Naomi,  Naomi’s Grandma Rudy, Naomi’s Mom Valerie Campell, Azzedine Alaïa, Malaika Firth, Riley Montana,  Alewya Demmisse, and Tinie Tempah photographed by Bruce Weber, Vogue UK September 2014

Naomi,  Naomi’s Grandma Rudy, Naomi’s Mom Valerie Campell, Azzedine Alaïa, Malaika Firth, Riley Montana,  Alewya Demmisse, and Tinie Tempah photographed by Bruce Weber, Vogue UK September 2014

Naomi,  Naomi’s Grandma Rudy, Naomi’s Mom Valerie Campell, Azzedine Alaïa, Malaika Firth, Riley Montana,  Alewya Demmisse, and Tinie Tempah photographed by Bruce Weber, Vogue UK September 2014

Naomi,  Naomi’s Grandma Rudy, Naomi’s Mom Valerie Campell, Azzedine Alaïa, Malaika Firth, Riley Montana,  Alewya Demmisse, and Tinie Tempah photographed by Bruce Weber, Vogue UK September 2014

Naomi,  Naomi’s Grandma Rudy, Naomi’s Mom Valerie Campell, Azzedine Alaïa, Malaika Firth, Riley Montana,  Alewya Demmisse, and Tinie Tempah photographed by Bruce Weber, Vogue UK September 2014

Naomi,  Naomi’s Grandma Rudy, Naomi’s Mom Valerie Campell, Azzedine Alaïa, Malaika Firth, Riley Montana,  Alewya Demmisse, and Tinie Tempah photographed by Bruce Weber, Vogue UK September 2014

Naomi,  Naomi’s Grandma Rudy, Naomi’s Mom Valerie Campell, Azzedine Alaïa, Malaika Firth, Riley Montana,  Alewya Demmisse, and Tinie Tempah photographed by Bruce Weber, Vogue UK September 2014

Naomi,  Naomi’s Grandma Rudy, Naomi’s Mom Valerie Campell, Azzedine Alaïa, Malaika Firth, Riley Montana,  Alewya Demmisse, and Tinie Tempah photographed by Bruce Weber, Vogue UK September 2014

Naomi,  Naomi’s Grandma Rudy, Naomi’s Mom Valerie Campell, Azzedine Alaïa, Malaika Firth, Riley Montana,  Alewya Demmisse, and Tinie Tempah photographed by Bruce Weber, Vogue UK September 2014

Q

Anonymous asked:

"in grade school, because my last name started with an A, I was the first in roll call, and nobody ever knew how to pronounce [my name]. So I went home and asked my mother if I could be called Zoe. I remember she was cooking, and in her Nigerian accent she said, "Why?" I said, "Nobody can pronounce it." Without missing a beat, she said, "If they can learn to say Tchaikovsky and Michelangelo and Dostoyevsky, they can learn to say Uzoamaka." - Uzo Aduba (for that anon, I thought it was relevant.)

iheartblonderedhead:

Blonde Redhead // Dripping

From their upcoming album Barragán

heissogoodlooking:

“This piece was primarily a trust exercise, in which she told viewers she would not move for six hours no matter what they did to her.  She placed 72 objects one could use in pleasing or destructive ways, ranging from flowers and a feather boa to a knife and a loaded pistol, on a table near her and invited the viewers to use them on her however they wanted. Initially, Abramović said, viewers were peaceful and timid, but it escalated to violence quickly.  “The experience I learned was that … if you leave decision to the public, you can be killed… I felt really violated: they cut my clothes, stuck rose thorns in my stomach, one person aimed the gun at my head, and another took it away. It created an aggressive atmosphere. After exactly 6 hours, as planned, I stood up and started walking toward the public. Everyone ran away, escaping an actual confrontation.” This piece revealed something terrible about humanity, similar to what Philip Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment or Stanley Milgram’s Obedience Experiment, both of which also proved how readily people will harm one another under unusual circumstances.” This performance showed just how easy it is to dehumanize a person who doesn’t fight back, and is particularly powerful because it defies what we think we know about ourselves. I’m certain that no one reading this believes the people around him/her are capable of doing such things to another human being, but this performance proves otherwise.”

