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One Night in NY (2003-2005) - Indian Artist JAISHRI ABICHANDANI

A series of photographs taken at night parties thrown by Sholay Productions, which is a production company in NYC that seeks to create safe and comfortable spaces for Queer South Asians. All images are shot by a Contax point and shoot camera with long exposure on film, with no digital manipulation. I thought of introducing this set of photographs first because they highlight Jaishri’s early beginnings in the arts, which is photography, but also speak about an issue (I personally can relate to) that is very important and recurring in the rest of her work, which is the availability of safe spaces for different groups of queers of color to exhibit and share their collective identity in the manner they see representative and in accordance with their own individual identities. 

View the rest of the series on Jaishri’s official website.


Mother and daughter, 1931
by Grete Kolliner


Mother and daughter, 1931

by Grete Kolliner

"shit corny muslim bros say" ILU

ahahaha thank you. For real tho, I don’t trust muslims bros who are all ‘jannat beneath my mother’s feet’ all the damn time. they are v suspicious. it’s easy to recite khalil gibran but who’s helping your mom set the table at dinner every night?? when was the last time you made her chai without making a big deal about how amazing you are? do you extend that same respect to your sisters (actual sisters not ~ummah sisters~) also they come off as very ‘only extending respect to the women who are related to me who i hold up to very high standards’. 

i.e judgemental and suspicious of intent of all men

"The three most beautiful women in the world to me? My mother, and her shadow, and her image in the mirror."

Khalil Jibran  (via afreenafreen)

(Source: tayyiboon)

i’m going to remake i think because i need a no-risk clean slate in my life right now and a blog seems like JUST the medium to try it out

"I think the average guy thinks they’re pro-woman, just because they think they’re a nice guy and someone has told them that they’re awesome. But the truth is far from it. Unless you are actively, consciously working against the gravitational pull of the culture, you will predictably, thematically, create these sort of fucked-up representations."

Junot Diaz (via luciaferr)


dont let a girl tell you “its not a race” during stroking. because it is. race to get the nut? won it. who got their pants on first? me. numero uno skrrrrting out the driveway? me. while shes back there in bed texting her friends about my weak dick im already making the next maneuvers. premature ejaculation is a social construct you tortoise bitch

(Source: officialcrow)

"People run from rain but
in bathtubs full of

Charles Bukowski (via bittersweetsongs)

Wow bukowski so profound do you also bathe fully clothed you dickhead. “Oohh isn’t it funny that a person will eat when they’re hungry but will duck if you throw an apple at their face”

(via coolestpriest)

(Source: cachaemic)


me as a teacher

POC Travel Blogs


So, I really like travel blogs. What’s not to love? Seeing the world through the eyes of other people and even possibly some ideas for the future. When I’m going somewhere new, I love to check out some of my favorite travel blogs to see if they’ve been there and if I could get some advice. 

Now, unfortunately, as a POC, it used to frustrate me that all my favorite travel bloggers had been white. Don’t get me wrong, they were all pretty good but there seems to be a stereotype that people of color, especially black people, don’t travel (outside of the US). Also, as a person of color, you might have very different experiences due to the color of your skin. 

So, I thought I’d possibly share some travel and expat blogs from people of color and feel free to add on to them. 

This is by no means an exhaustive list and I’d love to hear about your favorite travel bloggers.

Extra: Black Girl Travel is a touring company that caters to and is owned by black women, so check it out.

Edit: More POC Blogs: