear that things wouldn’t escalate.. This is IN NO WAY flattering for a woman!

wetheurban:

ART: Faig Ahmed’s Mind-Blowing Embroidered Art 

Faig Ahmed explores composition of a traditional Azerbaijanian carpet by disjointing its structure and placing its elements into open space.

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yagazieemezi:

Neffy: An Untold Tale by Melissa Blake

Neffy Okonkwo isn’t living the dream. Being a Nigerian immigrant living in the illusive city of Nottingham has lost its charm; aspirations of creating a better life for her are bittersweet, instead she begrudgingly caters to the drunk and disorderly as a washroom attendant at the local nightclub. After a particularly dismal shift, her path crosses with the pragmatic Allie Pearson (17) the daughter of her irritable neighbour, after a couple of encounters; they chip away their social dispositions and expose their crippling secrets. (keep reading)

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