pinknb15:

I meant to post this picture up yesterday. I took it while I was hanging outside at this trendy coffeebar, Bedford-Stuyvesant, in the Indische Buurt neighborhood of Amsterdam. I was sitting down and noticing the beyond obvious signs of gentrification. There were tons of Turkish, Morrocan, and other people and families of color walking down the street - grocery shopping and what not. Then, there were these young, white Dutch people sipping their lattes and organic juices while puffing on cigarettes. It was quite a sight, so I took a picture.
After I was done sipping on my coffee, eating my tosti and finishing up work on my Mac (yep, I’m a walking contradiction). I decided to walk up and down the street, Javastraat. It was so interesting - there were small Turkish supermarkets smack between trendy cafés and boutiques selling 100€ backpacks. The word gentrification practically slapped me in the face. Then, today, I read an article for my urban studies class that describes this particular street pretty much exactly as I saw it.
I find gentrification to be such a personal struggle, I wish the ‘improvement’ of neighborhoods didn’t displace people. Of course, it’s great to have updated housing stock and, boy, do I love hanging out at cafés. But, I also love going to the tiny immigrant-run bakery and vegetable market. Why can these things only co-exist for such a small period of time together? Now, this will sound corny, but in my perfect world - different racial, ethnic and socio-economic groups would live together and weave a deeply interesting neighborhood for all. I guess we’ll need to keep up the fight for that to ever become close to a reality.
Sometimes, I lose my faith in humanity and think we’ll always ‘other’ people and segregate ourselves indefinitely.

Can I also add— part of the problem is not that all of these people want ’completed’ gentrification, but that less ‘desirable’ neighborhoods are more affordable for certain business owners. Over time they are simply priced out, like many former residents. Not sure how this could be changed without intruding on the freedoms of property owners (so american of me to worry about ‘freedom’ before the common good) but I’m sure innovative local planning could really make a difference. If anyone knows any examples of gentrification being stopped before it is completely, would love to read/hear about it x

pinknb15:

I meant to post this picture up yesterday. I took it while I was hanging outside at this trendy coffeebar, Bedford-Stuyvesant, in the Indische Buurt neighborhood of Amsterdam. I was sitting down and noticing the beyond obvious signs of gentrification. There were tons of Turkish, Morrocan, and other people and families of color walking down the street - grocery shopping and what not. Then, there were these young, white Dutch people sipping their lattes and organic juices while puffing on cigarettes. It was quite a sight, so I took a picture.

After I was done sipping on my coffee, eating my tosti and finishing up work on my Mac (yep, I’m a walking contradiction). I decided to walk up and down the street, Javastraat. It was so interesting - there were small Turkish supermarkets smack between trendy cafés and boutiques selling 100€ backpacks. The word gentrification practically slapped me in the face. Then, today, I read an article for my urban studies class that describes this particular street pretty much exactly as I saw it.

I find gentrification to be such a personal struggle, I wish the ‘improvement’ of neighborhoods didn’t displace people. Of course, it’s great to have updated housing stock and, boy, do I love hanging out at cafés. But, I also love going to the tiny immigrant-run bakery and vegetable market. Why can these things only co-exist for such a small period of time together? Now, this will sound corny, but in my perfect world - different racial, ethnic and socio-economic groups would live together and weave a deeply interesting neighborhood for all. I guess we’ll need to keep up the fight for that to ever become close to a reality.

Sometimes, I lose my faith in humanity and think we’ll always ‘other’ people and segregate ourselves indefinitely.

Can I also add— part of the problem is not that all of these people want ’completed’ gentrification, but that less ‘desirable’ neighborhoods are more affordable for certain business owners. Over time they are simply priced out, like many former residents. Not sure how this could be changed without intruding on the freedoms of property owners (so american of me to worry about ‘freedom’ before the common good) but I’m sure innovative local planning could really make a difference. If anyone knows any examples of gentrification being stopped before it is completely, would love to read/hear about it x

popculturecatchall:

katblaque:

I have had it with the foolishness and the fuckery. You will be getting a very pointed, yet educational video about black face hopefully soon because I’m quite honestly DONE with ya’ll on the subject. White face will NEVER be comparable to black face. Never. 
White people have painted on other races while actively perpetuating stereotypes and actively oppressing the races they’ve painted on. It’s not just black face, it’s yellow face, brown face red face and so many others. I’m not gonna rant too much here because miss thing I am really pressed right now, but trust and believe that you will be hearing from me. 

