For queers to make things work can be pressure as well as a project. You know that if there is a break up it can fulfill an expectation that such relationships are less lasting, less secure; fragile. There is a kind of queer fatalism at stake here: that to be on a queer path is to hurtle toward a miserable fate; queer as self-shattering. And then if things do shatter (as they do tend to do) you have fulfilled an expectation that “this” is where being queer led you to.

We can note from these examples of queer or mixed intimacies how some relationships are assumed to be inherently broken, as if their fate is to break. And this is difficult: the assumption of fragility can make something fragile; just think of how you can become clumsier when you are trying to be careful not to break what easily breaks. Or think of how if you are already known as the clumsy one, you might become even more afraid of breakage, because you know that if there is a breakage, you will be judged as the one who is behind it. The harder you try the more you seem to slip up. Or think of how leaving the accepted social paths can be to leave behind support systems, those institutional ways of holding, protecting, nurturing. To leave a support system can mean to become more fragile, less protected from the bumps of ordinary life. And though fragility might be a consequence it can be recruited as cause: as if you willfully caused your own damage by leaving the safety of a brightly lit path. No wonder so much queer and feminist invention comes from creating our own support systems.

Sara Ahmed, “Fragility” (via lehaaz)

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CHELSEA BRAVO SPRING/SUMMER 2015 LOOKBOOK

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uzowuru:

from me to you

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wintergrey:

James Baldwin on “looting” (via x).

wintergrey:

James Baldwin on “looting” (via x).

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altcomics:

Kristina Tzekova

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nikeswooshes:

yohji yamamoto spring 2009

nikeswooshes:

yohji yamamoto spring 2009

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reitschul:

Consider the occurrence of one’s feelings as the opposite of how coloring books work: you’re first given an intensity of color, which you then try and fit into a shape, a form. 

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jassieuo:

corner store trips with @sheliathedesigner 

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zonkout:

Dorothy Gillespie, Color Clouds and Ribboned Currents, 1990.

zonkout:

Dorothy Gillespie, Color Clouds and Ribboned Currents, 1990.

fuckyeahnickiminaj:

Complex Magazine released “The 25 Best Rap Verses of the Last 5 Years,” naming Nicki Minaj’s verse in Monster  #1.

“It was clear, she did her thing alongside the best in the game—she stole the show, in fact, outshined them all.”

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trioxic:

Henri Matisse: Nu sur méridienne , 1929–1929

trioxic:

Henri Matisse: Nu sur méridienne , 1929–1929

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sandyhonig:

Vivian Maier