My submission is my dominion imprisonment, my escape.– Silence (via dialoghost)
We tell people they are “strong” when we are uncomfortable with their pain and...– Captain Awkward, “The lie of ‘strength.’” (via baddominicana) i would like to reblog this 100 times but i won’t. (via brohamsandwich) “They don’t have to solve that pain, they just have to bear witness to it.” (via cage-veil-cunt)
Stop trying to “get it together.” The biggest lie we’re told when we’re growing...– I wrote a blog post on how to be happy (oh, the irony. It burns). I do think this is my favorite paragraph. Well, this and the cat pictures, I guess. (via haguenite) For serious. I was lied to so much during my middle and high school years about the things that would “change.” Those things didn’t...
Existential Term of the Day
fuckyeahexistentialism: Nothingness: “I am my own existence, but my existence is nothingness.” (Lavine, 1999, p. 1)
The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows: sonder →
dictionaryofobscuresorrows: n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate…
Bruce Hood on The Self Illusion: How the Brain Creates Identity “I think that...– Bruce Hood Canadian-born experimental psychologist who specialises in developmental cognitive neuroscience, Director of the Bristol Cognitive Development Centre, based at the University of Bristol, cited in ☞ The Self Illusion: How the Brain Creates Identity, Lapidarium notes, May, 2012....
The Personal is Political: lovewashername:... →
lovewashername: notesonascandal: Handy Reference Guide to Identifying Oppressive Silencing To assist you in identifying and resisting dominant and unequal power relationships in your life, we’ve compiled a list of common phrases people in historically dominant roles have been…
I am interested in art as a means of living a life; not as a means of making a...– Robert Henri (via traditionaldoom)
We have lived our lives by the assumption that what was good for us would be...– Wendell Berry, The Long-Legged House (via human-voices)
Nothing better exemplifies this distinction than the structure of derogatory...– Steve Martinot and Jared Sexton, “The Avant-garde of White Supremacy” i.e. why calling a white person “cracker” is nowhere near comparable to calling a black person “nigger.” (via so-treu)