ideas for a self care day:
- sleep in and stay under the covers when you wake up, get very comfortable and warm
- if you want to get out of bed, pick something cozy to wear
- drink very cold water or hot tea
- doodle aimlessly
- read a book you love dearly
- sleep some more
- go outside, even if its just your backyard, and relax
- look at tiny beautiful things like flowers and ants
- listen to music that makes you want to dance and dance your heart out
pls be kind to yrself and yr body i love u
1:58 am • 16 September 2014 • 41,723 notes
1st time drawing on wood! These are the drawing experiments I did during the residency.
(yes, it looks like a happy face in the 2nd one haha)
2:35 pm • 14 September 2014 • 507 notes
Perfectionism: Making Yourself Sick
now i finally know why i’m constantly unhappy…
This opened my eyes, for damn sure.
Be sure to listen to the author’s audio too! It’s at the bottom. They are no longer than 3 minutes!
11:28 pm • 28 August 2014 • 4,626 notes
Oh yeah, homemade pretzel bites. #food #yum #baking #homemade
12:03 am • 25 August 2014 • 6 notes
All of my works in progress. I can’t stop! #crochet #knitting #crafting #wip
5:45 pm • 19 August 2014
People aren’t talkin about the news, they’re talking about what they think the news is. There is no news channel saying “This is what happened, draw your own conclusions.” We have made this country so bereft of critical thinking, that now we have a problem where we have to teach them to think for themselves.
We have no unified authority, or problem solvers. We have congressman discussing environmentalism, when they don’t understand half the problems our earth is going through. We go to congress instead of going to people who have worked their whole LIFE trying to solve these problems. When it comes to racism, we’re asking a panel of white dudes, when it comes to sexism and woman’s rights we ask a panel of white priests on what they think. IT’S INSANITY! We ask people who are not in the arena they should be speaking in/for.
AND THAT’S WHY WE DON’T trust the media, it’s because they’re not in the arena of black experience, and they don’t care about the black experience, UNTIL something bad happens and they have the tools to paint us as destructive, ugly and evil!
— The response of a Protester in Ferguson who was asked by a reporter as to why most of the protesters didn’t want their faces on tv. (via sara-the-narco)
5:17 pm • 16 August 2014 • 15,736 notes
“The danger lies in ranking the oppressions. The danger lies in failing to acknowledge the specificity of the oppression. The danger lies in attempting to deal with oppression purely from a theoretical base. Without an emotional, heartfelt grappling with the source of our own oppression, without naming the enemy within ourselves and outside of us, no authentic, non-hierarchical connection among oppressed groups can take place.”
— Cherrie Moraga, from “La Guera,” This Bridge Called My Back (1981)
(Source: bellemaddox, via thekyriarchywontfuckitself)
5:15 pm • 16 August 2014 • 628 notes
Spreading/sharing information is activism
On the real though, tell me the difference between spreading information on the internet, VS pamphlets in person, besides the part where you’re saving trees, reaching people all over the world in mere minutes, etc.
5:06 pm • 16 August 2014 • 198 notes
People love watching and reading about dystopias and rebellions, but when it happens in real life suddenly those people are demonizing the resistance and championing the oppressors as the protectors of society.
10:53 pm • 13 August 2014 • 39,720 notes