i love pride $ea$on i love the commodification of queer identity i love parades and festivals sponsored by banks who fund private prisons and alcohol companies who profit off the absurdly high rates of alcoholism in lgbt communities, i love the extra cops around to monitor the parade and make sure everything goes smoothly, i loooooove it
What does a sustainable food system and life look like? Apparently a banana graveyard!
Me at community day at Keele
unlearning problematic behavior is a long ass process
you will fuck up
handle it gracefully.
It’s also… you’re not resetting to some sort of innate default. There isn’t a real core you that knows better and is above mistreating people; it’s — you’re learning a new skill. It’s not about purity. It’s about learning.
(Source: yunglapras, via otipemsiw-deactivated20140616)
on one hand i understand treading the history of difference is a valuable idea in art and pretty much everybody who starts making art does some kinda cindy cherman differences thing about difference (her first attempt was terrible and a failure like… let’s be real) but
- it’s already been done…
I don’t know… I don’t think it’s really a problem if someone’s making art that’s been “done before” or not bringing about new understandings - because I think we are pretty stunted as a society in terms of being creative period. So just because people are rehashing old ideas doesn’t mean they’re not getting something out of it - and, for that matter, it that might be their version of a “mistake,” even if you’ve already seen something like that. And it doesn’t “push the boundaries” in a way that you find compelling. I’m not sure what you have in mind when you are saying this, but I think it’s better to recognise the need to accept (encourage even?) failure in art without being dismissive of art that’s “been done before”. Each persons perception, understanding, knowledge of art history, etc is unique and I think we need to foster cooperation and support in doing creative acts and taking risks like in making art. Because failing is subjective - don’t you actually think you’re talking about a type of failure? A failure to be original? I think that you can’t be selective in the type of failure you think is acceptable - or else the whole “accepting that failure is part of the process” becomes meaningless.
To change false beliefs, appealing to a person’s sense of self may be more important than the facts.
(Source: sociolab, via cognitivedefusion)