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If you won’t sing in the car with me when we drive, we can’t be friends

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lonequixote:

Waterloo Bridge, 1901 Claude Monet

Women Penalized for Promoting Women, Study Finds

boysbander:

Claude Monet Details; 22.4.14

It reminds me of the “bike to work” movement. That is also portrayed as white, but in my city more than half of the people on bike are not white. I was once talking to a white activist who was photographing “bike commuters” and had only pictures of white people with the occasional “Black professional” I asked her why she didn’t photograph the delivery people, construction workers etc. … ie. the Black and [Latin@] and Asian people… and she mumbled something about trying to “improve the image of biking” then admitted that she didn’t really see them as part of the “green movement” since they “probably have no choice” –

I was so mad I wanted to quit working on the project she and I were collaborating on.

So, in the same way when people in a poor neighborhood grow food in their yards … it’s just being poor– but when white people do it they are saving the earth or something.


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comment left on the Racialious blog post “Sustainable Food & Privilege: Why is Green always White (and Male and Upper-Class)” (via meggannn)

I’m always frustrated with how cycling is portrayed v what I see in my everyday life.  It’s impossible to justify why pro cycling is SO white, esp compared to other sports across Europe, but every time I see cycling campaigns just dismissing whole swathes of the population - and I do in the UK, too - it seems stupid & lazy.

(via womenscycling)

season one, they had me take archery classes ‘cause i was really particular—my dad uses a bow and arrow and i was particular about wanting to do it correctly, cause i feel like you can always tell when there’s a girl, an action girl, and she’s running and you’re like ‘she never runs’, so i wanted it to be correct. and also, she was supposed to be in the olympics for it, so she was, you know… i do know how to do it, maybe not the best but i know how—like, the basics.

First love is scary because it’s like “holy crap, why is this person the first thing I think of in the morning, why am I disappointed when I don’t dream of them? Why is the desire to be with them so much stronger than hunger and thirst and exhaustion? Why does their name look so pretty written down? Why do I feel like I just fell out of a 30 story building when they look at me, and why do I like it?” And you become so comfortable with them that when they leave, your body doesn’t know how to react because they were as common to you as breathing, and now you’re missing a vital part of yourself. You forget that you were someone before them. You think “I was so empty until I met them.” No, you were full. And when you learned about love, you were fuller. Now you’re back to where you were before, and you need to fill yourself with other things. Fall in love with the way sunflowers naturally curve to face the sun, and the way children have no idea about taxes. Fall in love with the fact that you’re here and you’re still able to feel. Fall in love with the idea that you’re still whole, even when it’s 3 am and you can’t remember how to breathe because you think they taught you how to do that.

- Lessons about Heartbreak from a Hypocrite by Megan M. (via radicalteen)

In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love. In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile. In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm. I realized, through it all…that in the middle of winter, I finally found that within me there lies an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger—something better, pushing right back.

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Albert Camus

Such a soft spot for stayherewithus.

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asylum-art:

Logan Zillmer: Surreal photography

Michigan-based conceptual photographer Logan Zillmer brings surreal dream worlds to life in his imaginative blend of photography and digital manipulation.

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