The more unstructured a movement it, the less control it has over the directions in which it develops and the political actions in which it engages. This does not mean that its ideas do not spread. Given a certain amount of interest by the media and the appropriateness of social conditions, the ideas will still be diffused widely. But diffusion of ideas does not mean they are implemented; it only means they are talked about. Insofar as they can be applied individually they may be acted on; insofar as they require coordinated political power to be implemented, they will not be.
Off to Berlin for #okfest14 from Newark Airport, where #nyc is lost in the heat haze (at Newark Liberty International Airport (Bldg.1))

Off to Berlin for #okfest14 from Newark Airport, where #nyc is lost in the heat haze (at Newark Liberty International Airport (Bldg.1))

Awesome retreat treats by @voliphaunt #frontlinesms #nomnomnom

Awesome retreat treats by @voliphaunt #frontlinesms #nomnomnom

explore-blog:

Poet, essayist, literary critic, and 2014 Radcliffe Fellow Meghan O’Rourke on how we grieve, the messiness of mourning, and learning to live with loss – a soul-stirring read.

explore-blog:

Poet, essayist, literary critic, and 2014 Radcliffe Fellow Meghan O’Rourke on how we grieve, the messiness of mourning, and learning to live with loss – a soul-stirring read.

british-vogue:

Dancers Darcey Bussell and Sophie Elgort with Cynthia Harvey, photographed by Arthur Elgort for the December 1989 issue.
Step inside the Vogue Archives here

british-vogue:

Dancers Darcey Bussell and Sophie Elgort with Cynthia Harvey, photographed by Arthur Elgort for the December 1989 issue.

Step inside the Vogue Archives here

What I find remarkable is that humans expect policy reform in other countries to happen in ways they would find laughable if they scratched out the name of the foreign country and wrote in their own. The political blinders fall off unnoticed.
Professionally, my life has never been better and I am grateful for all of it. My personal life is a bit dismal. I have lovely friends and family who are endearingly supportive but selling two books doesn’t change my propensity for depression. Making a publishing breakthrough doesn’t make everything better. I have all this good news and no one to share it with. I look at the growing stack of books I’ve written and I am so proud. I cannot help but think, Writing is not everything. It can’t be.
Roxane Gay, Two Damn Books, via annfriedman
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