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artchipel:

Artist on Tumblr

October Jones | on Tumblr (UK) - Motivational notes

UK-born writer and illustrator October Jones (real name Joe Butcher), the creative genius behind Text From Dog and these funny train commute doodles, is at it again with these hilarious motivational post-it notes that he leaves on the train and in other random places.

The upbeat doodles, which star Jones’ adorable character Peppy the Inspirational Cat, convey positive and funny messages meant to motivate daily commuters. Whether you’re feeling the Monday blues or in need of some encouragement, Jones’ delightful post-it notes are sure to brighten your day and remind you just how awesome you are.

© All images courtesy of the artist

[more October Jones | artist found at mymodernmet]

BiCon calls for more counselling volunteers

projectqueer:

BiCon 2014 logo

This year’s big bi gathering BiCon needs more volunteers to help make it happen – one area they could specifically do with help in is with volunteers for the listening support offered during the course of the conference. They say, “if you have a counselling qualification or training and experience on a helpline, we need volunteers for the listening service at BiCon this August. Get in touch if you need to know more.

“Please email info@bicon2014.org.uk to find out more”

Lesbian asylum-seeker sentenced to death - All Out

Aderonke’s family was killed and she was arrested, tortured, and sentenced to death in Nigeria – because she’s a lesbian. She fled to safety in the UK.

Now, they’re trying to send her back into danger. Aderonke, like dozens of other LGBT asylum-seekers, is stuck in a process that the UK government has already admitted humiliates and abuses them. It doesn’t work or protect anyone.

But, if thousands of us speak out right now, we could get the Home Office to take the next step and halt the deportations. Will you sign the petition to Home Office Secretary Theresa May now?

mediadiversified:

BLACK BRITISH FEMINISM THEN AND NOW
by Heidi Mirza
‘Thank you for organising this. I thought black feminism was dead!’ wrote a young woman in an email to me. 
In 2006, I had organised a national seminar ‘Black feminism and postcolonial paradigms’ it was received positively.  I found myself asking the question, ‘Has black feminism as a collective movement now become obsolete?’ But, why then I wondered, are we also witnessing a new generation of women of colour coming to political voice in no uncertain terms, especially through their use of social media?
The black British feminism that I was a part of in the 1970s and 1980s, had its roots in the postcolonial activism and the struggles of women migrants from the Caribbean, Africa, and the Indian subcontinent, who had come to live in the UK during the postwar recruitment drive for cheap migrant labour in the 1940s and 50s. Such transnational migration created what Avtar Brah has called new ‘diaspora spaces’, in which ‘individual and collective memories and practices collide and reassemble’, producing new ‘hybrid’ identities that draw upon an array of cultural reference points and histories. 
Read More

mediadiversified:

BLACK BRITISH FEMINISM THEN AND NOW

by Heidi Mirza

‘Thank you for organising this. I thought black feminism was dead!’ wrote a young woman in an email to me.

In 2006, I had organised a national seminar ‘Black feminism and postcolonial paradigms’ it was received positively.  I found myself asking the question, ‘Has black feminism as a collective movement now become obsolete?’ But, why then I wondered, are we also witnessing a new generation of women of colour coming to political voice in no uncertain terms, especially through their use of social media?

The black British feminism that I was a part of in the 1970s and 1980s, had its roots in the postcolonial activism and the struggles of women migrants from the Caribbean, Africa, and the Indian subcontinent, who had come to live in the UK during the postwar recruitment drive for cheap migrant labour in the 1940s and 50s. Such transnational migration created what Avtar Brah has called new ‘diaspora spaces’, in which ‘individual and collective memories and practices collide and reassemble’, producing new ‘hybrid’ identities that draw upon an array of cultural reference points and histories.

Read More

Adam Gnade Big Cosmos show added to ATP’s Netil House Takeover - All Tomorrow’s Parties
Adam is also appearing at AudioScope13 in Oxford at the Jericho, on the 23rd of November. Tickets available here .  The Jericho is a tiny venue so get your tickets quick!

Adam Gnade Big Cosmos show added to ATP’s Netil House Takeover - All Tomorrow’s Parties

Adam is also appearing at AudioScope13 in Oxford at the Jericho, on the 23rd of November. Tickets available here .  The Jericho is a tiny venue so get your tickets quick!

bisexualftw:


There’s a new LGBT youth group starting up in St Helen’s, Merseyside.
It’s for 13-18 year-olds.
You can bring 18-18 year-old allies.
They meet every Tuesday between 5.30pm and 7.30pm
They’re planning activities including rock climbing, canoeing, cycling and walking, Duke of Edinburgh Awards, and arts and crafts activities. They’ll also offer support – with trained staff always on hand discuss confidential issues.
To join, click here, scroll down, and contact the group.

bisexualftw:

There’s a new LGBT youth group starting up in St Helen’s, Merseyside.

It’s for 13-18 year-olds.

You can bring 18-18 year-old allies.

They meet every Tuesday between 5.30pm and 7.30pm

They’re planning activities including rock climbing, canoeing, cycling and walking, Duke of Edinburgh Awards, and arts and crafts activities. They’ll also offer support – with trained staff always on hand discuss confidential issues.

To join, click here, scroll down, and contact the group.

Such a phenomenally racist statement, made with such nonchalance, in a piece about the failings of the NHS. Such a deeply wretched and despicable comment, suggesting the very notion of a stable mixed race family being even a possibility is ridiculous. It would be “a challenge” for the organisers of the Olympic opening ceremony to find a happy interracial couple? A ceremony taking place in EAST LONDON?

BiMedia | Bisexual News & Opinion from BiMedia.org

Bis Of Colour Launch – this Saturday in London

July 19, 2012
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Bis of Colour UK are thrilled to announce their launch event!

When? 21st July, 2-5pm

Where? Kairos in Soho, London.

SIGNAL BOOST for UK Bis of Colour

fuckyeahchubbyfashion:

Hello all. I’m setting up a plus sized vintage shop called voluptuous vintage. I’m looking for plus sized models to help me get started! I’m based in Birmingham UK.I will be selling clothes from a 12 onwards. Not only will there be genuine vintage, there will also be modern day styled vintage with a twist, and cool things like vintage cameras, paintings, handmade goodies, typewriters, ornaments ect ect.
Best of all, I’ll be happy to ship overseas too!
I am a qualified photographer, so hopefully the snaps will be pretty good too ;)
So if anyone is interested in working with me or you know someone who is, please contact me on my blog http://may-is-the-way.tumblr.com
Thanks!

fuckyeahchubbyfashion:

Hello all. I’m setting up a plus sized vintage shop called voluptuous vintage. I’m looking for plus sized models to help me get started! I’m based in Birmingham UK.I will be selling clothes from a 12 onwards. Not only will there be genuine vintage, there will also be modern day styled vintage with a twist, and cool things like vintage cameras, paintings, handmade goodies, typewriters, ornaments ect ect.

Best of all, I’ll be happy to ship overseas too!

I am a qualified photographer, so hopefully the snaps will be pretty good too ;)

So if anyone is interested in working with me or you know someone who is, please contact me on my blog http://may-is-the-way.tumblr.com

Thanks!