A series of photographs taken by ‘Bruce Davidson’ entitled ‘Brooklyn Gang’ He followed a group of teenaged who claimed the streets of Brooklyn NY as their turf.
“I found myself involved with a group of unpredictable youths who were mostly indifferent to me. In time, they allowed me to witness their fear, depression, and anger. I soon realized that I, too, was feeling some of their pain. In staying close to them, I uncovered my own feelings of failure, frustration, and rage.”
things to remember
- don’t be angry at yourself when anxiety/depression flares up. it isn’t your fault and no one blames you and if they do they’re pieces of shit.
- don’t orbit around your perceived value so much. you’re not the sum total of what you produce.
- don’t let yourself wonder why people love you. that’s not how it works. there are not stark, individual reasons that a person can enumerate about why they love you. it’s the entire, unique combination of what and who you are.
Keke Palmer took the stage Tuesday night as the title character in Broadway’s Cinderella, marking the first time an African-American actress has played the role on theater’s biggest stage.
so here’s a quick story I wanna share with you:
I had seen this post two or three times before on my dash and had scrolled past it, not understanding what was so special about a lady having her Broadway debut (I mean really it happens all the time). It was only when I saw this post and the caption that clearly stated “marking [it] the first time an African-American actress has played the role" that I realized what the fuss was all about.
she is black. and she played Cinderella, which is typically seen as a white girl.
now, the funny thing about this is that, until I read this caption I didn’t even realize she was black
in my eyes she was simply a woman, and the tone of her skin was just that and nothing else.
don’t get me wrong, I’m glad for her and I’m sure she is proud of her hard work and I fully support that. however, the fact that this is seen as such a big step makes me feel like we are miles away from the real goal here.
you know what would show that equality has actually arrived in the minds of everyone? if this hadn’t made the news. if the fact that she is black would simply be irrelevant.
Fuck, my tea.
six days of x-men► [day two] favorite mutant: Charles Xavier"We live in an age of darkness: a world full of fear, hate and intolerance. But in every age, there are those who fight against it. Charles Xavier was born into a world divided, a world he tried to heal… a mission he never saw accomplished. It seems it’s the destiny of great men to see their goals unfulfilled. Charles was more than a leader, more than a teacher. He was a friend. When we were afraid, he gave us strength. When we were alone, he gave us a family. “
Miley Cyrus won Video of the Year at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, but she didn’t accept the Moonman trophy herself.
No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.
We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.
(Dead Poets Society, 1989)