When you buy clothing, what do you consider first? Second?
Doing research for a project :) thanks!
- Ethical production
- Other ___________________
I never go on Tumblr anymore except for the occasional breather/stream of consciousness after a long period of work.
But finally. The past week has been rough, finishing things before break and working on getting everything ready for the gallery opening tonight. It took me about a year to really get a routine for openings down.
School has been really good to me lately. Just landed an internship at Hurley for the summer :) I wasn’t even supposed to interview but everything just worked out. I also never really saw myself working there until my Comm 2 class but I’m excited!
Going home tomorrow after this workshop at Poketo. I love the OC, but I just really really love the Bay. Sucks that it’s getting super expensive to live there.
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Cultural Appropriation in Fabric and Textiles
"What Fashion’s "Ethnic" Prints Are Really Called"
You’ve seen them crowding the racks at stores and draping the bodies of some of the most well-dressed ladies around… but, what do you actually call them? You know what you shouldn’t call them: the hyper-general African print, the offensive “tribal” print, the catch-all “ethnic” print…not okay.
Why the ‘Native’ Fashion Trend Is Pissing Off Real Native Americans
“The issue now is not only who gets to represent Native Americans,” Metcalfe says, “but also who gets to profit.”
MORE FUN WITH CULTURAL APPROPRIATION! THIS TIME WITH ANKARA PRINTS
The question I’m asked often, by other budding designers or people in creative spaces, is this: “But I can be inspired by anything! How do I avoid people saying I’m ‘appropriating’?”
The answer is simple — give credit to your inspiration. Respect it by researching it, and make others respect it by sharing with them what you’ve learned. It takes two seconds to say “I saw these fabrics in photos of a wedding celebration in Ghana.” It takes half a second to emphasize that you’re using ankara fabrics, or Indonesian batiks, or textile designs from 1960s Russia. Really, it doesn’t take that much effort to supply proper attribution (journalism 101) — which is why when designers and companies don’t do it, the end result feels so dismissive and insulting. And, often, poorly executed.
SECOND LOOK | WHEN A TREND HITS TOO CLOSE TO HOME
"…the main reason I don’t like this trend is a personal one: There was once a time when a non-African person wearing African print patterns meant they’d married into a family. There was a respect there. They’d met the aunties, they’d met the uncles. They’d sat down at a dinner and ate Egosi soup laced with enough scotch bonnet peppers to make you dive into the Thames. They’d been through some things. Now it means nothing."
So to all the young, unmarried Christian girls out there, listen up: who you marry matters. You might think that the way he treats you isn’t so bad. It’s not going to get better after the wedding. You might think that he’ll change. It’s possible, but most don’t. You might think that you’ll be able to minister to him and help him. Possibly, but if you can’t now, you won’t then, and you will be at risk yourself. A husband should lead and cherish you, not need your counsel for basic personality or behavior issues.
Unless someone married is very frank with you, you can’t understand how much a husband will impact your entire life. Next to salvation there is no other long term event that will change so many areas of your life so deeply. Here are just some of the ways that marriage will impact every aspect of living.
1. It will impact you spiritually. If the guy is not a believer, you can stop right there. You have no business yoking a redeemed soul with an unregenerate one, even if he seems open to change. Christ has bought you with a price and it is not an option to give away that blood bought heart to someone who doesn’t know and love your Lord. It will cripple your spiritual development, open up a host of temptations, stifle your prayer life, make regular church going difficult, and cause massive parenting conflict if you have children.
If the guy is a believer, is he a strong one? Will he lead you in prayer, Bible reading, family devotions, and public worship? Or will you be on your own? Is he going to make spiritual growth a priority or do other things come first? Is he going to ask you how it’s going with your soul so he can help you grow in holiness and love for Christ, or will he leave that to your pastor? Is he going to lead the children in this, or will you have to spearhead that? In church, is he going to help the kids sit well, pray, find the hymn, or will you be the one pointing out what is happening next and helping the family keep up? Many women have married spiritually immature men, thinking that it wasn’t a big issue, or that the man would change, and they were wrong. They bear the scars.
The health of your eternity is at stake. Think carefully.- http://thechristianpundit.org/2012/08/15/it/
Anonymous asked: Hello! According to the one child policy - where did you get your sources? :)
Hi, a ton of places. Here are the ones I can find:
And if you heard about China “easing” it’s policy, here are sources about why it’s too late:
The damage to society, human life, and women in general has been done. Decades of gendercide and human rights violations have hurt families and there is a whole generation of children who are “illegal” second children and are forbidden access to health care and education. China needs to abolish the policy, not merely tweak it for economic interests down the line.
The one child policy is real, still enforced, and has been since 1979.
I always feel awkward when people ask me “how I do it” to manage school, get good grades, 2 jobs and sleep. Honestly, there’s not much to it other than working really freakin’ hard to make projects good and writing down everything I have to do (in my favorite Semikolon notebook). Making list after list helps me manage time efficiently for school and work and it feels good to cross things off. If I’m staying up late, I might as well put in a little extra time to push my work further, taking in account the little details. Sleep is important too, and luckily I have Fridays off, which I use to recharge, buy groceries, clean my room, take naps, and watch tv. So there’s no secret, just hard work and making time to unwind and take care of yourself.