🐌🐌 snails as pets for the day. #nannydiaries

🐌🐌 snails as pets for the day. #nannydiaries

If we came from nowhere here/Why can’t we go somewhere there?: Submissions due today!

mambubadu:

Just a reminder, submissions are due today, March 24th at 11:59PM EST for our call for workIf we came from nowhere here/Why can’t we go somewhere there? 

Please be sure to read instructions for submissions carefully. If you do not follow the guidelines, we, unfortunately will not be able to consider your submission. We’ll also be avalilable here, Twitter, Facebook and email (hello@mambubadu.com) if you have any last-minute questions. Thanks all!

Lojong Mind Training Slogans.

SIX: Disciplines of Mind Training

  1. Always abide by the three basic principles.
  2. Change you attitude, but remain natural.
  3. Don’t talk about injured limbs.
  4. Don’t ponder others.
  5. Work with the greatest defilements first.
  6. Abandon any hope of fruition.
  7. Abandon poisonous food.
  8. Don’t be so predictable.
  9. Don’t malign others.
  10. Don’t wait in ambush.
  11. Don’t bring things to a painful point.
  12. Don’t transfer the ox’s load to the cow.
  13. Don’t try to be the fastest.
  14. Don’t act with a twist.
  15. Don’t make gods into demons.
  16. Don’t seek others’ pain as the limbs of your own happiness.

http://www.shambhala.org/teachers/pema/lojong3.php

NYC Intern

stoptellingwomentosmile:

Stop Telling Women to Smile has grown immensely over the past year and it’s time to bring in some local help.

I’m looking for someone smart and creative, who is passionate about this project’s purpose to work as an intern 1-2 days a week at my home studio in Brooklyn. This will be a temporary,…

I was going to die, sooner or later, whether or not I had even spoken myself. My silences had not protected me. Your silences will not protect you…. What are the words you do not yet have? What are the tyrannies you swallow day by day and attempt to make your own, until you will sicken and die of them, still in silence? We have been socialized to respect fear more than our own need for language.”

I began to ask each time: “What’s the worst that could happen to me if I tell this truth?” Unlike women in other countries, our breaking silence is unlikely to have us jailed, “disappeared” or run off the road at night. Our speaking out will irritate some people, get us called bitchy or hypersensitive and disrupt some dinner parties. And then our speaking out will permit other women to speak, until laws are changed and lives are saved and the world is altered forever.

Next time, ask: What’s the worst that will happen? Then push yourself a little further than you dare. Once you start to speak, people will yell at you. They will interrupt you, put you down and suggest it’s personal. And the world won’t end.

And the speaking will get easier and easier. And you will find you have fallen in love with your own vision, which you may never have realized you had. And you will lose some friends and lovers, and realize you don’t miss them. And new ones will find you and cherish you. And you will still flirt and paint your nails, dress up and party, because, as I think Emma Goldman said, “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution.” And at last you’ll know with surpassing certainty that only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth. And that is not speaking.

I was going to die, sooner or later, whether or not I had even spoken myself. My silences had not protected me. Your silences will not protect you…. What are the words you do not yet have? What are the tyrannies you swallow day by day and attempt to make your own, until you will sicken and die of them, still in silence? We have been socialized to respect fear more than our own need for language.”

I began to ask each time: “What’s the worst that could happen to me if I tell this truth?” Unlike women in other countries, our breaking silence is unlikely to have us jailed, “disappeared” or run off the road at night. Our speaking out will irritate some people, get us called bitchy or hypersensitive and disrupt some dinner parties. And then our speaking out will permit other women to speak, until laws are changed and lives are saved and the world is altered forever.

Next time, ask: What’s the worst that will happen? Then push yourself a little further than you dare. Once you start to speak, people will yell at you. They will interrupt you, put you down and suggest it’s personal. And the world won’t end.

And the speaking will get easier and easier. And you will find you have fallen in love with your own vision, which you may never have realized you had. And you will lose some friends and lovers, and realize you don’t miss them. And new ones will find you and cherish you. And you will still flirt and paint your nails, dress up and party, because, as I think Emma Goldman said, “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution.” And at last you’ll know with surpassing certainty that only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth. And that is not speaking.

kameelahwrites:

© 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 studio@kameelahr.com. 
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.
Also, shirts are still on sell here. 
xx

kameelahwrites:

© 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 studio@kameelahr.com

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.

Also, shirts are still on sell here

xx

Madiba

kameelahwrites:

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.

Two texts…

The Women - Magazine - Art in America

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
absolutely clear.

I joined okcupid for a week back in April. I encountered this profile picture. 

I joined okcupid for a week back in April. I encountered this profile picture. 

I know of no woman — virgin, mother, lesbian, married, celibate, whether she earns her keep as a housewife, a cocktail waitress, or a scanner of brain waves — for whom the body is not a fundamental problem: its clouded meanings, its fertility, its desire, its so-called frigidity, its bloody speech, its silences, its changes and mutilations, its rapes and ripenings.
Intentions for 2013 
  1. More creating, less consuming.
  2. Strive for progress not perfection. 
  3. More doing, less thinking.
  4. Listen to your body.
  5. Feed yourself.
  6. Practice saying No to others. 
  7. Cultivate skills, hobbies, self. 
  8. Body acceptance.
  9. Clean space, clean mind.
  10. Take risks (don’t let your fear of failure keep you down).
  11. Listen to your wise mind. 
rapcoloringbook:

Click here to download the Jean Grae coloring page. Print it out. Color it. Listen to this while you do so.


Rap Coloring Book on Twitter

rapcoloringbook:

Click here to download the Jean Grae coloring page. Print it out. Color it. Listen to this while you do so.

Rap Coloring Book on Twitter

1000cutethings:

468. Yoga Bear This Yoga Bear print by Marco Angeles is cute.  

1000cutethings:

468. Yoga Bear
This Yoga Bear print by Marco Angeles is cute.