This is a thing? Like, how do people make these arguments. How do their brains get this twisted up? I mean, I get like the fox newsies and their weird warped world. If you hear bullshit all day, sure, you’re going to miss the point on everything. But how do people not get that white face is not a thing. It’s not. That’s literally never been a problem ever in history at all. Like, are these the same people that talk about reverse racism and cisphobia and heterophobia and other dumb shit.
Like, come on other white people, just look around. The world exists, you can see this shit yourself. Feel free to actually look at it. If you gave it like any critical thought at all you would never think that white people are oppressed in any way due to their race. At all. Other things, maybe. Economics, sexuality, gender, ability: all that’s in play. But it ain’t our skin color.
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popculturecatchall:

katblaque:

I have had it with the foolishness and the fuckery. You will be getting a very pointed, yet educational video about black face hopefully soon because I’m quite honestly DONE with ya’ll on the subject. White face will NEVER be comparable to black face. Never. 
White people have painted on other races while actively perpetuating stereotypes and actively oppressing the races they’ve painted on. It’s not just black face, it’s yellow face, brown face red face and so many others. I’m not gonna rant too much here because miss thing I am really pressed right now, but trust and believe that you will be hearing from me. 

This is a thing? Like, how do people make these arguments. How do their brains get this twisted up? I mean, I get like the fox newsies and their weird warped world. If you hear bullshit all day, sure, you’re going to miss the point on everything. But how do people not get that white face is not a thing. It’s not. That’s literally never been a problem ever in history at all. Like, are these the same people that talk about reverse racism and cisphobia and heterophobia and other dumb shit.
Like, come on other white people, just look around. The world exists, you can see this shit yourself. Feel free to actually look at it. If you gave it like any critical thought at all you would never think that white people are oppressed in any way due to their race. At all. Other things, maybe. Economics, sexuality, gender, ability: all that’s in play. But it ain’t our skin color.
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popculturecatchall:

katblaque:

I have had it with the foolishness and the fuckery. You will be getting a very pointed, yet educational video about black face hopefully soon because I’m quite honestly DONE with ya’ll on the subject. White face will NEVER be comparable to black face. Never. 
White people have painted on other races while actively perpetuating stereotypes and actively oppressing the races they’ve painted on. It’s not just black face, it’s yellow face, brown face red face and so many others. I’m not gonna rant too much here because miss thing I am really pressed right now, but trust and believe that you will be hearing from me. 

This is a thing? Like, how do people make these arguments. How do their brains get this twisted up? I mean, I get like the fox newsies and their weird warped world. If you hear bullshit all day, sure, you’re going to miss the point on everything. But how do people not get that white face is not a thing. It’s not. That’s literally never been a problem ever in history at all. Like, are these the same people that talk about reverse racism and cisphobia and heterophobia and other dumb shit.
Like, come on other white people, just look around. The world exists, you can see this shit yourself. Feel free to actually look at it. If you gave it like any critical thought at all you would never think that white people are oppressed in any way due to their race. At all. Other things, maybe. Economics, sexuality, gender, ability: all that’s in play. But it ain’t our skin color.
Zoom Info
popculturecatchall:

katblaque:

I have had it with the foolishness and the fuckery. You will be getting a very pointed, yet educational video about black face hopefully soon because I’m quite honestly DONE with ya’ll on the subject. White face will NEVER be comparable to black face. Never. 
White people have painted on other races while actively perpetuating stereotypes and actively oppressing the races they’ve painted on. It’s not just black face, it’s yellow face, brown face red face and so many others. I’m not gonna rant too much here because miss thing I am really pressed right now, but trust and believe that you will be hearing from me. 

