Last month, my brother (who is only a year older than me, and was my best friend in the whole world my whole life) was arrested for armed robbery. My brother was a history of drug problems/diagnosed mental illness, and is a teen father. His arrest has been really hard, especially since I now live in a different province form the rest of my family (attending university) and I might not get to see him before his jail sentence starts. However, in this month, I have:
- completely weened off of my antidepressants, after taking them for the past four years
- managed to write all my midterms and get decent marks on them all
- started looking at apartments to rent for my summer term of school
- managed to control all compulsions to self-harm/purge/starve/any other destructive behaviour
- made a few new friends at my university
- started seeing a new therapist
- explored some different career options
- started coming to terms with the sexual harassment/assault I’ve experienced that has been affecting me for years
I’m really proud of myself and I wanted to share that with you guys. Thanks everyone for all your support and love. <3
Selections from ‘Rituals’, by Noorann Matties
Forced to examine ourselves in ways many normally avoid, Rituals as a project sought to capture the moment in which we our lives become devoid of distraction and we become intimately aware of ourselves. By photographing people’s personal beauty rituals I attempted to capture this awareness, this intimacy that occurs only when one is forced to examine their own body, the most basic thing that is theirs, and build upon it.
view the complete series at http://inconnumag.com/rituals/
i’m not going to apologize for the format this post has taken:
he used his popularity to manipulate and abuse a minor and for that HE DOES NOT DESERVE YOUR ATTENTION OR SUPPORT.
Stills from my short film/art final, Lucid.
Amazing Backgrounds from 101 Dalmations
Walt Disney Studios, 1961
Ken Anderson, art director and production designer
"My mom taught me to believe in my flyness and conquer my shyness"
Here’s a handy A to Z guide to U.S.-backed international crime.
Source: Nicolas J.S. Davies for Alternet