A lot of people proclaim a need for independence, for space. And while I could...– Longform Fiction is featuring my short story (and first ever publication) “Saturn Return,” originally published in 2008 by Up The Staircase. (via mensahdemary) !!! xo.
#The Finding Aid: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 @... →
thefindingaid: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 @ 6:30pm Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Langston Hughes Auditorium // THE FINDING AID: BLACK WOMEN AT THE INTERSECTION OF ART AND ARCHIVING is an interactive, multi-media dialogue that explores the intersection of experimental art practices and community-based archiving. REGISTER! _____ Container List [Exhibition Module] The third part of The...
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#The Finding Aid: Get Ready for May 21st! →
thefindingaid: THE FINDING AID: BLACK WOMEN AT THE INTERSECTION OF ART AND ARCHIVING is an interactive, multi-media dialogue that explores the intersection of experimental art practices and community-based archiving. // Tuesday, May 21, 2013 @ 6:30pm Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Langston Hughes Auditorium // _______ Historical Note [Panel Module] The first part of The...
Anonymous asked: Do you have a hijab story? if so, would you mind sharing it?
In the end there doesn’t have to be anyone who understands you. There just has...– Robert Brault (via perfect)
#The Finding Aid: The Finding Aid: Black Women at... →
You should definitely be here! A labor of love for the past 3 months. Co-curating this event has been a pleasure. Come out and support us at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture on May 21st @ 6:30pm :) thefindingaid: The Finding Aid: Black Women at the Intersection of Art and Archiving is an interactive, multi-media dialogue that explores the intersection of experimental art...
Kameelah's photos -- Ninety-nine →
Take a looksie — Some analog photos and a quick interview up at a Get it on the Neg! __ What camera do you use? I use a Nikon N80 as well as a Nikon FM10. What is your favourite filmstock? I am partial to any Ilford film, but I also like shooting with used and expired film I find at flea markets or on eBay. I like the surprise! For the photos submitted, why are they your...
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Roxane Gay is Spelled With One "N": Gentle... →
cocothinkshefancy: roxanegay: 1. There is no shame in writing slow. Your writing takes as long to develop as it takes. Writing is not a race. There is something very seductive about slow writing, about the care being given to the words when the writing happens at a more languorous pace. This is not to say fast writers don’t take care. We do. All writers approach their craft differently and...
Emotion resulting from a work of art is only of value when it is not obtained by...– Jean Cocteau (via Weekend Words: Value)
You cannot use a brand new word in an old language because of the very obvious...– Virginia Woolf on craftsmanship and words, in the only surviving recording of the author’s voice. (via explore-blog)
Curating + Other Updates
I almost never post anything “personal” in this space and in most cases, I announce events when they’ve arrived, rather than sharing while still in the nascent stages. This morning, I was in the sharing spirit. — Last week, I got the green light to curate an exhibit around gender presentation and women’s bodies for a museum whose potential and current work I value....
Corexit, Oil Dispersant Used By BP, Is Destroying... →
Three years ago, when BP’s Deepwater Horizon began leaking some 210 million gallons of Louisiana Crude into the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. government allowed the company to apply chemical “dispersants” to the blossoming oil slick to prevent toxic gunk from reaching the fragile bays, beaches, and mangroves of the coast, where so much marine life originates. But a number of recent studies show that BP...
How wonderful it is, to be silent with someone.– Kurt Tucholsky (via flaneur-)