I think it’s very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person.
Oscar Wilde (via belowjob)

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Chimamamda Ngozi Adiche.

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46,747 plays Y.A.L.A. M.I.A. Matangi



M.I.A. - Y.A.L.A. FULL!!!!!!!!



Faroe Islands, Denmark


Baba Yetu by Christopher Tin.


Blooming NY by Bianca Green

This is too ill.

No one can travel your own road for you; you must travel it for yourself.


I strive to be a skeptic, in the best sense of that word: I question everything, and yet I’m open to everything. And I don’t have immovable beliefs. My values shift and grow with my experiences—and as my context changes, so does what I believe.


No one can tell you how you must understand the world, and you can’t say what someone else must do or be.

A fantastic reminder from Amy Tan, adding to our ongoing archive of sage advice.

Also se Anaïs Nin on the ever-evolving self and Carl Sagan on mastering the vital balance between skepticism and openness.

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There are literally 7 versions of this song.
This is 1 of roughly a million cuts that didn’t make it onto the album “Cupid Deluxe”.
Additional vocals by Samantha Urbani
Instrumentation and Production by me.
Mixed by Blue.

Note : percussion borrows heavily from “Ruins" xxx

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Make Believe Part 2.

This is one too many silhouettes in a row, but I hope I’m not boring you with them. I do try to make them different and interesting.

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Marilyn photographed by Andre De Dienes, 1949

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2,461 plays Brighton swelo Escalator Music


swelo - Brighton

swelo is a math teacher in New Orleans. I imagine him as one of those math teachers that changes your life, the kind that girls have crushes on because he’s cute for a teacher and the kind dudes respect because they know he’s in a band, he’s also, like, really, really good at his job. 

It turns out he’s like, pretty good at making music too. His sound is still a little frayed around the edges but I appreciate how each song is as different as the next, there’s “Country Road" the rap funk indie vibe, then enchantingly produced, electronica interlude "Gypsy Break.” 

This song, Brighton is from his EP, Escalator Music, that he released earlier this year. There’s something great about how this song transforms: I am just as drawn to the soothing folk build up as I am to the chorus that crackles with influences of electronica.

In truth, I think swelo excels when he’s not rapping or airing on the side of hip-hop. Brighton and his song Summer Afternoon are my favorites—a fantastic mix of indie, folk, hip hop and electronic, a sound that is fresh but familiar.


Emily asks "Where My Ladies At?

Stop. Watch this.

The lack of women with STEM shows on YouTube is the nail, Emily Graslie is the hammer, and this video is the proverbial strike upon its head. There’s not much that I can say that Emily doesn’t say better, and truer, and from an emotional place of which I can only begin to imagine the outermost atoms of the outermost superficial shell.

Digging into how women are treated on YouTube taps into much larger issues, in STEM fields and society in general. But it’s also a very visible place to begin to make an impact and force change. I think I still fall into the “not knowing exactly how I fit in to this” category like she mentions. And I know there’s lots of people, male and female, who feel like that. But we’re here, we’re listening, and we have your back. That’s a start.

Head over to the video page to see a great list of female-led STEM YouTube channels in the description. Can’t wait to see that list grow.