Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Look up.

Look up.

halftheskymovement:

Thor will become a female this Wednesday when Marvel releases the latest series of its popular comic. The publishing company’s announcement of the major change last July generated controversy and debate about the political and cultural implications of this change.
Thor’s writer, Jason Aaron recently explained his rationale for creating the female Thor to the Wall Street Journal. “There are all these female characters already around Thor. I wanted it to be someone from his corner of the Marvel universe.” 
Read the full interview here. 

halftheskymovement:

Thor will become a female this Wednesday when Marvel releases the latest series of its popular comic. The publishing company’s announcement of the major change last July generated controversy and debate about the political and cultural implications of this change.

Thor’s writer, Jason Aaron recently explained his rationale for creating the female Thor to the Wall Street Journal. “There are all these female characters already around Thor. I wanted it to be someone from his corner of the Marvel universe.” 

Read the full interview here

abbensettsstudio:

Eeda

Photography by Kwesi Abbensetts

Monday, September 29, 2014
Every mouth you’ve ever kissed
was just practice
all the bodies you’ve ever undressed
and ploughed in to
were preparing you for me.
i don’t mind tasting them in the
memory of your mouth
they were a long hall way
a door half open
a single suit case still on the conveyor belt
was it a long journey?
Did it take you long to find me?
You’re here now,
welcome home.
Warsan Shire, Welcome Home (via moon-medicine)

(Source: larmoyante)

(Source: tygaswagon)

Saying “But there are starving kids in Africa!” without paying attention to what’s happening in your own backyard perpetuates the idea that oppression is something only other (read: marginalized) groups do. There are starving children in Africa for sure [who certainly deserve our attention!], but, owing to racist and classist policies, there are starving children in the US, too…

Not only do comments like this derail important conversations – they appropriate suffering in developing countries to avoid being introspective about one’s own culture.

Sian Ferguson

Surprise, y/our culture isn’t perfect! This is extraordinarily relevant to 90% of the messages that enter my inbox. (via fuck-yeah-feminist)

generic-art:

5-Year-Old With Autism Paints Stunning Masterpieces 

Autism is a poorly-understood neurological disorder that can impair an individual’s ability to engage in various social interactions. But little 5-year-old Iris Grace in the UK is an excellent example of the unexpected gifts that autism can also grant – her exceptional focus and attention to detail have helped her create incredibly beautiful paintings that many of her fans (and buyers) have likened to Monet’s works.

Little Iris is slowly learning to speak, whereas most children have already begun to speak at least a few words by age 2. Along with speech therapy, her parents gradually introduced her to painting, which is when they discovered her amazing talent.

“We have been encouraging Iris to paint to help with speech therapy, joint attention and turn taking,” her mother, Arabella Carter-Johnson, explains on her website. “Then we realised that she is actually really talented and has an incredible concentration span of around 2 hours each time she paints. Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never seen in a child of her age, she has an understanding of colours and how they interact with each other.”

Much better version of the same subject matter I posted earlier.

(Source: sclaud1o)

Uniform. (photo by @hotoblack) #HERcollective

Uniform. (photo by @hotoblack) #HERcollective

A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.

Zen Shin Talks  

(via lovequotesrus)

(Source: psych-facts)

5centsapound:

Subotzky’s book on Pointe City is finally being released tomorrow! I deeply respect and admire their careful, compassionate and deeply conscious relationship to the communities they work with, and their approach to photography as a whole. Hear Subotzky speak through poetry and empathy on his work at a TEDx talk here.

Mikhael Subotzky & Patrick Waterhouse: Pointe City, Johannesberg South Africa.

Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse spent much of the years 2008, 2009 and 2010 engaged in the quixotic task of taking a photograph out of every window, of every internal door, and of every television-set in Ponte City. This circular 54-story building has been the subject of their three-year investigation of its structure and its position as the crucible of Johannesburg´s urban mythology.

Pointe City Background (from Artist’s Website):

The fifty-four-storey Ponte City building dominates Johannesburg’s skyline, its huge blinking advertising crown visible from Soweto in the south to Sandton in the north. When it was built in 1976 – the year of the Soweto uprisings – the surrounding flatlands of Berea, Hillbrow and Yeoville were exclusively white, and home to young middle-class couples, students and Jewish grandmothers. Ponte City was separated by apartheid urban planning from the unforgettable events of that year. But as the city changed in anticipation and response to the arrival of democracy in 1994, many residents joined the exodus towards the supposed safety of the northern suburbs, the vacated areas becoming associated with crime, urban decay and, most of all, the influx of foreign nationals from neighbouring African countries.

Ponte’s iconic structure soon became a symbol of the downturn in central Johannesburg. The reality of the building and its many fictions have always integrated seamlessly into a patchwork of myths and projections that reveals as much about the psyche of the city as it does about the building itself. Tales of brazen crack and prostitution rings operating from its car parks, four storeys of trash accumulating in its open core, snakes, ghosts and frequent suicides have all added to the building’s legend. Some of these stories are actually true, and for quite some time most of the residents were indeed illegal immigrants. And yet, one is left with the feeling that even the building’s notoriety is somewhat exaggerated – that its decline is just as fictional as its initial utopian intentions were misplaced and unrealized. 

>continue reading overview

Also see Subotzky’sother projects here, and here

(Source: writeonthesand)

black-boys:

Boyd Alves & Ty Ogunkoya by Olgaç Bozalp | L’Officiel Hommes Germany Fall 2014
Styled by Rose Forde

black-boys:

Boyd Alves & Ty Ogunkoya by Olgaç Bozalp | L’Officiel Hommes Germany Fall 2014

Styled by Rose Forde