Seduce my mind and soul; I'll be yours forever.

~ Tuesday, September 16 ~
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~ Friday, September 12 ~
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If I seem like a radical," Earle answers slowly, "it may be because I see things that others do not.

Sylvia Earle


~ Thursday, September 4 ~
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fightingforanimals:

Image of two cows seeking comfort in one another while awaiting slaughter in a Jakata abbatoir, Indonesia. 
"I have unfortunately been inside slaughterhouses and can tell you that the animals are not willingly walking up to the end of the kill line and sticking their necks out. These animals fight with every bit of strength they have left at the end of that kill line. They don’t want to die and they know it’s coming.” ~ Cayce Mell (Peaceable Kingdom) 

fightingforanimals:

Image of two cows seeking comfort in one another while awaiting slaughter in a Jakata abbatoir, Indonesia. 

"I have unfortunately been inside slaughterhouses and can tell you that the animals are not willingly walking up to the end of the kill line and sticking their necks out. These animals fight with every bit of strength they have left at the end of that kill line. They don’t want to die and they know it’s coming.” 
~ Cayce Mell (Peaceable Kingdom) 


~ Sunday, August 17 ~
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And I feel so often that our oppressors are in a lot of, alot of pain. I think whenever someone needs to call out someone else for who they are, and make fun of them, it’s because they don’t feel comfortable with who they are. And so whenever someone has a problem with someone else, I ask you to look at yourself.
— Laverne Cox 

~ Saturday, August 16 ~
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beautiesofafrique:

Elected and appointed African female heads of state

1. Monique Ohsan Bellepeau, Acting President, 31 March 2012 - 21 July 2012 (Mauritius)

2. Joyce Banda, President, 7 April 2012 - 31 May 2014 (Malawi)

3. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President, 16 January 2006 - Incumbent (Liberia)

4. Ruth Sando Perry, Chairperson of the Council of State, 3 September 1996 - 2 August 1997 (Liberia)

5. Carmen Pereira, Acting President, 14 May 1984 - 16 May 1984 (Guinea-Bissau)

6. Rose Francine Rogombé, Acting President, 10 June 2009 - 16 October 2009 (Gabon)

7. Catherine Samba-Panza., Acting President, 23 January 2014 - Incumbent (Central African Republic)

8. Sylvie Kinigi, Acting President, 27 October 1993 - 5 February 1994 (Burundi)

 


~ Sunday, May 18 ~
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Those things that hurt, instruct.
— Benjamin Franklin

~ Saturday, March 29 ~
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nycartscene:

Opens Apr 18, 6-9p:“Nude Dudes” René Smith Storefront Ten Eyck Gallery, 324 Ten Eyck St., Brooklyn, NYCRené Smith’s paintings, Nude Dudes, are complicated and radical. Forty years after Playgirl popularized the idea that women could enjoy the male nude, we do not expect to see penises. These are feminist paintings. The subject is important, privileged by its relative absence from our visual culture.  Smith’s work is a sincere ode to longing and the beauty of men’s bodies, but it also addresses the imbalance between the ubiquitous depiction of women’s bare bodies and the dearth of male nakedness.  The paintings depict men’s bodies through a woman’s eyes. The man’s body is presented as a landscape with hills and valleys to roam.  The work also abounds in art historical references, our relationship to photography and formal and painterly ideas about the physical and sensual quality of the pieces themselves.  Friends and professional models posed for Smith’s camera in her studio. She works from these photographs to create her large-scale paintings.

nycartscene:

Opens Apr 18, 6-9p:

Nude Dudes
 René Smith
 
Storefront Ten Eyck Gallery, 324 Ten Eyck St., Brooklyn, NYC

René Smith’s paintings, Nude Dudes, are complicated and radical. Forty years after Playgirl popularized the idea that women could enjoy the male nude, we do not expect to see penises. These are feminist paintings. The subject is important, privileged by its relative absence from our visual culture.  Smith’s work is a sincere ode to longing and the beauty of men’s bodies, but it also addresses the imbalance between the ubiquitous depiction of women’s bare bodies and the dearth of male nakedness.  The paintings depict men’s bodies through a woman’s eyes. The man’s body is presented as a landscape with hills and valleys to roam.  The work also abounds in art historical references, our relationship to photography and formal and painterly ideas about the physical and sensual quality of the pieces themselves.  Friends and professional models posed for Smith’s camera in her studio. She works from these photographs to create her large-scale paintings.


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futurist-foresight:

An innovative ring system to convert Sign language to speech.

kadrey:

Sign Language Rings Convert Gestures To Speech

"Here’s how the rings work, in a nutshell. There are three detatchable rings that are worn on the the thumb and first two fingers of each hand, as well as a bracelet. As the user signs out whatever they want to say, the translation is then spoken through a digitized voice that comes from the bracelet. I’m not sure if it works real time or not, but that’s still some pretty amazing stuff. And that’s not all…

"The gesture-to-speak aspect works fine when the hearing-impaired person wants to talk to someone else, but what about vice versa? The bracelet carries the double duty of turning sound into text that runs across an LED display. It seems like the only thing these guys have left to do is actually make people hear again…"


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Death row inmate Glenn Ford released 30 years after wrongful conviction
Glenn Ford has been freed from the notorious Angola prison in Louisiana having lived under the shadow of the death sentence for 30 years. He becomes one of the longest-serving death row inmates in US history to be exonerated.
Ford was released on the order of a judge in Shreveport after Louisiana state prosecutors indicated they could no longer stand by his conviction. In late 2013 the state notified Ford’s lawyers that a confidential informant had come forward with new information implicating another man who had been among four co-defendants originally charged in the case. Read more
Pictured: Glenn Ford, 64, talks to the media as he leaves the maximum-security Angola prison in Louisiana. Source: WAFB-TV 9

 

Death row inmate Glenn Ford released 30 years after wrongful conviction

Glenn Ford has been freed from the notorious Angola prison in Louisiana having lived under the shadow of the death sentence for 30 years. He becomes one of the longest-serving death row inmates in US history to be exonerated.

Ford was released on the order of a judge in Shreveport after Louisiana state prosecutors indicated they could no longer stand by his conviction. In late 2013 the state notified Ford’s lawyers that a confidential informant had come forward with new information implicating another man who had been among four co-defendants originally charged in the case. Read more

Pictured: Glenn Ford, 64, talks to the media as he leaves the maximum-security Angola prison in Louisiana. Source: WAFB-TV 9


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PostSecret Out Loud

philanthropyfactory:

PostSecret Out

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I discovered PostSecret at a book store in Disney World several years ago and it was love at first sight.

For those that don’t know PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard.

They’ve recently launched the new project PostSecret: Out Loud

Lend your voice to…

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thomassaliot: Studio Marrakesh today

thomassaliot: Studio Marrakesh today


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