© Kameelah Janan Rasheed // www.kameelahr.com
Unfortunately, PUNCTUATED BLACKNESS has been floating around without a credit line, used without permission, and altered. Beyond the lack of credit line, I am concerned with the ways the print has been decontextualized and removed from its original meaning. I’ve sent countless emails to companies and individuals alike. Some have responded positively while others have ignored me, sadly. It’s really disheartening and if we are to get right down to basics, it’s unethical and disrespectful.
Folks on instagram have been really awesome about tagging me whenever they see the print posted. My lovely tumblr family, if you see this print without a credit line/linkback, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PUNCTUATED BLACKNESS, (Woodblock Print, 2013) interrogates the labels we assign to ourselves and the ones that are assigned to us. The punctuation marks serve as different symbols of inquiry and decisiveness around identity. Punctuation is supposed to disambiguate the meaning of sentences — provide some form of narrative stability but because these markers take on different meanings in a variety of contexts, meaning is often liminal and thus unstable. Identity is unstable and always a source of inquiry.
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When public figures pass from this earth, we have the tendency to engage in some hagiographic revision. We like to play fast and loose with historical context, create temporal leaps and marginalize inconvenient narratives. There are things we must remember we are told to forget.
I have no muse in a singular sense.
Wangechi Mutu on women who inspire her.
Don’t surrender your loneliness so quickly.
Let it cut more deep.
Let it ferment and season you as few
human or even divine ingredients can.
Something missing in my heart tonight
has made my eyes so soft,
my voice so tender, my need of God
- More creating, less consuming.
- Strive for progress not perfection.
- More doing, less thinking.
- Listen to your body.
- Feed yourself.
- Practice saying No to others.
- Cultivate skills, hobbies, self.
- Body acceptance.
- Clean space, clean mind.
- Take risks (don’t let your fear of failure keep you down).
- Listen to your wise mind.
471. Haruki Murakami Bingo
The genius of Haruki Murakami’s novels and the strange worlds within them is captured in a cute and potentially interactive idea: Bingo! Its creator, Grant Snider at Incidental Comics says he has read all of Murakami’s works (12 novels, three short stories, and a memoir).
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Mediation is not an effective response to a student being bullied because it re-victimizes the target and puts him or her back into an unbalanced and emotionally vulnerable situation. The administrator needs to investigate the complaints and mete out consequences to the bullies when the story is corroborated! - @avivascully , school social worker.
”Felicia had reported the taunts to an administrator, who arranged mediation sessions between Felicia and the boys she said were harassing her. Police are now investigating her death. Neither they nor the Education Department nor the school would comment on the bullying allegations.” —- http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/26/nyregion/suicide-of-staten-island-girl-is-blamed-on-bullying.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0