Instead of focusing on how much you can accomplish, focus on how much you can absolutely love what you’re doing.
here are some words that are impolite to use that you may not know are impolite:
- “gypped” (derived from g***y)
- “ghetto” in reference to things that are shoddy/bad/unseemly
it’s okay if you didn’t know these words are rude but if you are reminded, or if someone tells you, all you have to do is try not to use these words in the future
your effort in being polite and respectful to those around you will be appreciated!
‘The fact is, rape is utterly commonplace in all our cultures. It is part of the fabric of everyday life, yet we all act as if it’s something shocking and extraordinary whenever it hits the headlines. We remain silent, and so we condone it…Until rape, and the structures – sexism, inequality, tradition – that make it possible, are part of our dinner-table conversation with the next generation, it will continue. Is it polite and comfortable to talk about it? No. Must we anyway? Yes.’
Desmond Tutu, ‘To protect our children, we must talk to them about rape’
Laura Visigalli, Agadir (2011)
“Laura Visigalli is an architect and freelance portrait photographer based in Milan (Italy). Laura took art, graphic design and photography in high school and architecture and videography at the Politecnico University of Milan, where she got a degree in architecture and interior design. Laura got into photography a few years back and since then her work has been exhibited and recognized many times. She’s mainly interested in portraying our parallel realities through the world of reflections and filtered transparences as can be felt in many of her pieces, where the model him or herself becomes transfigured into an almost abstract creature.” - The D Photo
Masses of people think that feminism is always and only about women seeking to be equal to men. And a huge majority of these folks think feminism is anti-male. Their misunderstanding of feminist politics reflects the reality that most folks learn about feminism from patriarchal mass media.
“I grew up on the coast of England in the 70s. My dad is white, from Cornwall, and my mom is black, from Zimbabwe. Even the idea of us as a family was challenging to most people. But nature had it’s wicked way and brown babies were born. But from about the age of 5, I was aware that I didn’t fit. I was the black, atheist kid in the all-white Catholic school run by nuns. I was an anomaly. And myself was rooting around for definition trying to plug-in. Because the self likes to fit. To see itself replicated. To belong. That confirms it’s existence and it’s importance. And it is important, it has an extremely important function. Without it we literally can’t interface with others, we can’t hatch plans, and climb that stairway of popularity, of success. But my skin color wasn’t right. My hair wasn’t right. My history wasn’t right. Myself, became defined by Otherness, which meant that in that social world I didn’t really exist. And I was Other before being anything else, even before being a girl. I was a noticeable nobody.” —Thandie Newton (Ted Talks: “Embracing otherness, embracing myself”)
This is George Villiers, first Duke of Buckingham. This handsome cad most probably stole the heart of the King of England and Scotland James VI and I, with the rumours of their homosexual affair being common court knowledge by 1641.
Although he had huge favour with the crown he was an inept strategist and was responsible for the failure of several military actions, was seen as a bad influence on James VI and I and on his son Charles, and certainly contributed to the conflict between Charles I and his Parliaments until his assassination.
Despite this, Buckingham was known as the “handsomest-bodied man in all of England” and James VI and I gave him the nickname “Steenie” after comparing him to a likeness of St. Stephen, which was regarded as beautiful. As well as being pretty, he was the highest titled peer in England outside the Royal family itself and has maintained his air of mystery and roguishness in fiction such as The Three Musketeers.