2014 @ 17:35 / 33482 / Permalink
"My first time I jacked off, I thought I’d invented it. I looked down at my sloppy handful of junk and thought, This is going to make me rich."
― Chuck Palahniuk, Choke
"A sadness touch to it
and a deer sleeping in winter
and just waking up. And a slow
waterfall slowly running
a food of pouring milk
'Folk Song' by Denette Anthony (Mt. Jumbo Elementary School, 1980)
"Black women wake up in the morning, look in the mirror, and see Black women. White women wake up in the morning, look in the mirror, and see women. White men wake up in the morning, look in the mirror, and see human beings."
Michelle Haimoff, on privilege
"When a man does something stupid, people say, ‘Isn’t he stupid?’ But when a woman does something stupid, people say, ‘Aren’t women stupid?’"
2014 @ 17:41 / 35625 / Permalink
"There is nothing lyrical about this, no cadence to make it better, no metaphor about how beautiful you were and are; there is only six feet of dirt, an unsent birthday card and your voice in the answering machine saying “I love you” every night."
"Academics use academic language and jargon to centralize knowledge and power in their hands. Academics would lose a certain amount of power if everyone had access to the same knowledge that they do. The division of labor in the ivory tower reinforces capitalist modes of production through individualized research and study that is hardly ever shared with those it most affects. This is how academia operates knowledge in the form of transactions that create restricted, instead of shared knowledge."
Why Liberal Academics and Ivory Tower Radicals Make Poor Revolutionaries
"I like…boys on swings, and girls on skateboards. I like babies in high chairs. I like pharmaceutical medicine wrappers. I like people in hats with big eyebrows—I like people in hats with big eyebrows and big moustaches. I like water caught in spiders’ webs. I like wearing all my clothes at once. I like people who don’t smile. Ever. And I like people who smile. I like hair that goes on and on. In some ways I love…everything. It’s less…less of a thing than 'like'
…less distinct. Less…particular. I like things that I like but I love
everything. There’s more choice than 'like'
. Because even the worst things have things to love in them. I love things so much I feel like I could float away."
Cassie Ainsworth, Skins UK
Laverne Cox was divine. I got all weepy the minute she walked (danced!) on stage in her blue dress. Her presence is profound. No type of descriptive writing would ever really articulate her presence. Every word, gesture, and bit of laughter! ….. I was going to take some photos but decided against it. I tried to soak up each moment - snatch it up and experience it. Exactly how it was.