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Zanele Muholi: Of Love & Loss (2014) - Currently showing at Stevenson Gallery in Johannesberg (South Africa) from 14 February - 4 April 2014.

The opening coincides with the presentation of a prestigious Prince Claus Award to Muholi.

Gallery Statement:

In times of increasingly homophobic legislation enacted by African countries and in a climate of intolerance towards homosexuals in the Western world, South Africa distinguishes itself with a Constitution that recognises same-sex marriages; yet the black LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) community is plagued by hate crimes. Black lesbians are particularly vulnerable and are regularly victims of brutal murders and ‘curatives rapes’ at the hand of neighbours or ‘friends’.

Since 2013 Muholi has been documenting weddings and funerals in the black LGBTI community in South Africa, joyful and painful events that often seem to go hand in hand. The show features photographs, video works and an installation highlighting how manifestations of sorrow and celebration bear similarities and are occasions to underline the need for a safe space to express individual identities.

As Muholi writes:

Ayanda Magoloza and Nhlanhla Moremi’s wedding in Katlehong took place four months after Duduzile Zozo was murdered in Thokoza. Promise Meyer and Gift Sammone’s wedding in Daveyton took place on 22 December in Daveyton, 15 days after Maleshwane Radebe was buried in Ratanda. Six months earlier, Ziningi and Delisile Ndlela were married in Chesterville, Durban. Many in the area attended the ceremony, blessed the newlywed couple and prayed for them and their children. We long for such blessings as we continue to read about the trials and tribulations that LGBTI persons experience in their churches, where homosexuality is persecuted. In 2014, when South African democracy celebrates its 20 years, it seems more important than ever to raise again our voice against hate crimes and discriminations made towards the LGBTI community.

The exhibition includes also a series of autobiographical images, intimate portraits of Muholi and her partner taken during their travels, a tender counterpoint to the tension still generated in South Africa today by same-sex and interracial relationships.

see her past work here.

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vliegendhart:

thagoodthings:

Saw this Ad in target and it truly made my day! You really don’t see too many ads that shed light on black women and their children together! (Taken with Instagram)

 she’s so beautiful

It’s nice when they use black ppl that look all the way black too. Don’t see that a whole lot.

omg my heart

I endorse this

tracingme:

queennubian:

etherealcaramelkisses:

vliegendhart:

thagoodthings:

Saw this Ad in target and it truly made my day! You really don’t see too many ads that shed light on black women and their children together! (Taken with Instagram)

 she’s so beautiful

It’s nice when they use black ppl that look all the way black too. Don’t see that a whole lot.

omg my heart

I endorse this

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shezzablue:

missmindicarriesbaby5:

jesseproch:

emt-monster:

Please reblog if you know anyone who might take party drugs.

I’m not an emt yet, but everytime I see someone do drugs, I just hope they’re smart enough to remember these points.

I really love this, because as someone with anxiety when I did take party drugs way back when I was always scared of going to the hospital because I didnt want to be arrested…..even when I bad tripped and cried in the bathroom for 10 hours because I thought Jeff was trying to murder me. I dont do party drugs anymore, but it still is comforting to me….seriously.

Most EMTS and medics I’ve met are some of the most non-judgmental folks ever. Look, we love helping people and saving lives. That’s what we went to school for. Help us help you, and everyone will fare better for it. 

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How come every time a post I comment on gets reblogged, it always has a typo in it?

You guys are putting them in there not me.

kierongillen:

boyfriendhook:

In which Jaime required coffee in order to sit through the wedding vows. [x]

OMFG BEST MISTAKE EVER

Can’t get over this.

I love real bloopers so much

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brydeswhale:

pyranova:

twitch-the-tiny:

All bow to Her Highness the Bird Princess

Dinner

WHAT? NO, SHE’S A SWEETIE-PIE DARLING HEART AND ALL WILL LOVE HER AND DESPAIR.

Fine.

brydeswhale:

pyranova:

twitch-the-tiny:

All bow to Her Highness the Bird Princess

Dinner

WHAT? NO, SHE’S A SWEETIE-PIE DARLING HEART AND ALL WILL LOVE HER AND DESPAIR.

Fine.

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iwilleatyourenglish:

drst:

kickassfanfic:

kuklarusskaya:

proudblackconservative:

redbloodedamerica:

…and it’s true too.

