i really love this city, if you couldn’t tell already. heh. we are finally fucking moving for sure next month! yay! debi and i both found jobs this weekend, so we’re now on the hunt for an apartment with another awesome lady friend. i can’t help but be super fucking excited.

Jul 29th • Tagged: pittsburgh pennsylvania moving across the country finally lyfe • Notes: 3
If no woman in your life has ever talked to you about how she lives her life with an undercurrent of fear of men, consider the possibility that it may be because she sees you as one of those men she cannot really trust. Chris Clarke, How Not To Be An Asshole: A Guide For Men (2011 version) Jul 29th • Notes: 34860
massappeal:

Mass Appeal Issue #54 - Broad City, Ain’t No Basic (Cable) Bitches
These two broads walk into an improv class in NYC…We’re talkin’ straight up theater geeks. A couple of chicks who, without even realizing it, intimidated the shit out of all the boys with their few-fucks-given attitude, and laser-focused determination. Their brand of funny is on another level. It’s easy to be surprised by what flies out of their mouths sometimes. What’s more surprising is the level of confidence and positivity housed within these two ladies. Surprising only because — while they demonstrate the poise of a couple of seasoned comedic television vets — it’s all still pretty new to them. Ladies and germs — please meet Pennsylvania native Abbi Jacobson, and Smithtown, Long Island’s Ilana Glazer. They will never be anybody’s punch line.
Fast-forward a handful of years beyond all that goes along in the famed improv house, Upright Citizen’s Brigade, to a whole bunch of funny-ass, self-conceived episodes of their own web series, Broad City. The skits are raw, and out-there, yet somehow, relatable. Throughout a couple dozen, two-to-five minute intervals, you ride the chaotic wave of mid-twenties #whitegirlproblems, but in Broad City, that’s a good thing. 
Eventually, with a little TLC from the very improv community that reared them, Comedy Central comes knocking for Abbi and Ilana’s sketch series, and Amy Poehler hops on board to produce. It is a pretty much an exaggerated, amplified look at Abbi and Ilana’s lives, as they (quite literally) blaze through their tumultuous twenty-something years, trying their damnedest to make shit happen in the big city; more specifically — the Big Apple. Don’t get it twisted though, Abbi and Ilana’s characters have very little in common with some other “Girls” you may know, save for their gender, and place of residence.
Read the interview here
Photo by Peter Yang

massappeal:

Mass Appeal Issue #54 - Broad City, Ain’t No Basic (Cable) Bitches

These two broads walk into an improv class in NYC…We’re talkin’ straight up theater geeks. A couple of chicks who, without even realizing it, intimidated the shit out of all the boys with their few-fucks-given attitude, and laser-focused determination. Their brand of funny is on another level. It’s easy to be surprised by what flies out of their mouths sometimes. What’s more surprising is the level of confidence and positivity housed within these two ladies. Surprising only because — while they demonstrate the poise of a couple of seasoned comedic television vets — it’s all still pretty new to them. Ladies and germs — please meet Pennsylvania native Abbi Jacobson, and Smithtown, Long Island’s Ilana Glazer. They will never be anybody’s punch line.

Fast-forward a handful of years beyond all that goes along in the famed improv house, Upright Citizen’s Brigade, to a whole bunch of funny-ass, self-conceived episodes of their own web series, Broad City. The skits are raw, and out-there, yet somehow, relatable. Throughout a couple dozen, two-to-five minute intervals, you ride the chaotic wave of mid-twenties #whitegirlproblems, but in Broad City, that’s a good thing. 

Eventually, with a little TLC from the very improv community that reared them, Comedy Central comes knocking for Abbi and Ilana’s sketch series, and Amy Poehler hops on board to produce. It is a pretty much an exaggerated, amplified look at Abbi and Ilana’s lives, as they (quite literally) blaze through their tumultuous twenty-something years, trying their damnedest to make shit happen in the big city; more specifically — the Big Apple. Don’t get it twisted though, Abbi and Ilana’s characters have very little in common with some other “Girls” you may know, save for their gender, and place of residence.

Read the interview here

Photo by Peter Yang

Jul 27th • Tagged: broad city ilana glazer abby jacobson heart throbs • Notes: 19665
pgh

in pittsburgh again for the weekend for job interviews and exploring and so far i have walked 25.34 miles since friday. even walked to lawrenceville in the rain today and enjoyed it, haha. that is pretty unlike me usually and i’m into it. can’t wait to live here.

