Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.Bertrand Russell (via purplebuddhaproject)
The only questions asked in a school should be by the pupils.A. S. Neill
IT‟S EARLY in the twenty-first century, and that means that these words will mostly be read by nonpersons—automatons or numb mobs composed of people who are no longer acting as individuals. The words will be minced into atomized search-engine keywords within industrial cloud computing facilities located in remote, often secret locations around the world. They will be copied millions of times by algorithms designed to send an advertisement to some person somewhere who happens to resonate with some fragment of what I say. They will be scanned, rehashed, and misrepresented by crowds of quick and sloppy readers into wikis and automatically aggregated wireless text message streams.
Reactions will repeatedly degenerate into mindless chains of anonymous insults and inarticulate controversies. Algorithms will find correlations between those who read my words and their purchases, their romantic adventures, their debts, and, soon, their genes. Ultimately these words will contribute to the fortunes of those few who have been able to position themselves as lords of the computing clouds.
The vast fanning out of the fates of these words will take place almost entirely in the lifeless world of pure information. Real human eyes will read these words in only a tiny minority of the cases.
And yet it is you, the person, the rarity among my readers, I hope to reach.
The words in this book are written for people, not computers.
I want to say: You have to be somebody before you can share yourself.
by Jaron Lanier
Imagination for me was like air. I had to breathe it.Nawal el Saadawi (via kalakutaqueen)
Beautiful takes a serious look at the emotions that arise when women of color wear their hair natural or straight in our present society. Three women courageously open up and discuss honestly what they believe is society’s perception of beauty and how hair and other body issues are portrayed in the media and society today, and what impact it has on their lives. This documentary was created to serve as a doorway for starting the discussion around mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, and self esteem, which can be very sensitive topics for some adolescents and women as it pertains to body image and hair. This work also serves as a tool for Social Workers and mental health professionals to help identify the connections between body image and mental health more clearly. This work also shows how having a strong family network and support system can combat negative feelings and societal pressures to conform to mainstream standards of beauty.
Directed by Tami C.
Tami C. is a professional hair stylist and owner of IMENA inc. a hair and beauty company based in NY. She is also a Social Worker living in NYC.
IMENA inc. focuses on helping women identify and maintain their personal style of beauty.
For more information about this documentary and speaking engagements and fascilitating an in-depth discussion around the issues presented in the film contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The IMENA salon is located in Harlem NY. Contact us: www.imenainc.com / email@example.com
A beloved is someone whose wrong even seems right.— Ashfaq Ahmed (Zaviia)