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equimby:

kawahineaihonua:

KUMU HINA (Dean Hammer and Joe Wilson, 2014)

At a time when gender non-conforming people are marginalized and mistreated the world over, Kumu Hina presents an intimate portrait of a proud and confident mahu (transgender) teacher who is passing on ancient Hawai’ian culture and traditions to her students as she searches for love and a fulfilling romantic relationship in her own life.

Over the course of a momentous year, Hina inspires a tomboyish young girl to claim her place as leader of a boys’ hula troupe, culminating in a rousing year-end performance at their inner city public charter school, and takes a chance at happiness when she marries an unpredictable young man from Tonga who finds it difficult to adjust to life in modern Honolulu.

As the trials and tribulations of Hina’s journey unfold, her Hawaiian roots and values give her the strength and wisdom to persevere, offering viewers a rare glimpse of island life that tourists rarely see and an understanding of the true meaning of aloha — unconditional love and respect for all.

this is so. fucking. important.

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africaisdonesuffering:

Ifeoma Anyaeji 

Ifeoma Anyaeji is an artist from Nigeria that uses a unique technique of upcycling plastic bags to create artistic works. Her work has been featured in exhibitions in the United States and Nigeria. She currently serves as assistant lecture at the University of Benin. Rise Africa had the opportunity to sit down with Ifeoma. Here’s what she had to say…

(via torogozando)

stoptellingwomentosmile:

Hi, LA. I’ll be there next week to produce and install Stop Telling Women to Smile. Along with the artwork, there will be a number of events and meetups for people to be involved. This list will be more detailed over the next few days so check back! To be involved in a specific way (documentation, media outreach, info on wheat pasting walls, etc.) email us at stoptellingwomentosmile@gmail.com
-Tatyana
March 13 – Downtown Art Walk- Mini Exhibition at Art Walk Lounge (648 Spring St)- Signing and Posters at Nopal Press (109 W. 5th St)March 14 – Wheat Pasting in Arts DistrictMarch 15 – WAM! Discussion at Santa Monica College March 16 — Wheat Pasting at Fame Yard, Melrose Ave
March 17 — Action/Speak Out at Santa Monica CollegePresented with Hollaback, WAM! And Feminist Majority
March 18 – Presentation and discussion hosted by Brotherhood Crusade

stoptellingwomentosmile:

Hi, LA. 
I’ll be there next week to produce and install Stop Telling Women to Smile. Along with the artwork, there will be a number of events and meetups for people to be involved. This list will be more detailed over the next few days so check back! 
To be involved in a specific way (documentation, media outreach, info on wheat pasting walls, etc.) email us at stoptellingwomentosmile@gmail.com

-
Tatyana

March 13 – Downtown Art Walk
- Mini Exhibition at Art Walk Lounge (648 Spring St)
- Signing and Posters at Nopal Press (109 W. 5th St)

March 14 – Wheat Pasting in Arts District

March 15 – WAM! Discussion at Santa Monica College 

March 16 — Wheat Pasting at Fame Yard, Melrose Ave

March 17 — Action/Speak Out at Santa Monica College
Presented with Hollaback, WAM! And Feminist Majority

March 18 – Presentation and discussion hosted by Brotherhood Crusade

(via 2brwngrls)

tumblngkori:

jekoh:

transtrendsetter:

takayababy:

xekstrin:

this is Hourou Musuko, an anime/manga about a young trans girl and her friends, all figuring out their gender identity and sexual orientations

yo yo i just double-checked and it is a real thing and also available on crunchyroll for free!

It’s also on KissAnime for free which is a website I recommend 1000 times more since they provide HQ anime without having to pay anything, and they have a wider selection than Crunchyroll

I watched the first episode. I can’t vouch for the rest of it but the first episode made my heart swell a bit. A lot of it is about finding those people that you can make your guides and role models, and that’s not something I feel like we get to see a lot, we see the kids just left to forge through on their own in the big and scary.Wavedash why did you do this to me.

