■□ "Here’s to the security guards who maybe had a degree in another land. Here’s to the manicurist who had to leave her family to come here, painting the nails, scrubbing the feet of strangers. Here’s to the janitors who don’t even fucking understand English yet work hard despite it all. Here’s to the fast food workers who work hard to see their family smile. Here’s to the laundry man at the Marriott who told me with the sparkle in his eyes how he was an engineer in Peru. Here’s to the bus driver, the Turkish Sufi who almost danced when I quoted Rumi. Here’s to the harvesters who live in fear of being deported for coming here to open the road for their future generation. Here’s to the taxi drivers from Nigeria, Ghana, Egypt and India who gossip amongst themselves. Here is to them waking up at 4am, calling home to hear the voices of their loved ones. Here is to their children, to the children who despite it all become artists, writers, teachers, doctors, lawyers, activists and rebels. Here’s to Western Union and Money Gram. For never forgetting home. Here’s to their children who carry the heartbeats of their motherland and even in sleep, speak with pride about their fathers. Keep on."

— Ijeoma Umebinyuo - Immigrants. First generation.
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C42 M69 Y95 K50 & C42 M70 Y95 K50, coke wisdom o’neal, 2011
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Benjamin Bohnsack Untitled (Luftbahn 02), 2010Tempera on canvas180 x 200 cm
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Death appeases All
 by Marian Wawrzeniecki, c.1905 
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Brian Wood, Verge 2008
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Dale Frank (Australian, b. 1958), Hebden Liddell, 2007. Synthetic polymer paint and varnish on linen, 120 x 160 cm.
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Le Freak C’est Chic by Jamil GS, Styled by Jason Farrer
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Remembering Hollywood legend, Lauren Bacall, with the ten things she taught us. See more HERE.
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■□ "Jenny Holzer’s famous truism “Protect me from what I want” renders in a very precise way the fundamental ambiguity of the hysterical position. It can either be read as an ironic reference to the standard male chauvinist wisdom that a woman, when left to herself, gets caught in the self-destructive fury, so that she must be protected from herself by the benevolent male domination: “Protect me from the excessive self-destructive desire in me that I myself am not able to dominate.” Or it can be read in a more radical way, as pointing towards the fact that in today’s patriarchal society, woman’s desire is radically alienated, that she desires what men expect her to desire, that she desires to be desired by men. In this case, “Protect me from what I want” means “What I want, precisely when I seem to formulate my authentic innermost longing, is already imposed on me by the patriarchal order that tells me what to desire, so the first condition of my liberation is that I break up the vicious cycle of my alienated desire and learn to formulate my desire in an autonomous way.”"

— Slavoj Žižek, How To Read Lacan
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monstroise -
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■□ "The sense of being between cultures has been very, very strong for me. I would say that’s the single strongest strand running through my life: the fact that I’m always in and out of things, and never really of anything for very long."

— Edward W. Said, Power, Politics and Culture. 
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