"I live in a shared apartment with 15 other girls near my college. There’s 3 of us per room. We each pay 450 taka ($6) a month for food. For breakfast, we have potato mash, lentils and rice. For lunch, we eat fish, vegetables and rice and then for dinner, we fry some vegetables. Fish for only one meal a day."
"What about meat?"
"Meat is expensive so we only buy it for 5 days in the month for lunch. Our menu isn’t bad, I guess the more you can afford, the better you can eat."
"I grew up in Adelaide during the Pauline Hanson era. There weren’t that many Asian families back then and people would tell us to go back to where we came from because we were Asian.
After September 11, they would tell us to go back to where we came from because we were Muslim. Livin’ the dream!”
"I love people, everyone has stories. I spend most of my time talking to randoms. You have no idea how much time the street steals from me."
"What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learnt from a street conversation?"
"I never finished high school so Sydney streets became my education. I’ve learnt so much about life from watching dry paint. Everything I am is a combination of them experiences. I think that everyone is fragile and the most violent and self destructive ones are the ones in adult bodies, facing adult consequences but in their hearts they are just kids. It seems so wrong to punish kids for making mistakes."
“In Bangladesh, I used to work at the World Health Organisation but there’s no system here to get me a job like that so here I am.
I live here with my wife and kids but this isn’t just for them, I have to work to support those back home too. I’ve come here and there’s no turning back.
This in itself is a kind of war. I’ve come and I’m working but back home, I wouldn’t have even thought of this kind of work. But I’m doing it and it’s getting me by.”
hey… this one’s a little rough around the edges… but there’s been discussion of a few ppl bringing shame upon the house of the feminism recently so here’s Disrespectful “Feminist” Daisy! I don’t think she gets the meaning of the word intersectionality…
Wario thinks this is really good, it is’a better than the one Wario was’a working on. Wahahahaha!
this. so great.
Wario wants you to imagine these’a being said in’a Toad’s shrill, irritating voice.
Anonymous asked: Hey, I don't know you, but my name is Jessica Xu too :D
Oh awesome! Hello to yet another Jessica Xu in the world :)
Urasabite no omoi: Non-Western Feminism: a list -
It is my intention to put together a non-western feminism course syllabus for submission to my Women’s Studies department. In that spirit, I have collected a list of texts on non-western feminism, mostly in the voices of non-western women, to serve as a starting point for developing this…
Summer break reading here I come
one day with berla
TRAVEL. PAINT. REPEAT.: How I Afford Travel -
Badass trips on a not-so-badass budget.
Many travel blogs are written by people who’ve sold all their possessions and have taken a huge plunge into the world of long-term travel. This can sound expensive at first, but when you consider that you don’t have rent or a car payment in this…
For future reference..
(Source: aplaceforart, via helveticaonearth)