Danai Gurira poses for a portrait at the Getty Images Portrait Studio powered by Samsung Galaxy at Comic-Con International 2014
Just stuff that generally outrages, amuses or delights me on a regular basis. Oh, I'm a photographer too.
I’m so freaking sick of cancer. If you’re a frequent viewer of natural hair videos on YouTube, I’m certain you’re familiar with the dynamic duo @msvaughntv and her sister, @meechymonroe. Meechy was recently diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer & the family has created the #getwellmeechy campaign in hopes of helping with some of the expenses. I have placed the link in my bio for easy access but if you have anything to spare and believe in the power of prayer, please send one up for this family so that Meechy can recover with ease. Additional deets via @strawberricurls IG (REBLOG this you guys; lets do our part and show some LOVE): REPOST FROM @strawberricurls: Meechy’s momentum was cut short on May 31, 2014 when she was diagnosed with a rare sarcoma (or vascular cancerous tumor) in her brain. The tumor caused Meechy to suffer multiple mild strokes, which have led to certain physical and speech challenges including an Aphasia diagnosis (a disturbance of the delivery of language – not at all linked to a loss of intelligence). On May 30th 2014, Meechy underwent her first of two brain surgeries. It was this craniotomy which actually revealed the tumor. In preparation for the procedure, rather than lose her hair, she had it carefully shaved, preserved and donated to Locks of Love—a not-for-profit organization which focuses on Cancer patients coping with hair loss. < amazing to be so giving in her own time of need! Prayers up! #getwellmeechy https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/x155/-getwellmeechy-medical-expense-fund
"With all the good it’s brought, technology is destroying our communication skills— especially the ability to listen. The older generation can still listen, but many of the youngsters can’t even look you in the eye while you speak. If they aren’t looking at their mobiles, they’re looking over your shoulder or glancing around the room."
"Why is verbal communication more important than communication through a device?"
"Because there’s only so much you can learn from your Facebook friends."
She’s right. It’s a terrible habit that I’m trying to break.
Noah Cho, who is half Korean and half white, reflects on looking into the mirror.
When I look in the mirror, I do not see someone that I understand to be handsome by Western standards. I look mostly Asian, and like so many other heterosexual Asian males before me, I have internalized a lifetime of believing that my features, my face, my skin tone, in tandem, make me unattractive and undesirable.
It is not a fun thing to feel unattractive. My wife, who is Japanese and Chinese and has been my partner for 10 years, tells me that she finds me attractive. It breaks her heart that I won’t believe her. It breaks mine that I can’t.
The cynic in me says that this is less about feminism and more about marketing.
Her so called “manifesto" reads more like a press release.
I’ve got to hand it to the team that promotes and manages Beyonce. They are marketing geniuses.
I wonder what she’ll be for her next album?
Don’t mind me. I’m bored becuase I’m the only person in my social circle not watching the Super Bowl.
Just a reminder. You’re not obligated to label your views or identify with a group to have them. Humans are tribal animals and we love to be in a group and fight for a team so if you have to have a team, make it team people, not team men or team women or team straight or team gay, just team human.
We’re all in this together. Some of you make that an unfortunate thing.