Name: Leigh Olivier

FASHION=MY LIFE

queentaraknowles:

Charlie Hunnam at the SOA Panel 7.21.14

queentaraknowles:

DAT SMILE + BACKPACK

the-goddamazon:

THIS IS THE TYPE OF STUFF SCIENTISTS BE THINKING ABOUT AND LAUGHING THO

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spiffygoblin:

sixpenceee:

jackthemother:

sixpenceee:

zooanthropy:

sixpenceee:

MANGBETU TRIBE AND SKULL ELONGATION

Here’s something intense.

The Mangbetu tribe elongated their skulls. The custom is called Lipombo. It was a status and beauty symbol but the Belgian government soon outlawed it. 

They managed to achieve this by wrapping the heads of newborns tightly with cloth to give them a streamlined look. 

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that has to be painful.

It kind of reminds me of the foot binding in China. The world had (still has) some intense standards of beauty 

Or the neck braces in some parts of Africa, where they stretch the neck to be incredibly long with metal hoops.

Or this strange medical procedure where they cut open chest flesh and insert these silicone gel implants.

Strange world we live in! 

^^

exgynocraticgrrl:

Hip-Hop Artist Akala on -

Being A Man 2014 | Being a Black Man

A panel including hip-hop artist Akala, CEO of Working With Men Shane Ryan, writer and broadcaster Ekow Eshun and filmmaker, theatre director and writer Topher Campbell look at the contradictory and complex ideas around Black masculinity and what tensions arise from stereotypes, colonial histories and economic power.