bell hooks has become a hero of mine for a lot of reasons, but 1 thing i particularly love and admire about her is this: her writing consistently merges the political with the spiritual, and therefore the personal . for her there is no feminism more important than how you interact in your relationships and your family . for her feminism needs to exist in the nature of your very character . her commitment to ending domination, coercion, and exploitation is consistently applied across to alll areas of life . to me this makes her work truly visionary, and very exciting to me as a writer and an artist too, not just as an activist . i see bell hooks as a writer who has sucessfully shaped her work down to the core with intention and political integrity . as i learn more and more this year about the ways that capitalist and patriarchal ideology has tinted my worldview without my even realizing, bell hooks continues to be an inspiration and a vital resource . i just started reading this book, “all about love,” and its reminding me exactly how much i love reading this woman’s work, and how clear its transformative power is..
todays sunset , i saw it from the window inside, and it seemed like just a soft cloudless gradient in the west, kinda subtle and nothing particulalry eye catching. then i walked outside and over to the river, and it was actually amazing, there were some pink clouds lit up on the opposite end of the sky, and also there was a half moon, and all of this reflecting on the water it was a good surprise . from within the house i wouldve judged this sunset to be un-remarkable but it was actually very good. here is an instagram video i took of the scene
my newest video if u havent seen it :) i have a bike helmet on
it was overcast this evening and i was not expecting a visible sunset at all but as it got closer to that time, i did notice an orange tint to the greyness in the west of the sky, and that seemd rly cool to me, because i hadnt rly considered much that “overcast” actualy kind of happens on a sliding scale.. so maybe it was 70% or 80% overcast, enough for some orange to show
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everyone has said and done problematic things in their lifetime. that’s a result of the society we live in, not necessarily a reflection of their character.
what is a reflection of their character is how they react to being informed of the negativity within their behavior and statements, and whether or not they choose to change their behavior.
The thing about this is that sculptures like these in art history were for the male gaze. Photoshop a phone to it and suddenly she’s seen as vain and conceited. That’s why I’m 100% for selfie culture because apparently men can gawk at women but when we realize how beautiful we are we’re suddenly full of ourselves…