GUYS look at this amazing damn art that @gemrocknerd made for the blog inspired by this post. Go give them some love because they absolutely deserve it for being so wonderful and sweet. Thank you again, hon! <3
You’re very, very welcome. Keep producing content I can obsess over and shower in my adoration; you deserve all the love you get and more.
*blows off dust*
this thing still works?
Black Lives Matter
Last week we reacted with feeling. This week we’re channeling that feeling into fuel for action.
The ongoing protests against police brutality are not just a response to the unnecessary deaths of a few. They are a response to 401 years of racism. The unequal treatment of BIPOC was built into the blueprint of the United States, and we still see the indirect and direct consequences of that fact.
Tumblr has a moral obligation to our community to use this platform in a socially responsible manner. Staying silent about our solidarity with the police brutality protests last week was not an option. Simply spreading our message of solidarity without actionable follow-up this week was not an option, either.
What Tumblr is doing
Diversity and inclusion will remain an ongoing open and honest conversation within our company. This week we have come together as an organization to make sure the necessary conversations are being held. Dialogue is great, but action is needed.
- Hate speech is not allowed on Tumblr. That sort of hateful rhetoric leads to violence. White supremacists, Nazis, and other purveyors of hate can fully fuck off. They are not welcome here. As we promised last month, hate speech will not go unchecked. If you see hate speech, report it to our Trust & Safety team. They will remove all content against our Community Guidelines.
- Tumblr is a platform. The small team of <200 employees behind Tumblr are people. People who are scared, hopeful, angry, sad, and impassioned. People who care. As individuals, many of us are marching, protesting, and donating. We wanted to share some of the places we’ve donated to over the last two weeks in the hopes that you’ll check them out yourselves:
- Color of Change demands justice and equality for Black people in the United States.
- Black Girls Smile is dedicated to providing young Black women with mental health resources.
- Equal Justice Initiative works to end mass incarceration, excessive punishment, and racial inequality.
- Homeless Black Trans Woman Fund provides Black trans women in Atlanta with housing, food, and necessities.
- Our social advocacy team is seeking more activists to do Issue Times on issues that affect the Black community. So often, the best suggestions come from all of you. Let us know who you want to hear from. As always, we will read the reblogs from this post.
- Our official Tumblr for all things social advocacy, @action, will continue to reblog posts from the community on more ways to help support the protests.
Ways we can all help
Over the years, the Tumblr community has solidified itself as being passionate advocates for social justice. Through your posts, group chats, and messages, you educate yourself and others. If you’re not Black, commit to being a better ally. Listen to the Black community.
- Last week @theblackoutofficial collected a nice list of resources here on Tumblr. You can stay further informed by following the Black Lives Matter, BLM, and protests tag.
- There is a place for everyone in the Black Lives Matter movement. You may be unable to march or attend rallies, but that doesn’t mean you have to sit on the sidelines. You can pass out water, masks, and hand sanitizer if you can’t march. You can donate to a charity you believe in or give money to your local mutual aid organization.
- Contact your officials to encourage our communities to invest in areas we know can prevent crime before it even happens: youth services, education, adequate housing, trauma services, counseling, and restorative justice programs. You can use these easy pre-filled form emails for a number of cities.
- Just yesterday, U.S. House and Senate leaders introduced the Justice in Policing Act of 2020. This legislation may work to hold police accountable for their actions. We’re watching the developments of this closely, and suggest you do, too. Call your senators and call your representatives to support this legislation.
- Are you an artist of any kind? Or do you just like art? There are tons of artists on Tumblr who are doing commission fundraisers for charities that have an impact on Black communities. Considering buying something or starting one yourself.
Vote! Vote! Register to vote! Even if you missed the deadline for upcoming elections, register to vote now so you can participate in the next one. You deserve to have a say in what happens within your community.
do yall remember those webcam photos marina took during electra heart?
i loved those ngl, i kinda miss grunge marina but i’d rather her be happy
imagine someone lo- 🤢 i can’t even say it, loving- 🤢 loving me
why am i so jealous!!!!!
things have literally been so rough lately !!!
astrology . is my escape .
blog is lit rally for my men toll healf lahv xo expect alot of late night rants!!! xoxo
marina made music to comfort teenagers that felt that they were raised to focus on work and achievement and success but were ultimately very, very lonely. The family jewels was made for kids that felt they were too stiff and closed off to be loved. “A control freak driven by a greed to succeed” and “I know exactly why I walk and talk like a machine” and “could never tell you what happened the day I turned 17” the ENTIRETY of obsessions, the desperate pleading of “I’m vulnerable, I’m vulnerable.” Marina comforted those who felt unlovable and overwhelmed with their youth, who felt like their whole life depended on their teenage years but simultaneously believed they were wasting them, and who feared their whole life would be missing out on opportunities.