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Ahh!

Courage the Cowardly Dog! Yay!
If you haven’t read/watched this piece from the guardian, and purchasing clothing is on your list of major expenses next to rent and food, you should really give it your attention. More and more, I want my buying habits to reflect my ethics. This piece really drives that point home. In the past two years, I’ve been really trying to shop through responsible sources—places who make their product in the USA, or else contract with legitimate manufacturers throughout the world. Whenever we purchase clothing from Forever 21 or H&M, or a slew of other places, we’re supporting a sweatshop. We’re supporting fast fashion and a disposable culture that is unsustainable. I’m completely guilty of it, too—me and J. Crew Factory are best friends these days.
Need a little help? Here’s my (in no way complete) list of American made, or otherwise transparent clothing manufacturers. Yes, their goods may cost more than other places. Yes, it’s worth it, especially if you’re like me and don’t have the best luck with secondhand or consignment stores.
American Apparel
Alternative Apparel
Emerson Fry
Leota
Everlane
Mata Traders
Nooworks
Dusen Dusen

Look sharp & speak with your dollars!

If you haven’t read/watched this piece from the guardian, and purchasing clothing is on your list of major expenses next to rent and food, you should really give it your attention. More and more, I want my buying habits to reflect my ethics. This piece really drives that point home. In the past two years, I’ve been really trying to shop through responsible sources—places who make their product in the USA, or else contract with legitimate manufacturers throughout the world. Whenever we purchase clothing from Forever 21 or H&M, or a slew of other places, we’re supporting a sweatshop. We’re supporting fast fashion and a disposable culture that is unsustainable. I’m completely guilty of it, too—me and J. Crew Factory are best friends these days.

Need a little help? Here’s my (in no way complete) list of American made, or otherwise transparent clothing manufacturers. Yes, their goods may cost more than other places. Yes, it’s worth it, especially if you’re like me and don’t have the best luck with secondhand or consignment stores.

American Apparel

Alternative Apparel

Emerson Fry

Leota

Everlane

Mata Traders

Nooworks

Dusen Dusen

Look sharp & speak with your dollars!

slushpilehell:

My novel is actually an instructional booklet for peace for world peace, in the form of a novel, in the form of a mystery, adventure, suspense novel. A drama.

And this is a rejection letter, in the form of a letter of rejection.

lol.

#DarkSkinRedLip

I’ve spent the last half-hour trying to write an appropriate eulogy for Karyn Washington, who recently passed away. I wanted to tell my story, the other side of the dark-skinned experience, growing up in a household where my skin tone was almost revered. I came to dislike many things about myself while growing up, but being black as hell was never one of them. I wanted to admit that I’ve only started wearing lipstick, after decrying makeup on the whole for a long time. But the telling is too complex. Suffice to say, I know my place in the culture of beauty: somewhere near the bottom, a few steps from falling off the edge entirely. Regardless, it took me 33 years to get to where Karyn Washington was at 22—accepting her appearance and going as far as to create a safe-space for the rest of us. A place of affirmation and support. It breaks my heart that we’ll never get to see her full potential.

http://www.darkskinredlip.com/

The luckiest one.
I just finished this book. I liked it. My two strongest impressions:
1. I’m slightly creeped out by elevators, knowing more about their inner-workings, but still too lazy to use the stairs (also wondering how the author didn’t spook himself out of using elevators entirely; I can only imagine he came across stories about some terrible elevator accidents).
2. Nicole Aragi, won’t you be my agent?

I just finished this book. I liked it. My two strongest impressions:

1. I’m slightly creeped out by elevators, knowing more about their inner-workings, but still too lazy to use the stairs (also wondering how the author didn’t spook himself out of using elevators entirely; I can only imagine he came across stories about some terrible elevator accidents).

2. Nicole Aragi, won’t you be my agent?

Blair Eadie of Atlantic-Pacific. She just kills me sometimes.

Blair Eadie of Atlantic-Pacific. She just kills me sometimes.

I stayed up ‘til midnight to buy one of these. Ok, I bought two. Now I am sleepy and crabby. Leave me alone; I have so little in my life, I might as well look good.

I stayed up ‘til midnight to buy one of these. Ok, I bought two. Now I am sleepy and crabby. Leave me alone; I have so little in my life, I might as well look good.

(Source: everlane)

I wanted to listen to some music to get me through this morning’s walk to work, but I couldn’t decide what, so I put spotify on shuffle. Apparently spotify thought I was in a bad mood because everything I got was all doom and gloom and my walk to work was laborious. But I love this song. It has such a beautiful rising action; it’s sort of like watching a flower bloom in slow-motion.

IF OKCUPID HAD AN AUTORESPONSE OPTION

dudeinpublishing:

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Set to “automatically reply to anyone whose message doesn’t pass spell check” and “automatically reply to anyone who clearly CTRL-V’d this turd of an opener”.

1. Yes.

2. I love that Dude in Publishing is posting all Harley Quinn, all day today.