artbymegs:

I feel like this should be pretty self-explanatory. I’m drawing these for a zine at my college (and they have a tumblr! lips-appstate.tumblr.com!), but submissions are due today, so they’re a bit more rushed than I would have liked.

I tried to be inclusive and not-shitty. Hopefully I succeeded at that. There are more of these I’d like to draw, but like I said, time limitations :P

Been thinking a lot lately about strength and vulnerability, about the gray areas that exist amidst both of these concepts. I guess you can’t really assess anyone’s strength from the outside looking in. It’s impossible, right? The person who goes around saying “I’m over it!” but sits alone at home crying and self-destructing over their broken heart… Is this person strong? I know many think they are strong. What about the person who tells the one they love how they deserve to be treated, the person who loves unconditionally, and tries and tries and tries to explain what it is they need, and eventually realizes this person is a lost cause? Is this person strong? Is the vulnerability they have expressed in their love and in their friendships a sign of strength?

I’m done waiting up for you. I’m done crying and wondering if I’m crazy or if you are really emotionally abusive. I’m done feeling neglected, feeling like I’m in a race with a bottle of whiskey and a pitcher of beer. I’m done competing with your habits and your selfish idiosyncrasies, which I once thought were so endearing. (What was I thinking?) I’m done with all of it.


I guess I just wanted to remind myself never to marry him, or anyone who would treat me this way, for that matter.

meisterj:

Remember when Disney was all like ‘fuck how races work and homogeneous casts and couples’?

Black and white couple produce fillipino-american child. White dude is the valet. White step mother, one white step sister, one black step sister. Just a jumble, and it ought to happen again.

Some facts from imdb:

First multi-racial cast performing Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.

Whitney Houston was producing Rodger and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” and was to star in it until she decided that Brandy Norwood would make a better Cinderella. Brandy would not do it unless her idol Whitney took the Fairy Godmother role.

Brandy Norwood became the first African-American to play Cinderella. This version broke viewer-ship records when it debuted, and it holds the record for the bestselling video for a made for TV movie.

So fuck any noise where people say audiences don’t want to see a mixed race couple, or more people of color. This was a success from television. I still remember Brandy singing Impossible. 

That ought to happen again. Mixed race live action cast where the relationships don’t made genetic or racial sense.