on a scale from Matilda to Carrie how well do you handle having telekinesis and terrible parents
Artist Name: Zeren Badar
"Endless Love"—Accident Series
by Zeren Badar
never, ever use the e-word in your writing. does your character have green e***? no. they have verdant orbs, leafy pools, bright emerald fields resting on their face
Rebecca Stevenson’s Surrealist Macabre Sculptures
Rebecca Stevenson’s figurative sculptures are both eerie and beautiful. Using primarily polyresin and wax, her concept usually begins with a human or animal figure cast in a subdued monochromatic color that then appears to blossom or decay with varieties of multi-colored surreal compounds. These blossoms almost consume the figures, resulting in provocative, surreal sculptures. Her work embodies the process of creation and destruction, revealing the beauty that emerges from this organic cycle. Some of it reminds me of walking around farm pastures when I was younger, and discovering various animal skulls that the grass had begun to climb through. If her work is disturbing, it is only because it doesn’t try to mask the macabre beauty of the growth/decay process. ”My work is concerned with the visceral and the sensual. It draws upon anatomical drawing and botanical illustration, but occupies a liminal territory between scientific enquiry and the subjective, imaginary body.”
Oh—you wouldn’t date a girl who’s ever been a stripper?
In that case, I wouldn’t date a guy who’s ever been to a strip club.
Oh—you wouldn’t date a girl who’s ever done porn?
In that case, I wouldn’t date a guy who’s ever watched porn.
You’re the reason we exist.
You’re the demand to our supply.
If you disdain sex workers, don’t you dare consume our labor.
As they say in the industry, “People jack off with the left hand and point with the right.”
I stopped criticizing “MySpace angles” in profile shots the instant I realized the subtext to those criticisms was often “c’mon ladies, we want to know exactly what kind of product we’re getting.”
Wow, that’s a really good point - never thought of it quite that way before!
I didn’t either, until I read an “advice for your social media profile!” article by a guy saying “no close-up shots, no angled shots, no far-away shots, no complicated poses, at least one photo by yourself…” and it gradually became clear what he was looking for—a straight-on full-body image so he could judge exactly what your body shape is with no distractions.
It’s sort of what I’d expect when ordering a product online.
Pacific women rise up for a Free West Papua!
'Our freedom as indigenous Māori and Pacific women in Aotearoa New Zealand is inextricably bound up with that of our Pacific West Papuan brothers and sisters.'- Oceania Interrupted
Our mouths are adorned with the Morning Star flag as symbol of enforced West Papuan silence.
Our hands are bound to symbolise the lack of freedoms experienced by West Papuan people.
Our voices and movement are restricted to symbolise the lack of freedom of expression of political opinion, the lack of access to just and equitable resources, the lack of access to free and independent media.
Our bodies are adorned with black to celebrate the female form and to draw on black as a symbol of mourning.
On behalf of the Free West Papua Campaign and the people of West Papua, thank you so much indigenous Māori and Pacific women in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Also, all supporters around the world for standing up for your suffering Melanesian brothers and sisters across the Pacific.
With your help, West Papua never free from this illegal Indonesian occupation!
FREE WEST PAPUA
via a quippier Queen Latifah
(I do this all. the. time.)