Trapped in the Panopticon

Panopticon*: a prison with cells that face inward to a guard tower. The guard tower itself is impossible to see into, but from it the activities of every prisoner are visible. The inmates themselves have no way of knowing if they are being watched at any moment, and so they must act at all times […]

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Marked

I was thinking that I’ve never actually used my photography to express my emotions, so tonight I changed that. This isn’t anything particularly special, but the words I wrote on myself are ones that have followed me for a long time. They pop out of people’s mouths, even those that think they are being reassuring. […]

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Queering Valentine’s Day

*fair warning, this really isn’t all that deep and probably doesn’t meet the technical criteria for “queering” Valentine’s Day – as much of a capitalists marketing ploy at this point as a day to celebrate romanticism – elicits many emotions. For those in relationships, it can be elation, celebration, or even annoyance. For those recently […]

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The tired path

We are afraid, but we are brave. We are afraid, but we are brave. If I tell myself it is so, so it will become. Looking out of my window, it is night. The trees sway in the breeze, pools of water reflect the cloudy sky in their surfaces – the picture obscured by raindrops […]

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Why I choose Atheism

I am a second rate political mind, and certainly no theologian or philosopher, but because of the internet, I am entirely empowered to stream my thoughts into the public domain. Or rather, I am here to parrot much more brilliant people than myself. I’m writing this – not because I feel that I have anything […]

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It begins (trigger warning)

“I’m here to tell you it’s not going to be as bad as you think.” The echoes of these words follow me into so many places. People who do not find themselves or groups that they are a part of being specifically targeted by recent events think that their consolation is in some way, significant. […]

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