A Skinful of Scars

The disconnected self-indulgent ramblings of an anti-social queer artist activist. Also a singer, writer, geek and crazy person.

“Being gay isn’t necessarily something to be proud of in itself - but handling it certainly is. The attributes you have to develop, in yourself and standing up for who you are, standing up for other people. A lot of gay people do have a lot of compassion and empathy for people who are different. That’s the thing I think we should be proud of: You. Just being who you are. When gay people are suppressed at a young age, they can’t get married or they can’t be who they are, that makes them inward-thinking. It makes them think about themselves too much. It takes away your head space. It doesn’t allow you to be as open and compassionate as you want to be. Time shouldn’t be taken up with negativity and that’s why representation is really important.”

– Andrew Scott for Attitude magazine (via wsswatson)

Anonymous asked: Let me get this straight, Nicki Minaj can wiggle her butt six ways till Sunday and people can call her a black feminist messiah, but when there's a weak-ass Spider-Woman variant cover that make her look like she's posing like Nicki Minaj, it suddenly NOT okay and Marvel should be ashamed??? I'm honestly, seriously confused here :/

teacupnosaucer:

ohmygil:

Nicki Minaj is also a real person who makes real decisions for herself and made a video and song that celebrated her own body and her own sexuality while outright critiquing the Male Gaze through visual metaphor

Jessica Drew is not a real person and was drawn by a man in a submissive position who visually objectifies her (spandex doesn’t work on asses like that come on) and every female superhero he’s drawn. And he can’t even draw a background right.

repeat it with me now everybody: made up women drawn for gross men to jerk off to are NOT equivalent to real life women expressing their sexuality for their own benefit

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Fundraising For Reagan Gomez’s Webseries Surviving The Dead
The smart and talented actor and producer Reagan Gomez-Preston (@ReaganGomez) is fundraising for a brand new web series called Surviving The Dead. (DONATE here.)
If you don’t know her from Twitter via her incredible Black feminist perspectives on media, motherhood, Black culture and more, you probably remember her from the 90s Black sitcom The Parent ‘Hood, the film Carmen: A Hip Hopera, and/or as the voice of “Roberta” on The Cleveland Show. She also acts in and produced the webseries Almost Home (links: season 1, season 2), a great webseries about a Black brother and sister who pursue their dreams in the music industry and deal with the loss of their mother, while making new friends and finding love. Because I love this webseries, I am definitely interested in seeing her webseries Surviving The Dead come to fruition!
She mentioned this on Twitter about Surviving The Dead:

Our main character Shayla is a nurse. A mysterious “flu” takes over the city while she’s at work. The hospital is crazy with sick people coming in. No one knows what’s going on. Shayla has to flee the city with her younger sister Lucy. And it turns out, this “flu” is a lot more serious than anyone ever imagined. The sisters also find out their father a scientist, is somehow responsible for the virus. And he’s been kidnapped. So not only do Shayla and Lucy have to keep away from the virus AND rescue their father, the Government is now hunting them. They want Shayla and Lucy dead. Why? They have to find that out too. The two know that only their father can stop the virus. But where is he? And why are they being hunted?
That’s the premise of the show. And turns out their father was something of a survival nut, so he trained BOTH of his daughters to be able to defend themselves. Lucy is 12. When have you EVA seen a 12 year old Black girl kicking ass in the Apocalypse? 

I am SO interested! She mentioned that she already put up half of the money and needs $8,500.00 more. As of the date/time of this post, they are at $1,506.00. The campaign closes October 17, 2014.
Please DONATE or signal boost if you cannot donate, so that they make their $8,500.00 goal. We need Black creators making dynamic content in a variety of genres and this is what she is doing! Please support! ❤ 

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Fundraising For Reagan Gomez’s Webseries Surviving The Dead

The smart and talented actor and producer Reagan Gomez-Preston (@ReaganGomez) is fundraising for a brand new web series called Surviving The Dead. (DONATE here.)

If you don’t know her from Twitter via her incredible Black feminist perspectives on media, motherhood, Black culture and more, you probably remember her from the 90s Black sitcom The Parent ‘Hood, the film Carmen: A Hip Hopera, and/or as the voice of “Roberta” on The Cleveland Show. She also acts in and produced the webseries Almost Home (links: season 1, season 2), a great webseries about a Black brother and sister who pursue their dreams in the music industry and deal with the loss of their mother, while making new friends and finding love. Because I love this webseries, I am definitely interested in seeing her webseries Surviving The Dead come to fruition!

She mentioned this on Twitter about Surviving The Dead:

Our main character Shayla is a nurse. A mysterious “flu” takes over the city while she’s at work. The hospital is crazy with sick people coming in. No one knows what’s going on. Shayla has to flee the city with her younger sister Lucy. And it turns out, this “flu” is a lot more serious than anyone ever imagined. The sisters also find out their father a scientist, is somehow responsible for the virus. And he’s been kidnapped. So not only do Shayla and Lucy have to keep away from the virus AND rescue their father, the Government is now hunting them. They want Shayla and Lucy dead. Why? They have to find that out too. The two know that only their father can stop the virus. But where is he? And why are they being hunted?

That’s the premise of the show. And turns out their father was something of a survival nut, so he trained BOTH of his daughters to be able to defend themselves. Lucy is 12. When have you EVA seen a 12 year old Black girl kicking ass in the Apocalypse? 

I am SO interested! She mentioned that she already put up half of the money and needs $8,500.00 more. As of the date/time of this post, they are at $1,506.00. The campaign closes October 17, 2014.

Please DONATE or signal boost if you cannot donate, so that they make their $8,500.00 goal. We need Black creators making dynamic content in a variety of genres and this is what she is doing! Please support! ❤ 

“Somewhere along the line, for reasons that are utterly beyond me, TV’s Adam Baldwin got involved. Do you know how weird it is to see an actor from a show you love repost conspiracy videos about how your sex life is somehow ruining video games? Pretty goddamned weird, it turns out. A friend suggested that ever since his stint as Jayne on Firefly, Baldwin is afraid of women named Zoe. That at least took the sting out of no longer being able to watch one of my favorite shows without scowling so hard I sprain my face.”

5 Things I Learned as the Internet’s Most Hated Person | Cracked.com (via wilwheaton)