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populex:

Chris is in danger and needs our support now - see updated info and suggested actions below.

trixibelle:

Taken from mediadiversified's FB Page:

URGENT PLEASE READ AND FORWARD ON!!!!!

I regret to tell you that Christina Fonthes - a dear friend and organiser of Rainbow Noir has been held against her will in The Congo - she was on a family holiday with…

UPDATE - 28 Aug 2014: Christina Fonthes has been arrested by police in DCR after leaving the Embassy in Kinshasa. She was being assisted by the embassy in Kinshasa after escaping being held against her will by her family (who have her travel documents). She urgently needs us to keep enquiring about her and demanding the embassies help her to return home to the UK.

TAKE ACTION NOW

Please people please call the embassies (UK and Kinshasa), it doesn’t matter if you don’t know Chris or you don’t know what to say, just call and beg them to do something.

Please call: 243 (0) 81 556 6219 and email franck.tshimbiya@fco.gov.uk and demand to know where Christina is, and whether she has been arrested.

Call Chris’s MP Kate Green 0161 749 9120 and leave a message explaining the situation, saying that Chris needs urgent assistance.

Call the UK Embassy 0871 050 5840.

Call your own MPs and ask them if they have any contacts in DRC or the embassies, beg them to help. http://findyourmp.parliament.uk

Contact people on Twitter: Chris’s MP is @KateGreenSU, British Ambassador to DRC is @HMADianeCorner, Embassy is @UKinDRC

Suggested tweet: #ChrisFonthes Chris no longer at @UKinDRC Congolese embassy. She is in danger. Please contact @KateGreenSU MP & @HMADianeCorner now. RT

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UPDATE - 29 Aug 2014, 00:45 - from Facebook

It has been confirmed that Christina was arrested after leaving the embassy and released back to her family where she is currently trying to negotiate her journey home. Christina’s life is still in very real danger and we need to continue to raise the profile of this case on as many media channels as we can. We have no more information that this at this current time.

We are currently putting together a press release and a list of contacts to send it to.

If you want to help - If you have any contacts at high profile newspapers, media channels etc please forward their details to us

See Rainbow Noir Twitter for updates. @RainbowNoirMCR

Sign the petition to get Chris home safely now:
https://www.change.org/p/british-embassy-find-christina-fonthes-in-the-democratic-republic-congo-and-bring-her-back-to-the-uk-safely

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Finished my painting of my nan. Whaddya think? There’s a few things I’m not happy with, but overall I think it looks pretty good. I think I’m going to send it to her.

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Last photo I wanted to share from our trip last weekend.
#krollermuller #krollermullermuseum #hogeveluwe #365

Last photo I wanted to share from our trip last weekend.
#krollermuller #krollermullermuseum #hogeveluwe #365

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trixibelle:

I’m painting again today. I realised I’d never tried a detailed portrait in acrylics before. I didn’t think this was going well until I took a step back for five minutes and looked at it with fresh eyes.
This is my nan at my wedding :) I need to practice old lady faces for the big project I’m planning to start this year. If this practice portrait goes well I might pull a call out to see if anyone wants a portrait of an old lady in their life. I’d need a few, well lit and well defined photos to choose from.

trixibelle:

I’m painting again today. I realised I’d never tried a detailed portrait in acrylics before. I didn’t think this was going well until I took a step back for five minutes and looked at it with fresh eyes.

This is my nan at my wedding :) I need to practice old lady faces for the big project I’m planning to start this year. If this practice portrait goes well I might pull a call out to see if anyone wants a portrait of an old lady in their life. I’d need a few, well lit and well defined photos to choose from.

#EightWomen Awards. Who has inspired you?

mediadiversified:

Browse the biographies of the nominees 

The Background
In September 2013 we were sent this article: 8 African-American Women Who Changed the World with the question “Which 8 women of colour do you think have changed the UK?” We posed the question to our social media followers and the #EightWomen awards were born.Thw awards are  one of those rare chances to celebrate women of colour in the UK and to spread awareness of the work they do..

The Awards
The #EightWomen with the most votes from the public will be revealed at the “Complicit No More” panel event, highlighting themes and challenges of black feminism and intersectionality on the 15th September at the Khalili Lecture Theatre (lower ground floor) School of Oriental and African Studies.

Click here for further information and to book your ticket, limited spaces available

To read about 2013’s nominees and winners click here

Your vote counts!

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saatchiart:

Today marks the 7th anniversary of the dedication of Gerhard Richter’s “Cathedral Window” in Cologne, comprised of 11,500 squares of glass in 72 colors.