This is a thing? Like, how do people make these arguments. How do their brains get this twisted up? I mean, I get like the fox newsies and their weird warped world. If you hear bullshit all day, sure, you’re going to miss the point on everything. But how do people not get that white face is not a thing. It’s not. That’s literally never been a problem ever in history at all. Like, are these the same people that talk about reverse racism and cisphobia and heterophobia and other dumb shit.
Like, come on other white people, just look around. The world exists, you can see this shit yourself. Feel free to actually look at it. If you gave it like any critical thought at all you would never think that white people are oppressed in any way due to their race. At all. Other things, maybe. Economics, sexuality, gender, ability: all that’s in play. But it ain’t our skin color.
Zoom Info
popculturecatchall:

katblaque:

I have had it with the foolishness and the fuckery. You will be getting a very pointed, yet educational video about black face hopefully soon because I’m quite honestly DONE with ya’ll on the subject. White face will NEVER be comparable to black face. Never. 
White people have painted on other races while actively perpetuating stereotypes and actively oppressing the races they’ve painted on. It’s not just black face, it’s yellow face, brown face red face and so many others. I’m not gonna rant too much here because miss thing I am really pressed right now, but trust and believe that you will be hearing from me. 

This is a thing? Like, how do people make these arguments. How do their brains get this twisted up? I mean, I get like the fox newsies and their weird warped world. If you hear bullshit all day, sure, you’re going to miss the point on everything. But how do people not get that white face is not a thing. It’s not. That’s literally never been a problem ever in history at all. Like, are these the same people that talk about reverse racism and cisphobia and heterophobia and other dumb shit.
Like, come on other white people, just look around. The world exists, you can see this shit yourself. Feel free to actually look at it. If you gave it like any critical thought at all you would never think that white people are oppressed in any way due to their race. At all. Other things, maybe. Economics, sexuality, gender, ability: all that’s in play. But it ain’t our skin color.
Zoom Info
popculturecatchall:

katblaque:

I have had it with the foolishness and the fuckery. You will be getting a very pointed, yet educational video about black face hopefully soon because I’m quite honestly DONE with ya’ll on the subject. White face will NEVER be comparable to black face. Never. 
White people have painted on other races while actively perpetuating stereotypes and actively oppressing the races they’ve painted on. It’s not just black face, it’s yellow face, brown face red face and so many others. I’m not gonna rant too much here because miss thing I am really pressed right now, but trust and believe that you will be hearing from me. 

This is a thing? Like, how do people make these arguments. How do their brains get this twisted up? I mean, I get like the fox newsies and their weird warped world. If you hear bullshit all day, sure, you’re going to miss the point on everything. But how do people not get that white face is not a thing. It’s not. That’s literally never been a problem ever in history at all. Like, are these the same people that talk about reverse racism and cisphobia and heterophobia and other dumb shit.
Like, come on other white people, just look around. The world exists, you can see this shit yourself. Feel free to actually look at it. If you gave it like any critical thought at all you would never think that white people are oppressed in any way due to their race. At all. Other things, maybe. Economics, sexuality, gender, ability: all that’s in play. But it ain’t our skin color.
Zoom Info

popculturecatchall:

katblaque:

I have had it with the foolishness and the fuckery. You will be getting a very pointed, yet educational video about black face hopefully soon because I’m quite honestly DONE with ya’ll on the subject. White face will NEVER be comparable to black face. Never. 

White people have painted on other races while actively perpetuating stereotypes and actively oppressing the races they’ve painted on. It’s not just black face, it’s yellow face, brown face red face and so many others. I’m not gonna rant too much here because miss thing I am really pressed right now, but trust and believe that you will be hearing from me. 

This is a thing? Like, how do people make these arguments. How do their brains get this twisted up? I mean, I get like the fox newsies and their weird warped world. If you hear bullshit all day, sure, you’re going to miss the point on everything. But how do people not get that white face is not a thing. It’s not. That’s literally never been a problem ever in history at all. Like, are these the same people that talk about reverse racism and cisphobia and heterophobia and other dumb shit.

