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September 26th, 2012

nudiemuse: casual-isms: Casual ableism is healthcare only covering eyeglasses up to a certain…

nudiemuse:

casual-isms:

Casual ableism is healthcare only covering eyeglasses up to a certain purchase cost, regardless of what your eyes really need.

So relevant to my life.

And my needs.

I realized this week how bad my eye situation is, I have to get another pair of glasses like my doctor has been telling me for over a year. My glasses are mega expensive bec I am so blind, and I have to get tested by my optometrist and the neurologist to get them. I’ve been trying to fuddle it by skipping meds sometimes but that’s only part of the problem. I can barely read except on my own computer with everything pumped up and the headaches are killing me. I get lost a lot and it might be part of why I am falling so much, I’ve realized. The thought of glasses over contacts is so depressing. And I hate getting glasses because: mirrors.

September 26th, 2012

"BIG IDEA #1: What are the politics and histories that make certain fashion discourses and clothing…"

BIG IDEA #1: What are the politics and histories that make certain fashion discourses and clothing practices available to some persons and not others, and how do persons operate within these politics and histories?

BIG IDEA #2: The stories we create around persons from their clothes often say more about us, and about the larger social, political, economic discourses and practices that inform our world-views both consciously and unconsciously, than about the persons we are looking at.

BIG IDEA #3: Fashion discourse and clothing practice, as a way of wearing and activating the body, can also regulate access to rights and resources. The measure of “humanness,” or for instance “Americanness,” is so often policed on appearance (including dress) and comportment (how one carries oneself).

BIG IDEA #4: Fashioned identities are sources of pleasure as well as scenes of surveillance.



- Untitled Mag: Skype Conversations: Mimi Thi Nguyen (via mc1rk)
September 26th, 2012

I spent any possible hair money on my cats, but the other reason is that I am too fat for the robes…

I spent any possible hair money on my cats, but the other reason is that I am too fat for the robes at the salon I go to. Literally I can’t close them. It is absurd and I am so ashamed.

September 26th, 2012

Did you know that because of their migration patterns—from…



Did you know that because of their migration patterns—from Alaska to Baja and back, every year—Pacific gray whales have alternating colors in their ear wax? After they die, you can extract the big core of ear wax and see how old they are by counting the rings. JUST LIKE TREES.

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September 26th, 2012

"…the call to revive riot grrrl often takes the form of a feminist melancholy for some prior moment…"

“…the call to revive riot grrrl often takes the form of a feminist melancholy for some prior moment of feminist optimism in which the present can only be understood as failure — which is troubling, since the reasons for the demise of riot grrrl had to do with some truly spectacular racism and classism, and to mourn its demise too often “blames” racial tension, and by extension girls and women of color, as a source of violence.”

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Skype Conversations: Mimi Thi Nguyen for The Untitled Mag see full interview HERE (via moniquemallo)

totes

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September 26th, 2012

nuditea: UGH LIKE UGH I JUST UGH I’M SO NOSTALGIC ABOUT A RELENTLESS FEELING BUT I HATED IT SO MUCH…

nuditea:

UGH LIKE UGH I JUST UGH I’M SO NOSTALGIC ABOUT A RELENTLESS FEELING BUT I HATED IT SO MUCH AT THE END AND I DON’T REALLY KNOW IF ANYTHING HAS CHANGED ENOUGH FOR ME TO NOT HATE IT ANYMORE AND I DON’T KNOW IF THERE IS ANY WAY TO KNOW IT WITHOUT TRYING BUT I DON’T WANT TO TRY JUST TO HATE IT AND FAIL BECAUSE IT WOULD PROBABLY BE MORE PRODUCTIVE TO TRY A NEW THING INSTEAD AND IT’S LIKE I HAD AN AMAZING RELATIONSHIP CULMINATING IN A SHITTY BREAK-UP AND NOW THEY’RE LIKE “LET’S TRY DATING AGAIN” AND I’M LIKE “I WANT TO BUT I DON’T KNOW IF I’M ROMANTICISING THE GOOD BITS OF YOUR PERSONALITY OR IF THE BAD BITS GENUINELY AREN’T AS BAD AS I THOUGHT THEY WERE THANKS TO ME BEING AN OVERDRAMATIC BRAT” AND ANYONE I TALK TO ABOUT IT IS LIKE “I THOUGHT YOU WERE REALLY GOOD TOGETHER” AND I’M LIKE “BUT I HATED THEM SO MUCH AND IT GOT TO A POINT WHERE WE WERE JUST REALLY SHITTY TO EACH OTHER” AND ART IS TOO HARD SO I’M PRETTY MUCH OVER IT

actually currently not that relevant, for once

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September 26th, 2012

roymtz: “Self-Portrait Exaggerating My Black Features /…



roymtz:

“Self-Portrait Exaggerating My Black Features / Self-Portrait Exaggerating My White Features”

Glenn Ligon

1998

September 26th, 2012

nuditea: i wish i could just get into a few peoples’ heads to see how they think about their…

nuditea:

i wish i could just get into a few peoples’ heads to see how they think about their friends and the people they know bc i’m like 95% sure i don’t do it right just from what i’ve observed but i can’t really know and it would solidify some stuff for me i guess

same. or confirm my worst fears.

September 26th, 2012

phytos: Tilo Driessen – Isfahan Still so mad this trip blew…











phytos:

Tilo Driessen - Isfahan

Still so mad this trip blew up.

September 26th, 2012

fyeahwomenartists: Portrait of Leonor Fini by Dora Maar



fyeahwomenartists:

Portrait of Leonor Fini by Dora Maar

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