securelyinsecure:

Black Girls Rock: Twin Dancers Are Accepted to American Ballet Theatre’s Prestigious Summer Program

Twin sisters Nia and Imani Lindsay have been accepted into the prestigious American Ballet Theatre’s (ABT) Summer Program on scholarship. The young girls have been walking since 8 months and have been dancing ever since. At 10-years old the two are trained in jazz, ballet, contemporary, hip-hop, and tap dance. They are also fluent in English, Spanish and French.

While they reside in Canada they made a trip to New York City to audition for ABT’s Summer Intensive program and found time to sit down with Cipriana of Urban Bush Babes to discuss their big news, bullying, their beautiful natural hair and why they love Misty Copeland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ply4Rjz_UZM

Such an inspiration! I am so insanely proud of these girls.

b-tandoodlez:

What if I wanted to break

Laugh it all off in your face
What would you do?
What if I fell to the floor
Couldn’t take all this anymore
What would you do?

Come break me down
Bury me, bury me
I am finished with you

What if I wanted to fight
Beg for the rest of my life
What would you do?
You say you wanted more
What are you waiting for?
I’m not running from you

Come break me down
Bury me, bury me
I am finished with you
Look in my eyes
You’re killing me, killing me
All I wanted was you

I tried to be someone else
But nothing seemed to change
I know now, this is who I really am inside.
Finally found myself
Fighting for a chance.
I know now, this is who I really am.”

~by 30 Seconds to Mars

A little graduation gift for someone. TEEHEE. Because I know how much you love these two. Also, the song is perfect for these two. Listen to it, okay? Okay? (´∀`)

These two bros should be friends. I swear. But if they were against each other… EVERYTHING WOULD EXPLODE. 

And with these two… EVERYTHING HURTS AND EVERYTHING GOES KABOOM! (I did not mean to imply anything else omg please don’t hurt me. *SHOT*)

Yeah yeah, Jason prolly kicked some evil, death worshiping garbage’s butt. And I apologize for anyone who’s triggered with so much blood. WAH. It’s RED PAINT. YES. RED. PAINT. (ʘ‿ʘ✿) 

I hope you like this! Much love! <3 (。・ω・。)ノ♡

sharpie91:

Someone (I’m sorry I can’t remember who you were but if you want credit let me know) suggested a clown fish mermaid so here’s my attempt at drawing one. :)  She is based on the Black Ocellaris Clownfish which begins life orange and gradually becomes black as it gets older. 

sharpie91:

Someone (I’m sorry I can’t remember who you were but if you want credit let me know) suggested a clown fish mermaid so here’s my attempt at drawing one. :)  She is based on the Black Ocellaris Clownfish which begins life orange and gradually becomes black as it gets older. 

etherealvistas:

*** (Portugal) by Luis Valadares || Facebook

etherealvistas:

*** (Portugal) by Luis Valadares || Facebook

disminucion:

  Alberta, Canada | grahamtwomey

disminucion:

Alberta, Canada | grahamtwomey

instvnct:

Kingfisher | Dean Mason

instvnct:

Kingfisher | Dean Mason

earthlycreations:

Red Bamboo by Donghyeon_Kim

wickedclothes:

Glow In The Dark Heart Locket Necklace

This heart-shaped silver locket holds a blue, glass, heart-shaped inside which glows bright blue in the dark. The locket features ornate carving to accent the piece and to provide a unique and enchanting lighting effect. Hung on a silver-plated chain. Sold on Etsy.

unscripteddialogue:

ramenflavoredpunani:

inkah:

”Women must give birth, men have to be tattooed,” says one Samoan tattoo song, expressing an age-old idea of equality between the sexes. Both must endure pain. In traditional Samoan society all young males had to be tattooed when they reached their late teens. Otherwise they were not considered real men. Nowadays, the custom is no longer general, but it is still associated with manhood and male prestige, and hugely popular.

I went to school with some Samoans and the guys have traditional Samoan tattoos, they’re very beautiful but after talking about them it’s one hell of a process.

The traditional tattoo being referred to is called the Pe’a which is understood to be a sacred embodiment and rite of passage into manhood. Beforehand, it was essential to obtain approval from your elders and the individual would receive an abundance of support during and after being tattooed. Some people still follow these customs but it isnt unusual for men to go forth and do so on their own terms. The support of family is essential because the traditional methods used caused much physical pain and could kill you. If an individual gave up without finishing the tattoo, they would consequently be shunned to varying extents and marked with shame. The completed Pe’a is a symbol of honour, commitment and pride to your ancestors and living lineage and a ceremony of dance ensues shortly after. The equivalent tattoo for Samoan women is called the Malu which I still have much research to do to expand my knowledge on through my elders.

unscripteddialogue:

ramenflavoredpunani:

inkah:

”Women must give birth, men have to be tattooed,” says one Samoan tattoo song, expressing an age-old idea of equality between the sexes. Both must endure pain. In traditional Samoan society all young males had to be tattooed when they reached their late teens. Otherwise they were not considered real men. Nowadays, the custom is no longer general, but it is still associated with manhood and male prestige, and hugely popular.

I went to school with some Samoans and the guys have traditional Samoan tattoos, they’re very beautiful but after talking about them it’s one hell of a process.

The traditional tattoo being referred to is called the Pe’a which is understood to be a sacred embodiment and rite of passage into manhood. Beforehand, it was essential to obtain approval from your elders and the individual would receive an abundance of support during and after being tattooed. Some people still follow these customs but it isnt unusual for men to go forth and do so on their own terms. The support of family is essential because the traditional methods used caused much physical pain and could kill you. If an individual gave up without finishing the tattoo, they would consequently be shunned to varying extents and marked with shame. The completed Pe’a is a symbol of honour, commitment and pride to your ancestors and living lineage and a ceremony of dance ensues shortly after. The equivalent tattoo for Samoan women is called the Malu which I still have much research to do to expand my knowledge on through my elders.

binarytribbles:

pencilswirl:

saburbrony6:

madmothmiko:

The Black Pheonix Project by Vitaly Bulgarov

 

The future is coming

oh boy…the beginning of the end

Guys, we are building the terminator

fuckyeahawesomehouses:

Bear House, Thailand

Worldbuilding Wednesday #39: Building A Story (Part 7)

Worldbuilding Wednesday #39: Building A Story (Part 7)

Welcome back to another Worldbuilding Wednesday! I’m doing something different with these posts. I decided to write a story and blog how I do the worldbuilding as I go. Once I’ve finished the first draft, I’ll edit and proofread it and then publish it as normal for people to read. Onwards to the story!
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fatpeoplecatpeople:

pastelgorrorart:

messing around with some mermaid designs and came up with this lil cutie who I call Granatee, who is based off of a manatee in design so *jazz hands*

UM CUTE

fatpeoplecatpeople:

pastelgorrorart:

messing around with some mermaid designs and came up with this lil cutie who I call Granatee, who is based off of a manatee in design so *jazz hands*

UM CUTE