Thurston Moore in the ‘The Empty Page’ video, wearing a shirt that says “I AM NOT BECK”
i hate those friendships that just end for no reason you just stop talking
Jodie Foster, secretly in a german post-punk band.
There are no Jack Kerouacs or Holden Caulfields for girls. Literary girls don’t take road-trips to find themselves; they take trips to find men.
"Great" books, as defined by the Western canon, didn’t contain female protagonists I could admire. In fact, they barely contained female protagonists at all."
I’ve been doing art most of my life, but the only thing that reaches the surface is music-related stuff: record artwork, posters, T-shirts, comic books, fanzines, photos and videos for the band. I went to school for art, but dropped out after two years to go on tour, and I never went back, because I’m still on tour. (x)
Sand, under a 250x microscope
file under things that make me want to cry about the magnificence of the world
"So three Black women in maybe two thousand pages of women’s magazines and all of them biracial or racially ambiguous, so they could be Indian or Puerto Rican or something. Not one of them is dark. Not one of them looks like me, so I can’t get clues for makeup from these magazines. Look, this article tells you to pinch your cheeks for color because all their readers are supposed to have cheeks you can pinch for color. This tells you about different hair products for everyone—and everyone means blondes, brunettes, and redheads. I am none of those. And this tells you about the best conditioners—for straight, wavy and curly. No kinky. See what they mean by curly? My hair could never do that. This tells you about matching your eye color and eye shadow—blue, green, and hazel eyes. But my eyes are black so I can’t know what shadow works for me. This says that this pink lipstick is universal, but they mean universal if you are white because I would look like a golliwog if I tried that shade of pink. Oh look, here is some progress. An advertisement for foundation. There are seven different shades for white skin and one generic chocolate shade, but that is progress. Now let’s talk about what is racially skewed. Do you see why a magazine like Essence exists?"