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April 20th, 2014
thesmithian

'…most of today’s movies are telling us death doesn’t matter. And it’s hard to imagine a more inhuman observation than that.'

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April 19th, 2014
thesmithian

Over-attachment is maximal, expansive: it uses words like always and never and every day and so much and so true. It is fiercely metonymic: my heart, my hand, inside me; one night is a relationship, one phone call might as well turn into ten, one person is the world. But it’s also a minimal form of life, because it requires so little to spin itself upon.

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April 19th, 2014
thesmithian

Mayors are now pairing with moms. Together they’ll crib directly from the playbook of the NRA. They’ll focus on statehouses if Congress won’t listen. And under a new umbrella group, “Everytown for Gun Safety” — backed by $50 million of [former NYC Mayor Michael] Bloomberg’s own money — they’re aiming to create the elusive political counterweight to the NRA.

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April 19th, 2014
thesmithian
We were…surprised to find such a large disparity between whites and nonwhites related to air pollution…Especially the fact that this difference is throughout the U.S., even in cities and states in the Midwest.
Julian Marshall, University of Minnesota
April 19th, 2014
thesmithian

strangersneedlove:

hollynoelredden:

you break my focus. you make me laugh.

😍

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Reblogged from STRANGERS NEED LOVE
April 19th, 2014
thesmithian

…virtue and innocence were only a veil that needed to fall away so the girls might see themselves, and their chosen course, more clearly.

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…virtue and innocence were only a veil that needed to fall away so the girls might see themselves, and their chosen course, more clearly.

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April 19th, 2014
thesmithian

beyonce:

Coachella 2014

Photo Credit: Robin Harper

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Reblogged from Beyoncé | I Am
April 19th, 2014
thesmithian

…both serious history and a serious pleasure, a story that reads as if Huddie Ledbetter spoke it while W. E. B. Du Bois took dictation.

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…both serious history and a serious pleasure, a story that reads as if Huddie Ledbetter spoke it while W. E. B. Du Bois took dictation.

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April 19th, 2014
thesmithian

biscuitsandgravyzine:

Biscuits & Gravy Zine

Volume 1: Love, Resilience, Possibilities

Biscuits & Gravy is a zine seeking to uplift and centralize the unique experiences of Southern Black and Brown Femmes in Queer culture. This zine aims to envision what community can look like when Black and Brown Femmes have the space to share our stories, lives, pain, love, and bodies on our own terms.

Biscuits & Gravy is a project grounded in anti-oppression, intentional solidarity, and authentic accountability in recognition of the institutional systems of power and global dominance that furthers white supremacy, colonialism, patriarchy, classism, ableism, anti-blackness, transmisogyny, cultural genocide, and various other forms of marginalization and violence.

The theme of our first issue will be “Love, Resilience, and Possibilities.” In a November 2012 interview, poet, writer, editor and educator Warsan Shire stated, “At the end of the day, it isn’t where I came from. Maybe home is somewhere I’m going and never have been before.”

Let’s envision what home can be. How will we love? How will we persevere? How do we reach a place, a love, a world, for which we have no blueprint. Biscuits & Gravy seeks submissions from Black and Brown Queer Femmes grappling with these questions, desiring transformation. Please submit works up to 1000 words. Submissions can be, but are not limited to:

  • poetry, fiction, personal stories
  • photos/selfies
  • artwork
  • collages
  • quotes
  • music

Please send your submissions for consideration to biscuitsandgravyzine@gmail.com. Deadline for submissions is May 30th, 2014.

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