(Erika Linder x Erika Linder)
"It is what it is.
I really don’t see why people make such big deal out of it. Just wear whatever makes you feel comfortable because there’s nothing sexier than a person who’s comfortable in his or her own style.”
- Erika Linder [Scissors Mag Interview]
fuck fuck fuck I want to watch ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ so badly cuz it seems like it’s a really good movie and all but I’m so afraid to watch it because I know it’s a hard movie to get through and really emotional and even my adviser said not to watch it unless you want a good cry and are prepared for it to emotionally mess you up and I take movies and things like this to heart a lot so I feel like it’s gonna fuck me up big time to watch it but like, I also really feel like it’s an important movie to watch and really I just want to watch it with someone, but there isn’t really anyone I particularly want to or feel comfortable watching it with currently and just blah
Write about me and art about me so I know it’s real.
My short stints of obsessiveness are really not cool and also ruining my life jasdjkahsdjkasd
"Children are required to be in school, where their freedom is greatly restricted, far more than most adults would tolerate in their workplaces. In recent decades we’ve been compelling them to spend ever more time in this kind of setting, and there’s strong evidence that this is causing psychological damage to many of them. And as scientists have investigated how children naturally learn, they’ve realized that kids do so most deeply and fully, and with greatest enthusiasm, in conditions that are almost opposite to those of school….
Most people assume that the basic design of today’s schools emerged from scientific evidence about how children learn. But nothing could be further from the truth.
Schools as we know them today are a product of history, not research.
Research has shown that people of all ages learn best when they are self-motivated, pursuing answers to questions that reflect their personal interests and achieving goals that they’ve set for themselves. Under such conditions, learning is usually joyful.
The evidence for all of this is obvious to anyone who’s watched a child grow from infancy to school age. Through their own efforts, children figure out how to walk, run, jump, and climb. They learn from scratch their native language, and with that, they learn to assert their will, argue, amuse, annoy, befriend, charm, and ask questions.
They do all of this before anyone, in any systematic way, tries to teach them anything.
This amazing drive and capacity to learn does not turn itself off when children reach five or six. But we turn it off with our coercive system of schooling.”
DOTS ARE VERY IMPORTANT PUNCTUATION.
I will only ask to do something with people so many times. If I keep getting rejected, regardless of because I’m actually being rejected or because of other circumstances that prevent something from happening, I’ll just stop asking. I don’t like feeling like I bother people. If you wanted to talk to me or do whatever with me, you should put in the effort to ask or do it as well.
I wish I could just no shame sing in front of people. But blah.
These are just some of the many ways members of the LGBT community identify themselves in a beautiful photo series from San Francisco-based photographer Sarah Deragon.
Deragon’s “The Identity Project” has taken her around the country as she “seeks to explore the labels we choose to identify with when defining our gender and sexuality.” Her portraits show the amazing diversity and vibance of a queer community that for too long has been defined by outsiders.
Have you heard of Ban Bossy? It’s the new initiative from Lean In and the Girl Scouts that’s trying to ban “bossy” and similar words that are used to bring down girls that are ambitious, take risks, and speak up. By changing the way we treat girls who lead, hopefully our generation will someday see more women in leadership roles.