Aubrey Longley Cook – Runaway – Animated Hand Embroidery
This is such an important thing to say, though. A lot of people are acknowledging this as a very powerful sound bite, but take a minute to really consider the context of this. Every time you misgender a trans person, you are putting their lives in danger. You aren’t just hurting our feelings - and there is nothing “just” about hurt feelings for people prone to suicide - you risk outing us to people we may not want to be outed to. It opens us up to harassment, discrimination, and even assault. We could lose our jobs, our families, and our livelihood.
Every time you intentionally misgender a trans person, you tell us that you consider us to be less than animals.
Frozen has it’s issues. It has a lot of them. But frozen is also now one of my top favorite Disney movies and few of my friends and family know why.
Elsa is…not a perfect representation, but very good rep of someone with anxiety and depression. The circle of panic making things worse causing more panic…yeah.
I also love the message this sends. To kids growing up and teenagers taking their siblings or watching on their own…even people my age and older
It’s ok to have anxiety and depression. It can be overwhelming. So ask for help. There is nothing wrong with that and good things happen when you do.
"Your too fat."
"I didn’t know [insert character] was black!"
"Why don’t you do more black cosplays?"
"Cosplay to your size!"
"I don’t think that looks right on you, why don’t you cosplay [insert character] instead?"
"Why is [insert character] black? They’re not black in the show."
"You shouldn’t cross-play, it looks weird on you."
"Your boobs are too big for [insert character]."
To everyone who as ever posted a comment or question like this, my answer:
I am a black plus size female cosplayer, if you don’t like it… well honestly I don’t care. The more you comment like an idiot, the more it feeds my will power to prove I’m an amazing cosplayer, not matter what you say. I may have days, or even weeks when I feel down about myself, but that will never stop me from doing what I love. I may have large boobs, chubby stomach, double chin, hair on my face, dark spots around my face and body, and a flat butt, but I rock any cosplay I put on. So grow up, and get out of my face. <3SHE COSPLAYED KOENMA OMG
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, EMMA!
-asks them to repeat themselves 3 or 4 times because they SAY IT THE SAME WAY EACH TIME-
Customer: “WHAT ARE YOU FUCKING DEAF?!”
Me: “yes, actually. I am partially deaf. Could I get you to repeat yourself one last time and enunciate please?
They always get very quiet and shame faced for a second and then finally repeat what they’re saying in a calm, clear manner
I’m partially deaf. This mostly doesn’t affect my everyday life. I can still hear, I don’t need a hearing aid or implants or anything.
To be honest, last time I had my hearing tested(before high school. I know it’s gotten worse since then however)the only things I couldn’t hear were very very low notes. Or if people with deep voices mumbled.
I know it’s gotten worse, mostly because if someone is on my left side and I’m not directly focused on them as they talk to me, all I hear is a jumbled mess.
If you’re a quiet speaker(coughperricough) I probably will try and stick you on my right side or just pay a crap ton of attention to you. However if my attention wanders for a moment or we are in a loud setting….I still might not understand what you said.
If you have a thick accent it’s extremely difficult to understand what you’re saying and I will probably ask you to repeat yourself 4 or 5 times, trying to decipher each word
If you have a deep voice and an accent…it’s hopeless I will ask someone else wtf you said.
Anyway, I feel like I can’t really say I’m hard of hearing because in general I’m perfectly capable of hearing people, if they talk at a normal volume and don’t have an extremely deep voice…and you don’t mumble.
But at the same time I feel I have to say I am because PEOPLE GET REALLY PISSED WHEN YOU DONT UNDERSTAND THEM FOR SOME REASON. Seriously, ask someone to repeat themselves 3 times and they get really angry
Because while I don’t run into a deaf or mute person even once a week, it’s happened often enough that I would like to communicate with my customers
and while I don’t know sign language yet
WE CAN WRITE
I have seen so so so many people just…stop helping a mute or deaf person because they don’t know a way to communicate with them.
Ok well first off you can mime. Also some people have learned to read lips so you could talk slowly in an effort to help them understand you. Third! Most people know how to read and write(true not all. But most)so…why doesn’t anyone just grab some paper and start asking your questions or giving answers that way?
I’m on campus for nothing
I slept through the first class and my second class was canceled.
So honestly there’s….no reason for me to be here.
I could’ve slept in damnit
So yes hello long time no post here!!
This is may or may not be a surprise. I cosplayed one more time, as my always and forever hero, Xena. Inspired by Isaiah's art of how Mulan looks very badass dressing up as Xena, so I decided to cosplay her.
I made the armour for the costume, you can check the progress on my art/craft blog.
I hope you all doing well, I’m quite surprise that most of you are still here. I wish you all the great things in life and have a wonderful day!
(also yes I met Lucy Lawless ((more like Lucy Flawless)) and she is a form of perfection.)
Wow! This is amazing! And she looks awesome!!
reblogging for that last photo - “SENPAI NOTICED ME<3<3<3!!!!!”
36” x 25” x 18” 36 lbs
Constructed from 5000+ feet of copper coated steel wire with 300+ hand cut and patinated leaves. No welding used, tension and balance alone holds the tree upright and to the stone.
#kevinchampeny #art #artist #sculptor #sculpture #wire #bonsai #tree #oak #rust #copper #steel #metal #tension #balance
Recycling dumpster full of failed glass designs. Looks glacial.