I have received the great opportunity to intern with the AfroFuturist Affair in Philadelphia. I am in need of support in order to actualize this opportunity.
My CampaignI have been granted the amazing opportunity to intern with the AfroFuturist Affair this up-coming summer. This grassroots organization utilizes an AfroFuturist framework of liberation as a mechanism for social justice. They aim to promote creative expression, education, and autonomy in partnership with local, underserved communities of color. As the summer intern my general responsibilities will surround but not be limited to communications and networking. As the first intern of the AfroFuturist Affair my position not only alleviates the work load of the Creative Director and Assistant Coordinator, but I will be offering necessary assistance for operating the organization within its fullest capacity.
I am kick-starting this campaign because I am in need of additional funding in order to sustain myself during this summer. While I am the recipient of Hampshire College’s Community Partnerships for Social Change (CPSC) Social Justice Scholars’ Award, the CPSC grant isn’t enough to cover the costs of living and transportation for a full time unpaid internship. Additionally finding a job in an unfamiliar city during the summer is not a guarantee.
About Me: I am a Nigerian and Narragansett (Native American) queer woman at Hampshire College. My concentration pursues an in-depth critical analysis of speculative fiction and media studies from the lenses of race, gender, class, and sexuality within American popular culture. In addition to my academic pursuits, community engagement activities have played an integral part in advancing my studies and interests. By way of volunteering, and internships have I been able to observe and participate in translating theory into practice.
I believe interning for the AfroFuturist affair will greatly enrich and inform my senior thesis upon returning to Hampshire for the fall. It would be a shame if I couldn’t access this amazing opportunity due to financial circumstances.
Please consider contributing, and spreading the word. Anything helps!
ok so, here’s a lil tutorial for big booty babes who have a pair of leggings that won’t make it over yr lumps
1. take out the elastic from the first pair of leggings. a seam ripper would be totally useful. i didn’t show this part, because all leggings will be different, but basically you just need to figure out how the material is sewn AROUND the elastic, and remove this elastic… this will also, most likely, expose some extra material which will be useful!
2. cut the waistband off of something that is around the same circumference. i used a skirt that i don’t really wear that much, but use whatever you want! the size of the waistband only matters in that it needs to extend the length of your leggings enough to fit over yr butt. the circumference matters because if it’s a really different size, the leggings will bunch around it when you sew them together but, it’s not a huge deal really. you can also use a wide elastic cut to the same size as the leggings, or you could buy some similar patterned/coloured stretchy material if that’s more your jam.
3. (the last 3 images show this and the next step) place the RIGHT SIDES of the leggings and the waistband together. the right side is the side that you want to be showing. you want to line up the bottom (cut) edge of your waist band to the top edge of your leggings. use pins to keep them in place.
4. use a sewing machine to sew along these edges. using a serger would be a nice touch, but totally not necessary. you could also sew by hand if you’re into that.
5. give a big FUCK YOU to fatphobia and stores not being willing to stock larger sizes by wearing this out and proud!
PS: even though this tutorial is sorta obvious and straightforward, and maybe doesn’t even need to be written up, i’m just doing this so that fat folks who have some clothes that don’t fit properly feel empowered to turn these ill-fitting clothes into something they can actually wear and feel good in <3
heyyyy! i (jackie) made this little tutorial thingy about lengthening leggings for big bootied people (and also for tall people!) and almost forgot to post it here! please don’t make fun of my sewing “skills”. i’m not very good at doing anything straight (har har)!
jackie / it gets fatter
there are reasons you don’t do the harlem shake
This is the only good harlem shake video on the internet
OH MYFUCKING GOD
this is very good
these yts got what they had comin’. no remoooooorse
looooollllll. evidence that god is black & she is fed up w yall nonsense.