Fat Oppression, Thin Privilege, and Why My Fat Ass... →
A great read. shakethecobwebs: When it comes to feminism, I aim to acknowledge intersectionality and the fact that all people have lived experiences, even when they are privileged. The trouble is, every now and then a thin person comes along and says “but one time someone told me to eat a sandwich and that’s totally just as…
Everyone sits in the prison of his own ideas. A human being is a part of the...– Albert Einstein (via sabbatical)
You must wake up every morning and choose to be happy. You gotta put on...– 14-year-old Khadim Diop at TEDxHarlem, echoing Alfred Hitchcock and millennia of science and philosophy. (via explore-blog)
To think positively, speak positively.– http://bit.ly/xCcvhg
Passing tests doesn’t begin to compare with searching and inquiring and pursuing...– Noam Chomsky on the purpose of education. (via explore-blog)
1. TEMPERANCE. Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation. 2. SILENCE. Speak...– Benjamin Franklin’s 13 virtues, and how he went about attaining them. (via explore-blog)
Six Tips on Writing from John Steinbeck Abandon the idea that you are ever going to finish. Lose track of the 400 pages and write just one page for each day, it helps. Then when it gets finished, you are always surprised. Write freely and as rapidly as possible and throw the whole thing on paper. Never correct or rewrite until the whole thing is down. Rewrite in process is usually found to be...
JE SAIS. J'AI. JE VOIS.: Documentation is... →
marissavoir: Documentation is important. We must prove to ourselves again and again that we are actually living this life, that we haven’t imagined the events that make us feel this way — so it is, is is. I feel so silly for letting this desperate attachment to lucid memories be a real, sour regret, but… Truth.
marissavoir: So the good news is that I’m learning to master the art of packing up all of my earthly possessions and placing them into smaller and smaller suitcases, and I think that one day, I may be able to fit all of my earthly possessions into just my body and mind — and I have this hope, even, that I’ll get good enough to fold it all up and wedge the mess between the viscous intersecting...
koabear asked: your blog is dope. obviously we have friends in common.. who are you? haha I'm Koa, nice to meet you.
And people are often unable to do anything, imprisoned as they are in I don’t...– Vincent Van Gogh in a letter to his brother Theo (July 1880)