all of this. the whole story is just endlessly upsetting and troubling and makes you wonder where we are headed - it feels like nowhere good.
"…I wasn’t put on earth to be liked. I have my own reasons for being and my own sense of what is important and what isn’t, and I’m not going to change that.” - Lauren Bacall
The police have too much power in America and the press is afraid to say it outright. Why? They’re in fear of what black people experience every day: When confronted with a true emergency, from that point forward, the police might do more harm than good.
WHY IS RUNNING IMPORTANT TO YOU?
Running is the new activism. Running is a way for us to come together and connect. Runners make a difference by racing for the causes that they care about. We push ourselves to our limitations physically. Mental and emotional growth follows. We run for ourselves, and we run for others. When we run together, we learn the delicate balance between pushing one another to become better, and offering acceptance and support. Runners learn how to be there for each other, totally. Running helps us bond. Running heals our broken hearts. Running makes us stronger, as communities and individuals.
— RIP Mr. Williams.
Beginning tomorrow, I’ll be taking a 50 day trip in partnership with the United Nations, supported by the Secretary General’s MDG Advocacy Group. I’ll be posting portraits and stories from the trip on the blog. We’re calling it a ‘World Tour,’ because the trip will span over 25,000 miles and circumnavigate the globe. But since there are only ten countries on the itinerary, it would be rather foolish to claim that these portraits and stories somehow represent ‘the world,’ or humanity as a whole. The point of the trip is not to “say” anything about the world. But rather to visit some faraway places, and listen to as many people as possible.
In addition to gathering portraits and stories, the purpose of the tour is to raise awareness for the Millennium Development Goals, which are pictured. The MDG’s are eight international development goals that every member state of the UN agreed we should accomplish by the year 2015. Basically: they’re stuff that everyone can agree the world needs. (More info can be found here: http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/). So in addition to telling stories of individuals, we hope this trip may in some way help to inspire a global perspective, while bringing awareness to the challenges that we all need to tackle together. Hope you enjoy.
you know how some people just get it? she gets it.
Chances are you didn’t get a ticket to Lollapalooza this year. When three-day passes to the $22 million mega-fest went on sale in March, they sold out within an hour; one-day passes sold out in two. But that doesn’t just mean you won’t be going to Lolla. It means that, if you live near Chicago, you won’t be seeing Lorde this summer. You won’t be seeing Spoon, Broken Bells or Chance the Rapper, either. In fact, you won’t be seeing a lot of the more than 100 acts playing Lollapalooza this year.
For that, you can thank Lollapalooza’s radius clause: A part of every band’s contract that reportedly bars festival performers from playing within 300 miles of Chicago for six months before the festival and three months after it."
- “Falling in love is not the only adventure worthy of a young woman.”— Caitlin Stasey (via kvtes)
We remember you today, you who gave so much, you who was taken. We say that you lived. We say that you mattered. We say that we love you.