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designed-for-life:

DIY Rorshach Ink Tote

This tutorial is easy, fast, and will have beautiful, unique results every time.

Step 1: Its recommend that you wash your bag before dying, as the dye will take to the fabric much better. Then when you’re ready, mix up your dye according to the instructions on the box. It’s very important that you dissolve your dye in 2 cups nearly boiling water first, otherwise, you’ll have chunks of pigment floating around, and your resulting dye bath won’t be as effective.

Step 2: For this project, you don’t need to dilute the dye any further if you don’t want to; the color will be more vibrant as a result. Pour carefully into your squirt bottle, and put on the cap.

Step 3: Lay a paintbrush down to mark the center so the design would be symmetrical when folded. Carefully, as the dye comes out of the bottle a little fast, squirt drops of dye onto one half of the tote. Use more dye towards the center if you want your pattern to meet in the middle.

Step 4: Once you think you have enough dye, carefully fold the tote in half on top of the portion with dye. Press down firmly all over the tote, and leave to set for 30 minutes.

Step 5: If there are any leftover pools when you unfold, soak them up with the corner of a paper towel. Rinse off excess dye, throw in your washing machine, and it’s ready to wear!

Source: Whimseybox

  • 8th September
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dynastylnoire:

stayxsvckaxfree:

From the Strolling Series by Cecile Emeke

free condoms; pay for tampons, typecasting, “selling out”, rape culture & more

I love this series, and everything she said completely resonated with me, especially when she talked about how black men (#FakeDeeps, as Cecile cleverly put it) contribute to sexism towards black women. I think it’s important that feminism places women as central to the cause, and I loved how she spoke from her who point of view as a black women. 

The Filmaker’s Info 

Website: cecileemeke.com
Vimeo: vimeo.com/cecileemeke
FB: facebook.com/cecileemeke
Tumblr: cecileemeke.tumblr.com
Instagram: @cecileemeke
Twitter: @cecileemeke

exposing the ankhs

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  • 8th September
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In the 1890s, when Freud was in the dawn of his career, he was struck by how many of his female patients were revealing childhood [sexual] victimization to him. Freud concluded that child sexual abuse was one of the major causes of emotional disturbances in adult women and wrote a brilliant and humane paper called “The Aetiology of Hysteria.” However, rather than receiving acclaim from his colleagues for his ground-breaking insights, Freud met with scorn. He was ridiculed for believing that men of excellent reputation (most of his patients came from upstanding homes) could be perpetrators of incest.
Within a few years, Freud buckled under this heavy pressure and recanted his conclusions. In their place he proposed the “Oedipus complex,” which became the foundation of modern psychology… Freud used this construct to conclude that the episodes of abuse his clients had revealed to him had never taken place; they were simply fantasies of events the women had wished for… This construct started a hundred-year history in the mental health field of blaming victims for the abuse perpetrated on them and outright discrediting of women’s and children’s reports of mistreatment by men.

― Lundy Bancroft

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read this carve it into your brains permanently etch it into your skulls r e a d  t h i s

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NEVER.
FORGET.

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(Source: womensliberationfront, via guerrillamamamedicine)

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