Bacchante with a Panther by Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot (1860).

Bacchante with a Panther by Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot (1860).

(Source: nybooks.com)

Amazing. Wear sunscreen everyone!

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To tell the reporter that I’d never been ever clinically depressed might discredit the veracity of the emotional experience of the main character, but to tell her yes would be to feed into the idea that novelists are just a blink and a name away from their narrators. This is especially true of those who dare to write in first-person voice, and extra extra true, it seems to me, if you’re a woman — as if all we can birth is more of ourselves.

[…]

When the reporter’s piece came out, I was described as “no stranger to despondency.” In addition, nearly a quarter of her profile was spent unpacking an article I wrote five years ago about being an egg donor. That experience had nothing to do with the novel or my present. But in the reporter’s eyes, I was a downer egg donor who had written a book. Another reminder that everyone sees the story they want to see.

What I should tell anyone who might ask again is that no fiction writer can honestly tell you what parts of her characters are mutations or facsimiles or pure inventions of the self. There’s no master Venn diagram, no clean delineation between invention and reality. Everyone writes fiction.

"

A fantastic meditation on fiction and the self by Catherine Lacy. Read in full here.

80s magic.

"Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth"

Albert Einstein (via mango2kw)

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0salt:

Deconstructing Masculinity & Manhood with Michael Kimmel @ Dartmouth College

This is an important message on how privilege really works.

(Source: exgynocraticgrrl, via madebymellowyel)

humansofnewyork:

"There is a stigma in this country around women with jobs. So I want to start an organization that provides girls in the Congo with examples of women around the world who have balanced family and career. Most men in this country think it’s only about money. They think: ‘If I make enough money for us to live, then my wife should take care of the children.’ The common belief is that a woman who works is hurting her children. People don’t realize that children also gain from the knowledge and experiences of their mother."(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

humansofnewyork:

"There is a stigma in this country around women with jobs. So I want to start an organization that provides girls in the Congo with examples of women around the world who have balanced family and career. Most men in this country think it’s only about money. They think: ‘If I make enough money for us to live, then my wife should take care of the children.’ The common belief is that a woman who works is hurting her children. People don’t realize that children also gain from the knowledge and experiences of their mother."
(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

humansofnewyork:

"I want to discover the cure for Ebola."
(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

humansofnewyork:

"I want to discover the cure for Ebola."

(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

Gorgeous. Leaf Greener by Tamu McPherson. 

Gorgeous. Leaf Greener by Tamu McPherson. 

How a husband-and-wife team in Tehran turned their taxi into a rolling library

zodml:

Mehdi Yazdany and Sarvenaz Heraner received a UN international peace award for their mobile bookstore. What an amazing couple!

prodigalpen:

RIP Mike Brown. His momma said she didn’t want anymore pics of him laying dead on the street so she shared pics of him as she knew him. This is one…

prodigalpen:

RIP Mike Brown. His momma said she didn’t want anymore pics of him laying dead on the street so she shared pics of him as she knew him. This is one…

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UGH this woman is EVERYTHING.

By Steve McCurry.

By Steve McCurry.

Snacker’s delight.

Few things make me happier than a N100/$0.62 bag of these beauties #omnomnom #Lagos

Snacker’s delight.

Few things make me happier than a N100/$0.62 bag of these beauties #omnomnom #Lagos

radicalrebellion:

nelaguilvr:

iamchantaya:

rhomeporium:

A mother’s worst nightmare.

She was preaching

this gave me chills

Black woman who lost her son just preached on systemic racism, antiblackness, Black ppls internalized self-hatred and white supremacy. 

But some of y’all missed it 

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