Grilled cheese must be hot!
Beer must be cold! Woe what a tenuous situation!
I want to burn-
- to move to what burns me. Like a moth to its oblivion. Why don’t words come while pen is in hand! But in fleeting shadows and forgotten moments peek through.
Saint Francis redux
This Kelsey Heinrichs girl is aweeeesome! kelseyisheinrichs: I thought it would be fun/cool to re-create Bonaventura Berlinghieri’s “Saint Francis”. I’m thinking about selling prints of this and maybe redoing a few more paintings. Caravaggio’s “The Martyrdom of St. Matthew” looks particularity interesting at the moment.
Gender Socialization in "The Little Mermaid"
Got to write about Disney for my last paper in Women’s Studies. Dream come true. My mother championed an earnest effort to raise my two brothers and me in a progressive, gender-neutral environment. But it is impossible to raise children in a cultural vacuum. One animated film franchise that became a ubiquitous cultural force penetrated her No-Barbie-No-Dress-Up shield and...
We do it in a kind of self-defense: by calling you a slut, I am implying that I...– Justine Musk, “The Problem With Slut-Shaming.” (via theskinnyblackgirl)
Basically, a woman who was tricked by a man deserved to die, while a woman who...– Short story “Love in a Fallen City” by Eileen Chang. It sounds brutal, but she is a wonderful writer and so honest about love and tumult and the binds of Chinese society. Also love her anti-romance short story “Sealed Off”
Best Pick-up Line Someone Told Me Last Night at...
Him: ”I am Iraqi. But I’m not a terrorist.” Me: ”… Haha and I’m not a fucking Republican.”
Well look at the way she dressed, what do you...
Since I’m terrible at tumbling and a poor poster I’m going to be lazy and just post a journal entry I did for Women Studies on sexual violence against women. Here is the Broad Street Review article mentioned in the essay: http://www.broadstreetreview.com/index.php/main/article/male_sex_abuse_and_female_naivete/ Here is the blog article by Scott Adams, author of Dilbert. Even if you...
Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself.– Paul Coelho (via lovemorefearless)
Let the waves of the universe rise and fall as they will. You have nothing to...– Ashtavakra Gita (via lovemorefearless)
I don’t want to be a feminist anymore. →
faerielandsforlorn: I don’t want to be a feminist anymore. Like a five-year-old, I want to close my eyes, stick my fingers in my ears, stomp my feet on the floor and scream “No! No, you cannot make me, I won’t, leave me alone!” I am, simply put, too tired. So very, very tired. I am tired of fighting with my friends. I am tired of arguing that someone groping and slapping my butt isn’t “what I...
Body Positivity, Part Two
This semester I purchased a pass for the “Mind Body” classes at our fitness center, meaning for $80 I can go to any of the classes teaching multiple variations of yoga and pilates that are offered daily. It has been awesome! I’ve gone the past five weeks for at least five and up to seven days a week! I’ve been feeling so much stronger and flexible and I’ve already...
A Heart On Fire: Four Reminders →
My yoga teacher read this to us at the beginning of class yesterday. I am beginning to feel very spiritual about my yoga. And I thought these words were really great. aheartonfireblog: Here are four reminders about the way things are, may they bring you peace! Everything will change, every idea you have about yourself will die in time. All attainments are imaginary. What will happen will...
All women speak two languages: the language of men and the language of silent...– “The Marvelous Women,” a poem in E-mails from Scheherazad, by Mohja Kahf (via heartofa5thlion )
Abnormal Psychology and Medical Marijuana
sashanako: harrelled: The Union : Documentary (Watch this documentary. If you haven’t seen it, it is a real eye-opener) So, this semester I am taking Abnormal Psychology. I love the class and it is so interesting! Today, we were talking about treatments and therapy of disorders and Psychopharmacology. My professor mentioned different types of psychoactive drugs. So I asked “Where does...