"John Lennon Syndrome"
A white guy who preaches peace/love/good gender politics but is a complete c*nt to the people he is close to and does not uphold those values in his personal life.
Trainer at the Gym Trying to Explain Memes to an 80-Year-Old Client
"It’s like pictures of cats with Abe Lincoln quotes written on them."
The morning after I was raped, I thought I could create another story
My good friend tarakutz shared this brilliant multimedia piece with me and it resonated with me so much. I recognized a lot of myself, my clients, my friends and family in this story. And I also respect how this is one person’s individual experience and narrative. But it got me sad and riled up too, and Tara encouraged me to share my thoughts, so here they are:
It’s a disservice that we allow each other to think our survival mechanisms are not brave. That we allow ourselves to believe in “good” and “bad” victims. I get that this is one person’s story and that she is making a specific point about rewriting her own history, but I think it is supremely brave to figure out a way to get by, to get through, to move on. Keeping it together in this fucked up world asks everything of us… I don’t know. I’m just kind of waxing poetic here… but my work and history are really weighing on me these days and I’m so tired and exhausted that our culture forces people to believe there is a “brave” way to be raped, that our culture forces people to believe that their stories aren’t real, believable, valid if they don’t respond in the “right” way, that they could be “bad” at being raped… it kills me. We are brave for continuing to get up, build relationships, take chances, go to work, make dinner, do whatever in a world that basically makes rape a promise, not a possibility.
SPILL THAT TEA, SCULLY, SPILL IT
Oh my gosh, this gets better and better.
this is a friend to keep
(Source: iraffiruse, via vickiexz)
Watercolor & Dried Flowers by Liana d’Abreu on Flickr
by Clementine von Radics
you and I
are not about poems or
other sentimental bullshit
but I have to tell you
even the way
you drink your coffee
knocks me the fuck out.
This does it for me
Flora Borsi, Photoshop in real life