"There are years that ask questions and years that answer."
Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God (via observando)
I sincerely sincerely sincerely apologize
I know I let you down
Laverne Cox red carpet interview @ GLAAD Media Awards.
I really appreciate that Laverne uses every moment she’s near a microphone, to expose issues and struggles of people who don’t get to speak up. Even in this interview when she was asked questions mostly about herself, she focused on bringing awareness to the way society still acts towards trans women, and in this case specifically, trans women of color.
Got a Girl Crush On: Erin M. Riley and her “Woven Selfies”
We’ve blogged about Erin before, but this is the first installment of original GAGC Originals — content created solely for this website.
Erin’s been getting a lot of attention recently—interviewed by Alter Street and on the radio alike, about what it means to be a woman that creates weavings of photos of other women in states of undress. Is it perpetuating a patriarchal subjection of women? Is it commentary on social media and a younger generation seeking outside validation seeing as “selfie” was Oxford Dictionary’s word-of-the-year in 2013? Or is it just really embracing women as sexual beings and how they express that in a digital age? Could be a bit of all of the former, could just be visually interesting—regardless we think they’re freaking amazing!
She culls Google and Facebook for subjects for her wall-sized tapestries. The viewer is confronted with nudity, used tampons, remnants of sex, drugs, and women posing in front of a mirror with their iPhones. A modern discussion of the permanency of what happens once you upload a photo the the internet is tangibly captured in an ages-old art form.
Check out more of Erin’s work at www.erinmriley.com!
"You learn more about a person at the end of a relationship than at the beginning."
if you tell someone ‘no’ and they respond with “FINE……….” or “guess ill be all alone….” or “its okay im used to having my hopes crushed…….” or any of that guilt-inducing passive aggressive fuckery, cut them straight out of your life because you never deserve to feel bad for setting boundaries or speaking your mind.
"You can be a businesswoman, a mother, an artist, and a feminist – whatever you want to be – and still be a sexual being. It’s not mutually exclusive."
Beyoncé, OUT Magazine (via shayeofodile)