The more she could imagine this island, the less she liked the real world. The more she could imagine the people, the less she liked any real people. It got until she didn’t belong anywhere. It got so nobody was good enough, refined enough, real enough. Nothing was as real as her imagined world - Chuck Palahniuk
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Ask me something magical
Neil Hilborn & Renee Schminkey - “One Color” (NPS 2013)
"They didn’t teach me that I could be with someone but not always want them, that being curious about sex doesn’t mean I was asking for it."
Performing for Minneapolis’s SlamMN! at the 2013 National Poetry Slam.
why are there so many good pictures of tegan and sara on tumblr tonight? and why are they touring europe when i was about to cancel my flight there! is this a sign? what is going on! ugh!
I’m totally excited about this you guys! I’ve made five issues of a new comic series called ‘family portraits’ which explores the lives of different queer, trans and awesome people. And i’ve just applied for funding to get them printed!! You can totally vote for me at www.facebook.com/AMPscholarship
A 72-year-old grandfather, Liu Xianping, has become something of an internet sensation after he began modelling for his granddaughter’s online clothing store.
Liu’s granddaughter runs Yuekou, a partnership between herself and four other recent college graduates. While Liu was helping the girls unpack, “he picked up one piece and tried to give some advice on how to mix and match. We thought it was fun so we started shooting.”"Why unacceptable (for someone like me) to wear women’s clothes? Modelling for the store is helping my granddaughter and I have nothing to lose. We were very happy on the day of the shooting. I’m very old and all that I care about is to be happy." — Liu Xianping
Source: Quoted directly from this article at Shanghaiist.
Whenever I am touring or doing readings, inevitably I get approached by Tegan and Sara fans who share touching stories about the ways TnS have moved them, helped them come out, changed their lives. I am always so heartened to hear these stories but never surprised because in so many ways they have done the same for me. They have consistently believed in me and supported my work, and for this I feel incredibly grateful.
But perhaps most importantly, by being fearless, outspoken, and persistent, especially in a world that is often telling queers that we don’t exist or shouldn’t exist, they are two of my greatest inspirations. Through them I have learnt that it’s possible for me to be all of me in everything I do and so much of what I love about being queer is embodied by them.
Needless to say, I am so thrilled to share what Sara Quin loves about being queer:
"What I love about being Queer is that its ME. It has helped define My Art, My Voice, My Aesthetic and My Politics. Being Queer has encouraged me to speak out and to stand up. It’s forced me to take an active role in the world around me and its pushed me to demand the same from others. It’s made me a Role Model. I love being Queer."
-Sara Quin (New York/Montreal)