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They call me Xio. You can call me Xiomara.
22 years old.
Chicago, IL., USA
I love puppies and foxes.
I'm an academic overachieving bastard.
I'm all over the place as far as interests go.

No cats allowed; go away!


British-Somali songwriter, feminist, and musician Marianne Joan Elliott-Said, also known by her stage name Poly Styrene, is most notably known for being the founder of punk rock band X-Ray Spex.

She was born in Bromley, London, and ran away from home at the age of 15 with just £3 in her pocket, hitchhiking from one music festival to another. This adventure ended when she stepped on a rusty nail while bathing in a stream and had to be treated for septicaemia.

After seeing the Sex Pistols performance at the Pier Pavillion Hastings on her 19th birthday she thought that anyone could do what they were doing and so decided to form her own Punk Rock band, putting an ad in the paper calling for ‘young punx who want to stick it together’, and that was the beginning of X-Ray Spex. She eventually became a passionate feminist and posted a blog dedicated to women’s rights and defense of women.

She was described by Billboard as the “archetype for the modern-day feminist punk”; because she wore dental braces, stood against the typical sex object female of 1970’s rock star, sported a gaudy Dayglo wardrobe, and was of mixed race. She was “one of the least conventional front-persons in rock history, male or female”.

Needless to say, she was a total bad ass.

she’s also bipolar. role model <3

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Powerful Photos Capture the Student Protests Barely Anyone Is Talking About →

This is Mexico and the story of the 43 “disappeared” students and teachers from Iguala, Guerrero.

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#Mexico  #protests  #iguala  #guerrero  #justice  #social justice  #anti-capitalist  #anti-gang  #anti-death 


ofc banksy didn’t get arrested lol that’s the whole point of him… he’s some white guy practicing an art Black and Latino men get penalized for producing by making shallow critiques of capitalism and getting away with it and “elevating” it lol

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Dear cis men regulating reproductive rights 


Dear cis men regulating reproductive rights 

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And in 5 years some generic white model will repeat this verbatim and will be praised as a pioneer for advocating Trans models



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"I’ve never had fans in the younger generation before, so that’s really cool."

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Aang’s all grown up

I really enjoyed this.

Our portrayals of adult Aang up to this point had always been so serious. We though this was a perfect opportunity to show that deep down he was still the same fun-loving trickster. P.S. Ryu drew both of these, something like 9 years apart! P.P.S. I *JUST* noticed Sokka’s hair is colored incorrectly in that still. The top part is colored like his shaved sides. Is it too late to call a retake on footage we made in 2004?

This is proof that parlor tricks, when done well, redirect the eye away from reverse Sokka hair.

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Four brilliantly nerdy ways to get kids eat their food


Sometimes getting children to eat their food is really tricky, so here are some ways to make it easier. *

1. Dolphin bananas!


From @Strawbrey

2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Apples!


From Luz’s Unique Creations

3. Pancakeman!


From @idafrosk

4. The Very Hungry Caterpillar


From AnnaTheRed

* What we mean is: we’re going to do this for ourselves. This lunch time.

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It’s about 20 degrees cooler in this shade


It’s about 20 degrees cooler in this shade

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A brilliant metaphor

6. Cycle lanes are built just for you, and then the cars drive in those too.

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