Do you think every president goes through a awkward first few weeks in office when they’re not sure when’s the right time to ask if aliens are real or not?
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Overwhelming. Room after room filled with pictures of innocent #Kurdish children, women and men; tortured to death, raped, driven away from their homes, their villages, their land during #Anfal. Where is justice?
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"On this, the 100th anniversary of the day the first world war began, it is sobering to look back at the way that conflict was so badly reported. The catalogue of journalistic misdeeds is a matter of record: the willingness to publish propaganda as fact, the apparently tame acceptance of censorship and the failure to hold power to account."
"I regret being scared. I regret wasting time thinking I wasn’t good enough, that I didn’t deserve a seat at the table. You do belong and your voice is worthy. Say it to yourself in the mirror every morning if you have to, but don’t ever forget it."
Jenna Wortham, reporter, New York Times, to Buzzfeed. 39 Pieces Of Advice For Journalists And Writers Of Color.
Buzzfeed asks twenty established writers what advice they’d give to those breaking into the industry.
Here are the questions:
- What piece of advice would you, as a writer of color, give to burgeoning writers/journalists of color?
- What do you know now about being a writer of color that you wish you’d known when you first started?
- Is there anything you did as a writer starting out that you now regret?
Read through for the answers.
Tonsure (rear view), 1921
Marcel Duchamp (photographed by Man Ray, 1890–1976)
This portrait of Duchamp, probably taken by the artist’s friend Man Ray, shows the back of Duchamp’s head with his star/comet tonsure haircut. The motivations for and circumstances surrounding the haircut remain unclear, but the tonsure and star/comet imagery have multiple meanings. The tonsure historically served as a symbol of the célibat,or one who withdraws from society. By 1921 Duchamp had repeatedly withdrawn from artistic, social, familial, and romantic engagements.
It is possible that the tonsure haircut also refers to Rrose Sélavy, Duchamp’s female alter ego, who first emerged in 1920. The five-pointed star, which from Roman times has been called the “Rose of Venus,” is associated with the goddess of love and functions as symbol of the feminine. In this way, the tonsure can be considered an outward sign of Duchamp’s multiple and shifting identities.
i have such facility connecting with women, such difficulty connecting with men.
Amazons of the Caucasus, in 1895. (photo taken in Western Armenia)