With cultural appropriation coming to the forefront of conversation en mass, everyone and their twice removed great Aunt is getting called out. Before most people woke up to what cultural appropriation actually refers to, the term was used most often in relation to colonialism and the robbing of indigenous cultures. As the term has become more popular and people are becoming more self aware, it is being used to shame anyone who is wearing things from, creating music, acting out the ritualistic aspects of, speaking like, or generally behaving like a culture that is not their own. If you'd like some examples, use The Google .Read More
In this world of hyper-connection are we really communicating or just faking it until we make it? In this day and age we are so used to super pooper fast communication. If my phone dies I can just hop on my iPad or laptop and tweet bae or use someone else's phone to log onto Instagram and make sure it stays on fleek. But what happens when we become so accustomed to this form of communication?Read More
You eat it up.Read More
This article isn't about Blink 182. (It never is...is it?) But it is, like most of my current life, based off of something Joan Didion said close to the end of her book The Year of Magical Thinking about seeing herself one day and realizing that she still embodied a young, freshly married 20-something, even though she was nearing 71. I've written about this book before, on Christmas Day in fact, adding a little socially constructed gloom and doom to the holiday season. This time, though, its not all about death, its about living and how to do it.Read More
There is something to be said for the idea that even though many people with vaginas testify that they have, in fact, had orgasms from the titillation of the g-spot, it apparently does not exist. Some would even venture to say that it is a right, yet scientists are trying to figure out if its even a possibility. Is the feminine mystique at it again?Read More
It's been eons since I thought about being a photographer so earlier this week I got the itch and figured it wouldn't hurt to try my hand at it again. It didn't hurt so there will be more coming soon. I figure that if I keep hashing it out through sheer determination, I'll become amazing. This is Fruit de Milo. Chance, in OAK and my bedding. Enjoy.