Rants from an Art enthusiast and a Science advocate
"These days,
you sigh
more often
than you
Noor Shirazie  (via vardahussain)
"What makes the non-South Asian person’s use of the bindi problematic is the fact that a pop star like Selena Gomez wearing one is guaranteed to be better received than I would if I were to step out of the house rocking a dot on my forehead. On her, it’s a bold new look; on me, it’s a symbol of my failure to assimilate. On her, it’s unquestionably cool; on me, it’s yet another marker of my Otherness, another thing that makes me different from other American girls. If the use of the bindi by mainstream pop stars made it easier for South Asian women to wear it, I’d be all for its proliferation — but it doesn’t. They lend the bindi an aura of cool that a desi woman simply can’t compete with, often with the privilege of automatic acceptance in a society when many non-white women must fight for it.”
Beyond Bindis: Why Cultural Appropriation Matters (via galifreyy)
"Photography has very little to do with mastering all the knobs and dials on your DSLR and everything to do with learning to look, really look, and get beyond the endless collections of different objects and people.”

Over at The Dish Book Club, a reader chimes in on my conversation with cognitive scientist Alexandra Horowitz, author of the spectacular On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes.

Pair with Susan Sontag on photography.

(via explore-blog)


I think one of the scariest moments for everyone during Ramadan is when you finally understand & say to yourself, “it’s me” “it’s me” “it’s only me” “damn it’s all me”

The realization that you’ve become a slave to your ego and desires is difficult but that realization lends to something great. Potential change.