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tlingit. half breed. queer. alaskan. over educated. crass. fuck you and your unprocessed shit. elucidation. decolonization. happily an ex-portlander. twentysomething and not bored. back in alaska.
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From the postmodernist perspective, every discourse, every text, every document, every artifact, is just one representation of reality; one narrative among many, and inevitably, one constructed by the most powerful elements in society. Nothing is neutral and nothing is objective.

Joseph Deodato, “Becoming Responsible Mediators: The Application of Postmodern Perspectives to Archival Arrangement and Description” (via thefriendlyarchivist)

You guys know about vampires? … You know, vampires have no reflections in a mirror? There’s this idea that monsters don’t have reflections in a mirror. And what I’ve always thought isn’t that monsters don’t have reflections in a mirror. It’s that if you want to make a human being into a monster, deny them, at the cultural level, any reflection of themselves. And growing up, I felt like a monster in some ways. I didn’t see myself reflected at all. I was like, “Yo, is something wrong with me? That the whole society seems to think that people like me don’t exist?” And part of what inspired me, was this deep desire that before I died, I would make a couple of mirrors. That I would make some mirrors so that kids like me might seem themselves reflected back and might not feel so monstrous for it.

Junot Diaz (via vulturechow)

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Sometimes a breakdown can be the beginning of a kind of breakthrough, a way of living in advance through a trauma that prepares you for a future of radical transformation.

Cherrie Moraga (via laprima510)

Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible.

Carl Jung (via junkyard-bodhisattva)

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learning this in my recent relocation to alaska.

learning this in my recent relocation to alaska.

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My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.

Maya Angelou (via xxxi-i-mcmxcii)

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You are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing.

E.E. Cummings (via mermish)

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My body is a dead language and you pronounce each word perfectly.

Sierra DeMulder, Unrequited Love Poem (via sealfeathers)

Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, & pull yourself together.

Elizabeth Taylor. (via yesimessy)

this was my motto for over a year when my partner and I was separated.

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.

Carl Jung  (via phuckunderwear)

If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.
Women are not a monolithic block, they are not an interest group and you should not be treated as such.

President Obama speaking to Women’s Economics Conference at the White House. April 2012

You can never be overdressed or over educated.

Oscar Wilde

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