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    (now I’m even losing my name—it was getting shorter and shorter all the time and is now: Yours)

    Franz Kafka, postscript of a letter to Milena Jesenská (via fokstrot)

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    - Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things

    Writers imagine that they cull stories from the world. I’m beginning to believe that vanity makes them think so. That it’s actually the other way around. Stories cull writers from the world. Stories reveal themselves to us. The public narrative, the private narrative - they colonize us. They commission us. They insist on being told. Fiction and nonfiction are only different techniques of story telling. For reasons that I don’t fully understand, fiction dances out of me, and nonfiction is wrenched out by the aching, broken world I wake up to every morning.

    Arundhati Roy in The God of Small Things (via astrangerhere)

    Find someone
    that tells you
    all the things
    they love about you
    without you ever
    having to ask.

    dw | Portrait of You (via dwalksauce)


    Kathryn Bigelow, director of The Hurt Locker, is the only woman EVER to win a Best Director Oscar. Only women have ever been nominated. Women made up only 6% of Directors for the top movies of 2013. There were NO female nominees for directing, cinematography, film editing, writing (original screenplay), or music (original score) during last year’s Academy Awards.

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    Whirling Dervish.

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    Anti-street harassment campaign “Stop Telling Women to Smile” hits Oakland
    March 8, 2014

    In 2012, Brooklyn illustrator/painter Tatyana Fazlalizadeh started “Stop Telling Women to Smile,” a series of large-scale posters, featuring portraits of women with instructive anti-harassment captions, that she wheatpasted in public places. To further help spread the message, Fazlalizadeh has taken her series on the road, creating city-specific posters, installing them across the country and abroad, and asking for help from local women who want to be involved in her campaign. 

    Locally, the “Stop Telling Women to Smile” exhibit will show at Betti Ono Gallery in Oakland, where last month, Fazlalizadeh was an artist-in-residence and led workshops and discussions about gender-based street harassment. The resulting show, which opened March 7, will feature new works created during the workshops, along with posters from previous city campaigns. 

    Fazlalizadeh will not be at Friday’s opening, but if you’re interested in meeting the artist, she’ll be back at the gallery on March 20 to lead a panel discussion on women and street art. ”Stop Telling Women to Smile” runs through April 17. 


    NYT: What books are you embarrassed not to have read yet?

    TEJU COLE: I have not read most of the big 19th — century novels that people consider “essential,” nor most of the 20th-century ones for that matter. But this does not embarrass me. There are many films to see, many friends to visit, many walks to take, many playlists to assemble and many favorite books to reread. Life’s too short for anxious score-keeping. Also, my grandmother is illiterate, and she’s one of the best people I know. Reading is a deep personal consolation for me, but other things console, too.

    Teju Cole, "Teju Cole: By The Book" A New York Times Q&A, March 6, 2014 (via jalylah)

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    Candy Chang - Sidewalk Psychiatry (2008)

    Inspired by pensive pedestrians and the therapeutic benefits of walking, Sidewalk Psychiatry encourages self-evaluation by posing critical questions stenciled along NYC streets.

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    Showing some brown boy love at a protest against India’s Supreme Court ruling reinstating the criminalization of homosexuality!

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    Denise Holmes

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