On my way to class, I take the Q train to Manhattan and sit down next to an old white man who recoils a noticeable bit. I assume it’s because I smell odd to him, which doesn’t make sense because I …
EVERY ONE AND I MEAN EVERY ONE SHOULD READ THIS. REBLOG TO RAISE AWARENESS THAT DESPITE WHO WE MAY SHARE A COMMON IDENTITY WITH, WHETHER THAT IDENTITY BE ON THE GROUNDS OF RELIGION, RACE, GENDER OR SO FOURTH… IT DOES NOT INDICATE THAT ALL PEOPLE WHO SHARE THAT IDENTITY ARE THE SAME IN THEIR BELIEFS OR PRACTICES. I SHARE AN IDENTITY WITH SO MANY ASSHOLES, BUT I LIKE TO THINK I AM NOT ONE. READ THIS PLEASE.
Once you read this, spread it round. Thank me later, it will inform you on so many levels about the blatant discrimination and islamphobia that exists since the transition into the post 9/11 world. In the rise of ISIS propaganda and threats, it only becomes more relevant to really understand our treatment to certain groups in society when things like this are going on. We can’t blame an entire group of people for something that only a few extremists are undertaking. Read this especially if you dislike Bill Maher, seriously what an asshole. So if you have an identity, be PROUD of it. Regardless if other people seem to ruin it for you, don’t give them the sense of pride to do that for you. Your identity is yours and there is no shame in that.
Hilary Swanks performance in ‘You’re Not You’ is mesmerising. That film hit me in places that have not been hit in a long time. Recommend it. Beware a byproduct of a sea of tears and weeping will result. It makes you think and think and think afterwards, ALS needs more awareness and we need to show our love to all those affected by this insufferable disease. We need a cure.
I liked the idea of living in a city - any city, especially a strange one - liked the thought of traffic and crowds, of working in a bookstore, waiting tables in a coffee shop, who knew what kind of odd, solitary life I might slip into? Meals alone, walking the dogs in the evening; and nobody knowing who I was.
Donna Tartt,The Secret History (via floranymph)