I just always reblog this story too. Because it’s awesome. And because obviously Boggs is the kind of person that should be well known, and become a role model. (And Chris Garcia, Boggs’s friend who rode as well!) 
Also, I wanted to note that there’s a scholarship fund for the two boys set up. You can donate here!: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/reward-the-heroes-scholarship-fund-temar-boggs-and-chris-garcia

Reblogging for scholarship information

The scholarship fund is currently at $15k, but we know that even now that’s a pittance compared to the actual cost of higher ed. And it doesn’t look like costs are going to be coming down, unfortunately.
Please donate if you can, and signal boost the heck outta this.

Always reblog because someday I hope the first thing I think when we see a photo of a young black man is something like this, not “criminal” or “murdered by police.”
Also Tumblr, if we can raise money for people’s medical bills and sick cats and so on, surely we can send these two young men to college?

THESE GUYS ARE SO SO RAD

iwilleatyourenglish:

drst:

kickassfanfic:

kuklarusskaya:

proudblackconservative:

redbloodedamerica:

…and it’s true too.

I just always reblog this story too. Because it’s awesome. And because obviously Boggs is the kind of person that should be well known, and become a role model. (And Chris Garcia, Boggs’s friend who rode as well!) 

Also, I wanted to note that there’s a scholarship fund for the two boys set up. You can donate here!: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/reward-the-heroes-scholarship-fund-temar-boggs-and-chris-garcia

Reblogging for scholarship information

The scholarship fund is currently at $15k, but we know that even now that’s a pittance compared to the actual cost of higher ed. And it doesn’t look like costs are going to be coming down, unfortunately.

Please donate if you can, and signal boost the heck outta this.

Always reblog because someday I hope the first thing I think when we see a photo of a young black man is something like this, not “criminal” or “murdered by police.”

Also Tumblr, if we can raise money for people’s medical bills and sick cats and so on, surely we can send these two young men to college?

THESE GUYS ARE SO SO RAD

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brydeswhale:

tastefulnerd:

wtfevolution:

"Don’t touch this king crab."
"Sure, evolution."
"Seriously, don’t touch it."
"Yeah, okay, fine."
"I mean it this time."
"Yeah, I can see that."
"No, really. Don’t.”
"I think you’ve made your point."
Photo courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, 2013 Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition.

Humans: eat the crab covered in spines. nom.
Cashew covers seed/nut in allergens, acid and irritants.
Humans: cultivate cashews just for the nut. nom
Peppers evolve capsaicin to repel any mammal from eating it so birds can pass the seeds.
Humans: eat peppers just for the chemical high. nom.
plants evolve caffiene to kill bugs that eat leaves or parts.
Humans: steep water in those same parts to get high on the caffiene in mild doses.
we’re not good listeners.

Nightshade develops one of the most deadly poisons known.
Humans: cultivate non-lethal varieties of nightshade and turns one into the staple food of multiple civilizations.

Were such rebels.  I like us.

brydeswhale:

tastefulnerd:

wtfevolution:

"Don’t touch this king crab."

"Sure, evolution."

"Seriously, don’t touch it."

"Yeah, okay, fine."

"I mean it this time."

"Yeah, I can see that."

"No, really. Don’t.

"I think you’ve made your point."

Photo courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, 2013 Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition.

Humans: eat the crab covered in spines. nom.

Cashew covers seed/nut in allergens, acid and irritants.

Humans: cultivate cashews just for the nut. nom

Peppers evolve capsaicin to repel any mammal from eating it so birds can pass the seeds.

Humans: eat peppers just for the chemical high. nom.

plants evolve caffiene to kill bugs that eat leaves or parts.

Humans: steep water in those same parts to get high on the caffiene in mild doses.

we’re not good listeners.

Nightshade develops one of the most deadly poisons known.

Humans: cultivate non-lethal varieties of nightshade and turns one into the staple food of multiple civilizations.

Were such rebels.  I like us.

image

wtfevolution:

Look, evolution, we’ve talked about this. You can’t just slap some makeup on an ostrich and then pretend like it’s a totally different bird. Call it a “seriema" if you want to, but come on; we know.

wtfevolution:

Look, evolution, we’ve talked about this. You can’t just slap some makeup on an ostrich and then pretend like it’s a totally different bird. Call it a “seriema" if you want to, but come on; we know.

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