Tuesday, 23 September 2014
(Left to Right): Peter Buffett, Jimmie Briggs, Joe Ehrmann, Tony Porter,
Dave Zirin and Moderator Eve Ensler.
The second source for differentiation arises among people who are already different, but have not been recognized by the majority or included in the dominant value structure. If the dominant image of America has been shaped by the values of white, male Protestants living in traditional families in northern cities, most people do not fit such a model. In the last thirty years, these people have served notice that they are different and that they exist. Their claim to difference is both a protest against exclusion and an affirmation of difference. By demanding that they be recognized in their particularity, they force the dominant culture to admit the pluralism of the society. That this pluralism has always been there is part of their protest.
Christ the Reconciler, Peter Schmiechen, pg. 64.
"Imagine; I used to have really long blonde hair, always wearing heels, lots of make-up. I had been someone who was highly feminised and had chosen to look that way, partly because I was 6ft 3in but also I was into that aesthetic. I knew it had to be stripped away. I knew this would be an important part, not just for my work but in terms of my own development, because I would be confronting elements of myself that I didn’t want to confront (…) To see yourself displayed as unattractive, large, masculine, it’s quite tough… But I know it’s just perspective. A social conditioning that causes us to view these traits in a woman in a negative way." — Gwendoline Christie
when the artist u hate releases a catchy song
This happens every time Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” comes on. Her fake hood accent gets under my skin like nothing else.
wow, look how easy that was.
Anatomy of Songs [wronghands]
Google created this cool gif from my photos of the Bombay Bicycle Club concert at the El Rey a few months ago without me having asked it to.
While Sierra Leone has long been at peace, many still suffer the mental effects of its 11-year civil war. The World Health Organization estimates there are 715,000 people with mental disorders.
Yoga Strength was founded by Tamba Fayia, once a child soldier in Sierra Leone’s civil war, who in 2012 became the country’s first qualified yoga teacher. He says yoga transformed his life.
The organisation focuses on taking yoga to the people that need it. “I work on the streets, in the slums, in the schools” says Mr Fayia. He has even held a class on a remote river island in the jungle.
I am currently DIYing my own personal planner pages to suit my needs exactly. Hardly anyone has any idea what this project means to a person with ADHD. Hopefully, I can finally organize my life and achieve my goals if my methods are unconventional and supremely customized to me.
Guess who has a coffee date with a cute, young civil rights lawyer? This girl. It’s a shame it can’t go anywhere because I won’t be starting any new dating relationships throughout this whole World Race process, but I don’t see a rule that states I can’t be fawned over for an hour. The only men who ever come up to me are old vagrants and sleazy, old business men, so this is a really nice change.