All of us, at some point over the last six months, have wished in one way or another that we could be anesthetized. That we could chemically numb the parts of our brains that flare out with anxiety every time our phones (those luminous portals of dread) vibrate with a news alert....more
Posts Tagged: Pride
Frank Ocean has released a message about the Orlando shooting that is mournfully beautiful in both its reflection on the hate that fueled the attacks and the hope for a counter-balancing beauty to emerge in its wake:
I heard on the news that the aftermath of a hate crime left piles of bodies on a dance floor this month.
In the wake of the Orlando tragedy, questions have been raised about the ability of the gay dance scene to overcome the fear bred by such senseless, yet targeted, violence. A piece at THUMP by VICE argues the importance of dance culture in affirming the right to congregate, unafraid and proud:
Will fear drive us back to the days of blackout tape over bar windows, speakeasy-like password entries, underground nightclubs?
From about the time I was 13 until I graduated high school, I had bullies....more