femalerappers:

WOOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW.

XXI

mountainhands:

I have a friend who
wants to cut people
open for a living to
make them well again.
She doesn’t get my
joke about irony.

But she told me that
sometimes in order
for people to get well,
they have to get a 
little sicker.

And I have a friend 
who sings sweet hymns
in churches on Sunday
but loves a boy with
eyes soft blue, he tells
me that if it’s real -
it will hurt. If it doesn’t
hurt - you’re dreaming.

I have a friend who
prays and asks God
for her answers. She
tells me that if it isn’t
right, then it’s not over.

I say burn the bridges
and rip the curtains.
If it’s already worse,
you can’t go lower.
If it already hurts, you 
might as well do 
something. If it’s 
not right - fuck them.
It’s not over until 
the fire burns out.

I got flogged by Jessica Rabbit at the AYP Drag Show

I got flogged by Jessica Rabbit at the AYP Drag Show

jamescurryiv:

smallory:

YAH-EEF-AY

Reed College, Portland OR

4-18-14

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This video’s themes of communion, redemption, and miracles ideally suit it for viewing this Easter April 20, 2014. Performance art is alive and well in Portland, Oregon!

jezebuilt:

Happy Easter! Lol 🐰💋

jezebuilt:

Happy Easter! Lol 🐰💋

We held signs reading “We Are The Future BSA 400-125-125”This was a silent march to symbolize how students sometimes don’t get their voice heard in an issue that will impact them the most.Thank you to all who participated! The buzz that was created in the capital today will hopefully continue through till the end of the session. Students will not back down!Want to do something in your town like this? Message this page and we can help you organize some sort of demonstration.

We held signs reading “We Are The Future BSA 400-125-125”
This was a silent march to symbolize how students sometimes don’t get their voice heard in an issue that will impact them the most.

Thank you to all who participated! The buzz that was created in the capital today will hopefully continue through till the end of the session. 

Students will not back down!

Want to do something in your town like this? 
Message this page and we can help you organize some sort of demonstration.

goodsilence:

I’ve had a great deal of friends that only ever exist in small visits, hang outs that can be accounted for on one hand, long text messages and video updates, email writing, and if I’m lucky, post office transactions, as well. Madeline’s been all of that. Six times feels like, well, no need to quantify - it just feels longer. It is good to see you, always.

To the girl who understands artifacts and plastic bags, the need to document, and making “nothing out of somethings.” To the pistachio maggot, the friend “ship”, the Tofu Taboo, misspellings, mind readings, dancing, daffodils, salami, and the midnight fashion show. I voted for Yolky, how about you?

See you soon, see you soon.

Road Diary : Bozeman (2012) [excerpt]

 … I hadn’t committed any impropriety yet in Montana with the possible exception of letting wild bison witness my intercourse. Bozeman Albertston’s Easter Sunday I was looking to start, computing low lotus on top of upturned shopping basket, eyeing early-rising self-loving souls as they stumbled past me towards groceries. After the desert of Idaho I was blinded by beautiful human beings who knew how cool they were inside really good outdoor gear, guilelessly strutting in tight jeans with iron crosses embroidered onto each projecting hemisphere buttock. Flowing in yoga pants and down jackets. Occupying a pink leisure suit with Zen simplicity.

Four days out of Portland I was starting to like people again … 

uafairbanks:

Outside Fairbanks, Alaska. April 14, 2014.

uafairbanks:

Outside Fairbanks, Alaska. April 14, 2014.

http://blankslate.tumblr.com/post/82950179360/when-we-touch-each-other-we-are-reappropriating

blankslate:

when we touch each other
we are reappropriating something

uproar

the chaos of my insides
the light in the palms of your hands
dancing like from a pool in the morning
making me less afraid of it

uproar
is not a force
but a fluid

we are quantum in our longings
for silence 
for absence
for being alone 
for being together

the world is a giant fist
speaking words as it moves

your softness is a curse and my softness
is a curse

but it is uproar also

defiance alive in tender hands
open, fingers stretched, resting in place
taking what comes

we love love we love
staying alive to love

love is uproar

when we touch each other the world explodes
and we are healed

frantzfandom:

If aliens ever come here and demand that we justify our continued existence in the universe all we need to do is show them videos of people dancing

uafairbanks:

Climbing a frozen waterfall.

"#What is there to do at UAF"

uafairbanks:

Climbing a frozen waterfall.

"#What is there to do at UAF"

Anonymous asked: what steps did you take to overcome your depression? I really want to do it on my own but I don't know where to start could you maybe write something about it? :-)

lora-mathis:

I have written so much of this. It’s in almost all of my work, even if I don’t say it outright! 


Getting myself out of a very bad place meant making a lot of positive decisions and distancing myself from things that catered to my unhealthy thoughts. It meant learning who I am and making decisions which made me like myself. It meant removing myself from toxic relationships-romantic and platonic- doing things I wanted to do, and moving. It meant taking bad thoughts for what they are and not allowing them to convince me to do terrible things, especially to myself. It meant not driving myself crazy with over-thinking and logically looking at my problems to find ways to solve them. It meant accepting myself and stopping thoughts such as, “You’re useless. I hate you,” before they even began. It meant getting away from anything which did not allow me to grow and love myself. It meant not making how I felt about myself something that others so easily manipulated. 

Self-hate takes so much energy and once you believe that you deserve self-love, things get easier. I’m not saying I don’t feel terrible from time to time. I do, but that’s normal. I’m no longer in such a poor place that everything is difficult, especially making decisions which benefit me. I would highly recommend seeing a professional if you are struggling with severe depression. No one deserves to suffer so much without any help.

inthislifelikeweeds asked: Hey man, I just got accepted for a job out in Fairbanks this summer. I honestly do not know a single thing about this place. Can you give me a bit of an overview? And what does the Art/ Music/ Skateboarding scene look like over there (if there even is one)?

Fairbanks is simultaneously a university town, a military base town, and a tourist town. This means that the surface is crowded with ppl who don’t know what they’re doing and are attempting the geographic cure. If you are collected and together this is an amazing place where you can do most anything you set your mind to. If not you’ll still have plenty of understanding friends.

The art/music/skateboarding scenes are much less money and youth-oriented than other towns I’ve lived in (Portland, Chicago, Los Angeles). It is a vibrant local scene focussed around friends living where they want, doing art they love.

The Bridge, Portland, Oregon

The Bridge, Portland, Oregon