@jackandersonofficial of @calpurniaofficial, photographed by @morgan.christina_ at their NYC show! Soon to be on both Adolescent and Pure Nowhere ;) Keeps your eyes out for that addition of “From The Moshpit,” coming soooon!
P.S. love the fit Jack!
How many of these countless pieces of plastic do you think were intended to end up here by the people who disposed of them?
Very few we imagine but 91% of our plastic waste isn't recycled and can end up here whether you intended for it to or not!
We must find alternatives so as scenes like this aren't repeated in years to come!
Video by the good people attending @sustainablecoastlineshawaii
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What is Chaos at one level of magnification is Harmony at a higher level of magnification.
Chaos is in everything - being the foundation where magic stems from; becoming the essential layer to achieve originality and excellence.
Like Alan Watts said: You can look at something with a microscope, and see it in a certain way, you can look at it with the naked eye, and see it in an other way; and you can look at it with a telescope, and see it in a completely different way.
So could there possibly be, that we, with all our problems, conflicts, neurosis, political outrages, flaws, and everything that goes on in a human life; are a state of conflict which can be seen in a larger perspective, as a situation of harmony and order?
CONTRIBUTE TO THE CHAOS is an ode to the imperfect individuals.
Those who live by their heart and rules and are able to see and embrace the bigger picture.
Because excellence can exist, but can only thrive, when we accept the chaos within it
To many,she is just 2863, an object used for her milk and flesh. To me she is a mother, who was never allowed to bond with her babies. She is a daughter who was ripped from her mother, never truly knowing love. Even if she was given love from the humans who “cared for her”she was betrayed by them in the worst way when she was put on this truck and sent to her death. Please make a connection and see beyond the packages on the grocery store shelves. See the animals who wanted to live. We can’t have peace in our hearts until we have peace on our plates.
Spotlight Seventeen! Layla (or Layton) Warlow
She (or he) wants to raise more awareness about the bigender identity, and has started a Facebook group called LGBTQ nationwide for people who are confused about their gender or sexuality
💚 @sabrinajoydesgagne 💚
For the first time I saw Highland cattle and a cow without an eye. It doesn’t matter how humanely the animal was raised, it’s still the same truck and the same slaughterhouse. I see new things every week, and nothing ever gets easier. All day vigil Thursday July 12th
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My feminism includes listening when a mother speaks. My feminism includes honoring the voice of a woman crying out for justice. I hear you. I see you. I stand with you. I will demand accountability! I will shout his name! Eric Garner. #ICantBreath 🙏🏽❤️
We are out here supporting mother of the movement Gwen Carr today on the 4 year anniversary of Eric Garners death. To reiterate what she said today, we are not phased or impressed by recent announcements by the NYPD and Mayors Office. Justice delayed is justice denied. Give us what we deserve: accountability. Shout out to the entire family at Communities United for Police Reform. It has been our honor to fight with you all over these last few years and the work continues. #ICANTBREATHE
What role do men play in the struggle for gender equality? Is there a blanket answer? I don't think so. The male understanding of a woman's value is vital, and the variances of that understanding can differ dramatically between generations, cultures and continents. Truthfully, it must be recognized that for every man that would put a female in a box, there is man that would set a female no boundary. The men that stand by women, and always have, should always be recognized for their uplifting beauty. Only the union of both voices will change the way women are perceived and allowed to live in this world. Feminism is not about role reversal or female domination. It is about two genders, of one species, both of equal value, living harmoniously. In tune and with due respect. Would you agree, or does the movement speak in a different way to you? .
We've established our Fatmata Maternity Center in Sierra Leone as a premier facility. Villagers refer to us as a small America. We are the first facility with complete resources such as electricity, laundry, gazebo and nursing quarters. We're the only ones to run an Acute Malnutrition program as a the supplement we provide comes from the city, 4 hours away. We also established the first ever public bathrooms the region had seen. Today, 6 villages have public restrooms as opposed to open defecation as the only option.
In 2016, we interviewed Taina Vargas-Edmund, the co-founder of Initiate Justice (@initiatejustice), for a member profile created in partnership with the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights (@ellabakercenter). During the interview, she shared her story of how the imprisonment of her partner, Richard Edmund-Vargas, and her pain propelled her into a life of #activism .
Since then, as a #community organizer, she’s continued to stand like a lighthouse in storm working to build the power of currently and formerly incarcerated people and their loved ones by engaging them in grassroots campaigns focused on ending punitive #justice and #massincarceration .
Taina, we honor and commend you for turning your grief into a garden of compassion. Your story resonates and holds a sacred space in the hearts of everyone out here letting their trauma be a force propelling them to create the world they want to live in.
Here’s (part of) her story.
From @yalereview: a poem by Ross Gay in remembrance of Eric Garner, an African American horticulturalist at the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation who, after leaving NYCDPR for health reasons, was, for many years, harassed by local police until he was eventually murdered by two police officers for a petty crime: sale of unlicensed cigarettes. His murder was not only the start of an elaborate grand jury case and the stirring of multiple protests and riots across the country, but also a signal of a more deeply rooted issue plaguing the US. In a video, Garner was recorded addressing the police officers:
"Get away for what? Every time you see me, you want to mess with me. I'm tired of it. It stops today. Why would you? Everyone standing here will tell you I didn't do anything. I did not sell nothing. Because every-time you see me, you want to harass me. You want to stop me selling cigarettes. I'm minding my business officer, I'm minding my business. Please just leave me alone. I told you for the last time, please just leave me alone." #poetry#poem#rossgay#ericgarner#poetrytellsthetruth#activism#justice#yalereview
“Your longing is one of the manifestations of your ancestry. A consequence of our abandonment is that we’ve lost all sense that we are longed for by our ancestry, too. A time before you is singing for you ~ a longing for home that becomes miscast as a search for you ~ a longing for home that becomes miscast as a search for freedom.”
@for.the.wild from their podcast with #StephenJenkinson ::
‘A’ is an old English root for locating, as in “at,” or “of,” or “with.” A wake is a ceremony to honor the dead, and also what extends out after and before you as you move through water. Thus to be a-wake is to be with the recognition of the consequence of your movement, of your being. Growth untethered to consequence is cancer. We are approaching now the reckoning of our endeavor to outgrow our limits. Elderhood is a consequence of life’s limits. It is one of the original permaculture principles, edited away, that limitations create abundance.⠀
It is in the nature of addiction to prescribe a solution for the addiction which includes continuing to use. We are deeply addicted to the thing that got us here: a stratagem for relief. And what is it really that brought us to hunger, at almost any cost, for such relief? The loss of elderhood. And it is another kind of relief entirely to bathe in how and what he teaches.⠀
We are living through a time when there are more people dying, more creatures, more plants, more cultures, than ever before. We are surrounded by more death—and of course we feel that tremendous presence of death all around us. The debts of generations past have accrued to us, but not the wisdom. Our inheritance of obligation, of reciprocity, has broken. And we are left with the dying, but no understanding of how to be with it.⠀