Aug 22 (1am) w/ 12 N • Reblog
wandaventham:

i watched the film belle the other day and just had to draw her! i wish i could say this was a quick sketch but i’m super out of practice so this took way longer than it should have

wandaventham:

i watched the film belle the other day and just had to draw her! i wish i could say this was a quick sketch but i’m super out of practice so this took way longer than it should have

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But let’s get something straight: a community pushing back against a murderous police force that is terrorizing them is not a “riot”. It’s an uprising. It’s a rebellion. It’s a community saying We can’t take this anymore. We won’t take it. It’s people who have been dehumanized to the point of rightful rage. And it happens all over the world. Uprisings and rebellions are necessary and inevitable, locally and globally. This is not to say that actual riots don’t happen. White folks riot at sporting events, for example. Riots happen. But people rising up in righteous anger and rage in the face of oppression should not be dismissed as simply a “riot”.

Don’t be distracted by terms like “rioting”. Whether you’re for or against uprising and rebellion (side-eye if you’re against it, though), it’s a tool, not the issue itself. The issue is yet another Black teenager murdered by police. His name was Mike Brown.

When it comes to social situations, I don’t show myself completely. I’m usually quiet or shy. I always show all of myself through my songs, that’s the best way I can express myself, that’s the only way you can tell what I’m like— through my music (ph. Karen Ishiguro)