- 5:42 pm - Tue, Nov 26, 2013
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My grandma shoved 30 dollars in my hand once and told me, “Always tell the truth about who you are and know we’ll love you anyway.”
(Source: threecheersforqueers, via autostraddle)
- 10:06 pm - Mon, Nov 25, 2013
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Q: I don't know if any of you have been on any UBC buses recently, but that automated voice that reads out the street name every stop... yeah, she's learned a new trick. "Call SafeWalk to escort you to your destination." ugh.
Oh dear. When does it say that? Which buses? I wonder if anyone has done research on why it’s always female voices on sky trains, subways, buses.
Happened on the 84 this morning. Did some googling and found that on transit, ‘female’ voices tend to be used for information, where ‘male’ voices are used for commands (not exactly research, though I’m sure it exists in psychology & compsci):
- 9:44 pm
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Illusions of the Body was made to tackle the supposed norms of what we think our bodies are supposed to look like. Most of us realize that the media displays the only the prettiest photos of people, yet we compare ourselves to those images. We never get to see those photos juxtaposed against a picture of that same person looking unflattering. That contrast would help a lot of body image issues we as a culture have.
Within the series I tried get a range of body types, ethnicities & genders to show how everyone is a different shape & size; there is no “normal”. Each photo was taken with the same lighting & the same angle.
Celebrate your shapes, sizes & the odd contortions your body can get itself into. The human body is a weird & beautiful thing.
Photographer: Gracie Hagen
Reminds me of Bare to Bush’s Reality of Nude Photos and How Breasts Can Look posts.
As a side note, I would challenge that any of the photos are “unflattering.”