Frivolous Distractions.
Quietly passionate
Frivolous Distractions.
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"When people of colour are expected to educate white people as to their humanity, when women are expected to educate men, lesbians and gay men are expected to educate the heterosexual world, the oppressors maintain their position and evade their responsibility for their own actions."
Audre Lorde (via femme-fatale-feminista)
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soulsofsanfrancisco:

“What’s up man?” “Hi, first of all thank you for acknowledging me. You’re only the 5th person that acknowledged me today and I’ve been out here since 8am. I need a little help and I’d rather have 1000 no’s in one day than be ignored by people.” “Of course, what do you need?” He says, “Well I’m trying to get soup over here and” so I start to take out my wallet. “Wait!” he says. “I’d rather you buy the food for me than give me the money.” “Why’s that?” “I’m just trying something different so you have a different feeling when you walk away.” “It’s all good man, I operate on vibes. You seem like a good guy to me. I trust you.” “Thank you for treating me like a human being.”
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charlatanartist:

Hova
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smartgirlsattheparty:

I wrote this little poem I thought you might enjoy :)
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"I tell my students that when you write, you should pretend you’re writing the best letter you ever wrote to the smartest friend you have. That way, you’ll never dumb things down. You won’t have to explain things that don’t need explaining. You’ll assume an intimacy and a natural shorthand, which is good because readers are smart and don’t wish to be condescended to. I think about the reader. I care about the reader. Not “audience.” Not “readership.” Just the reader."
Jeffrey Eugenides
(The Paris Review
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theeconomist:

Daily chart: The disparity of attention and casualties among global conflicts
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