23 year old student; one of those "I-like-art" type girls.
humansofnewyork:

"I think the great fear of every Tibetan is that our story will die out. It’s been over fifty years now since Tibet lost its independence. Our monasteries have been destroyed. The Chinese language curriculum is being mandated in our schools. More and more Han Chinese are moving into Tibet— building homes, building malls. I think now we are all starting to think that the Chinese are too powerful and that the dream of returning home is fading away. I think our mistake was that we didn’t keep up with the world. We held on to the monastic tradition too tightly. We didn’t embrace modern education, and so we weren’t connected with the outside world. Because of that, we lost our freedom silently. I think our challenge now is to educate our children in a modern way, so hopefully they will be better at sharing our story."
(Dharamshala, India)

humansofnewyork:

"I think the great fear of every Tibetan is that our story will die out. It’s been over fifty years now since Tibet lost its independence. Our monasteries have been destroyed. The Chinese language curriculum is being mandated in our schools. More and more Han Chinese are moving into Tibet— building homes, building malls. I think now we are all starting to think that the Chinese are too powerful and that the dream of returning home is fading away. I think our mistake was that we didn’t keep up with the world. We held on to the monastic tradition too tightly. We didn’t embrace modern education, and so we weren’t connected with the outside world. Because of that, we lost our freedom silently. I think our challenge now is to educate our children in a modern way, so hopefully they will be better at sharing our story."

(Dharamshala, India)

(via indikos)

npr:

The monuments we build today are going to shift and change — just like we do. What I like about the Mandela sculpture (and what makes me uneasy about the World Trade Center pools), is that [South African artist Marco] Cianfanelli knows that we’re changelings, so his monument keeps asking us to shift position, to adjust, to rethink. The trip from jail to freedom (and back) is a provocative subject; it will keep people thinking for a long, long time.

A Giant Appears At The Edge Of An African Roadway

Photo credit: Courtesy of Marco Cianfanelli

This is how I feel about tumblr.

When I started, I only followed people who made things/wrote great stories/had great adventures. But a lot of those people are making less and less (probably because they’re out getting paid to do the things they were so great at) or have been replaced by all these people that have great personalities or interesting/hilarious/very well articulated perspectives on current events or pop culture.

And while I like (and need) that perspective, I sometimes feel that at best as though it’s diluting my own ability to articulate my feelings toward certain things - because I can quickly get wrapped up in other people’s outrages and passions (especially when they’re similar to mine) - or at worst I co-opt their opinions and don’t bother looking further into things, or acting about things because let’s face it - there are a lot of shitty things happening and a lot of things clamouring for our attention.

It’s also really tiring to have all this pop culture constantly in my purview. Don’t get me wrong, I love some of the great conversations and references to music/art/movies/tv that I can’t get into on my own because there’s so much of it, but damn, it’s really difficult keeping up with things I enjoy or want to learn more about when they’re so inundated with extra shit that’s so uninteresting to me. 

Anyway, my point it it’s hard to find balance between what I want and need, but life’s like that. Also, it’s time for me to get tumblr saviour.

(Source: im1004, via pinkrobotboogaloo)

One for the road - until next time #OttCity. You were lovely! (Technically in Gatineau..) #nofilter (at Parc Moussette)

One for the road - until next time #OttCity. You were lovely! (Technically in Gatineau..) #nofilter (at Parc Moussette)

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