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every time someone asks me,
who is your hero? 
i remember my grandmother’s hands 
and how she used to drag me out of bed 
"girl, all you have is studying" 
she spoke to me in a language my heart understood 
my teenage self was too proud to acknowledge.

every time someone waits for my answer, 
who is your hero?
i remember my grandmother’s face 
and i die inside, slowly every day 
i’m beginning to forget her voice 
i’m beginning to replace her 
with memories unworthy of her rightful place.

every time i have a reply, 
who is my hero?
i say the one who birthed me. 
that’s nice, girl, how so
oh you know, the one who’d 
silence her daughter for the sake of 
(man)peace. 

this is where they shift their feet 
they don’t want to hear this either. 
it’s lonely in this space, 
of always having to defend 
to believe 
to deserve 
being a ‘woman’
the kind i want my self to be. 

who is your hero, girl?
she’s dead. 

there are no words. you type you write but nothing you put down seems to make sense.

for a minute, the possibility of the notion f a t h e r ceasing to exist? 

my heart, thoughts, limbs and prayers are with all on MH370. for a minute, i felt an iota of the anguish, the distress and the uncertainty of what the families and loved ones are currently going through. 

there are no words. 

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Periods in a Nutshell
Period:Your stomach hurts.
Period:No it doesn't, eat everything.
Period:Why did you eat all the things, your stomach hurts!
Period:No it doesn't, there's a plate of brownies. Eat them.
Period:Your uterus is pulsing. Change position twenty times to see if that helps.
Period:You want to fuck him.
Period:No you don't, kill him.
Period:You're bored. Let's literally cry about that, shall we?
Period:Never mind, just find people and kill them.

thelittletiger:

brocreate

Rijksmuseum Research Library, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Rijksmuseum has the largest art history library in the Netherlands. It has maintained a constant, high-standard acquisition policy since 1885 and contains approximately 250,000 volumes. The collection attains an average yearly growth of 3,000 books and approximately 1,500 auction catalogues, periodicals and annual reports.

The Rijksmuseum Research Library also plays an important international role in making Dutch art history available and disseminating it. An example of this is the library’s participation in the Virtual Catalogue for Art History, a gateway tool providing access to the most important art history libraries across Europe and North America.

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wearinggutsforgarters:

Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Reading for Three Female Corpses, 1997

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everets:

he’s really having trouble with this stuff

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doing this for the money not for material things doing this because the itch never fades never calmed never just stops or learns to itch itself away this itch isn’t apologetic at all this itch to go go go go pack up and go doing this for the money smell the world taste something just a little outside of this cocoon this plushy prison even though it’s probably not worth my sanity and my aching back sitting on this cold plastic doing this for the money doing this as i pretend I’m bathed in lushness doing this doing this to get away maybe just maybe doing all of this even though i don’t want to doing this to get away maybe just maybe to get away from me. 

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otfilms:

Guillermo del Toro’s “Cabinet of Curiosities.”
The filmmaker Guillermo del Toro’s oversize new book, is akin to bouncing around inside his hallucinatory brain. In addition to densely illustrated pages from notebooks for movies like “Hellboy” and “Pan’s Labyrinth,” it also includes pictures of Bleak House, where del Toro works and stores hundreds of artworks, figurines and props. “Catholics go to church, Jews go to temple,” del Toro writes. “I come here.”
“I wanted to open my process a little bit more,” he said. “Dick Smith, Ray Harryhausen, Hitchcock, many of my idols had an open process and inspired me.” He hopes aspiring filmmakers will learn to “embrace your passions wholeheartedly, obsessively, and enshrine images, collect them and study them as a code.”

In “Cabinet of Curiosities,” del Toro says he will pass the sketchbooks on to his daughters: “I want them to understand that being a grown-up is not being boring. It’s being alive.” (x)