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projectunbreakable:

nine photographs portraying quotes said to sexual assault survivors by police officers, attorneys, and other authority figures

more info about project unbreakable here

original tumblr here

previously: nine photographs portraying quotes said to sexual assault survivors by their friends/family

I can’t believe this, it makes me so angry

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It’s time I start actually completing my illustrations and produce something more polished, so here’s a last sketch till then ~ #veryverylategram

It’s time I start actually completing my illustrations and produce something more polished, so here’s a last sketch till then ~ #veryverylategram

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Looks don’t sustain you

"And what my mother meant when she said you can’t eat beauty was that you can’t rely on how you look to sustain you. What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion for yourself and for those around you. That kind of beauty enflames the heart and enchants the soul. It is what got Patsey in so much trouble with her master, but it is also what has kept her story alive to this day. We remember the beauty of her spirit even after the beauty of her body has faded away."

~ Lupita Nyong’o

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Are women with short hair synonymous with power?
It would definitely be unfair to stereotype women with short hair as successful, however I have noticed (as well as a couple of other friends) that a number of women holding high positions have hair no longer than past their shoulders.
I believe that hair is in no way an indication of how feminine a woman is - but perhaps shorter hair means having more time to concentrate on other things that matter - like getting more sleep, having more time to get somewhere, just getting on with life in general - instead of spending at least 20 minutes getting long hair blow dried and styled. One could forgo the hair dryer and opt for the natural air-drying method, but that cool, beachy look just doesn’t fly in the corporate world (unfortunately), and in the working world, appearances do count. I’ve never been one to spend too much time with make up and hair (which irks my mom sometimes), but mainly it’s because I’m just really impatient with it and there’s always something else I’d rather spend time on (snoozing, catching the bus, scoffing down a quick breakfast etc).
In a rather unrelated (but quite related) note, I’ve been told I look more put together with eyeliner, but I honestly think I look neater and more presentable without eyeliner. I don’t have to worry about it smudging within an hour (I have oily skin) and looking like a mess. And if men are accepted in the workplace without makeup, then I shouldn’t be held to a double standard to look presentable!

Are women with short hair synonymous with power?

It would definitely be unfair to stereotype women with short hair as successful, however I have noticed (as well as a couple of other friends) that a number of women holding high positions have hair no longer than past their shoulders.

I believe that hair is in no way an indication of how feminine a woman is - but perhaps shorter hair means having more time to concentrate on other things that matter - like getting more sleep, having more time to get somewhere, just getting on with life in general - instead of spending at least 20 minutes getting long hair blow dried and styled. One could forgo the hair dryer and opt for the natural air-drying method, but that cool, beachy look just doesn’t fly in the corporate world (unfortunately), and in the working world, appearances do count. I’ve never been one to spend too much time with make up and hair (which irks my mom sometimes), but mainly it’s because I’m just really impatient with it and there’s always something else I’d rather spend time on (snoozing, catching the bus, scoffing down a quick breakfast etc).

In a rather unrelated (but quite related) note, I’ve been told I look more put together with eyeliner, but I honestly think I look neater and more presentable without eyeliner. I don’t have to worry about it smudging within an hour (I have oily skin) and looking like a mess. And if men are accepted in the workplace without makeup, then I shouldn’t be held to a double standard to look presentable!

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Aesthetics - how important are they?

This past weekend, I tried to understand the psyche of girls on Instagram who seem to have an obsession with white backgrounds, branded materials goods and…what else? Oh yes, green juice. 

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I LOVED: The Grand Budapest Hotel

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This movie was worth pulling myself out of my comfortable bed and long week, getting showered and dressed (it takes a lot to pull on some pants when it’s an off day) and making the trip down to town.

Perfect entertainment for a rainy Saturday, this movie was. It was just over an hour and a half and I was thoroughly entertained from start to finish. Anderson’s signature dry wit and humour was there - and I loved it when the characters go ballistic with such passion and emotion.

The Grand Budapest Hotel reminded me so much of Fantastic Mr. Fox, more so than Moonrise Kingdom - I’m pretty sure some scenes were stop motion. It’s not super slick and may not look ‘well-produced’ like big name Hollywood flicks, although this movie does star a lot of pretty big Hollywood names. I never feel that when I watch Anderson’s films, even though it’s obvious that a lot of effort and a fair bit of money goes into producing his films. Perhaps the best way to describe this is like a rich kid that doesn’t flaunt his wealth in in your face - not ostentious or obnoxious.

Writers and editor may credit this post as one crappy piece of writing because it’s not a movie review and neither is it objective. But what I really want to get across is that this movie has the ability to make me laugh, afraid and cry. That human element that I feel, is not apparent in every movie.

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