Jul 27th • Tagged: pittsburgh walking as transportation lurking urban exploration dork lyfe • Notes: 2
Scenes from my neighborhood: city park

juneteenths:

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Right before I left New Orleans for good, Janet and I decided we need to bake chocolate chip cookies & eat ice cream. And we also decided that we needed to ride the ferris wheel.

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So we made cookies and ice cream, we got kicked out of the grocery store and the nicest…

fuck, dude, your writing gives me chills.

Jul 16th • Tagged: scenesfrommyneighborhood city park new orleans travel adventure go explore live authentic juneteenth.is • Notes: 4

this morning’s sunrise.

Jul 14th • Tagged: arkansas gnarkansas sunrise dawn lurking lyfe arkansas life • Notes: 2
Jul 13th • Notes: 7499

fauxcyborg:

the idea that just because sex is consensual that means it must be healthy is so narrow-minded and really neglects to take into effect how survivors of sexual assault, especially people who were assaulted as children, learn very early on and are groomed to BE hypersexual and to see her their self-worth as related to their her sexuality and this view of the self extends into adulthood. 

Jul 12th • Notes: 2832
altrueistic:

The Mission & Bernal Heights Hill, San Francisco 

altrueistic:

The Mission & Bernal Heights Hill, San Francisco 

Jul 12th • Notes: 51
Because today we live in a society in which spurious realities are manufactured by the media, by governments, by big corporations, by religious groups, political groups… So I ask, in my writing, What is real? Because unceasingly we are bombarded with pseudo-realities manufactured by very sophisticated people using very sophisticated electronic mechanisms. I do not distrust their motives; I distrust their power. They have a lot of it. And it is an astonishing power: that of creating whole universes, universes of the mind. Philip K. Dick (via thevalisisreal) Jul 12th • Notes: 43
Ableism is connected to all of our struggles because it undergirds notions of whose bodies are considered valuable, desirable and disposable. Mia Mingus, “Changing the Framework: Disability Justice” (via disabilityhistory) Jul 12th • Notes: 5851

Anonymous said: I see you call yourself queer but I'm confused on how that is because I've only seen you date men on here. Do you date women too or what is like the definition of queer?

browngirlinterrupted:

1-when was the last time I openly stated being queer that you are referring to? 2-what does a queer couple look like? Define “man”? Define “women”? Do you know of any other genders? Do you know what any of my partners that you say you’ve “seen” identify as? I think you’re looking for a lot of boxes to be checked off to decipher my sexuality and what you think queer is supposed to mean based on some definition you’ve been fed your whole life and I really don’t think I need to validate my queerness to someone who won’t even show me their face. Try again

THIS.

Jul 12th • Notes: 21

naijaboi:

The Summer of Gods is a short film about a troubled girl named Lili who unites with her Afro-Brazilian religious ancestry on a summer visit with family to their ancestral village in rural Brazil. Soon after her arrival, she encounters Orishas (African gods) who join with her grandmother to help her find peace with a gift
that has previously vexed her. The film is set in the Northeast of Brazil where Afro-Brazilian religious traditions remain strong. Lili’s Grandma is a well revered local priestess who honors the Orishas. Lili is blessed by the goddesses as well. To preserve tradition, they lead her on a mystical adventure through a nearby forest which symbolizes her initiation into the tradition.
More Info: thesummerofgods.com/

Jul 12th • Notes: 3154

derica:

THE FUTURE WEIRD: remote control
Wednesday 26th MARCH 2014 @8PM, Spectacle Theater 

The Future Weird is back with REMOTE CONTROL, an evening of films concerning witches & bitches – women who see, take, and sell things they cannot grasp. Whether they wield powers to possess, or are somehow controlled, the technologies these films document are deployed without regard for reciprocity or consent. 

REMOTE CONTROL is both the loss of individual agency, and the thrilling ability to inhabit another’s body. Presenting weird clips alongside shorts by Zina Saro Wiwa, Elaine Castillo, Fyzal Boulifa, and the U.S. Premiere of TOUCH by Shola Amoo, we’re talking possession, surveillance, “brain to brain interface”, and the sinister compulsion to repurpose the humanoid. Join us on Wednesday 26th March @8PM as we contemplate the human of use of human beings.

More details & RSVP via the Facebook event page 

The Future Weird is a screening series dedicated to sci-fi/experimental/weird film by black, African & Third World directors created by Derica Shields & Megan Eardley. Find details of previous programs and follow us here & here

Jul 12th • Notes: 680

euo:

thebootyfandom:

euo:

It’s 2014 and people still don’t realize that you can’t be a feminist if you’re racist

Technically this is wrong

It’s 2014 and people still don’t realize that you can’t be a feminist if you’re racist

Jul 12th • Notes: 35906

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