Revisiting The Rape Song

<a href=”http://courtnee.bandcamp.com/album/keep-going”>Keep Going by Courtnee Fallon Rex (Courtnee Papastathis/Not Applicable)</a> I’m tired of pretending what you did wasn’t rape I’m tired of making creepy shit be ok With me So I’m writing this song Calling you out I’m calling you out I’ve been hoping too long You’d get some help Some psychological help Cause fucking […]

Serendipitous gifts

“The role of the artist is exactly the same as the role of the lover. If I love you, I have to make you conscious of the things you don’t see.” James Baldwin Just now, I texted everyone I have a current iMessage conversation with “Thank you for being human with me”. It is because […]

For Kirsten

I told you so There is nothing So precious As a sisterhood That softly cautions Of ones ability To disregard Our profound knowing Instead, to fill His jagged caverns Brimmed in untapped dark With the naive light Of our hopeful Imagination

“That’s your responsibility as a person, as a human being — to constantly be updating your positions on as many things as possible. And if you don’t contradict yourself on a regular basis, then you’re not thinking.” — Malcolm Gladwell

Enlightenment as rationalization for inaction is pacifism as pathology.

“Sometimes I find myself getting angry at the heads of corporations or at politicians who design and implement murderous policies. But then I always have to realize that I am part of the problem, because I, too, drive a car. I realize that most of all I need to have compassion for politicians. They must […]

Words put in my mouth taste like turd. – Courtnee Fallon Rex

“Do not fall in love with people like me. I will kiss you in every beautiful place, so that you can never go back to them without tasting me like blood in your mouth. I will destroy you in the most beautiful way possible. And when I leave, you will finally understand, why storms are […]

The 7 stages of Creativity

1: This is awesome! 2: Hmm. This is sorta unpredictable.. 3: This is shit. 4: I am shit. 5: WHY THE FUCK DO I PUT MYSELF THROUGH THIS? 6: Ok. Maybe it’s not complete crap.. 7: This is awesome!

“When you go out into the woods and you look at trees, you see all these different trees. And some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, and some of them are whatever. And you look at the tree and you allow it. You appreciate it. […]

Listening: The Secondary Trauma.

“If you are a man who is becoming upset/depressed/overwhelmed/hopeless/defensive when you listen to the women in the world/your life talk about their experiences, you need to talk about it. With another man. I really, really mean this. You absolutely need to talk to another guy. A guy you are friends with and who you trust […]

“When the universe is ready for your transformation, the energy is unforgiving. Either you allow it to transform your life with ease, or it will tear shit apart, starting with your self image, and the life you’ve built up that is not based on the truth of your soul.” – Jerome Braggs

“You,” he said, “are a terribly real thing in a terribly false world, and that, I believe, is why you are in so much pain.” ― Emilie Autumn

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. – Aristotle

Brenè Brown: A Video Walkthrough.

“Maybe stories are just data with a soul.” -Brené Brown I shared this 2010 TED speech long ago, and longer still before that, and I will keep periodically sharing and adding new talks as Brenè continues in her incredible work. Her follow-up from 2012 is awesome, too, and reminds me of many, many things I’ve […]

“Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide.” ― Donald Woods Winnicott

“And God promised men that good and obedient wives would be found in all corners of the world. Then he made the earth round, and laughed and laughed and laughed.”

“Self-knowledge is no guarantee of happiness, but it can supply the courage to fight for it.” – Simone de Beauvoir

I really need to get a selfie fisting money into my bloody mouth for economical posts like this…

”If a man has an apartment stacked to the ceiling with newspapers we call him crazy. If a woman has a trailer house full of cats we call her nuts. But when people pathologically hoard so much cash that they impoverish the entire nation, we put them on the cover of Fortune magazine and pretend […]

“If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything.” – Malcolm X

“If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise.” – Robert Fritz

Photographed by Mute Photo Concept at an abandoned house in Stockholm, Sweden “There is no exquisite beauty without some strangeness in the proportion.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.” ~ Khalil Gibran

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. ” – Maya Angelou.

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. – African proverb

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar