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Batgirl #35 - Babs’ OOTD No. 1 and OOTD No. 2
Here are some fashion illustrations inspired by what Babs was rocking in our first issue of Batgirl! <3 I cant name where these IRL items are specifically (legal stuff!) BUT you can at least check out how her fashions translate from the comic page to IRL and try to track it down yourself! :)
Babs’ Street Style : Tomboy!
Lots of people asked about what our approach for Babs’ street style is for this book. For right now, its very tomboy/comfy/cute. Babs’ is dealing with a lot in grad school and fighting crime in her off hours so we figured she would be not the biggest fashionista. She would most definitely go for comfy cute before shiny and pink. She never rocks a lot of make or curls her hair before shes goes out the door. BUT Babs’ has got the 5 min makeup routine down and has a hand full of cute go-to hair styles that require minimal effort and can be achieved while running out the door to class!
Hopefully this is a fun look at the thought process that goes into dressing Babs :)
Social justice warriors are so racist, they think that someone’s skin color automatically means they must hold different views on a topic, and there’s no way white people could ever represent their totally different and unique thoughts on a matter.
ikr when will the white people ever get to tell their side :[[[[[[[[ if there’s one voice that is underrepresented in everything, it’s the white person’s voice
Setting boundaries/self preservation <3
"I don’t want to talk about this with you," is a surefire way to cause aneurysms too.
I’ve broken this out a couple times and each time the person has refused to stop talking about it. They talk at me until i respond.
Mental disorders do not magically appear with a paper diagnosis
If you are undiagnosed you could still have a mental disorder
The disorder does not disappear because there is a lack of diagnosis
Most mentally ill and or disabled people who have existed were not diagnosed.
Reblogged for that TRUTH
just add my perspective as a psychologist-in-training. we need to do away with this idea that having an ‘official’ diagnosis is somehow proof of mental illness, because not having a diagnosis doesn’t make someone’s problems any less real. i’m not going to turn someone away just because they don’t meet the criteria for a diagnosis. people tend to place a lot of importance on diagnoses when in reality, treatment is guided much more by reported symptomology than dsm guidelines and diagnostic labels. diagnoses can come and go and change throughout treatment (and lifespan), and different professionals will have different opinions on diagnoses (see: the great disassociative identity disorder vs. complex ptsd debate), so they’re not something that people should cling to so rigidly.
one of the main purposes of having a diagnosis is to enable efficient communication between any health professionals that a person may be involved with, because it allows a wide range of symptoms to be summarized in a couple of words and conveyed in a common language. this makes great practical sense but it actually tells you very little about an individual’s lived experiences and distinctive symptoms.
this is also the purpose of the DSM, which many people on tumblr seem to regard as the be all and end all of mental illness etiology and symptomology, when in reality the inclusion/exclusion of certain symptoms/disorders is highly influenced by the climate of the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry and insurance companies (and basically people with $$$).
tl;dr diagnoses mean less than most people think.
- north korean
- all indigenous people of all these countries
- and so many fucking more im just forgetting a lot because there is SO MUCH MORE
- asian people are not just attractive east asian people
- asian people are so much more than a couple of countries’ pop cultures
And hey, don’t forget that for each of these countries, there exists complexity in identity.
In Malaysia, you have ethnic identity, which basically boils down to being ethnically Malay, Chinese and Indian, as well as the catch-all term for others… BUT WAIT! No, that’s not true, because “Others” includes terms like Eurasian, and Chinese could mean Peranakan (who came to Malaysia before the advent of colonialism and integrated with the surrounding community differently) and Indian could mean Jawi Peranakan (kind of the same as Peranakan) or Mamak (which means you may have some Malay and Indian ancestry in you), and even if you are Malay… are you Bugis, Javanese, Minangkabau or Pattani? Because hey, you know what, that stuff is constitutionally defined, and the definitions are totally broad, and while there is a lot of common ground among all of these ethnic groups, there are plenty of differences, which is what happens when you have a people living their lives in a land over several thousand years! Oh wait, did we forget the indigenous peoples of Malaysia? Wait, hang on, Peninsular Malaysia? You mean to say that there’s more? YOU BET YOUR ASS THERE IS, because up until 1963, the states of Sabah and Sarawak had their own complex histories that I can’t really cover because I’m not from East Malaysia and I don’t want to take over their voice. BUT HEY! There’s a whole lot of complexity and conflict over there, and some of it is related to the stuff we have and some of it is completely different. AND THERE’S MORE! There’s always more!
Incidentally, that was Malaysia, which is moderately complex. I wonder how things would go if we were to go and look at, say, Indonesia…
And that’s not even looking at, say, India. Because, may I remind you, India, just like China (who, incidentally have a culture way beyond the narrow conceptions of Western media), has over 1 billion people, and a history that reaches back to the Axial Age and beyond, and Indian culture spread so far and disseminated itself so widely that we were all touched.
This is a land with tens of thousands of years of history. And our history and culture reflects that. It is a land we lived in, we are currently living in, and our history our alive. So screw you and your “Hee hee! It’s so ♥ ~ A S I A N ~ ♥” because you don’t know the hundredth of it. Hell, I don’t know a hundredth of it, and I live here, because this place is huge.