This post was inspired by this picture:
This picture is reblogged always by the white people appropriating cultures and not caring when they are called out upon it. These people care more about the animals than the human beings they profit off of, and I thought that was hilarious so I had to make a set just like the picture above.
All in all, this is a message to the honkies: stay in your lane.
Wait. Yoga, though????
The luaus, the headdresses, the Ta moko, the dreads, etc— yes, I totally see where you’re coming from. The yoga one, though, seems a little weird to me. I know there’s probably greater meaning to yoga beyond it being a strenuous, disciplined workout and exercise in meditation, but I don’t see how it’s harmful to adopt a new type of exercise that’s better suited for your body???
My doctor told me to take up yoga as an alternative to high-stress/adrenaline exercises because it would strengthen my body without destroying it— but I can’t because I’m stealing culture? Someone please explain this to me.
I think the issue with yoga is that it’s repacked and striped of it’s roots for the consumption of people who really don’t understand the history or roots of yoga, they take out all the ‘boring’ history and religion, and leave a few words like ‘Namaste’ to feel spiritual, but they never actually talk about Buddhism or Hinduism. There is also something disturbing about the fact that when a western person thinks about yoga they don’t picture an Indian person practicing their religion, but a white lady with blonde hair in spandex.
Sabine Pigalle: Timequakes, a Reinterpretation of Ancient Paintings
The Timequakes series expresses the chaos witnessed by the artist during the Japanese earthquake of March 2011. Transposing material destruction into a temporal pileup, Sabine Pigalle mingles painted court portraits from the late 15th, 16th and early 17th century with contemporary photographic portraits.
Brought into collision by the lights of the modern city, they expose the layering of different eras, like a collage.
The artist recycles and mixes her own photographs, originally shot and compiled as a source of future works, (paintings, portraits, and Tokyo lights). These hybrid portraits create a bridge between painting and photography, figuration and abstraction, past and modern art.
A “purrito” is a cat or kitten that is wrapped up like a little kitty burrito, and they’re all over the Internet.
Photo credit: Imgur, Pinterest
On September 8th will be the final Supermoon. There have been 3 Supermoons in a row this year. This Moon will be the brightest Moon of the year.
On my birthday!
I’m going to be okay and I’m pretty happy about that
“The timing in which people enter your life is very important.”
Lillian Weber, a 99-year-old good Samaritan from Iowa, has spent the last few years sewing a dress a day for the Little Dresses For Africa charity, a Christian organization that distributes dresses to children in need in Africa and elsewhere.
Weber’s goal is to make 1,000 dresses by the time she turns 100 on May 6th. So far, she’s made more than 840. Though she says she could make two a day, she only makes one – but each single dress she makes per day is personalized with careful stitchwork. She hopes that each little girl who receives her dress can take pride in her new garment.