The anime seems to grab just a slice of the full manga’s story (obviously) but despite Horou Musuko being one of my favorite manga of all time, I never did finish the anime.  I didn’t think it was all that interesting an adaptation, and it’s so good as a comic.
The Horou Musuko manga is not only good, it’s really important.  It follow a transgender girl and a transgender boy and it follows them encountering and stuggling with:
dysphoria
trans* objectification
the intersection of gender identity and sexuality
passing
puberty
what adult life will be like as a trans* person
experimenting with (“trying on”) gender signifiers
evolving identities
binary questioning
being a partner to a tans* person
All while mired in Japanese society and expectations.
Luckily for EVERYONE, Fantagraphics press is translating and publishing the comic is BEAUTIFUL hardbound volumes.
But if you don’t have the money, I know you can easily find scanlations online, which are translated all the way to the end (Fantagraphics is about half way.)
That comic about trans* youth you were always looking for?
Here it is.

tumblngkori:

jekoh:

transtrendsetter:

takayababy:

xekstrin:

this is Hourou Musuko, an anime/manga about a young trans girl and her friends, all figuring out their gender identity and sexual orientations

yo yo i just double-checked and it is a real thing and also available on crunchyroll for free!

It’s also on KissAnime for free which is a website I recommend 1000 times more since they provide HQ anime without having to pay anything, and they have a wider selection than Crunchyroll

I watched the first episode. I can’t vouch for the rest of it but the first episode made my heart swell a bit. A lot of it is about finding those people that you can make your guides and role models, and that’s not something I feel like we get to see a lot, we see the kids just left to forge through on their own in the big and scary.

Wavedash why did you do this to me.

The anime seems to grab just a slice of the full manga’s story (obviously) but despite Horou Musuko being one of my favorite manga of all time, I never did finish the anime.  I didn’t think it was all that interesting an adaptation, and it’s so good as a comic.

The Horou Musuko manga is not only good, it’s really important.  It follow a transgender girl and a transgender boy and it follows them encountering and stuggling with:

  • dysphoria
  • trans* objectification
  • the intersection of gender identity and sexuality
  • passing
  • puberty
  • what adult life will be like as a trans* person
  • experimenting with (“trying on”) gender signifiers
  • evolving identities
  • binary questioning
  • being a partner to a tans* person

All while mired in Japanese society and expectations.

Luckily for EVERYONE, Fantagraphics press is translating and publishing the comic is BEAUTIFUL hardbound volumes.

But if you don’t have the money, I know you can easily find scanlations online, which are translated all the way to the end (Fantagraphics is about half way.)

That comic about trans* youth you were always looking for?

Here it is.

(Source: oocyst, via anarcho-queer)

brujacore:

yellowxperil:

QUEER PUNK FEST We have basically zero organizing done for this but we really want to make it happen by April of this year! We need:
QUEER BANDS
DJ FOR DANCE PARTY
DISTROS/MERCHANTS TO TABLE
WORKSHOPPERS
SPOKEN WORD ARTISTS
ARTISTS’ INSTALLATIONS
LOCATION IN LA (we have two locations we’re thinking of rn) 
FOOD +++
 Find “S.Q.U.A.D.” on facebook and join the group to let us know what’s up! Solidarity Queer Unity and Diversity (S.Q.U.A.D.), Los Angeles Queer Resistance (LAQR) and potentially USC QPOC will be collaborating to organize this
S.Q.U.A.D. is a qpoc-run group. We distro radical/progressive queer* and poc-centric zines+. Our mission is to establish a queer presence in radical spaces to make them safer and more comfortable for people like us.

Hey West coast friends, check this out!

brujacore:

yellowxperil:

QUEER PUNK FEST

We have basically zero organizing done for this but we really want to make it happen by April of this year!

We need:

  • QUEER BANDS
  • DJ FOR DANCE PARTY
  • DISTROS/MERCHANTS TO TABLE
  • WORKSHOPPERS
  • SPOKEN WORD ARTISTS
  • ARTISTS’ INSTALLATIONS
  • LOCATION IN LA (we have two locations we’re thinking of rn)
  • FOOD +++

Find “S.Q.U.A.D.” on facebook and join the group to let us know what’s up! Solidarity Queer Unity and Diversity (S.Q.U.A.D.), Los Angeles Queer Resistance (LAQR) and potentially USC QPOC will be collaborating to organize this

S.Q.U.A.D. is a qpoc-run group. We distro radical/progressive queer* and poc-centric zines+. Our mission is to establish a queer presence in radical spaces to make them safer and more comfortable for people like us.

Hey West coast friends, check this out!

cknow7:

Yup! #bambu #bambudepistola #oakland #losangeles #beatrockmusic #newparish #echoplex #echopark #goodmusic #militantmusic #soulassassins #SA #bang #bang

cknow7:

Yup! #bambu #bambudepistola #oakland #losangeles #beatrockmusic #newparish #echoplex #echopark #goodmusic #militantmusic #soulassassins #SA #bang #bang

(via effenbambu)

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