Photo by @petekmuller/@prime_collective for @natgeo. Over the last week, I've shared two photos of #hunters in northeastern DR #Congo dressed in traditional hunting masks and vests. While the craftsmanship and purpose of the attire was fascinating and visually captivating, I noticed recurring comments about the frightening and/or "exotic" nature of the outfits. Concerned by the understandable aversion that some had to the masked portraits, I wanted to share an image of the same hunters without their dramatic attire. Here, they stand for a portrait wearing their designated hunting clothes, which are tattered on account of extensive hunting among the thorns. Once they return to their homes, they put on different clothes. I had a fascinating experience with these kind and very capable guys. Their ability to navigate and survive in the woods was humbling and reminded me of how ineffectual urban life has made me. #Congo #DRC #hunting #Africa
I’m sorry, everyone. I never intended for this to be a breastfeeding advocacy blog, but – y’know. Boobs and their baggage are things that predominate my life at the moment, so…
You’ve probably read about Cheese & Biscuits cafe in Rockhampton, who kicked a massive goal for breastfeeding mothers this week by politely ejecting a customer who was frightened by the sight of a lactating breast in their courtyard. He’d already complained to management, who’d informed him they were a breastfeeding friendly establishment and that they would under no circumstances ask a nursing mother to cover up or leave. He then took it upon himself to approach her, leaving her visibly upset when the owner came out to deliver his coffee. When apprised of the situation, the owner swiftly transferred the man’s coffee to a takeaway cup and showed him the door. She later posted about the incident on Facebook:
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It is too easy to get caught up in the process, sometimes, of what we do. We forget why we started in the first place. This letter, from Sarah, arrived for us one day, and we all wondered what we might have to say to someone who was so earnestly seeking advice.
Quite a bit, it turns out. Today, we will hear from Michelle, who wrapped her arms around it in the way that only she can.
Thanks, Sarah.For reminding us.
I’m Sarah. I’m 23. And I was wondering if you could help me answer a few questions.
Some background: I’m working on recovering from the frighteningly non-unique mess that is childhood sexual abuse followed by self harm. And I want to be beautiful, and strong, and kind. But stereotypically, early to mid 20 something’s are kind of the opposite of all of those things. I don’t want to suck…
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Jessica Gross | Longreads | May 2015 | 17 minutes (4,223 words)
I first encountered the work of the memoirist, critic, and journalist Vivian Gornick in graduate school when we were assigned The Situation and the Story, her handbook on personal writing. Gornick explains that the writer must create out of her real self a separate narrative persona. The narrator has wisdom and distance the writer may not, and can craft a meaningful story out of the raw details of life. This slim book cracked open my understanding of what it means to write.
In Fierce Attachments, her 1987 memoir, Gornick wields her narrative persona to construct an incisive, nuanced portrait of her conflicted bond with her mother. She describes the Bronx tenements where she grew up, the early death of her father, the complex relationship with their neighbor Nettie and, at the center of it all, a…
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What’s going in #nepal ??? Earthquake and It’s uncountable
after shock At the same time weather changing in a blink
of eyes.A very hot day changing into big storm. and some
part of Nepal flooding because of it.
please forgive us our sin & give us
a chance to live a life God.
Storm thundering lighting and raining at such situation usually people
gets inside home and feel self safe protected but situation here is
different.People are scared to enter inside home . It’s very painful to see
people standing outside home trying to keep self safe from
rain and quake One can see fear in their eyes.
Nepal government is getting huge criticism than before &
now another problem is raised the exam of
intermediate.By now examination would finished but because of quake
they postpone And from coming 20 jestha they will held examination .But
student aren’t agree with this decision.What can be the
Students are up with rally to raise voice against ministry of Nepal government
but at the same time
HSEB do have their own academic schedule which they
have to finish in a year & take exams while if just a year is
affected can hamper the other calander of other
And there are also students who agree for the decision of government and Says ‘
.Except the most effective 4-5 district HSEB
should take the exams & create a better environment!
HSEB should do is conduct exams in
such buildings where there are no cracks or problem
which students might fear mentally!
some says if student should go and appear their examinations. Its
already a long leave and if anyone says the preparation
time is so little then they should be expelled.
But Question Here is
ARE STUDENT MENTALITY FINE?
What can government do for students in such conditions ?
After shock haven’t left us and other part of Nepal is
effect by flood.Devastating natural disasters continuously taking huge number of life’s from different place of Nepal
People around the world are praying for us #prayfornepal
we are very thankful to all helping hand .We can see many songs too which is uploaded for us .Hence
Sometime we should check such awesome music vdo too
because they have done it for us.Do check it.
let us all join together for a tribute and for a better way
come let’s pray.Come together lets United and pray .Let
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Life is so unpredictable it can change anytime. There was a time that i was happy… Was in love and felt like i’m the lucky one .But now same love had made meh difficult to live. I feel so low i cry and lots of negative thoughts comes up in my useless brain .
But then i feel bad if i destroy myself what will happen to my parents ONE Who they gave me birth. It makes my eyes wet remembering them my negative thoughts goes out but still i’m not able to have a peaceful breath. I’m so helpless
I want to enjoy my life
i want to laugh
i want to have a normal life
Will it be possible ever again? So that I can have a sound sleep?