I'm the typical college student.
I blog about nature, video games, fantasy, psychology, art, and Doctor Who, to name a few.
This tumblr is mainly a place to encourage myself to do things for me. I also hope to share some of the things I do. I want to be happy and share my accomplishments. ^-^
Every day I faced off against lackluster tresses, while two friends couldn’t stop raving about their own glossy, sexy hair. They had recently stopped shampooing — just went cold turkey — and the results were marvelous. Both are decidedly un-crunchy, so I knew they weren’t making some hippieish statement so I figured this no-suds policy must actually be good for hair.
What did I have to lose? I tossed out my shampoo, began simply rinsing my hair in the shower every day, and waited to be dazzled by my new chemical-free, lustrous mane. The payoff was a while in coming, and I soon regretted having told everyone about my little experiment. Was it dirty, friends asked? Did it smell? Most concealed their revulsion at the idea of not shampooing, but when one involuntarily put her hand to her face in horror, it made a powerful impression.
Since these bracelets are all the rage right now and seem to be sold at every store I walk into, this is a perfect DIY! All you need is leather cord, a brass ball chain or crystal chain, wax lined cord, and a brass hex nut. Instructions and all other information, including these pictures, here!
Wow. Another upcoming movie that looks super interesting… starring a trans*woman of color who is actually played by a trans*woman. That’s kind of a big deal.
Read more about Gun Hill Road on Autostraddle.
(Trigger warning: this is an intense video; the trans woman’s father expresses anti-trans sentiments.)
The Pink Triangle
* The Pink Triangle was a badge designated for gay/homosexual (male) prisoners in the Concentration Camps during World War II
—> Pink Triangle were considered the “lowest” / “most insignificant” prisoner
(Pink Triangles could be paired with other triangles, like the yellow triangle, marks a prisoner as gay and Jewish)
* It is estimated over 50,000 men were detained/sentenced to punishment for being homosexual from 1933-1945
—> Estimated 5,000 - 15,000 of those men were sent to concentration camps
—> There is no official record of how many of those prisoners would go on to perish in the camps
— The play/film BENT focuses on the Pink Triangles
*In the 1970s the Pink Triangle was adopted by the gay rights movement(s) as a symbol of solidarity and pride
—> Some people link the reclaiming of the Pink Triangle coinciding with release of THE MEN WITH THE PINK TRIANGLE (a memoir of pink triangle survivor Heinz Heger)
(above: Concentration Camp uniform with a Pink Triangle
below: chart of each triangle/badge used in the Concentration Camps)