Without the use of Photoshop or any digital manipulation, Korean artist JeeYoung Lee spends weeks converting her tiny Seoul studio into some of the most elaborate installations we’ve seen—for the sake of taking a single photograph.
(Source: mymodernmet.com, via rainbowrosepetals)
A few days ago in a parking lot in Lisbon wheelchair users and volunteers occupied all the available Non-Handicap spaces to make a point to able-bodied motorists what it is like to have “their” parking places unavailable to them.
On every wheelchair various notes were left like: "be right back", "it only takes a moment", "I’m get something here", etc.
Via Mobility Van Videos by EJ Dulina
Reblogged this yesterday from a different source, but I think this photograph is more powerful.
I love this so much I’ll reblog it a million times!
(Source: omniprznt, via rainbowrosepetals)
If humans weren't meant to eat meat, even if only occasionally, why have we got canine teeth like other omnivores? Why not no teeth/minimal teeth like herbivores (eg turtles)? Natural selection has caused us to have sharp teeth for eating meat, because those that didn't eat it died out.
"When you realize your beauty isn’t in the hands of others, but in your own eyes, that is what sets you free. Stop trying to put your beauty in other’s hands, stop giving them that control of your life. Only you decide that you are beautiful.
Everyone else can go fuck themselves if they don’t agree"
skull; a bone framework enclosing the brain of a vertebrate; the skeleton of a person’s or animal’s head.
tries to do things: becomes overridden with anxiety
doesn’t do things: becomes overridden with anxiety
"The cognitive authority of medicine plays an important role in distorting and silencing the knowledge of the disabled. Medical professionals have been given the power to describe and validate everyone’s experience of the body. If you go to doctors with symptoms they cannot observe directly or verify independently of what you tell them, such as pain or weakness or numbness or dizziness or difficulty concentrating, and if they cannot find an objectively observable cause of those symptoms, you are likely to be told that there is “nothing wrong with you,” no matter how you feel. Unless you are very lucky in your doctors, no matter how trustworthy and responsible you were considered to be before you started saying you were ill, your experience will be invalidated. Other people are the authorities on the reality of the experiences of your body.
When you are very ill, you desperately need medical validation of your experience, not only for economic reasons (insurance claims, pensions, welfare and disability benefits all depend upon official diagnosis), but also for social and psychological reasons. People with unrecognized illnesses are often abandoned by their friends and families. Because almost everyone accepts the cognitive authority of medicine, the person whose bodily experience is radically different from medical descriptions of her/his condition is invalidated as a knower."