My complement, my enemy, my oppressor, my love.

"Great art is horseshit, buy tacos."
--Charles Bukowski

albertinelives:

May the saints intercede on our behalf.

Pray for us now and at the hour of our societal alienation.

albertinelives:

May the saints intercede on our behalf.

Pray for us now and at the hour of our societal alienation.

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scopeartshow:

Focus Korea: Keumsan Gallery
Under Focus Korea, fourteen Korean galleries will present artists from one of the leading centers of Asian contemporary art, promoting a cultural exchange between Miami and Korea.
Find out more about Focus Korea here http://conta.cc/1t0oyUT + come see a glimpse at the current art trends in Korea in person at‪#‎SCOPEMiamiBeach‬

BAE CHANHYOExisting in Costume, 2006C-PRINT100 X 80 cm
Courtesy of Keumsan Gallery (Seoul, Heyri & Tokyo)

scopeartshow:

Focus Korea: Keumsan Gallery

Under Focus Korea, fourteen Korean galleries will present artists from one of the leading centers of Asian contemporary art, promoting a cultural exchange between Miami and Korea.

Find out more about Focus Korea here http://conta.cc/1t0oyUT + come see a glimpse at the current art trends in Korea in person at‪#‎SCOPEMiamiBeach‬

BAE CHANHYO
Existing in Costume, 2006
C-PRINT
100 X 80 cm

Courtesy of Keumsan Gallery (Seoul, Heyri & Tokyo)

meloromantics:

appropriately-inappropriate:

audreyvhorne:

sttinkerbelle:

vmpolung:

knowledgeandlove:

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#and I just don’t feel entitled to someone else’s life’s work.

That comment exactly!! It’s not mine and I can survive without it, so I will.

This is why honey is not vegan.

The problem here is that honey, especially if you buy it ethically from an apiarist, isn’t actually detrimental to the well-being of the bee or the hive. In the wild, honey is used as a food stock, but in a domesticated honeybee colony, the bees are fed quite well, and so the honey is a surplus.
The alternatives, like sugar, relies on monocrops in third world countries, with transient labour. Growing up, there was a sugarcane field by my house, and I’m sure the Haitian men who worked backbreaking hours hacking a machete through knife-bladed leaves in 40 degree heat for a couple dollars a day would have traded a testicle to be a Canadian honeybee. Stevia’s going the same way, iirc.
Additionally, apiarists are actually huge proponents and activists for sustainable bee-keeping, and it’s estimated that the domesticated hive may be the last great hope for declining populations, because we can optimize their chances for survival.
It’s their life’s work, sure, but it’s not the death of them to use it responsibly.

literally read anything about the history of sugarcane and the cuban sugar industry if you think sugar is or ever has been more ethical than honey

meloromantics:

appropriately-inappropriate:

audreyvhorne:

sttinkerbelle:

vmpolung:

knowledgeandlove:

Photo source

Fact check source

#and I just don’t feel entitled to someone else’s life’s work.

That comment exactly!! It’s not mine and I can survive without it, so I will.

This is why honey is not vegan.

The problem here is that honey, especially if you buy it ethically from an apiarist, isn’t actually detrimental to the well-being of the bee or the hive. In the wild, honey is used as a food stock, but in a domesticated honeybee colony, the bees are fed quite well, and so the honey is a surplus.

The alternatives, like sugar, relies on monocrops in third world countries, with transient labour. Growing up, there was a sugarcane field by my house, and I’m sure the Haitian men who worked backbreaking hours hacking a machete through knife-bladed leaves in 40 degree heat for a couple dollars a day would have traded a testicle to be a Canadian honeybee. Stevia’s going the same way, iirc.

Additionally, apiarists are actually huge proponents and activists for sustainable bee-keeping, and it’s estimated that the domesticated hive may be the last great hope for declining populations, because we can optimize their chances for survival.

