Some people find animal shapes in the clouds above. Illustrator Paul Middlewick found them in the maps of the London Underground for his series Animals On The Underground.
What I Be Project, Steve Rosenfield
Photographer Steve Rosenfield recently asked subjects far and wide to complete the following statement: "I am not my ___ ". He prompted individuals to fill in the blank with their deepest and darkest insecurities, moving people to bring issues regarding body image, substance abuse, mental illness, race and sexuality to the forefront. The results of the social experiment of sorts is a photography series titled the What I Be Project, an intimate examination of the anxieties and inhibitions that plague men and women of all ages.
The “What I Be Project” is all about honesty.
In today’s society, we are told to look or act a certain way. If we differ from these “standards,” we are often judged, ridiculed, and sometimes even killed over them.
By stating “I am not my_____,” people are claiming that they do in fact struggle with these issues, but it does not define who they are as a person. It is not aimed for people to say “You’re not fat,” or “You don’t have love handles.” It is to spread awareness on what people go through due to society’s paved roads. These are serious issues that some of us can live with, but most battle on a day to day basis.
- I am not my shame.
- I am not my gender.
- I am not my image.
- I am not my turban.
- I am not my weakness.
- I am my amputation.
- I am not my bi-polar disorder.
- I am not my adoption.
- I am not my number.
- I am not my vision.
All of these were like a kick in the chest (the Hitler one especially), but the last one. The last one is seriously my exact situation- same eye, same issue, and this made me tear up. I’m very insecure about it, and it took many years for me to become comfortable telling people. These kinds of posts are important. So, SO important.
not everyone has the blessing to understand sadness
when waiting at the bus stop, it’s okay to smoke cigarettes
never touch anyone else’s clothes at the laundromat
it’s okay to miss the people who were bullets to you
when your grandmother asks you how you are, be honest
never be afraid to say “no” even after you’ve said “yes”
if someone tells you graffiti isn’t art, prove them wrong
remember people by their eye color not their clothes
you’re allowed to like dark chocolate with tangerines
don’t lie that you don’t have a lighter when you really do
turn your phone off every once in a while and find the moon
if you want a tattoo, don’t let anyone tell you not to get it
if you ever find yourself at the graveyard, read the names
|—||poems from my uncles grave (via pale-afternoon)|
I’m officially naming this award season “the year stars stopped giving a fuck”
What other reasons are you reblogging this for, let’s just be honest here.
I don’t know about you , but I reblogged it because the cute ass fucking dog got saved and that makes me so happy .
Salem Witches’ Institute
The Salem Witches’ Institute was named after the Salem Witch Trials. It was founded by immigrant witches from Europe. The curriculum is standard to that taught at Hogwarts, and there is an active study-abroad program available to witches studying in Europe. It is…
i went into a whole foods and got to hear a woman arguing with a guy at the meat counter because she wanted grass fed organic chicken and he was desperately trying to explain to her that chickens don’t eat grass