You guys know about vampires? … You know, vampires have no reflections in a mirror? There’s this idea that monsters don’t have reflections in a mirror. And what I’ve always thought isn’t that monsters don’t have reflections in a mirror. It’s that if you want to make a human being into a monster, deny them, at the cultural level, any reflection of themselves. And growing up, I felt like a monster in some ways. I didn’t see myself reflected at all.

Junot Díaz on race and representation in media (via medievalpoc)

This quote also applies to STEM fields and representation.

(via medievalpoc)

Screw stardust; be iron instead.
Be the element that creates stardust.
Be the element that causes the largest stars to explode.
Be the element that is strong enough to collapse an entire universe.
-k.m | supernovae (via koreyan)

(Source: silverlinedmemories)

letessbotique:

hair is way too cute
princekanou:

eeugrrghhh this is the third time i’ve given up on this drawing so im caling it quits . . never to be finished *single tear* 
blackgirlsinked:

Esther Jones, known by her stage name, “Baby Esther,” was a singer and entertainer of the late 1920s. She performed regularly at The Cotton Club in Harlem. Helen Kane saw her act in 1928 and appropriated Jones’ ‘baby’ singing style for a recording of “I Wanna Be Loved By You.” Jones’ style went on to become the inspiration for the voice of Betty Boop.(What I Looked up)
kidkyan:

using Gel pen …..to make anthology….
DURING A BREAK AT WORK…..
…..life is great…….