myvoicemyright:

Acid attack survivors in India model new clothing range for powerful photoshoot

Survivors of acid attacks in India have become the face of a new clothing range designed by a woman who had acid thrown in her face while she was asleep four years ago.Delhi-based designer Rupa and her friends Rita, Sonam, Laxmi and Chanchal modelled the clothes from her new range, Rupa Designs, for photographer Rahul Saharan.

Rupa suffered extensive injuries when her stepmother threw acid in her face while she was sleeping in 2008.

She was allegedly left without any medical aid for six hours before her uncle found her and transported her to hospital, where she underwent eleven operations and spent three months being cared for.

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shauneezy:

So if you’re not up to date, twitter has a new trending topic #iftheygunnedmedown and black men and women are showing the medias portrayal of blacks. Here a few things I would like to point out
1.) white people, sorry, this hashtag is not for you. Black men are being murdered and this is not a time to make a mockery out of this.

Quick story: in my sociology class I took this spring, we were taking about racial profiling and our professor was Indian and she was talking about her experiences and what not.

This black boy in class raised his hand to say “I always get pulled over, I even got pulled over while I was walking!” The class was laughing and stuff.

Then this white boy raised his hand and said, “well, I got pulled over and they searched me one night”

The professor is like “what did you do?”

He’s like “I was speeding and ran a red light”

😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑✋

Bruh stop it. This is what I’m talking about white people trying to equate their stupidity with actual oppression.

Bye Felicia.

Leave comments below. I want to hear your thoughts 🙇

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aurajones:

To say that the past few days have been emotionally taxing is to greatly understate and trivialize how hurt & fed up I am with the treatment of people, my people, in this country. 2014 and we’re no further from persecution & slaughter than we were since….ever. Since forever. At what point have we not been given the treatment of a rabid dog? Of subhuman? Of beings undeserving of fair & humane treatment? Of beings deserving of protection?

I am not impressed with your president’s statement regarding the death of an entertainer before that of a boy being senselessly put down by an officer of the law. Or the lack of transparency in the media & by the police. Or the fact that several eyewitnesses have corroborated & confirmed the story that Michael Brown, an 18 year old who was to be furthering his education post-high school as of yesterday, was shot multiple times and ultimately murdered with his hands raised in surrender pleading not to be, for j-walking. Though the media speculated shoplifting or a struggle with the officer, who has YET TO BE NAMED, there is still no justification for the fact that the victim was unarmed (though the pressing of the fact is problematic in & of itself) was executed and left on the cement to stew in a pool of his own blood for hours. Peaceful protests were met by canines and riot gear. The media failed, unsurprisingly to report that. Your president failed, unsurprisingly, to report that.

How many more innocent brown people are to be put on micro-trial & executed by law enforcement before it’s acceptable to be upset? Before it’s acceptable to be angry, stop asking for permission to have change & demand that it be given before there is consequence? I’m not satisfied. I won’t be until there is accountability and reform. We are tired, we angry, and we are well within our right to be.

I can’t see this happen again. I need to do more.

(*Note: Photos provided by the timelines of people on the front lines in Ferguson & are not my own. To keep track of what’s happening as it happens or and get involved, vandalyzm & @antoniofrench (to name a few) have been my go to.

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goldenfishradicals:

Prayers to all of the people in that town. This is bullshit anyone is treated like this. It is fucking 2014 get ur shit together.

"We all bleed red but whos blood is in the streets?"

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soupsoup:

Police used tear gas just after 9pm local time on Aug 13 to disperse crowds on West Florissant Avenue. 

Police dismantled camera equipment used by Al-Jazeera journalists after tear gassing them.

Follow live coverage of standoff between police and protesters in Ferguson, MO: http://cir.ca/news/michael-brown-missouri-shooting/154191

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hip-hop-quest:

Everybody on tumblr right now

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