Why Do Safe Spaces Matter?You're at lunch with colleagues. After shooting the breeze for a bit, the conversation turns to something that happened yesterday.Why Do Safe Spaces Matter? by neurotype
"That one guy - what was up with him?"
"Oh ha, the way he talked? 'You guyth, I can't even.'"
Everyone laughs right away, but you need a moment.
Because you're LGTBQ. (Or maybe you're not, but you have friends who are and you know this would really bother them. Or maybe your life experiences have shown you that talking about people like this is a shitty thing to do.)
If you say something, you'll be the one with the stick up your ass - and you're not just guessing, you've been laughed off before for telling people to tone it down. Why can't you loosen up and appreciate a good joke? Or, even though you don't think you're close enough to talk sexualities with these people, do you have to turn this into your coming-out moment and derail an otherwise normal lunch? What if they start treating you differently?
By now, you're wondering if the
Photography Interview: DarkroomLearn about Darkroom photography through this interview with the talented cameraflou!Photography Interview: Darkroom by Mrs-Durden
Could you introduce yourself to us? How long have you been involved in Darkroom photography and where did the interest come from?
Hi, I'm Steph aka Cameraflou, born in France moved to Canada, Montréal. I’ve always appreciated photography and honestly, it was before digital photography. I started with an old Nikon F wich I still have ! When I was studying at Cinema School I learned the darkroom process for photography and movies 16,35mm I love old cameras, sometimes I build one like pinhole or wide angle large format.
Do you focus more on traditional darkroom or digital darkroom? Can you briefly explain the differences between the two to our readers?
I work with both analog and digital, I develop my black and white films, print my own photos. I only work with outdated films and ch
Holiday Card Project 2016!Holiday Card Project 2016! by madizzlee
The DeviantArt #HolidayCardProject is back for its 10th year! With the goal of bringing a bit of holiday cheer to patients in the hospital during the holiday season, the Holiday Card Project connects artists from around the world, applying their tremendous artistic abilities to designing and creating uplifting holiday cards.
In the past few years, this project has received more than 5,000 cards sent in by more than 2,000 deviants from 60 different countries/political regions. Cards are then divvied up and distributed by DeviantArt members to local Los Angeles hospitals, with additional cards given to various hospitals in the U.S. and abroad for DeviantArt volunteers and hospital staff members to hand out to patients.
The idea behind the Holiday
Celebrating Deviousness - November 2016Celebrating Deviousness - November 2016 by Moonbeam13
In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community
Greetings! I’m Steve, or pearwood if you prefer. I joined DA in January 2005 as a young thing of 54. Now I’m 66 and, as the sign says, not leaving DAuntil hell freezes over. I followed a pack of artist friends on their migration here from Lothlorien/Elfwood. I wanted to be able to comment on their work from my own account. As a lowly non-fantasy-artist, could not get an account on Elfwood, so I came here.
Commenting is what brought me to DA. The giving and receiving of comments is what has kept me here. It happened like this. I decided to post a few of my canoeing photos to show folks what I was doing. I found, to my surprise, that I could hold my o
How I fight cancerHow I fight cancer by clippercarrillo
Now that my cancer has returned (with a vengeance), and I submit myself to the chemotherapy, I proceed with my bird photography as if it were part of the cure. In fact it is. This very young jay is quite special to me, and the capture and sharing of the image with you are my way of doing only important things with those moments that are left in my life. So enjoy the vividness of his brand new color, and understand that few people get to see a living example of the interior race of the scrub jay, let alone one that is such a beautiful brand new child. Thus do I selfishly surround myself with joy, by sharing what I love.
Published: The Wandering Words of WomenHello my lovelies, I wanted to share some exciting news:Published: The Wandering Words of Women by SheDares
THE WANDERING WORDS OF WOMEN:
A SURVIVOR'S ANTHOLOGY
has been published!
Back near the start of this year I participated in a course run by CRCC. On it I met some wonderful and amazing women, and learnt a lot about creative writing, as well as about myself. It showed me that I am not alone in what I experienced, and that it does not have to stop you from leading a fulfilling and loving life.
This book is a collaborative work containing pieces written by myself and the other lovely ladies in the group, and I am incredibly proud to be a part of it.
I would ask you to consider purchasing a copy, or even simply donating to Cambridge Rape Crisis. Not only could you receive a volume of beautiful literature, but you would also be helping survivors of sexual violence on their road to recovery.
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2016-314 To act justly and love mercy, for JesusWhen I was a child, one of our favorite Sunday School choruses was this.Jesus love the little children,2016-314 To act justly and love mercy, for Jesus by pearwood
all the children of the world.
Red and yellow, black and white,
they are precious in his sight.
Jesus loves the little children of the world.The song still rings true, even if much of the conservative white church has added, "as long as they keep to their place and don't get uppity."
I do not say "evangelical church", because an Evangelical is one who trusts in the gospel (evangelium), the good news of Jesus Christ. That includes me.
Jesus inaugurated his public ministry by quoting from the prophet Isaiah.“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to bring glad tidings to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to let the oppressed go free,
and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.”As I read through the Bible each ye
2016-277 SupportRebecca pogopuggie is battling breast cancer. She posted a thirty-day challenge for October, a pink-ribbon challenge for Hopetober. I plan to use the series as writing prompts.2016-277 Support by pearwood
I have not had cancer, but at 66 I have been through the mill often enough to say with confidence, when the going gets rough, how well you make it, or whether you make it at all, is closely tied the quality of your support network.
If you are facing cancer or some other apparent calamity yourself, and you don't already have a support network, a team of people helping you pull through, build one. Now. Even if it means saying to a relatively casual acquaintance, "This is what I'm going through. I need a support network. I don't have one. Can you just sit and listen to me?"
If you are part of someone else's support network, let your words be few. Your presence and listening ear are what matter most.
So be it.
|I use my dA journal for highlighting other peoples' artwork. If you want to know what's going on with me, read what I write here and on my PearwoodPhoto blog.|
Current Residence: Irondequoit (Rochester), New York
Favorite genre of music: Yes
Operating System: Kubuntu Linux
Shell of choice: bash
Wallpaper of choice: My DA favorites
Personal Quote: Life is a photo op. Take the camera.
31 Days of Hope Challenge: Breast Cancer Awareness2016 EVENT CLOSED - THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION
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To enter, Note pogopuggie detailing your activity over the time-period with the subject line "Hope".
Don't forget to tag #Hopetober #HopetoberChallenge #BreastCancerAwareness
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