Like, come on other white people, just look around. The world exists, you can see this shit yourself. Feel free to actually look at it. If you gave it like any critical thought at all you would never think that white people are oppressed in any way due to their race. At all. Other things, maybe. Economics, sexuality, gender, ability: all that’s in play. But it ain’t our skin color.

npr:

World War I left many soldiers with disfiguring scars. So American artist Anna Coleman Ladd set up her own studio in Paris and set to work sculpting new faces for those who had lost a piece of theirs in trench warfare.
Ladd started by getting to know the men: their quirks, daily habits, what their siblings looked like, the limited facial expressions they were still capable of. Then, she would choose an expression. For some, that expression would be the only one they could wear.
The Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art has just posted a collection of Ladd’s papers online — photos, letters, diaries and other texts documenting her work.
One Sculptor’s Answer To WWI Wounds: Plaster, Copper And Paint
Photo: American Red Cross/Anna Coleman Ladd papers/Archives of American Art/Smithsonian Institution

npr:

World War I left many soldiers with disfiguring scars. So American artist Anna Coleman Ladd set up her own studio in Paris and set to work sculpting new faces for those who had lost a piece of theirs in trench warfare.

Ladd started by getting to know the men: their quirks, daily habits, what their siblings looked like, the limited facial expressions they were still capable of. Then, she would choose an expression. For some, that expression would be the only one they could wear.

The Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art has just posted a collection of Ladd’s papers online — photos, letters, diaries and other texts documenting her work.

One Sculptor’s Answer To WWI Wounds: Plaster, Copper And Paint

Photo: American Red Cross/Anna Coleman Ladd papers/Archives of American Art/Smithsonian Institution

Offspring season 5… The first episode gave me doubts, but once I got through, I was happily surprised at how refreshing this season is turning out to be (especially after last season’s end).

Only 13 episodes a season. You should binge it.

pol102:

bistrofada:

zenpencils:

SHONDA RHIMES ‘A screenwriter’s advice’

OMFG preach

Yes, yes, yes.
I know a lot people who failed in graduate programs (or failed soon after) not because they weren’t smart enough, but simply because they didn’t work. And I mean “work” work. I spun my wheels for a while in graduate school too. Until I realized my dissertation wasn’t going to write itself. And until I realized my dissertation would never be perfect, but it would be completed. And until I realized I would never publish until I sent manuscripts out for rejection.
We emphasize dreaming too much. We don’t emphasize the practical “nuts and bolts” of just doing the mundane work. We should.

I needed this, Now I just need a direction…
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pol102:

bistrofada:

zenpencils:

SHONDA RHIMES ‘A screenwriter’s advice’

OMFG preach

Yes, yes, yes.
I know a lot people who failed in graduate programs (or failed soon after) not because they weren’t smart enough, but simply because they didn’t work. And I mean “work” work. I spun my wheels for a while in graduate school too. Until I realized my dissertation wasn’t going to write itself. And until I realized my dissertation would never be perfect, but it would be completed. And until I realized I would never publish until I sent manuscripts out for rejection.
We emphasize dreaming too much. We don’t emphasize the practical “nuts and bolts” of just doing the mundane work. We should.

I needed this, Now I just need a direction…
Zoom Info
pol102:

bistrofada:

zenpencils:

SHONDA RHIMES ‘A screenwriter’s advice’

OMFG preach

Yes, yes, yes.
I know a lot people who failed in graduate programs (or failed soon after) not because they weren’t smart enough, but simply because they didn’t work. And I mean “work” work. I spun my wheels for a while in graduate school too. Until I realized my dissertation wasn’t going to write itself. And until I realized my dissertation would never be perfect, but it would be completed. And until I realized I would never publish until I sent manuscripts out for rejection.
We emphasize dreaming too much. We don’t emphasize the practical “nuts and bolts” of just doing the mundane work. We should.

I needed this, Now I just need a direction…
Zoom Info
pol102:

bistrofada:

zenpencils:

SHONDA RHIMES ‘A screenwriter’s advice’

OMFG preach

Yes, yes, yes.
I know a lot people who failed in graduate programs (or failed soon after) not because they weren’t smart enough, but simply because they didn’t work. And I mean “work” work. I spun my wheels for a while in graduate school too. Until I realized my dissertation wasn’t going to write itself. And until I realized my dissertation would never be perfect, but it would be completed. And until I realized I would never publish until I sent manuscripts out for rejection.
We emphasize dreaming too much. We don’t emphasize the practical “nuts and bolts” of just doing the mundane work. We should.

