jopara said: there is a right way to get those nice ass lines tho. basics dont know that shit.

This is how you know i’m fake and not about what I preach. I bought a steamer, with a creasing tool for 40 bucks at walgreens to replace my iron. but also im mobile i can’t always find good ironing surfaces. 

afroxander said: How can ANYONE not know how to iron. Easiest thing to do besides boiling water.

most yt boys. but also eff gender norms.

¿No sabe planchar? Not boyfriend material.

basically one is shit water, and the other is coconut water.

When people are learning Portuguese, especially Spanish speakers, say they want “agua de cocô” instead of “agua de coco” (the latter open + unstressed vowel)  But disque it’s the same language right -___-




TransCuba: Photographer Mariette Pathy Allen Explores a Hidden Havana Subculture

For more than 30 years, New York based photographer and painter Mariette Pathy Allenhas been documenting transgender culture worldwide; in 2004 she won the Lambda Literary Award for her monograph The Gender Frontier. In her new publication, TransCuba, Allen focuses on the transgender community of Cuba, especially its growing visibility and acceptance in a country whose government is transitioning into a more relaxed model of communism under Raúl Castro’s presidency.
An excerpt from Mariela Castro Espin, who is the director of the Cuban National Center for Sex Education in Havana, is included in the book: “We dedicate this day to families because we want families to be conscious of their great social responsibility, so that all of our families, all of the people with the great social responsibility of being a parent, realize that their can’t be any form of discrimination in the family, discrimination based in the prejudice that we’ve inherited from dominant societies.”

Gentrification Stops Here! Kitzia Esteva-Martinez’ goal is to raise $500 in 5 days! Help me raise them bucks before my birthday! | CJJC Database


 I am an organizer in the Immigrant Rights Campaign at Causa Justa:: Just Cause, a grassroots organization building the power of working class Black and Latino residents fighting for housing and immigrant rights in the Bay Area.

We have the chance to fight gentrification and the displacement of working class tenants in the Bay Area by fighting for an anti-speculation legislation in November’s ballot in SF and fighting for a healthy homes law in Oakland. Every year hundreds of working class families live under unhealthy conditions and harassment by slumlords in Oakland.

We want fight like hell this fall to pass a legislation that ensures our communities have a healthy home and are safe from threats by their landlords because of low income and immigration status vulnerability!

Your donation will ensure that we are able to do the outreach needed to bring the voices of impacted immigrant families into the forefront of this anti-displacement, anti-gentrification fight! This policy will defend tenants against illegal landlord harassment including lack of repair and maintenance and ICE and police threats meant to displace Oakland residents!

Please help us make this happen by donating to CJJC by August 1st so we can receive matching funds, and match your donation dollar for dollar.

Will you donate $50+ today? I’m giving $50 dollars to support CJJC. Will you join me? Please donate on my page and help me meet my goal of 500+ in 5 days by August 1st. We only have 5 days to do this together! (remember my bday is August 3rd! i would love to wake up to this fundraising accomplishment!)

Thank You!!! Gracias!!!!

Please donate & signal boost to help my undocumented indigenous queer roommate Kitzia Esteva keep her job as an advocate that fights against gentrification in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

I don't think you get this enough but I love the amount of information and interest you post on Salvadorian people. Its refreshing to see a person who wasn't born there and is tremendously influenced by the country and its social diversity. Keep it up, it's inspiring ! p.s. I applaud you on your successes. — Asked by tropicswisha

Thank you tropicswisha  I get these message every once in a while and they really mean a lot to me. I was in a really dark place 4 years ago and took a break from Salvadoran issues, but all the support on Tumblr has really kept me going.

Taking my leisurely two hour lunch break to hang out with my roommates sick nephew at the hospital. He’s so happy I brought him thai food and none of that hospital crap.

Consulted my on-the-fly copy editor, so i updated the language of the post. so if you’d like to re blog that please do, doesn’t matter if you already did it has the same feel. i was just in such a rush to post it, thanks for the notes.

On this inaugural post for SalvaCultura, I want to pay tribute to what happened 39 years ago in El Salvador today. Four years ago, I had the privilege to visit and study at the University of El Salvador, and learn about one of the most important events leading up the the Salvadoran Civil War (1980-1992). The experience was very personal to me: my late uncle, a medical student at the time, was also an organizer and survivor of this student massacre. As a Salvadoran-American, participating in a commemoration of this event connected me to my people’s historical and collective resistance to oppression. 

A little background: the massacre was a violent response by the Salvadoran Government to a student protest at the University of El Salvador in the capital, San Salvador. The protest itself was in response to state violence against protesters in the western Salvadoran city of Santa Ana a few days prior. According to various sources, there were around 100 dead and over 23 injured. This is now seen as a taste of what was to come as the civil war would subsequently erupt; a conflict that led to the mass exodus of people which included my parents and siblings. 

So, I found myself in El Salvador on the 35th anniversary of this massacre in 2010, and it was a chilling and inspiring experience to see Salvadoran students keeping the memory of history alive. Today and every year, Salvadoran university students take to the streets to commemorate the legacy of the fallen students. What is that legacy? Check out the video to find out.


PS. I apologize for the unstable camera angles, I was very green back then; and also in my defense I wasn’t always the one holding the camera.

Also visit my new site: for Central American issues, it’s still new and I’m looking for contributors.

In the 1970s, Brazil’s intelligence agencies spied on black organizations; sought to frame the movement’s most outspoken activist


Y’all member how the U.S. government did/does this to black folk in the U.S.? Don’t think that there was no United States influence in this!!!!!


to everyone i went to high school with

dear white ppl

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