I am so over people thinking that Leis look like this:
A lei takes hard time and vigorous work. We (Hawaiians) wake up at the crack of dawn to gather whats needed to make the lei that we want. It can take hours or days to make the leis and Hawaiian’s make leis with only good intentions and love because they believe that if you make a lei with malicious intent it will come out into the lei. There is many different ways to make leis and we also make leis from shells and feathers. It isn’t only Hawai’i that makes leis but throughout Polynesia fellow Polynesians make leis in their own style.
To call the above image a lei is disrespectful to my culture and I want that shit to stop. That isn’t a lei, the images in the photoset are leis.
this is important and more people need to understand this
Lets all pledge not to pinch people without their permission today.
Because any kind of non consensual touching is not okay.
You can be easily forceably hospitalized for mental illness, (even if you aren’t mentally ill), They can also do it if they don’t agree with your diagnosis and…
He’s just mad because he can’t acquire all the apple juice that I’m acquiring. (x)
shout out to all the disabled girls who are in education, this shit wasn’t built for you, it’s designed to break you down but you’re still here and you’re doing so well
and also a big shout out to all the disabled girls who had to drop out, that was a hard choice to make but you did it and you’re so brave
all my love
These are just some of the many ways members of the LGBT community identify themselves in a beautiful photo series from San Francisco-based photographer Sarah Deragon.
Deragon’s “The Identity Project” has taken her around the country as she “seeks to explore the labels we choose to identify with when defining our gender and sexuality.” Her portraits show the amazing diversity and vibance of a queer community that for too long has been defined by outsiders.