I needed this, Now I just need a direction…
Zoom Info
pol102:

bistrofada:

zenpencils:

SHONDA RHIMES ‘A screenwriter’s advice’

OMFG preach

Yes, yes, yes.
I know a lot people who failed in graduate programs (or failed soon after) not because they weren’t smart enough, but simply because they didn’t work. And I mean “work” work. I spun my wheels for a while in graduate school too. Until I realized my dissertation wasn’t going to write itself. And until I realized my dissertation would never be perfect, but it would be completed. And until I realized I would never publish until I sent manuscripts out for rejection.
We emphasize dreaming too much. We don’t emphasize the practical “nuts and bolts” of just doing the mundane work. We should.

I needed this, Now I just need a direction…
Zoom Info
pol102:

bistrofada:

zenpencils:

SHONDA RHIMES ‘A screenwriter’s advice’

OMFG preach

Yes, yes, yes.
I know a lot people who failed in graduate programs (or failed soon after) not because they weren’t smart enough, but simply because they didn’t work. And I mean “work” work. I spun my wheels for a while in graduate school too. Until I realized my dissertation wasn’t going to write itself. And until I realized my dissertation would never be perfect, but it would be completed. And until I realized I would never publish until I sent manuscripts out for rejection.
We emphasize dreaming too much. We don’t emphasize the practical “nuts and bolts” of just doing the mundane work. We should.

I needed this, Now I just need a direction…
Zoom Info

pol102:

bistrofada:

zenpencils:

SHONDA RHIMES ‘A screenwriter’s advice’

OMFG preach

Yes, yes, yes.

I know a lot people who failed in graduate programs (or failed soon after) not because they weren’t smart enough, but simply because they didn’t work. And I mean “work” work. I spun my wheels for a while in graduate school too. Until I realized my dissertation wasn’t going to write itself. And until I realized my dissertation would never be perfect, but it would be completed. And until I realized I would never publish until I sent manuscripts out for rejection.

We emphasize dreaming too much. We don’t emphasize the practical “nuts and bolts” of just doing the mundane work. We should.

I needed this, Now I just need a direction…

How to escape after being buried alive in a coffin.

freakology101:

timesnewromney:

shickhard:

It could happen to anyone. People bury a person alive to scare them or to get rid of them. In this situation, rely only on yourself.

  1. Do not waste oxygen. In a classic coffin there’s only enough oxygen for about an hour, maybe two. Inhale deeply, exhale very slowly. Once inhaled - do not swallow, or you will start to hyperventilate. Do not light up lighters or matches, they will waste oxygen. Using a flashlight is allowed. Screaming increases anxiety, which causes increased heartbeat and therefore - waste of oxygen. So don’t scream.
  2. Shake up the lid with your hands. In some cheap low-quality coffins you will be able to even make a hole (with an engagement ring or a belt buckle.)
  3. Cross your arms over your chest, holding onto your shoulders with your hands, and pull the shirt off upward. Tie it in a knot above your head, like so: imageThis will prevent you from suffocating when the dirt falls on your face. 
  4. Kick the lid with your legs. In some cheap coffins the lid is broken or damaged already after being buried, due to the weight of the ground above it. 
  5. As soon as the lid breaks, throw and move the dirt that falls through in the direction of your feet. When it takes up a lot of space, try pressing the ground to the sides of the coffin with your legs and feet. Move around a bit. 
  6. Whatever you do - your main goal is to sit up: dirt will fill up the empty space and move to your advantage, so no matter what - do not stop and try breathing steadily and calmly. 
  7. Get up. Remember: the dirt in the grave is very loose, so battling your way up will be easier than it seems. It’s the other way around during a rainy weather however, since water makes dirt heavy and sticky. 

JUST TO PROVE TUMBLR HAS A SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR FUCKING EVERYTHING.

just in case guys