A woman from the audience asks: ‘Why were there so few women among the Beat writers?’ and [Gregory] Corso, suddenly utterly serious, leans forward and says: “There were women, they were there, I knew them, their families put them in institutions, they were given electric shock. In the ’50s if you were male you could be a rebel, but if you were female your families had you locked up.

Stephen Scobie, on the Naropa Institute’s 1994 tribute to Allen Ginsberg

(via laurannemarie)

personoflordlycalibre:

This is the coldest shit ever.

witchsistah:

blackfemalepresident:

tbh all the white ppl i know who truly understand racism to the best of their ability, have never asked me “do you hate white people???”

cause they actually listened to me and figured out that i hate white supremacy, not individual white people for simply being white

That and they went beyond the kindergarten, sentimentalist understanding of racism and race relations.

wanderliily:

based off a poem (3)

wanderliily:

based off a poem (3)

If you’re poor, the only way you’re likely to injure someone is the old traditional way: artisanal violence, we could call it – by hands, by knife, by club, or maybe modern hands-on violence, by gun or by car.

But if you’re tremendously wealthy, you can practice industrial-scale violence without any manual labor on your own part. You can, say, build a sweatshop factory that will collapse in Bangladesh and kill more people than any hands-on mass murderer ever did, or you can calculate risk and benefit about putting poisons or unsafe machines into the world, as manufacturers do every day. If you’re the leader of a country, you can declare war and kill by the hundreds of thousands or millions. And the nuclear superpowers – the US and Russia – still hold the option of destroying quite a lot of life on Earth.

So do the carbon barons. But when we talk about violence, we almost always talk about violence from below, not above.

binary-shminary:

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binary-shminary:

tattoo by Clare Hampshire (clareclarity on instagram)

omg i love it

blackyogasuperstars:

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blackyogasuperstars:

courageouswanderersofcolor:

First time on a #paddleboard and I’m already #doingthemost #potomac #dmv #washingtondc #yoga #yogi #headstand #browngirlstravel #travelnoire #igers #ilive #inspired #instablessed #icandoallthings #independencearmy #fuji #exhausted #epic #naptime by brickdustdiva http://instagram.com/p/qzzhC4yCoS/

Dope headstand!

cool!