; life has killed the dream I dreamed ;: Do you... →
How does one move to loving one’s body and seeing oneself as attractive, especially if one is already attractive and can not recognize that for themselves? It’s a question I’ve been contemplating recently. Do you know what it is like to hate your body so much that you go to any lengths to destroy it? No. I don’t think you do. You are far too busy running around town with...
Police called over man singing "Free Falling" →
Hundred of years of arterial bitterness, in Ireland and elsewhere, are never...– Colum McCann writing in the New York Times about the fifteen years that have passed since the Good Friday Agreement. (via thepoliticalnotebook)
There are, of course, inherent tendencies to repetition in music itself. Our...– Oliver Sacks, Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain (via houseofmind)
Luke 23:34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they’re...– biblegateway.com
Note: This is an expanded post from one I started a year ago but never completed. I remember being 8 years old waking up on Easter Sunday morning. It was one of the most exciting days of the year for me. My grandmother and mother would wake me and my three siblings up bright and early and we would put on our Sunday best—usually attire that we’d bought the Saturday before on a shopping...
Movement (R)evolution Africa: A Story of an Art Form in Four Acts
The Soapboxist: Born This Way?: Santorum,... →
Maybe it should be, “born this way and because I love myself I’ve chosen to be me?” I don’t know, but perhaps we should shy away from the one line mantras when it comes to fighting for our rights. thesoapboxist: Last November, GOP Presidential hopeful (and extremely Google-able) Rick Santorum had an interesting exchange with Kristina Lapinski, a lesbian filmmaker, after...
In dance training you govern and balance your physical, mental, and spiritual...– Alonzo King
The CFC: Open Letter to our friends @awkwardblkgrl →
crunkfeministcollective: Dear Awkward Black Girl, We love the show! We also love your continuous engagement with fans and your commitment to staying on the Web to maintain your vision. What we don’t love is the transmisogyny and misogyny in episode 11. In episode 11, CeCe calls Angelina Jolie/White…
Facebook experiencing feelings of inadequacy,...
Every since Google Plus debuted this summer it seems that Facebook has been experiencing feelings of inadequacy—despite having the largest user base of any website—in order to restore confidence, perhaps Mark Zuckerberg’s more than the actual users, Facebook is now overcompensating by putting in a host of useless features which have clouded the interface and are just generally...
Technology and Personal Fitness
I woke up this morning quite ready to skip the gym and go after work (which usually never happens btw.) However, as I was doing my usual perusing of the tech sites I came across this awesome article (and as soon as I read number two I felt guilty, changed my clothes, put my headphones in, and headed for a run across campus.) I’m happy to say that I think I may already be addicted; I wish I...
Why I refuse to play The Sims Social on Facebook →
I love Facebook games. For someone who spends inordinate amounts of time online for professional purposes and needs an occasional break from living in the matrix, a Facebook game is a break from the usual inundation of Facebook status updates, twitter @mentions, LinkedIn connection requests, and technological things of that nature. Because of this, I was absolutely ecstatic at the announcement...
A look back at Labor Day.
Problematic conversation of the day:
Friend: "Are you still on campus?"
Friend: "wanna come over? I got mexican fixings, ...and some tequila. it's labor day, so i'm celebrating the culture of labor at Stanford by having mexican food and drinks..."
"...Better than love, we made Delicious"
I’ve had one of the most awe-inspiring experience working at Delicious/AVOS this summer, and I feel serenity in this place those experiences have brought me to. However, I think it is neither “here” nor “there” but the journey in between, in the cut, which I will cherish the most… because no matter where I go the lessons I’ve learned will stay with me as...
Research without theory is blind and theory without research is empty.– Bourdieu paraphrasing Kant (via robert-brydie)
10 Ways to Make Your Design Portfolio More... →
socialmobilebrand: Employers who hire designers are often not designers themselves. That reality can cause a disconnect between what designers display in their portfolios and what employers are actually looking for. If you’re curious about the types of design portfolios that shine at job interviews, why not learn from the employers who loved them? Below, three employers share useful tips...
To be gay and racist is no anomaly - Jasbir Puar →
What becomes clear… is that there is little consensus regarding the impact and import of the violence of liberalism, and even less room to debate it. That gay and lesbian rights discourses can risk slipping into Islamophobic and racist discourses that in many ways propagate or support racist agendas is not really news. Nor is it without historical precedent.
FUTURESTATES : White By A. Sayeeda Clarke →
It’s another 120-degree day with five more days to Christmas and hot is the only season left in New York City. Global warming has accelerated and the sun has become a tangible threat to survival. Bato and his wife Gina are expecting a baby, but they weren’t expecting it so early. Although they planned to have the baby at home, Gina now requires the services of a clinic for the premature...
Gaddafi Reportedly Flees as Cellphone Rebellion... →
Thousands Urge Apple to Pull Censorship Patent |... →
Kevin Mitnick on 'Ghost in the Wires' and the Rise... →
Democracies learn from Mubarak's example - Opinion... →
…The sentiments expressed by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton… have… fallen by the wayside. Rather than moving toward internet freedom, we’re moving toward increased internet censorship everywhere.
Analysis: UK social media controls point to wider... →
10 Black LGBT Trailblazers – Still Black & Proud -... →
I look up to these individuals and hope that one day I can be included in these ranks for being as OUT and PROUD and conscious in the way I contribute to society just as they were
Nivea Pulls "Re-civilized" Ad Following Social... →
A Nivea print ad encouraging African-American men to “re-civilize” themselves, now appearing in September’s issue of Esquire magazine, created a firestorm of tweets, Facebook updates and blog posts calling the brand out for its racism. Nivea took to its Facebook Page Thursday afternoon to issue an apo…
San Francisco Bay Area’s BART Pulls a Mubarak... →
“It’s the first known incident that we’ve heard of where the government has shut down a cellphone network in order to prevent people from engaging in political protest,” Catherine Crump of the ACLU told me. “Cellphone networks are something we’ve all come to rely on. People use them for all sorts of communication that have nothing to do with protest. And this is really a sweeping and overbroad...
When Ignorance lurks, so too do the frontiers of discovery and imagination.– Neil DeGrasse Tyson (via greggorey)
I walk faster and catch up with it just in time to hear the ending, a symphony...– How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu (via imnotabumimanomad)
Virtual and Artificial, but 58,000 Want Course -... →
Academic privilege and exclusivity being democratized for the masses? Or the American, academic elite’s form of imperialism? You decide. I’m generally of the idea that greater educational access is always good, but I just wanted to read this as more than just purely benign or sinister. I hope that this doesn’t stamp out competing university programs with less resources,...
Facebook [Privacy and Hacking]: Social Giant... →
I’m having really interesting thoughts about hacking and I wonder, is hacking, with its disregard for privacy and intimate personal spaces in the cyber realm, equitable to a virtual raping of the individual?
Soaked in Semen and Blood: Gay Men and the... →
Gay anal sex is pure pleasure, bleeding as “shakti”  (not trauma) and creativity without a biological goal – simply magic and ritual. Anal bleeding from gay sex fits neatly into Grahn’s metaformic concept of a parallel ritual to menstruation. It is trickster in intent and wildly steeped in male separation from the mother. If we take the work of radical anthropologist Chris Knight...
Transdimensional Relations →
totheinfinite: I found an interesting paper called “Transdimensional relations: on human-spirit interaction in the Amazon,” by Dan Rosengren published in 2006 in the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. You can actually find the full pdf right here.
All gender roles are an imitation for which there is no original.– Judith Butler (via mswyrr)