Handbag, Miranda July
Miranda July is like the living embodiment of a Wes Anderson film
I love everything about this, except for that second photo, the use of “one” and “10” really upsets me. Either use numerals or use letters. I feel like it was probably intentional, but I still don’t like that.
single digit numbers used in a sentence are supposed to be spelled out while double digit is just a digit ###yooo ###englishasafirstlanguage
5:12 pm • 13 October 2014 • 24,314 notes
What’s difficult to digest is this “praise” of all things black - from cornrows and large booties to acrylic nails, door-knocker earrings, and tribal fabrics - only becomes “chic,” “trendy,” and “epic” when worn by white women. When these same cultural markers are on black women, they are “ghetto,” “urban,” and “ratchet” - meaning, unpretty.
"It’s offensive," said Doreen E. Loury, director of Pan-African studies at Arcadia University. "The natural beauty of black women that has been historically demonized and classified as unattractive, is now the runway’s hottest new swag. And it’s not even being celebrated on black bodies."
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and words like “ghetto”, “rachet”, and “thug” take on more “funny”, positive meanings when applied to white people. A white thug is being funny/ironic, while a black thug gets shot by police.
4:24 pm • 13 October 2014 • 24,042 notes
"The rate of police killings of black Americans is nearly the same rate of lynchings in the early decades of the 20th century."
Never forget that the Ferguson police left Mike Brown’s body out in the hot summer sun, uncovered for more than 5 hours. Sound familiar? #staywoke #farfromover
3:36 pm • 13 October 2014 • 19,778 notes
Costume designed by James Acheson for Anne Parillaud in The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
From Profiles in History via LiveAuctioneers
1:12 pm • 13 October 2014 • 168 notes
For an installation piece at the Aichi Triennale, Japanese artist Kohei Nawa used foam to give visitors the sensation of walking through the clouds at night:
12:24 pm • 13 October 2014 • 44,288 notes
whenever i try and learn something new
||It seems that I am not immediately excellent at this
||it is because I am a failure
||everything I touch dies
5:12 pm • 12 October 2014 • 260,101 notes
The problem with a history of depression and anxiety is that you can never know if you’re “just having one of those weeks” or if you’re sliding back down into those places you swore you’d never go again.
2:48 pm • 12 October 2014 • 241,505 notes
“The thing about an anxiety disorder is that you know it is stupid. You know with all your heart that it wasn’t a big deal and that it should roll off of you. But that is where the disorder kicks in; Suddenly the small thing is very big and it keeps growing in your head, flooding your chest, and trying to escape from under your skin. You know with all of your heart that you’re being ridiculous and you hate every minute of it. The fact that many people don’t recognize or have patience for your illness only makes everything worse.”
— Ten years of experience (via punkasspoet)
2:00 pm • 12 October 2014 • 55,192 notes