“Every time someone says we don’t need feminism anymore, things like this come to mind. Due to insufficient dowry this young girl’s husband lacerated her face with a razor blade.” (Gwalior - India) - ph. Adrian Fisk
One bright spark: Hypnotic photographs capture Pablo Picasso
'painting' with light
He was known for pushing the boundaries of his craft, so when Pablo Picasso was offered to paint with light, he leaped at the chance.
These stunning photographs, which show a dimly-lit Picasso swathed in neon squiggles, are the results of five sessions he held with lighting innovator Gjon Mili in 1949.
In a series known as his ‘light drawings’, the images show the artist waving a strobe light to create figures reminiscent of the screaming cattle in Guernica or the curvaceous woman in The Dreamer.
Perhaps it’s not what your last words would be that matters but the words you would utter over and over again if you came back to life.
Michaela DePrince now dances for Dutch National Ballet
She’s so amazing! She and Joan Sebastian were my favourite dancers in First Position.
Self-acceptance is a choice. You live in your body every day, and I live in mine. Some days it’s difficult to live in my body, as I imagine it’s difficult for you to live in yours. I used to hear a voice in my head every day telling me to obsess about my thighs. That voice is still there, but now it whispers instead of screams. I told the voice I wouldn’t listen to it anymore. I told the voice, I refuse to let you win.
Crystal Renn, Hungry (via mihaliko)
Peggy Oki - She is known for being the only female member of the Zephyr Skateboard team in the 1970s. She is also an artist, surfer, yogi, rock climber, and an environmental activist. She went to college at the University of Santa Barbara where she received a degree in painting. She currently works with different organizations like the Origami Whales Project which tries to stop countries like Japan, Norway, and Iceland from killing whales.
There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul.
Victor Hugo (via itsquoted)
From a holistic perspective, disease is generally considered the integrated result of all cosmic, environmental, chemical, electrical, mental, physical, emotional, attitudinal and spiritual stress. Thus, there is no single “cause”. Similarly, any given cause may produce either no illness or any conceivable illness, depending upon the weakest spot in an individual’s constitution.
Caroline Myss (via liquid-diamonds-flowing)