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“I went through it all on set: I fell in love with a woman, and I watched my life play out on screen. And now, as we are gearing up for the release of season 2, it feels liberating and appropriate to live my life in front of you.”

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Privacy is a privilege. It is rarely enjoyed by women or transgender men and women, queer people or people of color. When you are an Other, you are always in danger of having your body or some other intimate part of yourself exposed in one way or another. A stranger reaches out and touches a pregnant woman’s belly. A man walking down the street offers an opinion on a woman’s appearance or implores her to smile. A group of teenagers driving by as a person of color walks on a sidewalk shout racial slurs, interrupting their quiet.

For most people, privacy is little more than an illusion, one we create so we can feel less vulnerable as we move through the world, so we can believe some parts of ourselves are sacred and free from uninvited scrutiny. The further away you are from living as a white, heterosexual, middle-class man, the less privacy you enjoy – the more likely your illusions of privacy will be shattered when you least expect it.

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silohouettes:

The difference between period pains and getting kicked in the balls is that one is a compulsory monthly event, and the other one is probably because you were being a dick.

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Artist: The Weeknd
Song: Drunk In Love (The Weeknd Remix)
Plays: 239,749
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houseofdawn:

Drunk in Love (The Weeknd Remix) (x)

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dr-archeville:

Jon Stewart, The Daily Show, 2014-08-26, “Race/Off” [alternate link here]

Jon was FINALLY back last night, and hit it out of the freakin park with this Ferguson segment.

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liquorinthefront:

Aubrey Plaza

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cross-connect:

Selected works from Natalya Lobanova.

Posted to Cross-Connect by Mike.

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Zoom ethiopienne:

on today’s episode of me having feelings, a series of tweets about “anti-rape nail polish.”

ethiopienne:

on today’s episode of me having feelings, a series of tweets about “anti-rape nail polish.”

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“Being OK” isn’t a celebration. “Being OK” isn’t a guarantee that you’ll never feel the pain again. “Being OK” is summed up in six words: that happened a long time ago.

This has changed you. It is always going to be something that has changed you, for the rest of your life. It will pop up in ways that surprise you. There will be days when the pain is back. If you have post-traumatic stress, you are not going to have an easy time of this. You are going to have to walk through more than most to get to “OK,” and you may have to keep walking back to it, over and over. But you are not alone, and help exists, and “the rest of your life” is hopefully going to be a very long time. One day, all of this will have happened a long time ago. That’s what I can tell you, about being OK.

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Zoom piezea:

Break-up Text Painting: Wow! That’s Cold, 2014Acrylic on canvas30 x 30 inches
http://www.rickwesterfineart.com/allison-wade/allison-wade/19298094

piezea:

Break-up Text Painting: Wow! That’s Cold, 2014
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches

http://www.rickwesterfineart.com/allison-wade/allison-wade/19298094

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I had a Women in Early America seminar class tonight,

and it was great up until one of my classmates wrote off my contribution to the discussion (which was exploring the paternalistic way our society views pregnant women) by saying, “Well that’s not true, just wait until you have kids!”

…thanks, you asshole, but just because someone doesn’t have children doesn’t mean they don’t know what they’re talking about regarding reproductive health or that they also don’t have first-hand experiential knowledge of what pregnancy entails.

So I spent the rest of the class trying to hold back tears and not scream at her that some women have miscarriages and not all experiences of pregnancy and motherhood are the same.

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