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Anonymous said: You can say she isn't and pretend I'm racist, but Isabela is literally already white. She's a tan white woman.

hadlais:

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Let me link you to the wiki, my friend.

Isabela is Rivaini! Varric calls her “Rivaini” throughout the game.

http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Rivain

Rivain is loosely based on Moorish Spain. (Link to David Gaider confirming the fact) Do you know what a Moor is? A PERSON OF COLOR.

Do you know who else is Rivaini?

THIS WOMAN:

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Is Vivienne a tan white girl?

Sorry, man, I don’t make the rules. David Gaider said so and he’s the showrunner here.

David Gaider wants to provide representation to many different ethnic people groups - many different characters of color in both the NPCs and the main characters.

So that pretty much proves it. Rivaini individuals are characters of color. They are not tan white people. 

So get the fuck off my blog with your shitty racism.

Love it.

MANTRA

cute-pubes:

Another girl being pretty does not make me ugly,

Another girl being smart does not mean I’m not smart.

Another girl being liked does not mean I am unliked.

I am perfect and incredible just the way I am, and any other girl is perfect and incredible just the way she is.

Girl competition needs to stop, and self love needs to start.

(via thoughtsofablackgirl)

Anonymous said: Do you have anything on magical realism?

thewritingcafe:

  • Don’t explain the magic. In magical realism, things just happen without too much explanation and people accept it.
  • Put the extraordinary in everyday situations.
  • Everything needs to be realistic, with the exception of magic, the paranormal, the supernatural, and the odd.
  • The extraordinary is part of the natural world for the characters, whether they can explain it or not.
  • Your characters should not question oddities. They may wonder why something happened the way it did, but they won’t question the origin of the extraordinary or the inner workings of it.

More:

Dear, Hollywood I Need You To Realize That There Are

thoughtsofablackgirl:

  • Black vegans exist
  • Black lesbian exist
  • Black gays exist
  • Black romantics exist
  • Black people with mental disorders exist
  • Black people with eating disorders exist
  • Black people with adopted kids exist
  • Black Nerds exist

Keep the list going.

thoughtsofablackgirl:

The Los Angeles’ Martin Luther King Jr. Hospital is set to reopen in early 2015 according to hospital officials. The hospital was opened in 1972 serving the African American and Latino community with different types of medical services until 2007. The hospital was shut down due to high patient deaths, unqualified staff, hygiene issues, and medical scandals. The shut down resulted in the loss of hospital jobs and lack of nearby emergency rooms for the community.

According to the MLK Community hospital website, “The hospital is expected to serve 1.2 million residents from all over South Los Angeles including Compton, Inglewood, Watts-Willowbrook and Lynwood.”

The hospital will not only create jobs for people in the community, but it also will provide more than 10 inpatient and outpatient services including but not limited to Anesthesiology, Cardiology-medical and diagnostic, Emergency medicine, Endocrinology and Gastroenterology. The new hospital will also have 131 beds, a 21-bed emergency department, a critical care unit, and labor and delivery services.

“We’re not done yet, we have a lot to do and we are going to do it,” said Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. “We are putting in the kind of services that meet the needs and the demands of that population.”

The hospital will take new measures to ensure and decrease hospital scandals, hygiene issues, and unqualified staff by hiring the highest quality staff and using modern day technology. The hospitals mission is to “provide compassionate, collaborate, quality care and improve the health of our community. Our vision is to be a leading model of innovation, collaboration and community health care.”

Like/reblog this if you think dark skin is just as beautiful as any other color

dynastylnoire:

gimmeallyoresidualz:

badlandsdispatches:

gimmeallyoresidualz:

I need some faith and confidence regained

Breaking my never-reblog-“reblog-this-if”-posts rule.

i feel special thank you

Dark skin is gorgeous. <3

(via thoughtsofablackgirl)

Words to young dark skin black girls

bellecosby:

"Put down the bleach. Your skin is not dirt that needs to be cleaned out like yesterday’s shirt. You are comprised of sienna, chestnut, and warm mahogany. Dark as the night sky, constellations are tucked neatly underneath your bones. Your skin reminiscent of the hot chocolate that warms winter nights. Like rings around a tree stump, you too have history etched into your melanin. Don’t let the glaring whiteness, blind you from the beauty that you are. "

(Source: bellecosby, via thoughtsofablackgirl)

simonjadis:

Vivienne is awesome beyond measure.

Everything about her just gets me more excited about this game.

This is even more important than hot dude romances.