alexandra elisabeth

Alexandra presents as a restless and hyperactive, though friendly and personable, young woman.
portfolio: http://mllemagnetic.wordpress.com/
blog: http://areisner.blogspot.com/

Somewhere at the end of this half smoked cigarette, there is a sentence waiting. It will contain all the right quotes and statistics, all the histories and traumas. I will let it speak and then I will be silent.

It will place you in the living rooms of nervous mothers waiting to hear back from daughters and sons who still haven’t returned from a protest. It will slam you against the back of a military jeep and call you a whore in a language you never wanted to learn. You will feel choked with grief or loss or white phosphorus. Or all three.

After all, in Gaza, it’s always all three.

—   Talal Aylan.  Letter to Tel Aviv (via mollycrabapple)
Celebrating summer with the crew by throwing a roof party
theparisreview:

Words
I don’t know where they come from.I can summon them(sometimes I can)into my mind,into my fingers,I don’t know why. Or I’ll suddenly hear themwalking, sometimeswaking—they don’t often come when I need them.When I need them most terribly,never.
—Franz Wright. Art:  Leonid Pasternak.

theparisreview:

Words

I don’t know where they come from.
I can summon them
(sometimes I can)
into my mind,
into my fingers,
I don’t know why. Or I’ll suddenly hear them
walking, sometimes
waking—
they don’t often come when I need them.
When I need them most terribly,
never.

Franz Wright. Art:  Leonid Pasternak.

(Source: sandandglass, via bossypants)

“we study partial folds in them alpine jukes, bent, bow-tongued stick
and move and mahagonnic rupture in september, in alabama, throat
sung to the kabaret’s general steppe and fade. out here you breathe
they breath, this bridge is just, this bridge is just a pile of bones this
load be breathing, this alpine rasp in this dry bridge just be weaving.”

highway62:

Dude. That’s Pearl Jam on that shirt.


Ahhhhhhhhhhhhmazing

highway62:

Dude. That’s Pearl Jam on that shirt.

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhmazing

(Source: twitter.com, via homicidalbrunette)


Rape has become endemic in South Africa, so a medical technician named Sonette Ehlers developed a product that immediately gathered national attention there. Ehlers had never forgotten a rape victim telling her forlornly, “If only I had teeth down there.”
Some time afterward, a man came into the hospital where Ehlers works in excruciating pain because his penis was stuck in his pants zipper.
Ehlers merged those images and came up with a product she called Rapex. It resembles a tube, with barbs inside. The woman inserts it like a tampon, with an applicator, and any man who tries to rape the woman impales himself on the barbs and must go to an emergency room to have the Rapex removed.
When critics complained that it was a medieval punishment, Ehlers replied tersely, “A medieval device for a medieval deed.” 
- Half the Sky, Nicholas Kristof
#happyvalley #beijing

http://thisishangingrockcomics.tumblr.com/post/84563865543/one-addendum-self-teaching-is-power-books-free

thisishangingrockcomics:

one addendum: self teaching is power. books, free seminars, libraries, discussions, conversations, think pieces and essays online- BOOKS UPON BOOKS UPON BOOKS have swelled in importance to me since i dropped out. the notion that suffering through some lit theory course is tantamount to truly “get”…

http://thisishangingrockcomics.tumblr.com/post/84563865543/one-addendum-self-teaching-is-power-books-free

thisishangingrockcomics:

one addendum: self teaching is power. books, free seminars, libraries, discussions, conversations, think pieces and essays online- BOOKS UPON BOOKS UPON BOOKS have swelled in importance to me since i dropped out. the notion that suffering through some lit theory course is tantamount to truly “get”…

globalvoices:

In mid-april, over 200 school girls were abducted from a secondary school, in Chibok, Nigeria by Boko Haram, a terrorist group based in the northern region.
Nigeria: A Campaign to #Bringourgirlsback

globalvoices:

In mid-april, over 200 school girls were abducted from a secondary school, in Chibok, Nigeria by Boko Haram, a terrorist group based in the northern region.

Nigeria: A Campaign to #Bringourgirlsback

mollycrabapple:

On June 15, 2013 police cleared the park. They destroyed everything - the trees protesters planted, the art, the scrawled poetry. They scrubbed the park like they were a parent soaping defiant words from the mouth of a child.
I remember the night Bloomberg cleared Zuccotti Park of Occupy Wall Street. There is universal vindictiveness to the way governments destroy mini protest cities. They speak of them as disease vectors - as dirt.
Amidst the tents, there grows something so dangerous that power must allow no seeds to remain.
-Istanbul Before the Tear Gas.  Molly Crabapple for Talking Points Memo

mollycrabapple:

On June 15, 2013 police cleared the park. They destroyed everything - the trees protesters planted, the art, the scrawled poetry. They scrubbed the park like they were a parent soaping defiant words from the mouth of a child.

I remember the night Bloomberg cleared Zuccotti Park of Occupy Wall Street. There is universal vindictiveness to the way governments destroy mini protest cities. They speak of them as disease vectors - as dirt.

Amidst the tents, there grows something so dangerous that power must allow no seeds to remain.

-Istanbul Before the Tear Gas.  Molly Crabapple for Talking Points Memo

globalvoices:

If this doesn’t prick your conscience, I don’t know what will.

People are mobilizing under the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls to pressure the government to do more to find more than 200 teen girls kidnapped by jihadist group Boko Haram.

#BringBackOurGirls: Nigerians Demand Release of 200 Abducted Girls

Catching bands at #strawberrymusicfestival #beijing