I’ll put you first, just close your eyes and dream about it
Higher than the motherfucker dreaming of you as my lover
I’ll quench your thirst, just chase the high and stop your doubting
Flying like a streamer, thinking of new ways to do each other
I woke up at 5:30 am because I had to do Constitution Day Presentations in a few High Schools in LA. However my car disagreed with me and overheated. I hit up my coworker and luckily he was able to cover for me in those presentations.
Anyhow, I got the car to stay at a stable temp and decided to come into work because
1) Capitalism has instilled the ideas that I have to be productive at all times
2) I have some emails and stuff to send out
3) We have AC
Summary: I’m tired, got a busted car and its 100+ degrees outside. Not my day.
Who wants to be in my gang? Our main activity is constant apology,
"Elmo is with his good friend, Lupita. They are talking about all the great things about their skin. For example, Elmo’s skin just happens to be very ticklish. Lupita’s skin happens to be a beautiful brown color. Skin can come in all different shades and colors. Isn’t skin just the best? However, ticklish or smooth or black or brown or white or tan, be sure to love the skin you are in."
I love this. I LOVE THIS. I love this. Children need to see this. Adults need to see this.
|—||Religous Incantation of the Mexicans for when someone isn’t checking themselves, and thus, is wrecking themselves (via chanclazo)|
In Their Words:
“Why I create:
To put it simply, I can’t help it. It comes naturally now. I don’t know how to not do it.
To tell stories
To affirm my existence, harness my own power and make it known that I will not be erased or silenced
On Creating as Release
Creating is a form of introspection and self-analysis for me. Having grown up in a homogenous Anglo community where heteronormativity, racism and binaries reigned supreme, it was difficult for me to find my place. Instead of speaking up, I would turn to drawing, poetry or music as a way of resisting the constant demand to conform and, as a result, allow myself to expel all the relentless microaggressions that would so carelessly be thrown around. In retrospect, being confined to such a caustic environment really helped catalyze my passion to create and led me to seek out ways to harness that passion.
I create as a release. A release of energy, release of emotions, release of self. It’s such a paradox to feel so heavy and invisible at the same time. I just try to find some way to alleviate that. I choose creating as a form of release so that, in the end, I can feel completely exhausted and just let my mind be empty- if only for a short while. Of course, that never really happens. A new idea always pops up and it’s on to the next project. But the thought of emptying all that’s inside and basking in that emptiness is so enticing that I can’t deny myself the luxury of trying each and every time.
On Identity and Creating
As I grow and discover more about my identity and how that identity fits in the larger canvas, I’ve become more intentional in regards to what I create. As a queer, undocumented, trans person of color, I’m so acutely aware of the presence of marginalization and the importance of intersections of identities. I try to be as authentic as I can with my art, so that it reflects parts of my whole, and in turn, affirms my existence. I understand my responsibility as a “maker” to humbly tell the stories of my community, my roots and to share my own experiences. I proudly own that responsibility and with every piece I create, I want to challenge viewers to dissect, to dialogue and most importantly, to feel.
Although formally trained in architecture, I’ve always found it difficult to just focus on one form of creating. I strayed from architecture to digital graphics and even now I continue dabbling in all types of art as they all fascinate me. Anything from painting, to photography, to poetry, to videography, to baking. Keep it coming, I say. There’s no such thing as too much when it comes to creating things that make you feel good.
Who: Rommy Torrico
Where: Florida via Iquique, Chile
Medium(s): Visual art
Off, off with your head
Dance, dance ‘til you’re dead
Hayao Miyazaki talking about his passion for animation while seeing the world through his fascinating career. From the documentary: The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2013)