The day after I got bashed for being queer, I remember thinking “there is no fucking way I’m going to hide and feel ashamed”… I thought about Nan Goldin’s battered self portrait, and in that moment I knew I was going to make art that celebrates diversity and acceptance. I’m taking this time to thank the people who assaulted me for making my life choices so easy and encouraging me more than you’ll ever imagine.
Thanks for making me push myself, bitches !
knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit
wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad
That was deep
philosophy is wondering if that means ketchup is a smoothie
That was deeper.
common sense is knowing that ketchup isn’t a damn smoothie you nasty
So I’ll just write here and say that life is actually pretty awesome. I’m about to get my First Degree, and am already beginning my work towards my Second Degree. :3
I’ll be co-teaching a Wicca 101 class in the near future.
I’m in school, which is going remarkably well- my lowest average so far is a 93, and I’m hoping to bring that up.
I just recently began belly dancing classes, and to be honest? I’m totally hooked. I love it, more than words can even begin to describe.
I’ve also lost about 40lbs so far, which is pretty awesome too! ^.^
Soooo overall, yeah, life is good right now. ♥
I really wish people on this site would stop speaking on behalf of the Sami culture. I am Sami. I was born and raised in Norway (Where Frozen takes place.) I know alot of other Sami people. I am white and blonde. I look like Kristoff. Most of my Sami friends are also white. We are white. When people say that Disney “fucked up” by making Kristoff white because “they aren’t white” it hurts me because I am and a lot of other people are too.
Most of my Sami friends- most Sami that I know, actually (Not that I’m speaking for everyone, just from my experience living in Norway and growing up around other Samis) loved this movie. I LOVE that they had a Sami composer come in to do the intro. I LOVED all the little references to our culture. I didn’t feel “cheapened” or “appropriated” or whatever people are trying to say. Our own president, Aili Keskitalo, LOVED the movie. The movie is going to be shown at Skábmagovat, a Sámi movie festival in Finland. Most of us (from what I’ve gathered) really liked this movie.
You all tell white, straight, cis people to “check their privilege” and to “not speak on behalf of PoC,” but so many people who are not of my culture are speaking on behalf of us and I find it very hypocritical. Most of you had never even heard of the Sami culture until this film.
So please. Put down the virtual pitchforks and just enjoy the movie.
theRE IT IS^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
You should know that I am going to make you cry.
Sometimes it will only take a word or a gesture, other times I will have to resort to more unconventional methods but you will cry, deep and wide as the Amazon. The kind that you do with your whole body, shuddering and shaking. The kind that washes all over you, emptying you of everything.
And when you’re done and there is only peace, when you take that first deep breath you’ll understand why and you’ll thank me for it.
and my tears will start as lite rainfall, softly gentle, giving way to a torrent of emotions. an outpouring of my inner locked vault, which you have pryed open.
they scare me. you scare me. i fear drowning, lost in this vast wide sea.
my gentle murmurings, rivulets of what i feel, build and build,
you’ve broken a dam, the floodgates to my hell,
a whitewater washing machine swirl of emotion.
with the power of a tsunami, i wail.
a force so primal that my tears obliterate all, render me blind, and emotionally raw,
wiping my landscape clean, all which i knew prior,
now vanished, gone.
i’m left lunar landscape barren.
deposited on a shore aching.
and then i breathe.
my first gasp, a deep inhale of a new life.
and for the first time….i’m truly alive.