"Still, I see beautiful sunsets and breathe in the four seasons. I find lush, silent company in the landscape itself. This was the way that I came into the world—not alone."
"Without relationship, we fail to survive; we cannot conceive of new futures; we cannot move beyond whatever we’ve been indoctrinated into. In the face of societal collapse, figuring out our relationship with the land we live on is critical."
"While reaching for objects society deems valuable and in a reality where fat, Black, queer women are not, she was not granted value but instead recognized it already within herself."
"An image feels lived-in, as if it captures the perspective of someone who has experienced the setting over and over again from several angles and with sentimentality."
"Though the silt itself is the site of tragedy, traces of freshwater gorgeously spread like branches, or fingerprints, or lungs, or as Nicklen writes, like veins."
"In the face of this ecological disaster, the young people of Kinshasa began to repurpose the waste into traditional religious costumes that were previously destroyed, along with other cultural histories and rituals, by the forced Catholicism of colonization."
“Old Skool was created to give at-risk youth the family that a lot of them don’t have. [Some] don’t even know what a family is—other than the people on the streets.”
"...These multi-realm beings capture the discreet and secret elements of time language. Earthy and ethereal colored portraits evoke feelings of land here long before this moment and lasting long after it shall part."
"For Saunders, celebrating love is not grand, abstract, or impossible to grasp. It’s as honest as a single strand of thread...not taking the versatility or collective power of the individual pieces for granted."
"Black Americans have deep historical connections and ownership over vegan and plant-based cuisines. In this episode of Proof, writer Gabrielle Lawrence-Cormier reconnects with their family's pre-Great Migration gardening traditions and reclaims their plant-based culinary roots."
"Water is both versatile and undisguised. Its magnitude is only made possible by its minute, microscopic makeup, and this equilibrium is what carries its message. It’s what makes water so precious, so fluid."
"Bey’s work adds to the long and transformative history of Black and queer people who have subverted power structures through futurity, love, and hybridity. And how fitting? For she knows that to be queer is to live in the future anyway."
"This is the kind of show you have to intentionally make time to process. So I was stressed about how to approach the artist interview."
"From design to completion, each person is required to spend time sitting with these stories in a physical way, which creates room for grief, remembrance, education, and critique."
"And that’s part of the journey of the album: getting to the point of putting yourself out there in search of someone to share those vulnerabilities with and growing into intimacy."
"Ultimately, there are multiple ways to work through the human experience. The discotheque is just one of our many human efforts at claiming the freedom to express that through shared experience."
Rethink Outside™ is a call to action for all who believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to enjoy time outdoors – because when people connect with nature we all benefit.
"If life goes on, if life is all around us in ways we hadn’t imagined before, and if the impact of our lived experience sustains long after our bodies are put to rest, then how are we consciously using this gift?"
"Having to 'fit' into a culture that doesn’t take your experience into account creates the perfect conditions for burnout and resentment."
"Well, that’s what play is about. That’s why the creative process is reliant upon play and deliberate mistakes...No creative endeavor is done without a risk. "
"These are some of her reflections on Gainesville’s changes and the University of Florida’s failure to facilitate a sustainable relationship with the local community."
"Even when we’re our happy selves living our best lives out here, we’re not thinking through the most of what we deserve."
"We don’t allow people to see what it’s like to really balance regular life along with your writing."
"Placemaking, as a verb, is a process."