I Am a GirlI am a girl, therefore I'm worthless.More Like This
I am a disappointment to my parents.
I am a thing to be sold for profit.
I am property to a stranger.
I am a body used for the pleasure of men.
I am a slave to my promised husband.
These are the only things I'm allowed to say.
If I say anything else I will be punished.
I shall face a punishment.
Several that no one should be allowed to face.
I fear all of it.
But sadly, it would be nothing new.
I shall be punished for simply taking a breath.
I wish to take my final one.
I "belong" in the kitchen, after all.
I have possession of the knife.
This decision shall finally be mine.
My fear melts away, and my neck turns cold.
I shall take my freedom...
Yes, I have taken it.
However, it was not by means of bloodshed.
It was not by means of "relief."
It was by means of struggle.
It was by by means of the impossible.
No longer shall I hide my face behind blu
I gots tagged!Rules:More Like This
1. you must write this rules in your journals
2. you must write 10 facts about yourself
3. answer 10 questions left for you and do your own 10 questions for those you want to tag
4. choose 10 deviants to tag and left their icons in this journal
5. remind them about your tag
6. nothing like "you read - you're tagged"
7. you must legally hold 10 persons
8. don't tag back
9. you can't say "i don't do tags "
10. YOU MUST WRITE JOURNAL, NOT COMMENT
tagged by: BellatheHedgehog
1. I am obsessed with K-pop
2. I am planning to be an English teacher in Korea.
3. My name is Emily but I despise my name because I personally think its way to common.
4. I am 50% Cherokee 25% Irish and 25% Scottish. I have enough Cherokee blood in me though that i can live in a reservation if i wanted to.
5. UMMMMMM this is hard. OH i know! I am a belly dancer!
6. I cosplay
7. I love creepy things.
8. I am learning Korean/Han
Feature: We are Charlie... by IsallinePlease, fav and comment the original image!More Like This
We are Charlie by Isalline
Je suis Charlie
Islamists assasins can't stop us!
The Myth of TalentThe Myth of TalentMore Like This
If there's one comment that is made more often than any other on any decent piece of artwork it's "you're so talented."
It's also the one [positively intended] comment I've seen the most artists bristle at, sometimes even retort. For some of us, it's a pet hate. Why?
We know it's meant as a compliment, so we smile and say thank you and try to resist the urge to insist that 'talent' is the biggest myth there is. Not only is it a myth, at its worst the use of the word is potentially destructive to the artistic community.
What's so wrong with the word 'talent'?
You might not realise it, but calling someone talented can often feel like a backhanded compliment. No skilled artist woke up one day just being able to do what they can do. We were all born completely unable to do just about anything useful. But through daily practise we learned how to use our limbs for motility, our voices for words, an
Celebrating Women's History: Feminist ArtThe "Feminist art movement" began in the early 1960s. Women’s roles were questioned in society and thus were questioned in art in an article by Linda Nochlin called “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” She argued that there were few women artists because they were held back by a system that denied them equal opportunity (academies and guilds). Also in a society in which the home was run and child rearing was done entirely by women, women did not have the opportunity to engage in academia or the arts. Generally, if women were artists, they had to have male family members representing or teaching them. Painting was the only subject a woman could engage in, but nude models were forbidden for female painters, thus never reaching complete potential for academy standards. Italian Baroque painter Artemsia Gentileschi was one of the few female artists who was able to riseMore Like This