Wait, what? A giveaway? The giving-away of a thing? A thing being given?

YES, FRIEND. All of the above!

Okay, so earlier this year I upgraded my DSLR to a Nikon D5100, because I needed video capacity and my D40 was looking a bit shabby. And I was like, right, I’ll keep the old one as back-up, but having brought it all the way to the UK from Japan… it’s just been sitting on my desk for months getting dusty. I thought about selling it on Amazon, but let’s be real, there is a lot of cake mix encrusted into this thing (although it still works perfectly). And plus, you know, everybody’s gotta start somewhere, and it just isn’t feasible for a lot of people to put down over £100 on a DSLR camera, even an old model.

So: a giveaway. This is what you get if you win:

  • Secondhand Nikon D40 DSLR camera body (+ strap)
  • AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm kit lens
  • 1GB SD memory card

I bought this camera in 2008, so we’re not talking top of the range, but I’ve been using it right up until this year and it’s served me well (as far as I can remember, those are all pictures taken using the kit lens included in this giveaway - which is why they’re mostly a bit old, since I upgraded to a fancier one after they were taken).

How to enter:

  • Reblog this post. Likes don’t count, which is a metaphor for popularity not counting for much in life, which is sort of a lie, but mostly I just want to signal boost this.
  • You can reblog one time per day. I’m going to try and monitor this to prevent people taking advantage, given that that’s not the spirit of the giveaway (guys, I am semi-homeless and unemployed, I’m choosing to give this camera away rather than sell it, please be good people, ‘kay?)
  • Be willing to send me a home or receiving address! I mean, duh, but also, wow, that would be awkward. If you live with family or people who will not be happy at you receiving mysterious internet packages, factor that in.
  • You do not have to follow me on Tumblr, although it would be super nice if you did. Super nice. As nice as me. I’m a delight. Just saying.

I will post anywhere in the world, and one winner will be picked at random on November 1st!

*** If you follow my RSS feed, or came over from Blogger when I moved this site - I have not yet figured out how to work this thing. Theoretically there should be a way for you to comment on posts. For now, gomen! This giveaway is for Tumblr followers only, unless you are tech-savvier than I am. Still love ya.

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The racial and ethnic demographics of the Don’t Say Gay polling are of interest, too. 75% of those who identified as Hispanic said that teachers should be able to discuss other sexual orientations; 60% of Black respondents gave that answer; only 46% of White respondents thought so. And this is interesting to me because so many white liberals whisper to me: “You know, the Black community is so conservative on these issues.” Yeah, I don’t know anything of the kind. These anti-gay bills in TN come from a segment of the White community.

Chris Sanders (from the Tennessee Equality Project)


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Oh but them blacks and hispanics are SOOO HOMOPHOBIC!

Why folks can miss me with that bullshit

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I posted a comment on a NYT article abt POC homophobia, saying that everyone at my Mexican school was accepting and it wasn’t until college that I experienced homophobia from white guys, and they deleted it lol.

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You don’t need to be perfect to inspire others. Let people get inspired by how you deal with your imperfection.
— Wilson Kanadi  (via psych-facts)

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Pillows by

There’s Comfort in Consciousness”

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(Trayvon) was one of the few guys that never made fun of me, about the way I dressed, about the way I talked, about my hair, about my complexion… about my weight.

 - Rachel Jeantel (via filthypolak)

and i start crying

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and they made him out to be some type of thug

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I hear this too often aaa

Diversity is the spice of life
*murderous glare* but don’t erase people’s experiences and identities  
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I hear this too often aaa

Diversity is the spice of life

*murderous glare* but don’t erase people’s experiences and identities  

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French child psychiatrists, on the other hand, view ADHD as a medical condition that has psycho-social and situational causes. Instead of treating children’s focusing and behavioral problems with drugs, French doctors prefer to look for the underlying issue that is causing the child distress—not in the child’s brain but in the child’s social context. They then choose to treat the underlying social context problem with psychotherapy or family counseling. This is a very different way of seeing things from the American tendency to attribute all symptoms to a biological dysfunction such as a chemical imbalance in the child’s brain.
— h/t @Jonubian “Why French Kids Don’t Have ADHD” by Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D. (via newmodelminority)


how the conversation should always end

I’ve experienced and have had connections to pretty much all of the points on the socioeconomic wheel—Poor Mexicans, poor and upper-middle class asians, middle and upper-middle class black people, upper-middle and upper-class Latinos, and poor and upper-middle class whites.

Rough for poor Latinos is not being able to pay the rent, worrying about food, no to little healthcare, discrimination, working long hours in rough jobs.

Rough for my upper-middle class white bf is having too many of his friends text him at once. Not being able to decided whether to go to a crawfish boil, or a folk festival, or to see his friend’s band play. Not being able to decide which beautiful apartment to move into, even though he can afford them all. And the grief! The grief these “struggles” cause for him is real. If I dare roll my eyes or say those are not real struggles I will not hear the end of it.

He can take vacations whenever he wants, travels 4-6 times a year, will never ever have to worry about money and in his eyes he has it rough. If I bring up real struggles like the fact that I lived in a shelter the most I get is a variation of “That sucks”.

But he is also the most loving and accepting person I have ever met. And you know what? Privilege can afford that and it’s something that I’ve only somewhat had access to for the past couple of years. White guys like the one up there have zero idea what rough is. They cannot even fathom it. Because for upper-middle class white guys the struggle is having too many options. Having it too good. Really.

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this is true about white privilege and straight privilege too tho
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by request!

this is true about white privilege and straight privilege too tho

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