SIR KEN ROBINSON: Full body education

I always enjoy these comics, but I particularly like this one. Every so often I have to say “Screw you, Quiznos,” because when I was working there to save up money for college and I told my Manager and Coworkers I was going to art school they literally laughed in my face, and said they’d see me back there as a ‘starving artist’. I remember when I was dealing with a kid who really wanted to be able to draw well but was frustrated that he couldn’t, I asked him ‘Are you pretty good at Math?’ and he said ‘Yeah,’ and I said ‘How many hours of math have you been taught, year after year in school, how many hours have you studied it at home, practiced it, compared to how many often you’ve taught and practiced how to draw?’ 

People so quickly forget that back in the day when we had DaVinci and Michelangelo, that was all that they did, and they were paid handsomely for it! Back then if you had a kid that was even remotely interested in the arts, you would try to hook them up with an apprenticeship, just like a squire to a knight, and that kid would live and breathe art, often painting for the Master after a time. And this is like when kids were young, like 9 years old, not after they’d already had the love of learning beaten out of them by an education system that values nothing but math and science and obedience and they’re 18. I can’t even imagine how much better an artist I would be if I’d been taught art with the same vigor I was taught math.

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"someone can be madly in love with you and still not be ready. they can love you in a way you have never been loved and still not join you on the bridge. and whatever their reasons you must leave. because you never ever have to inspire anyone to meet you on the bridge. you never ever have to convince someone to do the work to be ready. there is more extraordinary love, more love that you have never seen, out here in this wide and wild universe. and there is the love that will be ready."

— nayyirah waheed  (via thatkindofwoman)

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i’m an activist for men’s frights. i dont think men are afraid often enough. i just want to give them a good scare once in a while. just spook some dudes.

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"To not have your suffering recognized is an almost unbearable form of violence."

— Ai Lankov (via endometriosis)

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Angel Haze photographed by Thomas Whiteside

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"If after I read a poem the world looks like that poem for 24 hours or so I’m sure it’s a good one—and the same goes for paintings."

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I’m watching The Addams Family, and I’ve decided to adopt their motto as my own: “We gladly feast on those who would subdue us.”


Anonymous said: in regards to "safe, sane, consensual" and how the idea of sanity is pretty ableist - what do you think about mentally ill people playing? i have never had a kinky partner before but i always feel nervous that, i don't know, maybe i like to top because it serves as an outlet to my anxiety, and maybe thats an unhealthy way to deal, stuff like that, you know? how do you know whats okay?




i feel fine about mentally ill people playing! i think that every single one of us needs to do serious thinking about our motivations and serious communication around consent to do this stuff and that’s just as true for a person with mental illness as anyone else.

people with mental illnesses individually know themselves better than i know them as a whole; i trust them to make decisions about whether they personally, at a given moment, feel okay consenting to things or gauging another person’s consent, or evaluating their own desires. i trust them if they say “i am fine” as much as i trust any other person raised in rape culture without mental illness (which is to say, kinda not but it’s the best we can do sometimes); i also trust them to say “my thinking is warped right now and i shouldn’t do this until i have clearer perspective/control/communication”. i trust them to do both those things for themselves without anyone on the outside imposing on them.

like a person without mental illness, i also invite you (and anyone else) to decide to put things to the side if you don’t feel confident they’re in the best interests of yourself and your partner/s.

also i think can be a fantastic outlet for playing out stress, anxiety, insecurity, etc, if done in productive, self-aware ways with strong communication channels and willing, informed partners. i think it’s a great sandbox for working out stuff and can actually be really healthy/productive and idk about thinking of it as “medical treatment” but a lot of people find some kink practices very relieving of their symptoms.

so really, like anyone else… it’s up to you to decide.

there are disability advocates into kink. they are well known and do several workshops, lectures and the like regarding these topics, in addition to how to make kink spaces and communities less ableist for people with various disabilities. 

some folks to look out for/reach out to include:

bethany stevens at crip confessions 

robin wilson-beattie at Sex Abled (coming by end of October) a Black woman w/a disability who is active in kink community and who does this for a living!

if you need to get in contact with them feel free to reach out to me.

this is such a good post? izzy is very smart. i am reblogging this for everyone who really needs to know about ableism, kink, and mental health—at 4 am. probably a large demographic tbh

(if you’re on tumblr at 4 am and you follow this blog, let’s face it, you probably have a vested interest in at least one of those topics)

fucking thank you / remember the time i went to my first leatherdyke weekend completely alone and thought i shouldn’t take my xanax because i wouldn’t be sober / last year at the same one i facilitated a workshop about this and might do it again in Mtl in 2015





This is the reason gifsets were invented

friendly reminder that this wasn’t in the script - they were just messing around on set one day and this happened.


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Ernest Hemingway would have died rather than have syntax. Or semicolons. I use a whole lot of half-assed semicolons; there was one of them just now; that was a semicolon after “semicolons,” and another one after “now.”

And another thing. Ernest Hemingway would have died rather than get old. And he did. He shot himself. A short sentence. Anything rather than a long sentence, a life sentence. Death sentences are short and very, very manly. Life sentences aren’t. They go on and on, all full of syntax and qualifying clauses and confusing references and getting old. And that brings up the real proof of what a mess I have made of being a man.


Ursula K. Le Guin on being a man – the finest, sharpest thing I’ve read in ages 

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Happy brothers after being rescued from a circus [video]


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Protesters occupy St. Louis University.

Early morning, Monday, October 13th

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but like

yes it’s a ridiculous CW show with costumes that look like Macy’s prom went to Renfest

and yes all kinds of anachronisms and a Jane Austenesque preoccupation with “marrying for love”

and white as all heck


the writing of love and romance is actually nuanced and complex and makes…