“ we have now been accounted for
— Buddy Wakefield, “Self-Portrait”
and it is written on our empty graves
that After everything still I stayed.
And I mean it.
I stayed. I stayed. I stayed. ”
(Source: howtoleavetheozarks, via kelly-grace)
Haven’t read the New York cover story on campus sexual assault. Is it as iffy as it sounds to me? Seems like a way to potentially defang/ co-opt the movement - making it seem more legitimized/ mainstream than it actually is in reality when confronting university administrations.
“ In fantasies of democracy, the enslaver rescues the savage from barbarity, and the abolitionist saves the savage from the enslaver. Afrarealism sees both forms of “salvation” as captivity. ”
— Joy James, “Afrarealism and the Black Matrix: Maroon Philosophy at Democracy’s Border”
(Source: so-treu, via processedlives)
“ The point is not: ‘sex is bad’ or ‘women who like sex are bad’ or even ‘women who like to feel attractive to men are bad’ – the point is that the way in which we think we should have sex/be sexy/exist as human beings is very much a construct of living in a violent and inequitable culture, which is all very much a part of the way in which we understand ‘sex’ and ‘sexiness’ and even humanity. ”
— Meghan Murphy, On ‘sex-positivity’ and misunderstandings
(Source: blogwriteon.blogspot.co.uk, via somewhereinaburstofglory)
“ When you’re depressed, you want to sleep. When they give you medication to combat your depression, one of the main side effects is drowsiness. I can easily sleep twelve hours in a row and then have a nap a few hours later. It’s hard to stay positive when you’re constantly plotting how soon you can be unconscious. ”
— Molly Pohlig
(Source: the-toast.net, via clinicallydepressedpug)
“ Until you’ve stared down that level of depression, until you’ve lost your soul to a sea of emptiness and darkness… you don’t get to make those judgements. ”
— The Huffington Post on suicide being selfish
(Source: hallita, via painsomnia)
Jeanann Verlee, Thrush Poetry Journal