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"My first best friends in grade school were both males. I was called a 'slut' and 'fag hag' before I even knew what those terms meant. Other than that, I did not experience much discrimination growing up. I lived in a predominately Hispanic community. Other than being called a 'guera' or 'gringa' from time to time, I  definitely believe I benefitted/was privileged by my lighter skin. I never experienced the 'go back to Mexico' statements that my friends often did. I think young people of color though are always expected to 'behave' and not cause a scene in public. Parents ingrain this into us very early on. I think because we are already aware of our otherness, and so we should not draw even more attention to ourselves. I see people of color handling this concept later into adulthood, as well. They either assimilate to manners similar to white folk or rebel entirely in their behavior shouting, 'Here I am.' I am always aware of where I am and how I am choosing to behave in a way that I think that the dominant culture (white/cis) does not even have to think about." - Tania Jazz Alvarez with one of her untitled sculptures @taniajazzart @taniajazz84 _________________ SUBTLE BODY is an ongoing series sharing LGBTQ+ narratives. #subtlebodyseries #bemorevulnerable _________________ #beproud #photoseries #lgbtq #lgbt #lgbtqi #lgbtqia #queer #bi #trans #lesbian #gay #pansexual #nonbinary #stories #subtlebodytalk #subtlebody #portrait_vision #narrative #queergaze #fluid #oneofthem #femalephotographer #queerart #laartists #portraits_ig #photolife #subtlebody #queercommunity

#Rensta #Repost: @horratimingfashion via @renstapp ··· “ "As a child, there was nothing I wanted more than flying in the air, whenever I saw an airplane....It was a dream which has turned into reality. Today by the grace of God, I have my office in the clouds and the sky is my playground. Each day, I dress impeccably, smile bright to our guests on board and make sure they are comfortable & safe till they reach their destination. I get to travel to the best of places in the world, meet so many new people and always remain charged up. Though I love my job, I realized my true calling was modelling! I'm happiest when I'm in front of the camera. Everything fashionable catches my fancy. My mother always knew my passion for becoming a model, she has been a guiding light. Mum showed me the support and gave me the encouragement, I needed to commit to this profession. Having worked on different assignments and being a HORRA face now, I consider myself lucky! Yes, I’ve faced rough times, but I don’t consider it to be a struggle. I chose this path! I have made a career out of my passions and this did not happen overnight. I'm glad I took the plunge and excited for what lies ahead. And it is the best journey I have ever taken...." . . . #humansofhorra #horrafaces @kunal.chaugule Model management by @parimalmodellingacademy - - @parimalmehhta @aureenabcede . . . . . #Fashion #Stories #Mumbai #Style #ModelLife #Dreams

Inspirar a otros es uno de mis principales objetivos a través de todo lo que hago, incluyendo mi trabajo como periodista. De la misma forma todos ustedes me inspiran a través de sus historias las cuales tengo el privilegio de contar. #aimtoinspire #inspire #purpose #propósito #vision #visión #stories #historias #journalist #periodista #periodismo #cambiandovidas #unity #creandopuentes #buildingbridges #unidad #faith #fe #newsanchor #executive #producer #latinos #PLBNews #PLBMedia #PLBPhotos #PLB

“एक पत्थर ही उठा देती, जब टूटा था दिल पर पहाड, नजर बन्द हो गई थी तेरी, या ली बेवफाई बगल पर आड! ” #arcafterrollcall #hindishayari #hindiquotes #hindiwriters #hindilove Follow my writings on @yourquoteapp #yourquote #quote #stories #qotd #quoteoftheday #wordporn #quotestagram #wordswag #wordsofwisdom #inspirationalquotes #writeaway #thoughts #poetry #instawriters #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writersofindia #igwriters #igwritersclub #bestshayari #arcshayari #loveshayari

खामियां कुछ मुझमें ही होंगी। कमियां अपनी तो उन्हें दिखाई देती नहीं।। . Follow my writings on 👉 ( @yedakido_writes ) . Turn post notification on 😌 . #yourquote #quote #stories #qotd #quoteoftheday #wordporn #quotestagram #wordswag #wordsofwisdom #inspirationalquotes #writeaway #patnawriters #patna #yeda_kido #hindishayari #hindishayar #hindiwriters #penofpatna #bihariwriters #shayar #shayari #thoughts #poetry #instawriters #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writersofindia #igwriters #igwritersclub

#save_the_iraqi_people #دعم #فولو_مي #اكسبلور #stories #بغداد #دهوك #explore #exo #السعودية Iraq without internet and exposed to blackout media, fear of the worlds reaction to the methods of violence and repression 💔🇮🇶 العراق يتعرض لحملة تعتيم اعلامية عن طريق قطع خدمة الانترنت خوفا من ردة فعل العالم تجاه اساليب العنف والقمع💔 ساعدونا بطلب المساعده لحمايه المتظاهرين وتخليص العراق من العذاب والعنف الي يعانيه .......💔 ‏‎ #العراق_يستغيث #العراق_يستغيث يجب على المنظمات الانسانيه في العالم معرفة ما يحدث في العراق لتتدخل👋🏻💔 #save_the_iraqi_people #save_the_iraqi_people

#absolutely #inlove with ... #life right now; holding onto that feeling.. spending the night #listening to neighbors’ #stories & #swaying to their beats