Me, circa . . . 2002? -ish?
I don't know why, but seeing myself with a cigarette really cracks me up. 🚬 💁🏻♀️Smoking indoors, remember that? I remember when people smoked at the grocery store and in the library. (How wild does that seem now?!)
There are some older guys who stand on the street corner smoking joints near our house in Brooklyn and for some reason it makes me laugh every time. In a world of vaping and edibles and tinctures, standing on a streetcorner smoking a joint seems like such a throwback.✌🏽It's crazy how fast (some) things change.
it’s creepy, disrespectful, and scary at times. bye, sir 🛑🥊 #stopcatcalling
Is it just me, but when your song comes on, do you feel like your body automatically starts dancing? It’s like the beat of the song runs through your veins & you instantly forget what is going on and it takes you to a happy place!! 💃🏼 A bailar se ha dicho!!
UNPLANNED: TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT Abortion.
Abby Johnson, former director of a Planned Parenthood turned pro-life activist, recently wrote an open letter to audiences regarding the film “Unplanned,” a movie following Johnson’s pro-life conversion, which premiered in theaters last month. Why did she feel the need to address audience’s in advance? Because this film – made by the same conservative Christians who brought you God’s NotDead – has received an R rating.
Surprised? So were the film’s creators. The MPAA told the filmmakers that the rating was for “disturbing/bloody images” and said they could only lower it if the film removed the scenes depicting abortion.
Naturally this has generated a fair amount of controversy. Is Hollywood admitting that abortion is in fact violent? Was this a politically motivated move to keep fewer audiences from seeing the film? Did “Unplanned” in fact go overboard in its use of abortion imagery? One review of the film calls it a “gory mess” and another complains that “seeing the ultrasound (of an abortion) was somehow worse than seeing the fetal parts arranged into reconstructed form in a petri dish.”
The response to the film brings to mind another controversial issue dealing with abortion imagery – forced ultrasound laws. This refers to laws held by some states which require a woman to see an ultrasound of her baby before she can receive an abortion. Many pro-choice advocates decry this practice as both “medically unnecessary” and “demeaning.” A law topic summary on Rewire claims, “Mandatory ultrasound laws attempt to dissuade women from getting an abortion using emotional appeals and manipulation.”
This gets at the heart of the issue both for “Unplanned” and many other instances of abortion imagery. Are these images merely manipulative and disturbing, or do they have a merited place in the abortion debate?
Here is what Johnson says about the film in her open letter.
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When you fantasize the idea of who a person is in your head, even that person will not be able to live up to the expectations you have set in your head❣️ who agrees?
I’ve always seen the clouds as the spots where all the angels relax and socialize, just watching the planes and birds go by without a care, angel feet dangling and wings resting 🕊
You can’t figure a goddess out 🌹
To perfect oneself is
difficult but not rare.
To have perfect wisdom
is rare indeed.
By @christineswebb 🕸
2.5” x 4.25” in.
(6.35 cm x 10.16 cm- tiny!)
In @moleskine extra small sketchbook with @staedtlermars watercolor pencils, watercolor travel brush @pilot.frixion/text- thumb included for scale.
With all the awesomeness that happened yesterday and the @laweekly art issue, I’ve catching up on my 365 sketchbook, brining you a mini portrait just finished!
Inspired by Marie Curie, the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and only woman to win the Nobel prize twice, and the only person to win the Nobel Prize in two different scientific fields, physics and chemistry. What a boss b!