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The long and ugly tradition of treating Africa as a dirty, diseased place

tupsyturvy:

We had something similar in the evening standard today - UK Unis complaining of the ‘influx of students from ebola hit areas and the chance of the spread of the disease’ As if the countries are completely over run with diseased individuals.

One uni was even quoted as saying they’ll have to test all students to contain the infection. Because yes, ALL the countries don’t have tests in place or you think they also want to spread the disease further? KMFT

I swear these journalists  and westerners generally really ain’t shit.

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kateordie:

This comic is about how there are two sides to every story.

on point

A guy insulting his ex to “compliment” you is always a red flag.

If he says all his exes went crazy after a few months, realise that he was the only common factor. -Ash

oh-snap-pro-choice:

southern-feminism:

kosmonaughtybarbie:

kateordie:

This comic is about how there are two sides to every story.

on point

A guy insulting his ex to “compliment” you is always a red flag.

If he says all his exes went crazy after a few months, realise that he was the only common factor. -Ash

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Whaddya reckon, fellow artists? 😏
#krollermuller #krollermullermuseum #365

Whaddya reckon, fellow artists? 😏
#krollermuller #krollermullermuseum #365

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catazoid:

Lyalya is 99% tail and 1% cat

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Tear Gas Is an Abortifacient. Why Won’t the Anti-Abortion Movement Oppose It?

blacksupervillain:

mangoestho:

A couple of years ago, when I was newly pregnant and reporting in the West Bank, some of my local colleagues insisted that I skip covering a protest at an Israeli checkpoint. At first, I was resistant to letting pregnancy stand in the way of my work, but they knew from experience that there might be tear gas, and tear gas, they said, causes miscarriages.

They were right: though rigorous studies are few, there is evidence that tear gas is an abortifacient. In 2011, Chile temporarily suspended its use after a University of Chile studylinked it to miscarriage and fetal harm. Investigating the use of tear gas in Bahrain in 2012, Physicians for Human Rights found that local doctors were reporting increased numbers of miscarriages in exposed areas. And UN officials have connected tear gas to miscarriages in the Palestinian territories.

This means it’s likely that police in Ferguson, Missouri, have been spraying abortion-causing chemicals on crowds of civilians. Recently at TheNation.com, Dani McClain wrote about the killing of black youth as a reproductive justice issue, one that goes to the heart of the rights of parents to raise their children in peace, safety and dignity. She’s correct, of course, but if the anti-abortion movement were actually concerned about the well-being of the unborn, then the violence in Ferguson would be a pro-life issue as well.

jesus fuck

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"Can a thin person have body image struggles? Can a thin person be at war with their self-image? Can a thin person hate to look in the mirror?

Absolutely.

And does that suck?

Absolutely.

But the difference between these negative feelings and fatphobia is this: The only person worrying about whether or not I’m meeting beauty standards is me.

And that’s not the same for fat folk.

When you’re not thin, other people on the beach actually do take offense. When you’re not thin, people really do think that you shouldn’t be in a bathing suit. When you’re not thin, people really do make your body their moral obligation.

And while your internal struggle is real and significant, the point is: You might hate your body, but society doesn’t.

That’s thin privilege."

Let’s Talk About Thin Privilege — Everyday Feminism (via samanticshift)

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unamusedsloth:

Nude Portraits series by photographer Trevor Christensen

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Taken from mediadiversified's FB Page:

URGENT PLEASE READ AND FORWARD ON!!!!!

I regret to tell you that Christina Fonthes - a dear friend and organiser of Rainbow Noir has been held against her will in The Congo - she was on a family holiday with her mother who has decided to have Christina ‘cured’ of her sexuality.

Christina has managed to escape from her aunt’s house and is currently hiding out with a friend. She has access to internet and has been communicating with us via email. The next available flight is 2nd September - 5 days away! Chris needs help and protection from the British Embassy in Congo but her mother has reported her missing and therefore we need to get in contact with both the UK Home Office and UK embassy in Congo to let them know that she is in danger and that her mother is lying/the one endangering her life!!

PLEASE SHARE THIS ON ALL YOUR NETWORKS. CALL, EMAIL, TWEET the British embassy on behalf of Christina - the more we call, the more attention it will bring to her case and hopefully they will act quicker in getting Christina to a safe place.

HER MOTHER HAS HER PASSPORT AND TRAVELING DOCUMENTS!

CHRISTINA’S LIFE IS IN DANGER. PLEASE DO AS MUCH AS YOU CAN.

If you need more information PM me.

UK EMBASSY: 0871 050 5840 
public.enquiries@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

DETAILS OF THE EMBASSY IN CONGO ARE HEREhttps://www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/british-embassy-kinshasa

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