It’s their life’s work, sure, but it’s not the death of them to use it responsibly.

literally read anything about the history of sugarcane and the cuban sugar industry if you think sugar is or ever has been more ethical than honey

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Neutral Milk Hotel - Communist Daughter

phoenixrhythm:

SEMEN STAINS THE MOUNTAINTOPS. SEMEN STAINS THE MOUNTAINTOPS.

u ok men

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sequinedk said: That Simpsons/Family Guy photo set is really depressing. That's another reason why I love Bobs Burgers. The family genuinely loves each other and no one is excluded or made the constant butt of jokes. It's not perfect, but it can be funny without being mean and obnoxious to someone. Sorry , I have a lot of feelings about cartoon families.

Same. No need to be sorry. I identified really heavily with Lisa Simpson when I was a kid, and I got viscerally angry when I saw that post.

I’ve been meaning to get into Bob’s Burgers for a while, so maybe I’ll bump  it a few places up my to-do list.

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andromedalogic:


bizarrefashiontriangle111:

suck it baby

ajuliettetlalli:

I love her

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alone-together87 said: With the childhood abuse thing, how did you overcome it? Because it seems impossible.

stripperina:

For me, there is no “overcoming” childhood trauma in the sense that it no longer effects me in any way.  It will always have some level of effect on me. 

At one point I was exploring the concept of grief (a friend/mentor had died unexpectedly) and came to the realization that grief is not something you move through and past, but something that moves through you.  I had always imagined it as a forest that you entered, walk through for a while, and eventually exited.  But that was inaccurate.  It is more like the wind.  Sometimes it is still and you cannot feel it at all, and other times it is so strong you can barely stand, but it is the one that is moving and changing while you stand still.  It is never gone completely, but it’s also never going to always be there in a debilitating way.  It moves through us in a perceptible way until it doesn’t.

So the goal is not to “overcome” it.  In my experience, these are the four steps that will help you heal and thrive after surviving abuse and/or trauma:

  1. Accept that it happened.
  2. Eliminate self-blame.
  3. Show empathy toward all your feelings.
  4. Remember you are valuable.

To be more specific, 1. Accept that what happened DID in fact happen. Blocking it out or bottling it up won’t make it go away, it only prolongs the healing process.  2. Recognize that you are not to blame.  Nothing that happened to you was a result of your own actions and nothing about who you are as a person means you deserved it.  3. Show yourself empathy for any lingering feelings about what happened.  All your feelings that are a result of your trauma are valid, whether that’s anger or fear or sadness or relief or a lack of feeling anything at all.  and 4. Remember that it doesn’t effect your value or self worth as a person.  You are NOT dirty or damaged or less deserving of respect because of what happened to you.  You are still strong and loveable and deserving of respect and kindness. 

Working on those four steps will the easier it is to move through life without dragging the weight or your abuse behind you wherever you go.  You may not be able to “overcome” past trauma, but you CAN survive it and live a happy, fruitful life despite it.

silversarcasm:

disabled children need to know that they’re worth more than being inspirational objects for abled adults

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“That same day white jurors giggled while Mrs. Mary Ruth Reed, a pregnant black sharecropper, testified that Lewis Medlin, a white mechanic, attempted to rape her in front of her five children. In an effort to get help, she scooped up her youngest child and ran across a field. Medlin knocked her down and pummeled her until a neighbor finally heard her screams and called the police. In court, Medlin’s attorney argued that he had been drinking and was “just having a little fun.” Then, turning to the white jurors, the attorney pointed to the woman sitting next to Medlin. “You see this pure white woman, this pure flower of life?” he said. “… This is Medlin’s wife … Do you think he would have left this pure flower, God’s greatest gift,” he asked, “for THAT?” Reed burst into tears as the jury broke for deliberation. Less than ten minutes later they returned a not guilty verdict.”

—   At the Dark End of the Street; Black Women, Rape, and Resistance — A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power, by Danielle L. McGuire, p. 42 (via inlovewiththepractice)

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wocinsolidarity:

iuyftfitifi:

Cinco Dominicanas en la serie del momento: Orange Is the New Black

"Cinco talentosas Dominicanas que actualmente se encuentran rodando la segunda temporada de "Orange Is The New Black" y que, por cómo terminó la primera, es posible que sus personajes latinos tengan mayor relevancia y profundidad." [x]

YES

monsahm:

I will reblog this every time it comes up on my dash

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