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September 16th, 2013

"You deserve spaces where you can bring your whole self to the table, where you don’t have to leave…"

“You deserve spaces where you can bring your whole self to the table, where you don’t have to leave your culture, your brownness, mixedness, or your queerness at the door. If punk spaces are the kind of spaces where you can be your whole self and be embraced, good for you. If you don’t find those spaces particularly accepting but demand inclusion, work to create safe space and hold punk accountable to it’s allegedly anti-oppressive ideals, that’s bad-ass and I personally am grateful that you exist and are doing the work you do. And if punk isn’t that space for you, is never going to be that space for you or you just run out of energy trying to make it that, keep looking. There are spaces you can be your whole self, and you deserve to not have to check parts of yourself at the door in order to experience community and acceptance. It’s not an impossible dream and it shouldn’t be a privilege. Don’t settle. If you keep looking I think you’ll find that it’s worth the wait.”

- This is from an interview I did with Osa Atoe for Maximum Rock’n’Roll back in 2009. I think most of the links on the page are broken. But you can read “How I Became An Ex-Punk” here. (via niaking)
September 16th, 2013

theswinginsixties: Model wearing a dress with jacket by Lanvin…



theswinginsixties:

Model wearing a dress with jacket by Lanvin for Vogue Patterns, Summer 1965.

September 16th, 2013

Someone pitched a story today about having an autoimmune disorder—not what I have but…

Someone pitched a story today about having an autoimmune disorder—not what I have but similar—and how the methotrexate makes her sick and the neurontin makes her stupid and she can’t see and the steroids make her fat and everyone was like blah blah poor thing and I felt like I was having one of those near death experiences where you float above and listen to everyone talk and are like wow this is all bullshit. Then I had class but—I should have thought about this—it’s on the third floor, and I was already having a bad pain day, and then there was nowhere to sit and I was in so much pain I thought i was going to throw up or cry so I just walked out which is incredibly rude.