Live, love, be!
beyonce once told all the single ladies to put their hands up
here goes nothing
wait whats this?
The cat looks 6000% done
oh yeah and i can’t believe it’s taken me this long to bring this up but i’m absolutely not here for people shading the “american girl today”/”my american girl” line because
- the line literally enables girls to create a doll that looks like them
Reblog if yours will too (and feel free to include anything i missed)
Muslim and Jewish women
Speak out on behalf of the voiceless,
and for the rights of all who are vulnerable.
9 Speak out in order to judge with righteousness
and to defend the needy and the poor. (Proverbs 31:8-9)
- by Julie Wood - A kind , gentle, knowledgeable and very socially conscious 16 year old boy arrived to join his circle of friends for a youth group prior to going on a mission trip. These kids/this place had been this boys sanctuary from years of school bullying. This group held a safe and sacred space for him as he experienced the laughter and joys of friendship. Over the course of about a year, and since the addition of a new conservative youth leader, a tension had been building between the youth leader and Ben. The youth leader delivered…
John Wesley published “Free Grace,” an Arminian sermon denouncing Calvinism as blasphemous. He argued that any doctrine of unconditional election (humanity has no choice—we are either saved or damned) and limited atonement (Jesus only died for the ones he would save) denies all of the scripture which claim God loves all, that God wishes for none to perish, that God is no respecter of persons.
All that is a great argument, but it took it further and says that Calvinism leads to people living unholy lives, that Calvinists live lives of fear without assurance of faith—but Arminians never doubt their assurance. There’s quite a few points in his argument that are incredibly weak—and George Whitefield calls him on it (coming next week!).
I wanted to convey how divisive this message was by turning it into a fisticuffs match between John and George. Charles Wesley had written a song (Unlimited Redemption) that went along with the Free Grace sermon, and I think that today, music carries messages to the masses much more than preaching, so I just went with a Rap Battle, to be continued with George’s rebuttal.
I printed two comics today, so be sure to read the previous one if you missed it!
New York-based photographer Ryan Burke is a master of self-transformation. He spends anywhere from three to eight hours skillfully using makeup, clothing, and creative props to achieve each new appearance. However Ryan rarely plans an outfit in advance. Instead he allows each look to evolve organically. Once he has completed the awesome transformation process, Ryan documents each new manifestation by taking a stunning self-portrait. As you can see from the ten examples above, each new guise is nothing short of jaw-droppingly gorgeous.
Mr Burke grew up in Virginia and has spent time living in both Los Angeles and New York. His work has been influenced and shaped by his experiences with artists, drag queens and other colorful people during his travels.
He told the Huffington Post of his photo project, titled ‘Self’: ‘My self-portraits are a documentation of my life. When you spend three to eight hours putting together your face and outfit, an iPhone picture just doesn’t seem like enough.’
Ryan keeps an ongoing public record of his favourite guises, which you can follow right here on Tumblr.