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0 notes • 2 months ago • Apr 26,2014

slanting:

Kinetic Drawings by Heather Hansen

Splayed across a giant paper canvas with pieces of charcoal firmly grasped in each hand, Heather Hansen begins a grueling physical routine atop a sizeable paper canvas. Her body contorts into carefully choreographed gestures as her writing implements grate across the floor, the long trails resulting in a permanent recording of her physical movements. Part dance and part performance art, the kinetic drawings are a way for Hansen to merge her love for visual art and dance into a unified artform. The final symmetrical patterns that emerge in each pieces are reminiscent of a Rorschach test, or perhaps cycles found in nature.” -thisiscolossal.com

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123 notes • 3 months ago • Apr 7,2014 (reblogged from slanting)

"We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller.
We say to girls: “You can have ambition, but not too much
You should aim to be successful, but not too successful
Otherwise, you will threaten the man”
Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage.
I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is most important.
Now, marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support
But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors, not for jobs or for accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing but for the attention of men.
We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are
Feminist: a person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes."

— Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (via nodeenjoseefin)

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32 notes • 7 months ago • Dec 7,2013 (reblogged from yeswecancan)

"The feeling that ‘no one is listening to me’ make us want to spend time with machines that seem to care about us."

— Sherry Turkle, Connected But Alone

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Joss Whedon beautifully explains equality and his dislike of the word ‘feminist.’

"You either believe women are people or you don’t… You don’t have to hate someone to destroy them, you just have to not get it."


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"Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity."

— Pema Chödrön (via andrewgibby)

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0 notes • 9 months ago • Oct 8,2013

"One day, you’re 17 and you’re planning for someday. And then quietly, without you ever really noticing, someday is today. And then someday is yesterday. And this is your life."

— John Green  (via wolkenluft)

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