how the fuck did we get from there to where we are today

20 . 08 . 14 feminism    +129556


On Beauty | Cara Phillips | Via

By exposing supposed “flaws” in the human face when photographed under UV light, Detroit-born and Brooklyn-based photographer Cara Phillips manages instead to celebrate the beauty that is each of her subjects along with all of their very human “flaws.” Her series On Beauty presents portraits of said subjects under UV light each with their eyes closed; some smile softly while others seem to just be waiting for the shutter to release. Their faces shine, there are various speckles and spots with which we are all familiar, some have glossy lips and wear make-up, some have wayward hair styles, cowlicks, etc., but who cares?

Taking ownership of ourselves in the face (ahem) of the longstanding and perverse current standards of beauty is perhaps one of the first steps towards accepting the beauty that has been within us from the get go.

SoP | Scale of Life

David Wong
❝ But remember, there are two ways to dehumanize someone: by dismissing them, and by idolizing them. ❞
20 . 08 . 14 quote  david wong    +179077



Vile photos show the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border no one is talking about

With a spate of huge stories breaking in the past few weeks, you might not have caught the massive environmental crisis in northern Mexico that began earlier in August.

According to the Associated Press, local politicians claim that Grupo Mexico, a private mining company in Sonora with a troubling track record of hazardous waste violations in Mexico and the U.S., was slow to report a disastrous fault in its leaching ponds, which hold industrial acid used in the mining process. The spill released around 10 million gallons of acid into the Bacanuchi and Sonora Rivers.

20,000 people were without water | Follow micdotcom 

What in the fuck are we doing to this planet.


Shake it off

18 . 08 . 14 bird    +2544


This will always remain my favorite vintage lesbian art… Do I even have to break it down for you?

Ohhh, I’ll need to check this out now. <3

It’s so so good. He was Oliver Sacks to me for years. Who I somehow hadn’t even seen so much as a picture of, despite reading his books left and right — until a PBS series on some of his work aired (when I was around 13, I think) and I was completely blown away by how much Robin Williams had become Oliver Sacks.

Childhood obsession embedded this film deep in my brain. It shaped me.

Robin Williams was suffering from the early stages of Parkinson’s disease at the time of his death, his wife has said.

Susan Schneider said her husband had been sober but “not yet ready to share publicly” his struggles with Parkinson’s.

14 . 08 . 14 house  growth    +4471


David de la Mano | on Tumblr - Apátrida (2013)