07 4 / 2014

(Source: newyorker.com, via newyorker)

07 4 / 2014

01 4 / 2014

#sotd

01 4 / 2014

Lessons of this video:

  • Don’t slut shame
  • Don’t fuck with Barbara Eden

21 2 / 2014

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Slowly I began to understand fully that there was no place in academe for folks from working-class backgrounds who did not wish to leave the past behind. That was the price of the ticket. Poor students would be welcome at the best institutions of higher learning only if they were willing to surrender memory, to forget the past and claim the assimilated present as the only worthwhile and meaningful reality.

Students from nonprivileged backgrounds who did not want to forget often had nervous breakdowns. They could not bear the weight of all the contradictions they had to confront. They were crushed. More often than not they dropped out with no trace of their inner anguish recorded, no institutional record of the myriad ways their take on the world was assaulted by an elite vision of class and privilege. The records merely indicated that even after receiving financial aid and other support, these students simply could not make it, simply were not good enough.

At no time in my years as a student did I march in a graduation ceremony. I was not proud to hold degrees from institutions where I had been constantly scorned and shamed. I wanted to forget these experiences, to erase them from my consciousness. Like a prisoner set free, I did not want to remember my years on the inside.

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bell hooks, Where We Stand: Class Matters: “Coming to Class Consciousness” (via ondulacion)


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20 2 / 2014

15 1 / 2014

DELIGHTFUL

12 1 / 2014

09 1 / 2014

Not going to lie, there was a lot of bean dip, hot showers, and hate flowing during the polar vortex.

Not going to lie, there was a lot of bean dip, hot showers, and hate flowing during the polar vortex.

09 1 / 2014

  • Plumbers
  • CTA workers repairing lines in the dead of winter
  • The homeless
  • People in long distance relationships (esp. when out of necessity)
  • People without access to running water
  • People who exercise in winter
  • People who convince/force kids to dress appropriately in inclement weather

I salute you.