One Kate Berry lives in USA, the other lives in Australia. They both take beautiful photos and post one each a day to their tumblr, The Other Kate Berry. Cool! (via Meet Me At Mikes)
How to be a fan of problematic things. (via Kirsten)
I agree 100% with Stephanie of A Large Pink Woman on this.
"When all you see is thin/conventionally-attractive people, it’s easier to think of yourself as a horrible aberration. When your brain has a whole gallery of fun, assertive people-with-your-body-shape to choose from, it’s so much easier to know that you are normal/awesome/sexy/acceptable just the way you are."
The marvelous Ally Garrett knocks it out of the park with her response to the Kimye Vogue cover.
"When I reveal in conversation that I love the Kardashians, this admission is usually met with scorn. “Why do you like them?” people squeal, “they’re only famous because of a sex tape!” For me, this is missing the point. Kim and her family didn’t just make the best out of a bad situation; they made billions of freaking dollars out of a bad situation. I’m baffled by anyone who thinks a family can have four well rating television shows, a best-selling book and several clothing, cosmetics and perfume lines without doing any work."Let me grab your soul away - Kate Bush and gothic is a look at some of the seraphic songstresses influences.
A fascinating look at cultural appropriation vs. cultural exchange ~ Why I can't stand white belly dancers. (via Ro)
It's easy to see why Swedish designer Jonas Dahlberg was selected to create the memorial to Norway's Utoya massacre. His concept is stunning.
"My concept for the Memorial Sørbråten proposes a wound or a cut within nature itself. It reproduces the physical experience of taking away, reflecting the abrupt and permanent loss of those who died. The cut will be a three-and-a-half-meters-wide excavation. It slices from the top of the headland at the Sørbråten site, to below the water line and extends to each side. This void in the landscape makes it impossible to reach the end of the headland."
Don't Shame Us. Don't Shut Us Up. (How to better support and empower a survivor of sexual abuse.) This is so good, so important, and you should read it for sure. This is also why Lani Wendt Young is one of my heroes.
A Northland teenager rents a DVD because it stars Hugh Jackman and he assumes it'll be an action flick. Turns out that film was Les Miserables, and a love of opera is born. See Campbell Live's beautiful story on this.
If only poor people understood nutrition! This features a food pyramid that completely changes everything.
"The reality is that people who don’t have enough money (or the utilities and storage) to buy and prepare decent food in decent quantities, cannot (and should not) be arsed to worry about the finer nuances of nutrition. Because getting enough to eat is always our first priority."
I freaking hate that no make-up selfie bullshit that's doing the social media rounds at the moment. On the flip side, I do like these friends who got together to surprise a friend who is living with breast cancer.
I'm hoping to find a new place to live in the near future, and with a possible imminent move approaching, I have simplifying thoughts on my mind. De-clutter Now: 8 Things You Can Live Without is just what I need to read right now. (via Yes and Yes)
Check out the awesome Pasefika LGBTQI Youth float that won Best Float in the Auckland Pride Parade ~