hollyisaheadcase:

omniastudios:

omniastudios:

It’s that time again! Here’s the scoop: • follow us➡ omniastudios. Must be a follower to be eligible. • REBLOG this post, do not delete original text. • NO giveaway only blogs and only reblog ONCE PER DAY. • Winner receives one sterling silver Celestial Lunar Oracle ring in their size, valued at $270 USD. • Giveaway ends October 13th, 2014. Winner will be chosen at random using random.org and announced on October 14th. • Must be 18 years old or have parent/guardian permission to enter. • This giveaway is not affiliated with or sponsored by Tumblr.

Good luck, lovelies! <3

We are also running this giveaway on our instagram, so you can have two chances to win! <3 Good luck!

Oh my god. So gorgeous. 

bobbycaputo:

10 Essential African-American Photographers

Thomas Allen Harris’ documentary Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People will be playing at New York’s Film Forum through September 9. “The film is a cornucopia of Americana that reveals deeply disturbing truths about the history of race relations while expressing joyous, life-affirming sentiments about the ability of [African-American] artists and amateurs alike to assert their identity through the photographic lens,” Film Forum writes. “What the film strives to say is, when everything around me is telling me I am not worth anything, I can present myself and have a likeness of myself and my talents that shows I have values,” Harris told the New York Times

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omniastudios:

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Oh my god. So gorgeous. 

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chomei:

My father recently lost his job, we lost our house and now on top of this he has been diagnosed with cancer of the lymph nodes. 

He is a professional machinist and has been working as one for over 30 years, only to then have his work stolen from him by his own mother and sister.  We’ve been scraping by since then and now that he lost his job we have absolutely nothing to live off of.

He is such a strong person and until yesterday I have never once seen him cry.  We’re absolutely devastated - he has cancer and we have no way to help him.  

He has always refused to take money from other people and he has spent his life helping people in need, and now we are the ones who need help.

My mother’s best friend has made a gofundme to try and help us pay our bills (we currently have no income whatsoever) and get him the treatment he so desperately needs.  

If you can’t donate then (please, please, please) signal boost this.  I’ll also share with him any supportive asks I receive regarding this..

I love my father so much and I am so afraid to lose him right now.

GOFUNDME

I am so sorry.
I am so close to my father too.
This breaks my heart.
Please followers, help this family if you can.

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I’d like to be really slim and strong.

But my body type dictates that gaining strength also means gaining muscle bulk.

And I’m becoming okay with that.

Because being strong and fit for me feels better physically than being really petite and thin ever did.

Anonymous said: When are you going to start selling your prints again? I had my eye on a few and I finally have some money to spare...

Hi anon! Thanks so much. :)
I have my store open again right now.
I havent changed prices of what’s up because I don’t like the idea of that.
When I get around to putting new work up, it will be with my new pricing system.
If you have a print in mind that’s not there, go ahead and email me at hollyemilyrios@gmail.com.
There’s a few that I have taken down temporarily.

But seriously, again, thank you so much for your support.
That means a lot to me!

Anonymous said: in regards to your post about “Everything is so bad and so far gone, there’s nothing anyone can do”...why don't you try taking your own advice and lighten the hell up. the majority of your posts are you complaining about something. life is hard for EVERYONE. why don't you try changing your own attitude before you tell other people to change theirs.

Are you talking about the ones where I reblog important information about social justice? Or feminism? Or art?
Or my personal posts about how I am struggling to get an education and keep food in my belly or how uncomfortable I feel to get hit on in a rude way or how much shitty people really get under my skin?

Because you see the reason that I post all of the social justice issues I do, is because I realize that everyone has it fucking hard. And groups of marginalized individuals have it even harder than the average difficulties.
And the reason that I bitch about all my personal struggles on MY blog is because it keeps me from putting my shit onto other people in my day to day life.

In my real life, not on the internet, I actually only complain and bitch and moan to people who are willing to listen.
And when I cause a disturbance, it’s because I am addressing things that I find to be morally and ethically destructive not just for myself, but also things that are problematic on a larger scale.
I wake up everyday and find ways to keep my boat afloat.
I wake up everyday and find ways to make my partner smile.
Everyday, I try to do things that make other people’s lives just a tiny bit less shitty.
Whether that be simply reminding then that everything will get better or helping people problem solve or even just asking how someone’s day is going.

I’m by no means an awesome person: I’m not much of a “joiner,” I don’t do a whole lot of community service, sometimes (probably more than I realize) I make people uncomfortable.
But my point is that I try.
And venting to 700 (mostly) anonymous people is a tool to get through my day.
And talking about social justice issues and trying to better my understanding and spread awareness is the only tool I feel that I have to combat all these issues that are so much larger than myself, that create so much struggle for so many people.

Send me links to excellent chocolate cakes and teach me how to decorate them really well cuz it’s almost my friends birthday and I want to make her a wonderful cake. 

This attitude of “Everything is so bad and so far gone, there’s nothing anyone can do” really makes me fucking mad.
Try goddammit.
Fucking try.
If everyone would just try, we could change the world.
Even if it’s prolonging our inevitable demise, at least try to make the world better.