31 julho 2016
30 julho 2016
"I want to make music so that I can raise the consciousness level on this planet. Let's all come together in light, love and harmony through oneness with ourselves and All That Is. Enjoy."
young mind who sees the world in her own particularly unique way.
Her conversation isn't cluttered with cute dogs, how to take the best selfie, who she fancies and how she's dealing with fame. She doesn't shop on Rodeo Drive, but wears Thugz Maison's The Goddesses t-shirt, emblazoned with the names of feminist radicals and queer theorists Audre Lorde, Gloria E. Anzaldúa, Angela Y. Davis and bell hooks.
"The best piece of advice I've ever been given was when my brother Jaden said, 'Albert Einstein said that time was relative, but he forgot to say that so is everything else,'" says Willow. "And that just made me think: good and bad is so relative. Moral and immoral is so relative. Everything in the world is just so relative. You could say, 'Oh, that girl is so mean to me', but really if you look at her life and how she was raised and her experiences that have brought her to this point, you really can't label her because it couldn't have been any other way. Putting a label on someone doesn't really work because everything is relative."
Yet the criticism seems depressingly indicative of a media, and society, that is becoming both increasingly regressive and determinedly dogmatic. How dare a young person have an opinion on, well, anything? How dare she be so bold to express thoughts that aren't submerged in media training or self-conscious platitudes? Isn't it wonderfully wonderful that we have a Willow to offer young women as an alternative narrative to what's offered up by the charts, E! and the sidebar of shame?
Some of her music is intentionally inaccessible. She's not doing Miley or Rihanna numbers - not yet. And nor does she need to. "No one could ever tell me what to do with my music. No one could ever say, 'No, don't do that 'cause that's not what sells.' I couldn't care less what sells," she insists. "I care more about what can help people, and help them realise there lies an inner power."
"The only thing that I ever want to do is to be on the next level because if you're not, then either you're staying in the same place you've always been or you're following somebody else. I don't care what anybody says, following everybody else or staying in the same place and not venturing out to try other things is not fun," she says, laughing. "It's all about finding the joy in life, and finding the dance and happiness of just being alive. Carving your own path is part of that."
What is particularly evident with Smith Jr is her strong sense of curiosity about the world in general. When talking about her recent visit to London she mentions, casually, that she explored the city by foot, alone. "I walked around the city by myself, just people-watching. And then I went to a park and lay by this tree, watching the sun go down. London is really an amazing place. It's almost like a calmer, more fashionable New York."
Like any teenager, Willow has her obsessions.
"I just love being outside, being with the Mother and communing with the animals and the trees and all the living beings, dancing and letting everything go wild."
Just being with them opened my eyes so much.
I don't really have a genre. I just do what feels nice.
It's really strange, but it's so me.
I feel that right now what our generation needs is to do the art that's in our hearts. Do it to the fullest and try to help other people find out that thing that makes them happy. The more people that are doing what's in their hearts, the more that heart vibration is going to start spreading around the world, and the more people will start thinking, "Wow, maybe McDonalds isn't what I should be eating, maybe the way they're teaching me in school is depressing me, maybe I should be climbing trees and meditating more than I should be listening to my teachers telling me that everything I'm doing is wrong." So it's taking those little steps towards awareness.
Once you realise that there's something more than what you've been given permission to believe, then a whole other dimension of life is opened up to you - a whole other dimension of creation, of laughter, of living, of everything.
You can try and point the finger at everybody else as much as you want, but the only reason you're feeling the way you're feeling about something that somebody else is doing is because of the way that you're perceiving it, and that has everything to do with your conditioning and the way you've been raised. Everything is relative and you are the common denominator in everything in your life. Most people don't look at themselves as the potential cause of the problem that they're trying to solve.
What would Willow Smith's version of the world look like? The whole world would be one big tribe, one big commune. It wouldn't be split up and divided, we wouldn't be fighting nearly as much, we wouldn't be using unnecessary sources of power. We'd be using free energy, we'd be eating from the trees, we'd be drinking from the natural stream. There wouldn't be traffic, and diapers and pollution in our rivers. It would all just be transcending into another dimension [laughs].
Sometimes being dumb is the only smart alternative.
Mike Mills (Los Angeles, USA)
22 julho 2016
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Blue Girls Burn Fast from amandla stenberg on Vimeo.
Sometimes our emotions are our best friends.
Written, produced, shot, directed, edited: By Amandla Stenberg
Assistant Director: Bailey Wait
Boom Operator: November Rivera
Starring: Leeza Lester, Julia Rocha, Kelley Smith Wait, Duke Nicholson, Kyleigh Booker
17 julho 2016
15 julho 2016
I read because I want to see the world through new sets of eyes.
because there's always something new to learn, something that could shift my point of view or expose me to a different way of thinking.
I read, because there's so much more to the world than my corner of it. If I never tried to find it, I'd be limiting myself."Jon Westenberg
14 julho 2016
08 julho 2016
By contextualizing art within the lives of its creators and his own, Hilton uncovers larger truths about sexuality, gender, race, and all the ways in which we use art to find ourselves through, or in spite of, these facets of identity. Nothing exists in a vacuum; it's all part of the same tangled constellation.
I wrote thousands of pages about that boy by starting them all as emails to you, because your supportive ears could trick me into forgetting I was performing the dreaded task of writing."
I'm just floating, in a stain steel sphere
I bet you have questions, like where did I come from
I know, I come from that planet that hit Tiamat
I do my flows and then I get so lost
Light just take my sphere to go
sphere to go
sphere to go
sphere to go
To the top of the pyramid let's save the world like this
Conversing with light bodies, but really they're all apart of me
Let's get the whip and go, cause I'm tired of this solar ring
It's really out of my control
How you feel is not my problem
I do not want you to go, but I don't know how to stop you
Whatever, whatever I guess whatever
I don't care, get dressed whatever
I don't feel like talking, whatever
Cause you gone do what you got to do
And what I do is not your problem
Just let me let me love you
Stop trying to make it complicated
Really out of my control
What I do is not your problem
I really want to go
But please, please don't stop me
07 julho 2016
eu estou absolutamente apaixonada.Desde o início achei genial, sempre quis ter organizadores, como aqueles japoneses, pra que eu pudesse ter algo kawaii. me organizar de algum jeito que eu pudesse colocar as fotos no tumblr ou aqui no blog mesmo e achar lindo. Acho que até hoje, desde que comecei em fevereiro, eu não peguei muito bem o jeito de cuidar desse maravilhoso caderninho. Simplesmente pelo fato de que eu sempre quero fazer algo parecido com as coisas que vejo no tumblr, mas me falta perceber quie existe uma veia artística nas pessoas que é pessoal de cada um. Esse mês eu decidi que seria definitivamente minimalista.Não tenho muito tempo pra desenhar ou escrever coisas bonitinhas e nem pra fazer linhas separadoras. Então, aceitei que vou fazer da maneira mais simples possível pra que eu possa usá-lo de maneira que dê certo pra mim.
1. Não tente comparar seu bullet com o de outras pessoas. Bullet journal serve para ser produtivo e não para ser lindinho
2. Defina objetivos, para que você saiba porquê está fazendo um planner.
- Não esqueça as ideias maravilhosas que tem durante o dia
- Coloque planos aleatórios em prática
- Organize seu dinheirinho, saiba em que precisa gastar e lembre
- Você tem muitas coisas boas para ver, ler e ouvir
4. Faça apenas aquilo que dá certo pra você.