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The SCAR Project: Breast Cancer Is Not A Pink Ribbon

The SCAR Project is a series of large-scale portraits of young breast cancer survivors shot by fashion photographer David Jay. Primarily an awareness raising campaign, The SCAR Project puts a raw, unflinching face on early onset breast cancer while paying tribute to the courage and spirit of so many brave young women.

Dedicated to the more than 10,000 women under the age of 40 who will be diagnosed this year alone, The SCAR Project is an exercise in awareness, hope, reflection and healing.

Read more here

Now HERE’S a good goddamn glimpse at breast cancer.  Fuck your “save second base” bullshit.  -C

I’m a really big fan of this because it removes the oversexualized “save the boobies” mentality from our thoughts and serves as a reminder that breast cancer IS a disease with real effects. People truly do suffer and making the primary campaign slogan for breast cancer something that serves to make women useful only so long as they are sexually gratifying men is extemely degrading and humiliating. 

- Leondré 

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I redid it in color. Black children are denied their innocence and childhood, even in death.

jennli123:

I redid it in color. Black children are denied their innocence and childhood, even in death.

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Not only beautiful, but inspiring.

(quotes from Louise’s wise words in the lookbook’s description)

I need feminism because…

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I need feminism because…sexual harassment [not taken seriously when reported to my boss] is the reason I’ve quit more than one job!

Thank you feminist for…

- standing up for my right to vote (1920) - helping everyone start to receive equal pay (EPA of 1963) - representing a woman’s right to become employed while pregnant (PDA of 1978) - assisting in finally getting legal aid to those who do survive domestic violence (VAWA of 1994)

transwomanism:

Gender, Sex, Biology & Trans Women

Many of us understand sex and gender as categorically separate when envisioning trans women. How do we enforce transmisogyny through biological essentialist views of what we define as “sex” when imagining trans women? This storify examines how we enforce physical & ontological gender violence through non-consensual cisnormative separations of sex and gender. Sex is very much a gendered concept with its own colonial and violent baggage.

Note: This is a partial storify. Read the full version here

https://storify.com/TGirlInterruptd/gender-sex-biology-and-transwomen 

Shoutout to all the revolutionary people of color of today and yesterday:

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FAC AT THE INTERNATIONAL ESSENCIA WATER FESTIVAL AUGUST 30TH

Check this out! Organized by former FAC Artists Shalack Attack and Fiya with their art collective Essencia!

FAC will be participating in the panel discussion on August Saturday August 30th, with speaker Bernadette Wycks who will be speaking about environmentalism and water from a feminist perspective!

Background on Essencia:

*excerpt from website

The Essencia Arts Collective believes that art can be a tool for social change and community empowerment. With members from across six continents, Essencia expresses itself from a unique and global perspective. Having over 10 years experience working in diverse communities around the world, the collective has run artistic projects with youth, first nations, refugees, immigrants, prison inmates, galleries, and festivals. Essencia encourages artistic storytelling, and expresses itself through muralism, street art, graffiti, graphic design, photography, video, music, poetry, dance and love!



Support the Our World of a Thousand Colours project by Sick Muse Art Projects

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The Our World of a Thousand Colours project by Sick Muse Art Projects (A collective of Latin American artists, working together for the past two years with children living in precarious circumstances) is about helping to foster artistic expression in children living in shelters with their parents in Toronto, Ontario, while exploring their ideas about diversity.  Many different mediums are being used, including Painting, Sculpture, Print making, Photography, Performance, Music, etc

Structure:

2 Leading artists

2 volunteers

12 children each session

6 sessions at each shelter.

(9 Shelters in a year)

Total  of people impacted: 100+

For more information on how you can contribute to this amazing project, check out their Kickstarter page. Please donate what you can and share with your networks!