I. love. the. Anaconda. video. but the writeups I’ve been seeing keep referring to Drake as a co-star, which I think misses a big part of the point.

The reason this video rules is because Drake is an extra. Drake is a prop. Drake is a bro in the comfy-casual clothes that he rolled up to the set in, who has no lines or purpose other than the be ground upon, and whose face is obscured by shadows most of the time.

This is not a continuation of the Drake/Nicki/Rih media narrative. This is a dank-as-fuck feminist power play. This is, “Drake is whatever to me.” And this is a man who, if he isn’t at the top of his game, is close to it. A huge celebrity. And here is Nicki looking fucking amazing, tormenting him into a boner, then swatting his hand away and walking out of frame.

Your anaconda don’t want none unless she got buns, hun? Maybe she doesn’t want your anaconda. Maybe she’ll do whatever the fuck she wants with her buns, and it doesn’t matter what you think or feel.

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Emily Blincoe: Color-coded photography

We’ve already featured talented Austin-based photographer Emily Blincoe a couple of times on iGNANT. Her output is amazingly creative and never fails to make us smile. Emily is probably best known for her color-coded arrangements.

For her latest works she collected color permutation of tomatoes, oranges, eggs, ice cream and leaves and sorted them into groups and gradients for each image

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Nicki Minaj is not a woman who easily slides into the roles assigned to women in her industry or elsewhere. She’s not polished, she’s not concerned with her reputation, and she’s certainly not fighting for equality among mainstream second-wave feminists. She’s something else, and she’s something equally worth giving credence to: a boundary-breaker, a nasty bitch, a self-proclaimed queen, a self-determined and self-made artist. She’s one of the boys, and she does it with the intent to subvert what it means. She sings about sexy women, about fucking around with different men. She raps about racing ahead in the game, imagines up her own strings of accolades, and rolls with a rap family notorious for dirty rhymes, foul mouths, and disregard for authority and hegemony.

While Beyoncé has expanded feminist discourse by reveling in her role as a mother and wife while also fighting for women’s rights, Minaj has been showing her teeth in her climb to the top of a male-dominated genre. Both, in the process, have expanded our society’s idea of what an empowered women looks like — but Minaj’s feminist credentials still frequently come under fire. To me, it seems like a clear-cut case of respectability politics and mainstreaming of the feminist movement: while feminist writers raved over Beyoncé’s latest album and the undertones of sexuality and empowerment that came with it, many have questioned Minaj’s decisions over the years to subvert beauty norms using her own body, graphically talk dirty in her work, and occasionally declare herself dominant in discourse about other women. (All of these areas of concern, however, didn’t seem to come into play when Queen Bey did the same.)


Nicki Minaj’s Feminism Isn’t About Your Comfort Zone: On “Anaconda” and Respectability Politics | Autostraddle (via becauseiamawoman)

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Rhiannon rings like a bell through the night
and wouldn’t you love to love her?
Takes to the sky like a bird in flight
and who will be her lover?…

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1. My back is sore in places I never thought possible
2. I want a bagel but I should settle for these strawberries
3. I think Joc is mad at me maybe, but who knows
4. I’m excited to go back to school, I luv home but school is just 9-months of me time and I thoroughly enjoy it
5. I used to have deeper thoughts, but I feel like nowadays those are missing and I feel weird sad about it.
6. I need to spend more time with Shiloh, and I want her to spend more time with us inside the house
7. I need to stop watching Netflix and I need to start finishing my books


Magnificent Trees Around the World

trees are under-appreciated
s/o to them for being awesome anyway

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today was long but good.

{I hiked mission peak for the first time ever at like 5 am, then I came home and slept for 5 hours, then I met up with Mike and Mario and ate sum falafels, then I went to grammas to talk about my life, then I came home and cleaned up, then my sister treated me to all you can eat spaghetti and salad at Rosies}


plus I got some quality me-time.
which is pretty rare nowadays

Since I slept pretty recently I’m not sure if I’ll get tired soon, which kinda sucks bc I have work in the morning.

but, oh well, it is what it is


I was awake for 21 of them!
I’m exhausted but wow.
Shoutout to the homies.
Shoutout to everyone.
I luv y’all.

Yes plz n thank yu

Today was a hard day to get through, but with help from my sister and Chau, it turned into quite a great day.

s/o to those 2 female role models in ma life.



Raquel, 20, none of your business