i do not chase people
i do not chase men, and i do not chase friends
hell, i don’t even chase family
i’m here, and i’m important
i’m not running after people to prove that i matter
Motoi Yamamoto’s Crumbling Staircase made of salt.
Sephora is having a summer send-off sale with up to 70% off. Here are the things I’ve tried & loved that are part of that sale that I highly recommend checking out!
Those are my recs~ have fun shopping~~~
i’m going to see my favorite facialist in the whole world right right now and i’m honestly so emotional. i wish i was joking. i don’t know why i ever cheat on her. i will never find anyone better. i feel like i’m reuniting with my long distance girlfriend or something
does anybody who cares enough to define themselves through online presence really forgo sayin it thru clothes too wheres the faith in the kids
this excerpt is weak as fuck. teens are experts verging on sociopaths when it comes to internet orchestration. weak!!!!
when will tom ford let me live and sell private at sephora so i can finally buy tuscan leather with store credit
when will he love me back
I think being self-critical is actually just important as self-love, I think loving yourself all of the time is too much work and you’re allowed to be critical and acknowledge you can sometimes be a shithead. Which you have clocked about yourself! So congratulations! I do witchwork to center myself. I’m spiritual in some things but I don’t feel like talking about them that much. I think you should have a serious talk with yourself about why you want to come first all the time and how that reflects on the relationships you have in your life and the way you value your friends and family. You don’t have 2 prove you exist by speaking a lot or getting a word in edgewise. Being a good listener is one of the best things you can be. Letting people ruminate in the ideas they’ve just said is really valuable. It’s not always about “and i….” it can also be “this is a really cool idea you’re talking about, can you talk more about this particular point?”. IDK. I’m a pretty self obsessed little shit, but my oldest friends can vouch I took stock of myself at a breaking point and I re-evaluated into a more nurturing person. People are interesting. You don’t need to be reactionary to be revolutionary. You can just listen and let people grow. That’s a really cool and important thing to do too. That says a lot! To let people shine. It’s rare and important.
Outtake of Rebekah Seok during her Most Important Ugly portrait sitting, 2014
Photo: Tayler Smith
MUA: Arabelle Sicardi
The rest of the Most Important Ugly portraits will be online soon!
We’ll be announcing more about that in the coming week!
You can tell how hard I was thinking about robots in this. Roooooobots. Robots.
The last of the MIU series goes up on Monday on Autostraddle! And then I can begin working more ardently on introducing u to the latest abyss in my brain.
photos of Tomoe Shinohara from her “MEGAPHONE SPEAKS” album (1998)
Icarius Spring/Summer 2001
this is still the #1 dress on my wishlist
i talked to sara ahmed about cyborgs and robot blogging today ^_^ boop boop boop
I bought the L’oreal color riche in golden splendour and it inspired me to do this afro futuristic android look.
I love this makeup it was so fun to just go with my flow and I felt unnatural and robotic in it. I also drew inspiration from Janelle Monae’s Metropolis, it just gives me all the dystopian feels for some reason and I like to think I’m an android that’s not quite right, that part of technology unsettles me, so I decided to approach with that discomfort and integrate it into these photos + makeup. I think for me the appeal of androidom would be the removal of human emotions, I feel everything and I feel it to much. To be robot is to take the humanity out of the equation, I find that I am drawn to creatures and devices that have that lack of humanity aka vampires, androids, always have been. This was interesting and I really do think I may want to pursue and learn more about this concept in makeup. Thanks to arabellesicardi for introducing my to the concept of robot blogging, though I would like to clarify I in no way understand what your agenda is about or am implying this has to do wit it. It led me to understand my own interpretations of personhood and existence within a body and a space and an emotion and what that can present itself as. I wish I was programmable and easily renewable, I think it also addresses my fear of vulnerability in terms of decay and aging.
So with that said I present the Shelly 4000, fully equipped with human like synthetic skin, multiple language packages that can be uploaded, can be programmed for whatever tasks you needs and only needs to be charged 2 out of 24 hours. The shelly 4000 can replicate human facial expressions but does not experience emotions.
Makeup by me
Concept by me
Photography by my s.o Henry walker.
This one is called Metropolis
Population 10 zillion and six
Where signs say, “Welcome to the Star Core Metropolis.”
Me, I live on the wired side of town,
Reaching and searching for a space called paradise found.
Find the women in game developing who are really good at what they do and really driven and BOND WITH THEM.
And listen — I’m going to sound like I’m wearing a tin foil hat here, but this is the truth:
The system will try to turn you against each other. That’s how it keeps you down.
I know, I know, but it’s the God’s honest truth. Well-intentioned assholes* will try to set you against each other to be Queen of Shit Mountain. They will tell you that she’s jealous of you, that she wants your job/seat/man/lipstick/whatthefuckeverbullshit, they’ll tell you she’s crazy and that you can’t trust her.
Don’t fall for it.
I’m not saying you can’t compete with women — you can and will — but you do it like Helen and Carol, like Maverick and Goose, YOU MAKE EACH OTHER BETTER and you gain respect for each other in that competition. (And I’m not saying every woman is your friend, either. If she tells you she’s “one of the boys” or that “she doesn’t like working for women” because they’re “catty,” CROSS THE FUCKING STREET TO GET AWAY. Don’t wish her ill and don’t hasten her demise, but give her wide berth because she is poison and she will implode and you don’t want to be caught up in it.)
You give your sister a hand and you have her back EVERY CHANCE YOU GET.
I have male allies and mentors to whom I am intensely grateful and without whom I would not be where I am today. But none of them get it like Sana, Gail, Jeanine, Kathryn, Marjorie, Blair, Emma, Jordie, Lauren, Willow, Judy… the list goes on and on.
Sana and I FIGHT on occasion — we are not afraid to get into it if we both feel it will make the book better, but on a personal level, where the rubber this the road, as they say, she is MUH GIRL.
Job one: find your girls.
Job two: find the biggest guy in the yard, kick his ass and steal his cigarettes.
Job three: …
Forget that last part.
But the rest of it is true.
* Some day I will do a post about the well-intensioned asshole and how he thinks, but not today.