"I know women who have quit doing what they love because of the threats they’ve received and how scared they’d been made to live as a result. It’s unacceptable. So what do we do? Rachel Edidin had some good thoughts in her recent Tumblr post but bottom line? Shun them. Seriously. Shun them. Do not accept them in our community. You may say, “I’ve never seen someone make a rape threat online,” but can you say the same about a rape joke, or a man telling a women she’s being “too emotional” or “she needs to get laid?” My guess is no. And guess what? That’s where it starts. Making someones’ gender an attack point. You see it. You know you do. Next time, say something."
— Sorry To Burst Your Masturbatory Bubble Misogyny In Comics | The Mary Sue
"Draw the art you want to see, start the business you want to run, play the music you want to hear, write the books you want to read, build the products you want to use — do the work you want to see done."
— Austin Kleon, author of Steal Like an Artist. (In SLC? Come to his talk tomorrow.)
the-game-is-a-hoot asked: Once you get this, you must say 5 nice things about yourself publicly and then send it to your ten favourite followers (not back to me, already did it). Thinking good things about yourself is hard, but it will make you feel good so give it a go! :)
I think this is wonderful. We’ve all had difficult times in our lives and for some people, every day is hard. Thinking positive is one way to fight back.
1. I’m a good mother.
2. I’m always willing to help young artists.
3. I have long, wild hair.
4. I love our planet and it’s inhabitants.
5. I don’t need things to make me happy, just smiles and sunrises.
"We’re all different, in different ways, if that makes sense, which in the end is what makes us the same"
— Benedict Cumberbatch talking about humanity at Sydney Oz Comic Con (via elizabeth-bennet)
My concentration just flew out the window.