I live in Southern California, I spend most days making art, eating cereal and avoiding social obligations. I like Kanye West and cover songs, I can't do cartwheels and I have very ticklish ankles.
my KIK is dropdeadquirky
Yes I support gay rights.
Yes I would care if you died.
No I’m not going to reblog that post.
And i’m especially not going to reblog seven pages worth of colorful gifs of people patting their back because they’re not homophobic.
I am also especially not going to reblog something that engages in emotional blackmail.
I have unfollowed more than one person who does the “I’m judging every one of my followers who doesn’t reblog this”
As often as Kanye West talks about the state of his mental health, one would think that we’d be having a national conversation on mental health–kind of like the way we had a wave of conversations about domestic violence in the wake of the Chris Brown-Rihanna incident. Yet, in the four years since Kanye began talking openly about the depression related to the death of his mother and the dissolution of his romantic relationship with longtime paramour Alexis Phifer, the conversations have continued to be one-sided.
A search for “Kanye West and Depression” brings up surprisingly few articles and discussions. There’s a sterile AP article describing his initial comments, Cord Jefferson advising Kanye to go to a therapist on The Root, an MTV news article on his path to recovery, and Tom Breihan in the Village Voice distilling 808′s and Heartbreak down to “emo bellyaching” and a “album-length tantrum at his ex.” While Bassey Ikpi later argued to have some compassion for Kanye, it was one small plea in a sea of indifference and condemnation.
After four years of being open about pain and vulnerability, I’m starting to wonder if society will ever really hear him.
The R’s editor/owner Latoya Peterson is posting about mental health—in pop culture and in daily lives—all this week. Check out her analysis on Kanye West’ 808’s and Heartbreak and how badly pop/media culture handled his discussing his mental health on the album on the R today. (via racialicious)
They won’t, for so many reasons that are not specifically ascribed to Kanye West. He’s just an easy, prominent target for them.
sleeping is hard in the summer because blankets are too warm but without blankets im vulnerable to monsters