"We’re afraid of writing characters different from ourselves because we’re afraid of getting it wrong. We’re afraid of what the Internet might say.
This fear can be a good thing if it drives us to do our homework, to be meticulous in our cultural research. But this fear crosses the line when we become so intimidated that we quietly make choices against stepping out of our own identities.”
-Gene Luen Yang
(Source: Washington Post)
Faith Erin Hicks graciously gave me an original, gorgeous page from her ATLA Free Comic Book Day issue for Dark Horse. I love her inking style, so this is a real treat to see up close.
That’s Eisner winner Faith Erin Hicks now! :)
So for the last four months or so, I have taken part in the body positivity movement on Instagram, including posting photos of myself in my bikini and underwear/bra. Keep in mind that none of my photos have ever been sexually explicit or suggestive and that I have always been fully covered. As far…
Bravo to you for tackling the stigma of body image head on.
Shame on you, instagram. Shame.
When the movie releases, are you prepared to be a hero to thousands of kids? What will it mean to you? (x)
(Source: chrisprattings, via kateordie)
True to its name, the fruiting body of the painted suillus (Suillus spraguei) looks like a beautiful impressionist sunset. When you see one, take a step back and look at the nearby pine trees. This fungus’ underground tendrils intertwine with pine roots, taking moisture and other substances and giving the trees a wider net through which to gather nutrients.
Thanks for posting this. My inner mycologist is jumping for joy! :)