Julie Dillon

"My name is Julie Dillon and I’m the creator of Imagined Realms: Book 1, which is the first in a series of annual art books that I am illustrating and self-publishing. Each book contains 10 all-new illustrations made exclusively for each book!

I got into art because I love to create, to see the world in new ways, and to stir the imagination of others. I have long wanted to start putting together my own books and work on more personal projects. “Imagined Realms” gives me the opportunity to spend more time creating my own illustrations and projects, and also gives me the chance to create more illustrations that feature positive and diverse representations of women.

Each book will have it’s own theme. The art in Book 1 is all fantasy themed, and Book 2 (which is currently in development) will be science fiction themed.

I am launching this Kickstarter to pay for the cost of getting the books printed. It will also give me the ability to create the content for Book 2. Currently, the print book will be available exclusively through kickstarter.”

- Julie Dillon

Imagined Realms: Book 1 - New Fantasy Art by Julie Dillon

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mineralists:

Angel Aura Quartz

mineralists:

Angel Aura Quartz

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Trying to spend as much time with Vanguard as I can before it gets sunsetted on July 31. Not sure how much of the Vanguard Bucket List I can accomplish, but hopefully others are getting screenshots as well. I’m gonna miss the armor details of this game.

udaitaxim:

nonsensicles:

giraffepoliceforce:

Still pretty proud of my response to this.

You know what’s also a great fuck you to Hitler? Showing that a black man is just as worthy of filling those shoes.

Or maybe even having a real black man go to Berlin in 1936 and single-handedly crush Hitler’s myth of Aryan supremacy.  But I guess comic-book characters are a cool way to make that statement, too.

udaitaxim:

nonsensicles:

giraffepoliceforce:

Still pretty proud of my response to this.

You know what’s also a great fuck you to Hitler? Showing that a black man is just as worthy of filling those shoes.

Or maybe even having a real black man go to Berlin in 1936 and single-handedly crush Hitler’s myth of Aryan supremacy.  But I guess comic-book characters are a cool way to make that statement, too.

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pinfire:

Kabuki KachinaPiece of jewelry created with Australian opals and Keshi pearls.Source: http://www.mariannehunter.com/

pinfire:

Kabuki Kachina

Piece of jewelry created with Australian opals and Keshi pearls.

Source: http://www.mariannehunter.com/

blackhistoryalbum:

The Black Victorians | Circa Late 1800s
Source: My Ancestor’s Name

blackhistoryalbum:

The Black Victorians | Circa Late 1800s

Source: My Ancestor’s Name

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officialdowney:

don’t get arrested kids because
you will never look this fucking good for your mugshot

officialdowney:

don’t get arrested kids because

you will never look this fucking good for your mugshot

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earthlycreations:

Alpes by Denis Messié
loveisrespect:

What is Sexual Coercion?
If someone makes you feel obligated or forced to do something you don’t want to, you may be experiencing coercion. By definition, sexual coercion is “the act of using pressure, alcohol or drugs, or force to have sexual contact with someone against his or her will” and includes “persistent attempts to have sexual contact with someone who has already refused.”
Think of sexual coercion as a spectrum or a range. It can vary from someone verbally egging you on to someone actually forcing you to have contact with them. It can be verbal and emotional, in the form of statements that make you feel pressure, guilt or shame. You can also be made to feel forced through more subtle actions. For example, your partner might:
Make you feel like you owe them — for example, because you’re in a relationship, because you’ve had sex before, because they spent money on you or bought you a gift, because you go home with them
Give you compliments that sound extreme or insincere as an attempt to get you to agree to something
Badger you, yell at you, or hold you down
Give you drugs and alcohol to loosen up your inhibitions
Play on the fact that you’re in a relationship, saying things such as: “Sex is the way to prove your love for me” or “If I don’t get sex from you I’ll get it somewhere else”
React negatively (with sadness, anger or resentment) if you say no or don’t immediately agree to something
Continue to pressure you after you say no
Make you feel threatened or afraid of what might happen if you say no
Try to normalize their sexual expectations — for example, “I need it, I’m a guy.”
In a relationship where sexual coercion is occurring, there is a lack of consent, and the coercive partner doesn’t respect the boundaries or wishes of the other.

Some other things I’ve experienced from an unfortunate long-term relationship with such a person:
Prioritizes what you can do for them over all of your other needs/wants/obligations. You need to study? Late for work? They don’t care, because it won’t affect them directly.
Guilt trips you if you spend time with your family and friends. Tries to alienate you from your family and friends.
Stalking you and others involved with you.
Pushing you past the comfort zone of your physical needs — keeping you awake, hungry, stressed as a form of control.
Acting disgusted by your body and your desires while never questioning their own.

loveisrespect:

What is Sexual Coercion?

If someone makes you feel obligated or forced to do something you don’t want to, you may be experiencing coercion. By definition, sexual coercion is “the act of using pressure, alcohol or drugs, or force to have sexual contact with someone against his or her will” and includes “persistent attempts to have sexual contact with someone who has already refused.”

Think of sexual coercion as a spectrum or a range. It can vary from someone verbally egging you on to someone actually forcing you to have contact with them. It can be verbal and emotional, in the form of statements that make you feel pressure, guilt or shame. You can also be made to feel forced through more subtle actions. For example, your partner might:

  • Make you feel like you owe them — for example, because you’re in a relationship, because you’ve had sex before, because they spent money on you or bought you a gift, because you go home with them
  • Give you compliments that sound extreme or insincere as an attempt to get you to agree to something
  • Badger you, yell at you, or hold you down
  • Give you drugs and alcohol to loosen up your inhibitions
  • Play on the fact that you’re in a relationship, saying things such as: “Sex is the way to prove your love for me” or “If I don’t get sex from you I’ll get it somewhere else”
  • React negatively (with sadness, anger or resentment) if you say no or don’t immediately agree to something
  • Continue to pressure you after you say no
  • Make you feel threatened or afraid of what might happen if you say no
  • Try to normalize their sexual expectations — for example, “I need it, I’m a guy.”

In a relationship where sexual coercion is occurring, there is a lack of consent, and the coercive partner doesn’t respect the boundaries or wishes of the other.

Some other things I’ve experienced from an unfortunate long-term relationship with such a person:

  • Prioritizes what you can do for them over all of your other needs/wants/obligations. You need to study? Late for work? They don’t care, because it won’t affect them directly.
  • Guilt trips you if you spend time with your family and friends. Tries to alienate you from your family and friends.
  • Stalking you and others involved with you.
  • Pushing you past the comfort zone of your physical needs — keeping you awake, hungry, stressed as a form of control.
  • Acting disgusted by your body and your desires while never questioning their own.

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