Misty Copeland, Soloist with American Ballet Theatre
In the past year, Misty Copeland has become a household name. Walk around Soho and you’ll see her on a billboard. Turn on the TV and might catch her Under Armour commercial. Open up last week’s New Yorker and you’ll see a full-length feature about her life. She’s kind of everywhere.
She has the resume of a celebrity, and the poise of a ballerina.

Despite her accomplishments, there are still a few firsts that Misty is waiting to check off her list. Premiering Odette/Odile during the ABT’s Australian tour was one. Now back in New York City, NYC Dance Project caught up with Misty and she gave us the inside scoop on her performances and the tour. [X]

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#just  #this  

You should really pay attention. You might learn something.

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When you’re at the pool lounging on a beach chair and some little kids are running and the lifeguard screams out “no running” do you respond “excuse, not all of us are running”? No, you don’t. The lifeguard didn’t have to specifically state who they were talking to because you’re intelligent enough to comprehend that the comment wasn’t being directed at you.

Found a quote that shuts down that “not all men” argument pretty well. (via mykicks)

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tinsilos:

Cate Blanchett, Zhou Xun, and Emily Blunt for Portofino, A Sparkle to the Wrist.

Shut the fuck up.

Yom Kippur 1984

mermaideleh:

by Adrienne Rich

                    I drew solitude over me, on the long shore. 
                                        —Robinson Jeffers, “Prelude”   

          For whoever does not afflict his soul through this day, shall be 
          cut off from his people. 
                                                                           —Leviticus 23:29


What is a Jew in solitude?
What would it mean not to feel lonely or afraid
far from your own or those you have called your own?
What is a woman in solitude:   a queer woman or man?
In the empty street, on the empty beach, in the desert
what in this world as it is can solitude mean?

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makomoriarchive:

lianne la havas midriff appreciation post

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602026:

BABESQUADDDDD

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this country really fucking hates immigrants. to the point where we don’t realize how deeply ingrained that sentiment is in our culture. 

When a Vassar girl takes a shine to another, she straightway enters upon a regular course of bouquet sendings, interspersed with tinted notes, mysterious packages of “Ridley’s Mixed Candies,” locks of hair perhaps, and many other tender tokens, until at last the object of her attentions is captured, the two women become inseparable, and the aggressor is considered by her circle of acquaintances as — smashed.

This 1893 report from the Yale student newspaper is part of the long history of romantic friendship (via explore-blog)

19th century female romantic friendship is my jam.

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robtrujilloart:

Quick Rad Dad: Yo! It’s official, the Rad Dad magazine collective just launched a kickstarter to support the creation of three new magazines for the year of 2015! But before I get into the particulars of this I wanna talk about why I get down with this crew and why it I’m involved in another crowd funded project. Were a multicultural/background crew of dads who wanna continue to make a dope magazine that is funded by cool ass people like yourself, not the military or patriarchal bullshit. Wanna talk about our children being murdered? Rampant disrespect of our sisters and trans bredren? Wanna help us raise these babies right? Become a contributor to the mag.

Longer Rad Dad: First, when I became a dad I made a commitment to my son to always be there, to always do my best, to teach, love, and to protect him in anyway I can. There are some days when I have triumphed at this amazingly and days when I’ve failed horribly. When you are a young father you think you are all alone out there. Sometimes you get into arguments with your partner, your parents, your partners parents, people on the street,etc. There are always people trying to tell you how to raise your child. And truth be told you $#%& up a lot. But it is priceless when you find another father willing to offer advice, not to tell what you’re doing wrong but to confide in you that they screwed up too. And to tell you that it will get better and that despite of race, class, background, gender, whatever you can do it. I’ve been fortunate to get some good conversations with dads like this of all kind of backgrounds, rich, poor, black, white, asian, latino, transgender. I think that a lot of Tv, media, and news don’t tell enough of our stories as fathers. Especially these moments when we reach out to one another and show love.

I read the Rad Dad zine as just another guy before I met Tomas Moniz or the rest of the crew. A fellow dad shared it with me. i love zines for their attitude of “do it yourself”. Zine makers don’t wait for funding or a publisher, or advertisements; they just make it happen. And that is what Tomas did with countless other dads for nearly a decade. Last year he got a cast of characters together to make a new form of that zine happen. He crowd funded the 3 issues we have put out in 2014, the first of which, my work was on the cover for. And now we’re going to do it again.

Why crowd funding? It was explained to me when I was just a child literally that a system exists which works towards a goal, one goal. That system of Capitalism has many working and moving parts here in the US and globally which strive for money, control, and power. It enforces its control through many means and Patriarchy is one of them. Patriarchy is a disease that says women are less than. Its one which puts women down, asks men to beat, curse, and disgrace them. And it teaches men to pick up a gun instead, rape, or fuck a woman and leave-instead of raising a child, getting consent, and showing love to one’s fellow human being. Now believe me, I am no saint and have fucked up before. But I believe in this magazines potential to reach parents and parents to be out there, especially young men. I believe we and the people we reach out to have something to say that goes against the system of Patriarchy and Capitalism. It ain’t the end all to be all, but it is definitely a magazine that isn’t going to be quiet or accept adds from cigarette companies and the National Guard, feel me? So we turn to crowd funding because we know there are people who agree with us, and we know that there are folks who could make up their own mind about parenting if they had another view point to chose from. Ok, stepping off soapbox.

Spread the word y’all, especially to blogs, sites, radio programs, and places that have the ear of the people. One love!
-Rob

SHARE LINK: http://kck.st/10l0OnI

Soooo rad.

Ethnic names that I get mixed up:

jo-robsbanks:

cibosan:

Paul Ryan

Rand Paul

Ron Paul

Ayn Rand

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motiya:

my aesthetic is looking mean as hell but being the nicest warmest person you ever met so you feel terrible for judging and become a better person thru it all

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the-invisible-person:

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENING IN HONG KONG NOW

This video is made by Crixus Yuen, I don’t own anything.

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I am a Hong Konger, and we hold a pro-democracy protest to fight for the freedom we deserved. However, Hong Kong Police uses violence including tear gas and GUN to stop us, even though we did it in a peaceful way. Lots of people got hurt, INCLUDING THE ELDERLY AND TEENAGERS.

WE ARE PROTECTING OUR RIGHT AND WE DONT DESERVE TO BE TREATED LIKE THAT

It doesnt matter if you are a Hong Konger or not.  If you support us to fight for our freedom. PLEASE SHARE THIS VIDEO.  

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