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September 25th, 2012

unicornology: I personally try to spend as little time behind a computer as possible, and write…

unicornology:

I personally try to spend as little time behind a computer as possible, and write about my life outside in the world, and not about other things that anyone else is, you know, “covering.” I don’t “cover” stories, I tell my own. It’s not more admirable than blogging, it’s just a different thing altogether. And so I think that’s what confuses people—what I’m doing via the medium of the web. There are lots of people who in the comments are like, “Why is this online?” But that’s why I wanted to go to VICE, because VICE generally doesn’t write about other stuff on the internet. It’s much truer to the best kind of magazine writing, which is people going out into the world and seeing things and doing things and writing about them.

people are in their air-conditioned offices and they’re behind computers and picking on each other—which is great fun when it’s done artfully and brilliantly, don’t get me wrong. I’m not anti-internet or anything, it’s opened up the whole world to people as much as it’s shut people in. But anyone who is responsible for putting out online content has to, I think, be ambitious and look at what’s missing from the 90 million conversations going on online—and then write that. Take a risk, you know? And I am proud of my online work because I believe that I did that. Like at xoJane, because everybody wrote about sex so much, I never ever would write about sex; there are a million beauty blogs and no one ever wrote about their real lives on them, and certainly not about anything, uh, edgy, and so I went there with the drug stuff. But at VICE I was like, “OK, what’s missing here?”; VICE has done it all. And what I decided was missing was [laughsfeelings. Emotional vulnerability. So I was like, “I’m gonna go there and write emo.” And I don’t think you really knew what to do with it at first. Like, men aren’t used to reading that kind of stuff.

Cat Marnell Explains Herself | VICE

I just got mad about that dumb train wreck story again.

September 25th, 2012

coolchicksfromhistory: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen circa…



coolchicksfromhistory:

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen circa 1985

Ileana was the first Hispanic woman to serve in the Florida State Legislature (1982-1989) and the United States Congress (1989-present).  She currently chairs the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.  

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September 25th, 2012

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September 25th, 2012

Ms. Wadkins taking a call on my KISS phone.



Ms. Wadkins taking a call on my KISS phone.

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September 25th, 2012

"At what point does listening to artists obsessively encourage manipulative relationships,…"

“At what point does listening to artists obsessively encourage manipulative relationships, sociopathic deception and irresponsible sex with women doubling as accessorized pussy become not just destructive, but really, really boring?”

- Kerthy posted a different quote from this piece but the above is so relevant.
September 25th, 2012

October 1st – 12th A Call for Letters to Harriet Tubman We are calling all survivors of domestic…

October 1st – 12th

A Call for Letters to Harriet Tubman

We are calling all survivors of domestic violence, community members, young people, older people, and anyone in between to send Black Women’s Blueprint, Inc. letters for Harriet Tubman whose legacy of resistance as a survivor of domestic violence has been erased from mainstream historical accounts about her life.  These letters or artistic expressions should reflect the survivor spirit, sharing one’s own experience, encouraging Harriet as our foremother at a time when there was little recourse or protection, asking Harriet for guidance in your own circumstances as a victim and/or survivor of domestic violence. Send letters to 279 Empire Boulevard, Bklyn, NY 11225 or email info@blueprintny.org. These letters will be featured in our October 12th exhibition: Letters to Harriet: Conversations on John Tubman and the Public and Private Dimensions of Domestic Violence.


Replace Harriet Tubman photo in Slavery 2October 12, 6pm

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Letters to Harriet: Conversations on John Tubman and the Private and Public Dimensions of Domestic Violence

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