Some drawings i’ve been doing for Inktober! Been trying to get one in every day this year, but i dropped the ball a little over the weekend. Trying to catch up this week with something a little bigger that i’ll hopefully collect and post here when it’s done!
I have been heavily researching the Sami people in preparation for an alternate history story. The Sami are an ethnic group found in the far north of Finland, Norway, Sweden and Russia. They have a wonderful cultural heritage and history. That second picture is absolutely beautiful. I find it really interesting to research ethnic groups that aren’t as well known as others. Especially in Europe. Much of the focus (Even here on Tumblr) is of minorities found anywhere but Europe. However, it is important to remember that there are ethnic groups throughout Europe (Yes. White people!) who have been marginalised, and who are not well known. Catalans and the Cornish come to mind as well.
…But of course. White people have no culture.
… You did not research. You went on Wikipedia, copy and pasted a piece of the article, and added “white people have no culture”. You looked at the white-washed history of the Saami people.
You don’t have to be dark-skinned, have brown eyes and brown hair to be POC. You can look exactly like these people above—since hair, eye, and skin color do not belong to one type of people—and be a part of a POC indigenous ethnicity.
Here are some pictures of Saami people as well:
Two spirits in the Venezuelan jungle
These are photos of tida wena or “twisted women”, transgender women of the Warao, indigenous people in a remote part of Venezuela.Like other women, the tida wena tended to the home, cooked and cared for children and elders. They also participated in the harvest of important crops, like the ocumo chino, a starchy tuber. Historically, tida wena were sometimes the second or third wives of polygamous men.
They also occasionally performed the role of shaman — the Warao are deeply rooted in the shamanist tradition — and tida wena in particular are thought to possess two spirits, bringing them closer to the ancestor spirits that roam the jungle.
This dual-spirit identity of transgender people is common in some indigenous communitiesDos espíritus en la selva venezolana
Estas son fotos de las tida wena o “mujeres volteadas”, mujeres transgénero de les Warao, pueblo indígena de una región remota de Venezuela.
Al igual que el resto de mujeres, las tida wena cuidan de la casa, cocinan y cuidan a niñes y mayores. También participan en la recogida de importantes cosechas, como el ocumo chimo, un tubérculo almidonoso. Históricamente, las tida wena eran en ocasiones segundas o terceras esposas de los hombres polígamos.
También ejercían ocasionalmente el papel de chamán (les Warao están profundamente involucrades en la tradición chamanista) y de las tida wena en particular se cree que poseen dos espíritus, lo que las acerca más a los espíritus ancestrales que pueblan la jungla.
Esta identidad doble espíritu de las personas transgénero es común en algunas comunidades indígenas.Artículo original en The New York Times con más fotos
I now have new knee socks in my shop, $20 +shipping!!!
Just these three patterns for now, but if there’s enough interest I’ll order more (feel free to request others, but I can’t make any guarantees)
I’ll also be opening preorders for 3 new tights tomorrow, so keep a look out!