rustybreak:

Anthony Cudahy
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"We are unutterably alone, essentially, especially in the things most intimate and most important to us."

Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet (translated by Joan Marie Burnham)

via awritersruminations

"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same."
Carlos Castañeda  (via likeafieldmouse)
"There’s this idea going around that strength is all
about appearances, pretending nothing matters and
feigning great resilience. But that could not be
further from the truth. Survival at its essence requires
softness and rest. And if we do not allocate sufficient
time for healing we will find that in the future we are
dismantled by even the most trivial of hardships."
Beau Taplin || Keeping up appearances.  (via afadthatlastsforever)
The Civil Wars Poison and Wine
The Civil Wars
Poison and Wine

Poison and Wine by The Civil Wars

"I was not born into the wrong body, I was born into a world that doesn’t know what my body means."
Ollie Renee Schminkey

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Wynne Neilly

Female to “Male”

Female to “Male” is a self-portrait project documenting the artist’s transition from female to “male” through weekly photographs, recorded vocal changes, documents and objects that represent a segment or moment in his gender exploration. The project offers an intimate view into the physical, psychological, medical and financial changes Neilly has undergone to shape and explore his gender. He insists on the use of quotation marks around the word “male” stating that his identity is something fluid that cannot be easily defined by use of a single word. For him, his gender and body are a construction of the ways in which he perceives himself and the queer social experiences he has lived. Neilly maintains that his trans identity is not a shift from one sex or gender to another, but rather a continual evolution. 

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"The natural is never an attribute of physical Nature; it is the alibi paraded by a social majority: the natural is a legality."
Roland Barthes, Roland Barthes (University of California Press, 1994) 130. (via chipclayton)

lnop:

Elise Gerosa Atlantide serie

"To know the history of science is to recognize the mortality of any claim to universal truth."

Evelyn Fox Keller, Reflections on Gender and Science

via i-write-with-surma 

architectura:

Transformed.

"Will I be something?
Am I something?

And the answer comes:
You already are.
You always were.
And you still have time to be."
Anis Mojgani 

likeafieldmouse:

Matthew Stone - Selections from Optimism as Cultural Rebellion and Unconditional Love

"The so-called ‘psychotically depressed’ person who tries to kill herself doesn’t do so out of quote ‘hopelessness’ or any abstract conviction that life’s assets and debits do not square. And surely not because death seems suddenly appealing. The person in whom Its invisible agony reaches a certain unendurable level will kill herself the same way a trapped person will eventually jump from the window of a burning high-rise. Make no mistake about people who leap from burning windows. Their terror of falling from a great height is still just as great as it would be for you or me standing speculatively at the same window just checking out the view; i.e. the fear of falling remains a constant. The variable here is the other terror, the fire’s flames: when the flames get close enough, falling to death becomes the slightly less terrible of two terrors. It’s not desiring the fall; it’s terror of the flames. And yet nobody down on the sidewalk, looking up and yelling ‘Don’t!’ and ‘Hang on!’, can understand the jump. Not really. You’d have to have personally been trapped and felt flames to really understand a terror way beyond falling."
David Foster Wallace (via sunrec)
gericalonzo:

Geric Alonzo / Am I ?
Watercolor on paper, photoshop / 2013.

gericalonzo:

Geric Alonzo / Am I ?

Watercolor on paper, photoshop / 2013.