humansofnewyork:

"My happiest moments were when my mom was still alive.""What’s your fondest memory of your mother?""One time when I was six years old, we went to pick up my father at the airport. On the way, my mother explained to me the concept of boarding a plane and taking a trip. And then while we waited for my father, we sat in a nearby restaurant, and we planned out all the imaginary trips that I wanted to go on."
(Nairobi, Kenya)

humansofnewyork:

"My happiest moments were when my mom was still alive."
"What’s your fondest memory of your mother?"
"One time when I was six years old, we went to pick up my father at the airport. On the way, my mother explained to me the concept of boarding a plane and taking a trip. And then while we waited for my father, we sat in a nearby restaurant, and we planned out all the imaginary trips that I wanted to go on."

(Nairobi, Kenya)

hey Chicago! Saturday night!

projecttile:

It’s been awhile. We shouldn’t have kept you waiting. But we’re here now.

Join us for PROJECTTILE READINGS SERIES, Vol. 5

SUMMER READING PARTY!

ft. readings from:

MEGAN BURBANK
REBEKAH HALL
BRIT PARKS
SUZANNE SCANLON
& DAWN TEFFT

SATURDAY AUGUST 23 @ 7PM
UNCHARTED BOOKS
 2620 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647image

It’s yr summer reading list, full of nontraditional writing with a feminist bent.

flawlessxqueen:

This is the young man that was walking with Mike Brown,

weloveinterracial:

" I DON’T APOLOGIZE FOR MY BLACKNESS AND YOUR FEAR ! " 

weloveinterracial:

" I DON’T APOLOGIZE FOR MY BLACKNESS AND YOUR FEAR ! " 

(Source: weloveinterracial)

aseaofquotes:

Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping

aseaofquotes:

Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping

(Source: aseaofquotes)

"We need to think about what it’s like to have become so materialistic that we think having a good job, and consuming like crazy to compensate for the dehumanization of the job, is living like a human being."

Small Rebellions, Michelle Chen interviews Grace Lee Boggs - Guernica / A Magazine of Art & Politics (via fuckyeahdukkha)

(via fuckyeahdukkha)

thegeorgiareview:

"The mother can be as troublesome in a story as she is in life. There she stands, barrier or conduit, between her daughter and the future—between the girl and the world in which she must make her way. Whatever the girl does must be done either with the help of or in spite of her mother, something…

"A student asked Donald Barthelme how he might become a better writer. Barthelme advised him to read through the whole history of philosophy from the pre-Socratics up through the modern-day thinkers. The student wondered how he could possibly do this. ‘You’re probably wasting time on things like eating and sleeping,’ Barthelme said. ‘Cease that, and read all of philosophy and all of literature.’ Also art, he amended. Also politics."

from DEPT. OF SPECULATION by Jenny Offill (via readandbreathe)

—read Offill’s Dept. of Speculation last night in bed. am in total awe & admiration

vintageanchorbooks:

"If I waited for perfection I would never write a word."— Margaret Atwood

vintageanchorbooks:

"If I waited for perfection I would never write a word."
— Margaret Atwood

(via poetsandwriters)