Amazing Illustrations by Artist Chiara Bautista
Chiara Butista aka MILK is an enigmatic artist from Tucson, Arizona. Her work is insanely detailed and appears to be riddled with symbolism. Many of her subjects, which sport antlers or tentacles, are captured in chaotic, angst-ridden moments which are balanced perfectly by femininely decorated backgrounds and cartoonish animal friends. You could scour these images for hours and still find new details every time you revisit them. His work is rich with symbolism inspired cephalopods, falling planes, deer, piercing arrows, wounds, teddy bears and drugs which may be as much a symbol for obsessive love.
the SM image this particular redraw is based from will always be my ultimate favorite. I’ve loved it ever since I was a kid! I always looked at it in a way that represented the love between my own mother and I, so it’s very much personal and close to my heart. :)
other SM art > ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
On November 2, 2013, Ted Wafer, a 55 year old White male resident of Dearborn Heights, Michigan, killed Renisha McBride, a 19 year old young Black woman who was injured from a car accident and seeking assistance. According to Detroit Free Press, Ted Wafer has been charged with second degree…
If you are seeking for others to earn your respect, than you have not understood the first rule of respect. If you wish to be acknowledged, you must realize you are not entitled to it. If you want to feel connected to others, don’t sacrifice so much of yourself that you have nothing left to give.
When grassroots Black activists speak honestly about racism at colleges across this country, we are not met with open arms by administrators and faculty. And most certainly our calendars are not full for the rest of the year let alone for the next three to five. When we speak, we are often met by the deaf ear of white denial. When Tim Wise speaks, he gets applause, standing ovations, awards and proclamations. The fact that schools can’t “hear” us when I and other people of color speak but will search out and roll out the red carpet for Wise is a statement to a kind of racism that doesn’t get discussed much – if at all – in our work. Despite all of the white anti-racist presentations given over the years at colleges and universities across the country, institutional racism at these schools remains intact. All the while, activists of color continue to be muffled and marginalized. Even in the ghetto of race discourse we remain tenants and never owners of an analysis that is ours to begin with.