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it does not feel good to be back.

i should move my little shelf of books to the other coast..

where the everlasting fuck is miguel syjuco now

come back to me, love

“it’s foolish to believe that we should be entirely honest.”

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jessicacwhite:

Lead Army print, letterpress printed from wood and metal type. Available at my shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/heroesandcriminals.

When who you are includes what you hate, you carry around your neck a daily reminder of what must be changed in the world.
— Crispin Salvador, in Ilustrado by Miguel Syjuco
Don’t settle. Don’t finish crappy books. If you don’t like the menu, leave the restaurant. If you’re not on the right path, get off it.

Chris Brogan  (via thatkindofwoman)

if you don’t like how the game is played, you stop playing. you change it. 

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thedsgnblog:

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Freelance graphic designer / art director, illustrator and photographer currently living in Chicago. I provide a variety of services including art direction, design, illustration, infographic design, branding, website design, and print design.

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packing is a desperate thing. what else am i trying to shove in this suitcase? midnight drives? phone calls? home?

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bekahboo2391:

Where has this been all my life!?

the ornery part of me thinks that yr dialogue should be good enough to stand on its own

i should make a list of the things & people I believe in

i have decided that lattes are useless. 

“Call it the collateral damage of a roadmap, that we let ourselves be limited to the lines we were drawn inside of. It’s the mechanics of motion, the way it goes, predicated by the way it went. We move the way we move when we are born—we are taught to move that way by people taught to move that way.”

Anti-outreach

halfsquaretriangles:

ssshutuppp:

halfsquaretriangles:

i dunno, it is just really weird for me lately to have lots of smart feminist friends who are politically interested in rape/intimate partner violence/abortion/etc but whose focus is on outreach and education of allies (“allies”). i have been a bit more outspoken about my experiences in the last year or two, tentative, feeling things out, so my survivorhood is not a total secret from everyone anymore. what this means for my friendships with many of my smart feminist friends is that when they say that “consent is sexy” is a really important message they’ll keep hammering home even when survivors object to it because those objections are not as important as having a slogan, or that hugo schwyzer is a persuasive writer who has won reluctant men over to the side of the angels in the past even though he is also an unapologetic unabashed rapist and and exploiter and would-be murderer of women and egregious racist, they do know that they’re privileging outreach to potential new allies over the safety and comfort and support of survivors in their own social circle, but it doesn’t matter because one must make certain sacrifices and compromises for ~the cause~.

which is not surprising, because, like, what is the whole feminist blogosphere other than that, this is an everywhere-all-the-time thing and it has even happened to me before, but it sucks.

(tw rape)

Besides the whole “consent isn’t sexy, consent is mandatory” thing going around, which, I don’t even know, besides that, I mean, I really don’t think that this is too surprising coming from pop feminism and, yes, of course, I think it’s really important to recognize that “they do know that they’re privileging outreach to potential new allies over the safety and comfort and support of survivors in their own social circle, but it doesn’t matter because one must make certain sacrifices and compromises for ~the cause~” is an actual thing that happens, not that you don’t already know that, not that you haven’t already experienced that, fellow survivors/victims. I do not want to be friends with anyone who is making the consent discourse about anything other than keeping people safe. I COULD NOT CARE LESS if you can’t make a cute quip out of my experience of being fucking coerced into sex (that’s still rape, right? right.) by multiple partners, several times, who knew about the whole ~consent is sexy~ thing and who were all either active feminists themselves or had close friends who were or just were even aware of the concept of consent. It didn’t matter and it didn’t keep me safe. And what makes me really angry is that I had this false sense of security because of “cool feminism” or whatever, because everyone knew about it and everyone obviously was on board with it, how could they not be, and yet somehow this still happened to me. I still got raped. By people who had had these stupid phrases shoved down their throats and who had gone to the Monologues and who had ya know, done the Take Back the Night walks or whatever, sure, yeah, that’s all well and good, but it didn’t teach them anything about how to not rape me. This shit, these catchphrases don’t even work properly in feminist circles, how can it work in the rest of society.

ugh this is right on. “these catchphrases don’t even work properly in feminist circles, how can it work in the rest of society.” = YES A MILLION TIMES

[tw rape]

i thought out loud a bit about “consent is sexy” when i was totally poleaxed by my usually sensitive friend wanting to defend it last week—like, it is pretty much verbatim a thing my shitty ex said to me to justify his raping me and to undermine my feelings of uneasiness about our relationship? and if your amazing anti-rape outreach slogan is something that doesn’t even require any twisting or distortion to turn into rape apologetics then it is not actually a very good slogan, right? (???)

“I do not want to be friends with anyone who is making the consent discourse about anything other than keeping people safe.” is the most reassuring sentence i have ever read, also, because it sounds like an unreasonable illegitimate unfair but-what-about-The-Cause thing to think when i think it in my own head but when you say it it is completely reasonable. thank you.

only master narrative there is. 

For whom is it well, for whom is it well? There is no one for whom it is well.
— Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart. (via quotables-by-turtlesrule)

aaaah lady lamb show on the last day of reading period! 

seejanejam:

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper “Hair to the Ferris Wheel”:::Here she is again. The tempo change in this song is fantastic. She’s fantastic.

missed her at the middle east a couple months ago. 

OHANA MEANS FAMILY AND FAMILY MEANS NOBODY GETS LEFT BEHIND

i’m tearing up here bro

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