Kinksgem|Blackthorn
kalonimaging:

Ghoulash really did a number on our owner Gio.

Things at my job keep getting weirder and weirder. No complaints though. 
Sep 18

kalonimaging:

Ghoulash really did a number on our owner Gio.

Things at my job keep getting weirder and weirder. No complaints though. 

"I don’t care that you got into drugs for three months straight, or how much sleep you lost in that period. I don’t care that you went home and fucked that person and woke up at 6am hating everything about yourself, or that you smoked so much you sounded as though your lungs were giving out. You’re not a bad person for the ways you tried to kill your sadness. You’re just human, and being human means you need to survive and you do so whichever way you deem fit, fuck everyone else."

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"you’re not a bad person for the ways you tried to kill your sadness" 

WOW

(via i-want-spankings)

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Sep 16
summerscourtney:

From ALL THE RAGE

(cover reveal happening this Tuesday, Sept. 16th at MTV!)
Sep 16

summerscourtney:

From ALL THE RAGE

(cover reveal happening this Tuesday, Sept. 16th at MTV!)

(via yahighway)

tattoolit:

"I showed this to my parents and asked them if it scared them. They responded: ‘why would a picture of a hat scare us?’ My picture was not of a hat. To explain, I drew a second picture: it was a boa constrictor that had swallowed an entire elephant whole. The adults told me to stop drawing snakes and focus on geography and math and history and grammar, and thus I abandoned a great life as a painter. The adults can never understand anything by themselves and it wears me out to always have to give explanations—so, I never talk to them about boa constrictors, or of ancient forests, or of stars.” “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye” - Le Petit Prince 
(Thank you Jim @ 454 Tattoo in Encinidas CA!)
Sep 16

tattoolit:

"I showed this to my parents and asked them if it scared them. They responded: ‘why would a picture of a hat scare us?’ 
My picture was not of a hat. To explain, I drew a second picture: it was a boa constrictor that had swallowed an entire elephant whole. The adults told me to stop drawing snakes and focus on geography and math and history and grammar, and thus I abandoned a great life as a painter. The adults can never understand anything by themselves and it wears me out to always have to give explanations—so, I never talk to them about boa constrictors, or of ancient forests, or of stars.” “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye” - Le Petit Prince 

(Thank you Jim @ 454 Tattoo in Encinidas CA!)

"Don’t ever compliment me by insulting other women. That’s not a compliment, it’s a competition none of us agreed to."

- "You’re not like other girls." Shut up. (via cutely-perverted)

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Sep 15
Sep 15

kayjaydee17:

thewomanfromitaly:

dynastylnoire:

idanceitarotiart:

the-goddamazon:

ophelia-tagloff:

What in the actual fuck?

All the kinks, right here. I can stop Tumbling forever.

-lays down forever- Christ.

The Lord is my Shepherd, HE KNOWS WHAT I WANT.

COME THROUGH THOUGH

are those lips or the face of god

WHAT

I melted.

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Sep 15

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Sep 15

teamfreesnuggles:

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"I know that Black creativity has saved your life many times before. I know, because I’ve seen it happen. I’ve listened as non-Black people in my communities raised on Hip Hop talked about how it was the only relatable, empowering culture they found that also educated and radicalized them as a youth. It was formational. I’ve watched people become politicized, shaping their new political identities after bell hooks, Audre Lorde, Assata Shakur, Angela Davis and Frantz Fanon. I’ve watched as folks become activist celebrities using radical ideas from Black Power and Civil Rights movements to shape programs that do not benefit Black people. I’ve watched as people make livings and loads of social capital off of DJing Black music, dancing, walking and dressing like Black people, selling the Black aesthetic to others. I’ve heard that friends use Nina Simone and Sade to sing them back from depression, Rihanna and D’Angelo to get them in the mood. So many people in my communities, lately, have been using Octavia Butler to renew their hope for radical futures. Without Black people, what would your lives be? You might be thinking, you know, it’s so much more complicated than all this, race is complex, we’re all part of the human family, etc., etc… Black art is not free for all damaged souls. When Nina sang about strange fruit, she was talking about a lynching…of Black people. When Black rappers say Fuck the Police, they speak to a state system of lynching…Black people. Your pain and isolation, however real it may be, is not the same as being Black. Your self-adoption into hip hop and djembe drumming and spoken word, makes our art forms all about you. You, however well meaning, have stolen Black labour and invention and used it for your own purpose. It warps the medium and changes the message, the magic, the healing. From now on, consider how the cost of consuming, appropriating, regurgitating, and getting your life in multiple ways from Black art, Black culture, and Black peoples’ creative genius detrimentally impacts our lives. Being Black in an anti-black world means experiencing daily attacks that threaten our dignity, our happiness, our freedom, and often our lives; and in order to enjoy Black culture, you’re going to have to take action to help get these back. But because Black people’s labour, language, intelligence, creativity, and survival arts have always been considered free for the taking, you probably didn’t feel ways about using it. You probably didn’t think twice. Black culture is the most pilfered, the most ‘borrowed,’ the most thieved culture, and we’ve seen this happen time and tie again."

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Nadijah Robinson

Quote is from her essay Black Art Is Not A Free For All on Black Girl Dangerous. Read it all. Truly exquisite writing, especially as non-Black people continue to use, consume, pilfer, plagiarize and be appropriative of Black cultural production and art while simultaneously suggesting that Black culture, especially that Black American culture, does not exist. 

I’ve also watched non-Black people suggest Black people contribute “nothing” to anti-oppression theory or praxis while their ENTIRE FRAMEWORK for approaching it is via Black cultural production or Black women’s epistemology.

Like…the cognitive dissonance proffered via perspectives shaped by anti-Blackness is astounding.

(via checkprivilege)

(via checkprivilege)

Sep 15
kalonimaging:

Fun at the spokesmodel workshop!

Kalon’s models are adorable.
Sep 15

kalonimaging:

Fun at the spokesmodel workshop!

Kalon’s models are adorable.