Today’s Gender of the Day is: this passage from Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself”
Gerard Way is now streaming Hesitant Alien. Way’s debut solo album can be streamed in full below.
Gerard Way US Fall Tour
just had to interrupt amandalynferri having an important conversation to tell her this important news
langsettte the elusive
writing that piece for jezebel scared the shit out of me and i can only imagine the comments section so i am going to be m.i.a for the rest of the day to take care of myself. please share it if you feel ok about it. thank you!
ongoing iphone photographs
Two days before CoverGirl, the NFL’s “official beauty partner,” was forced to respond to the league’s handling of the Ray Rice case, I helped three girls on the internet find concealer to cover up their bruises and self-harm scars. I often write about beauty and makeup, and sometimes women will email me and ask me in private how to help. I usually send them a list of concealers and resources every time—resources that I know work because I’ve used them before. There’s been some discussion about the complexities of the beauty industry’s relationship to abuse, especially on Jezebel, and much of it is linked to CoverGirl. But not much of it focuses on the complexities of shame and visibility speaking from the side of the abused.
I’m writing for jezebelcom now, and my first post is on the relationship between the beauty industry and domestic violence.
Smell can add ambience to your retail experience, but can the right scent really get you to stay longer and purchase more? Consumer researchers say the answer is a pretty overwhelming affirmative. Researchers have found that smell effects consumer thoughts and spending behavior, product judgements (pdf), judgements on store environments and intentions on visiting stores. More recently, a study published in…
Occasionally someone asks me to write something on the spot like I am a dancing monkey. I am a dancing monkey but only for coins and career advancement! And I appreciate those of you who understand that. This is not the only email of the kind I have gotten in response to my serious “I am a writer, pay me to write” pushback, but I’ve gotten enough of them in the past few months to be like, okay, I get it. After lemming on it, I decided to put up a tip jar on my blog — it’s on the front page, the lil cash box. There is no pressure or obligation to donate it and there is no set amount, you can do monthly or one-time. It is not going to change how I blog here at all. (Or at least, not in a bad way. I’m not going to paywall any content.)
I am doing this because I am currently doing a lot of long-form reporting research on fashion and beauty stuff that requires traveling and research I’m not getting paid to do, (no expenses covered, ha.) but I have to do it anyway because these stories need to be told. I’m buying a lot of stuff out of my own pocket to use as resources for stories and posts. I plan to make #adulting a more expansive thing, with Google Hangouts and videos and more solid resources for you, as well. And I will never stop adding to #survival. I have been working on this really amazing media project that I will be putting out for free indefinitely for the past two months, and so the tip jar is dedicated to the hosting and fees for that stuff, too. It’s going to launch soon, the bones are there. Essentially, I am going to try to teach you everything I love and know, we can be rad together and rule the world. I will probably launch a Patreon campaign when that project goes live and you can keep up with it on there, but I’ll talk about that when it happens.
Anyway — I’m grateful for the support you all give me every day. I’m going to launch this really special media thing of mine soon — hopefully before Oct 1st, but until then — and during, and after — you can drop me a dollar or whatever if you like my work, and I’ll put it towards making more of it. I promise that whatever you send me will go directly towards making more cool shit and paying my collaborators who work with me on cool shit. Printing funds, research budgets for books and academia I can’t otherwise access, paying other creatives for collaborating. So if you send a tip — thank you very much. If you have any questions about it just drop me a note.
'techno color' | eleonora baumann | madame figaro august 2014 | by billy nava
I CANNOT BELIEVE I HAVE AN ESSAY IN CONJUNCTIONS.
(you bare your teeth + grow fangs)
how is this possible