heissogoodlooking:

“This piece was primarily a trust exercise, in which she told viewers she would not move for six hours no matter what they did to her.  She placed 72 objects one could use in pleasing or destructive ways, ranging from flowers and a feather boa to a knife and a loaded pistol, on a table near her and invited the viewers to use them on her however they wanted. Initially, Abramović said, viewers were peaceful and timid, but it escalated to violence quickly.  “The experience I learned was that … if you leave decision to the public, you can be killed… I felt really violated: they cut my clothes, stuck rose thorns in my stomach, one person aimed the gun at my head, and another took it away. It created an aggressive atmosphere. After exactly 6 hours, as planned, I stood up and started walking toward the public. Everyone ran away, escaping an actual confrontation.” This piece revealed something terrible about humanity, similar to what Philip Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment or Stanley Milgram’s Obedience Experiment, both of which also proved how readily people will harm one another under unusual circumstances.” This performance showed just how easy it is to dehumanize a person who doesn’t fight back, and is particularly powerful because it defies what we think we know about ourselves. I’m certain that no one reading this believes the people around him/her are capable of doing such things to another human being, but this performance proves otherwise.”

(via teleopath)

Q

Anonymous asked:

I'm legitimately confused. If Israel were committing genocide, wouldn't they have done it already? They definitely have the military power.

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readyokaygo:

"Done it already"? What do you mean? See, this is the problem. Because most people only have the Holocaust as a frame of reference for genocide, they think if it doesn’t look like the Holocaust then it isn’t a genocide.

Duration, intensity, and number killed does not determine whether something is a genocide. A genocide could take place in a few months, or it could go on for a century. It could involve crude weapons or intricate systems of extermination. Death is not the only measure of genocide, and so long as people are being systematically targeted simply because they are from one racial or ethnic group, can you really put a number on how many people killed is too much?

Destruction and appropriation of culture is a method of genocide. Theft of indigenous water, land, and resources is a method of genocide. Segregation and humiliation is a method of genocide. Concentrating people into densely populated spaces, bombing neighborhoods, flattening power plants, and destroying schools as refugees sleep in them is a method of genocide. Pouring wine down someone’s throat when his religion forbids it while he and his family are stopped at daily checkpoints is a method of genocide. Pouring gas down a boy’s throat and burning him alive is a method of genocide. Funding and producing movies, domestically and abroad, that show one group of people as barbaric, terrorists, homophobic, sexist, uncivilized, backwards, and so on, is a method of genocide.

Israel has been committing genocide against Palestinians for nearly a century. I would argue that they also committed genocide against the Lebanese. The United States committed genocide against the people of Iraq, starting with Clinton. Genocide is being committed against Latin@s in the American South. Genocide is still being committed against Black people, and the prison industrial complex is working hard to continue it. Is it any surprise that police officers from New York to Chicago to LA train in Israel with their finest and best? Is it any surprise that Israel is the largest exporter of drones as the US continues killing children in Pakistan and Yemen? They are one and the same, genocidal settler colonial states from the start.

Genocide is a system of deprivation and destruction that takes on many forms. Anyone that tells you any different is protecting someone, or themselves as they benefit from it.

shamash:

Video Girl - FKA twigs

(via fkaxtwigs)

“There are some people who could hear you speak a thousand words, and still not understand you. And there are others who will understand — without you even speaking a word.”
— Yasmin Mogahed (via thatkindofwoman)

(via philosophlogic)

“Along with the idea of romantic love, she was introduced to another—physical beauty. Probably the most destructive ideas in the history of human thought. Both originated in envy, thrived in insecurity, and ended in disillusion.”
— Toni Morrison (via philosophlogic)