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April 10th, 2012

"She wanted to die, but she also wanted to live in Paris."

“She wanted to die, but she also wanted to live in Paris.”

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Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary (via seabois)

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April 10th, 2012

"Salinger, I’m sorry, but “Don’t ever tell anybody anything” is a string of words I would like to…"

“Salinger, I’m sorry, but “Don’t ever tell
anybody anything” is a string of words
I would like to wrap up in canvas and sink
to the bottom of the Hudson, or extract
by laser from the ribcage of all of us
who ever believed it, who felt afraid
to miss someone, to be the last one
standing. “Tell everyone everything” is
not exactly right, but I do believe that if
your mother looks radiant in violet
you should tell her, or when a juvenile
sparrow thrashes its wings in dustpiles
and reminds you of a lover’s eyelashes,
you should say so. We are islands all of us,
but we are also boats, our secrets flares,
pyrotechnic devices by which we signal
there’s someone in here we’re still alive!
So maybe it’s, “don’t be afraid.” We can
rewrite Icarus, flame-resistant feathers,
wax that won’t melt, I mean it, I’ll draw up
a prototype right now, that burning ball
of orange won’t stop us, it’ll be everything
we dream the morning after, even if we fall
into the sea—we are boats, remember?
We are pirates. We move in nautical miles.
Each other’s anchors, each other’s buoys,
the rocket’s red, already the world entire.”

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Ilse Bendorf, Catch A Body (via grammatolatry)

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April 10th, 2012

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April 10th, 2012

unicornology: typeverything: Typeverything.com Fukt Magazine…



unicornology:

typeverything:

Typeverything.com

Fukt Magazine Cover by Ariane Spanier.

Incredible hair typography.

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April 10th, 2012

"..But when you say “relief,” there is no relief from racism. At the Modern Languages Association…"

“..But when you say “relief,” there is no relief from racism. At the Modern Languages Association meeting in December there was a workshop on my work. A brilliant woman kept referring to my work as [Adrienne] Rich’s. Another woman talked about my work from This Bridge and then talked of how happy she was to see the writing of Third World lesbian feminists in This Bridge. One of the reasons she was so happy was because it, quote, “softened the blackness.” She said this in a room of 250 people, most of whom were women. I was sitting there thinking: “no, she can’t be saying this. I must be hallucinating.” But I wasn’t. What she was saying was that she’d always really been frightened by black anger, black women’s anger, and now she could think of racism not having to deal with blackness; she could think of racism as dealing with Chicana women, Latina women, right? “Soften the BLACKNESS’.” Now, do you want to talk about racism in the women’s movement?”

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Audre Lorde (1982) ‘Audre Lorde: Lit From Within’ interviewed by Fran Moira and Lorraine Sorrel, Off Our Backs: A Women’s Newsjournal, p. 3. (via james-bliss)

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April 10th, 2012

theswingingsixties: Photo for Revlon, 1960. I was going to…



theswingingsixties:

Photo for Revlon, 1960.

I was going to say, Don and Betty in Italy, amirite, but that is totally Steve Carell.

April 10th, 2012

thedailyhavis: tobitastic: My performance from last year’s…



thedailyhavis:

tobitastic:

My performance from last year’s Girl Talk seems to have gone viral recently.  Check it out, and the rest of the performance showcase through Handbasket’s YouTube channel.

Thanks to everyone for all the love.

femmesandfamily:

mostlyexposed:

Girl Talk 2011 - Tobi Hill-Meyer

Tobi addresses the similarities between transmisogyny and femmephobia from her perspective as a butch trans woman, and explains the mutual ally relationship that she has formed with the cis femme women in her life.

 O.M.F.G.

I have never loved a video this much. ever.

You NEED TO WATCH THIS ENTIRE THING.  It is long, but so SO worth it. 

I know that I was just complaining about how everything having to do with femmes is always seen froma  butch perspective, but Tobi does an incredible job speaking on her own experiences of transphobia and relaying them to her deep bonds with femmes.

Seriously, watch this.

And Tobi - I am in love with you.  If you are ever in WI we need to have lots of coffee.

female masculinity <3 <3 

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April 10th, 2012

"I choose to study medicine because I realise only too well the moral impact one has as doctor on a…"

“I choose to study medicine because I realise only too well the moral impact one has as doctor on a female patient. While one soothes their physical suffering, women open their heart to you. I see medicine as a way to help women get out of their dull resignation, to get them to help each other and make them stronger so that they will demand that which they have a right to.”

- Isala Van Diest (1842-1916), the first female physician in Belgium (via coolchicksfromhistory)
April 10th, 2012

nudiemuse: fresafresca: GPOY I JUST WANNA KISS I SWEAR



nudiemuse:

fresafresca:

GPOY

I JUST WANNA KISS I SWEAR

April 10th, 2012

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