In issue 5, the SHIFT team examines the consequences of earth overshoot, casting light on the rational imperative to live consciously in alignment with our planetary boundaries. My second last article for the year is on the topic of sustainable fashion.
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Lykke Li - Sleeping Alone
Somewhere down the line
If you save your heart for mine
We’ll meet again, we’ll meet again
Anarchists, I discovered, did not believe in anarchy as it is usually defined — disorder, disorganization, chaos, confusion, and everyone doing as they like. On the contrary, they believed that society should be organized in a thousand different ways, that people had to cooperate in work and in play, to create a good society. But anarchists insisted, any organization must avoid hierarchy and command from the top; it must be democratic, consensual, reaching decisions through constant discussion and argument.
He continued, ‘What attracted me to anarchism was its rejection of any bullying authority — the authority of the state, of the church, or the employer. Anarchism believes that if we can create an egalitarian society without extremes of poverty and wealth, and join hands across all national boundaries, we will not need police forces, prisons, armies, or war, because the underlying causes of these will be gone.’" — Professor Howard Zinn (via lunaseas)
honestly all it takes for me to tell someone my deepest and most personal life experiences is straight up asking/interest. if we’re having a conversation re: family and someone asks me “hey, so like what’s that situation about, what have you been through” I will just say everything. the funny part is that it’s so rare, no one asks that lol so most of my friends don’t actually know my personal life. idk I’m caught in a weird limbo where no one wants to ask if they don’t know what’s appropriate and no one wants to tell if they don’t like burdening people.
Victoria Siemer, also know as Witchoria, is a graphic designer hailing from Brooklyn, New York. Human Error is a series of nostalgic polaroids that depict the broken heart as a computerized error that may or may not be restored in a few mouseclicks.
“Girl," my photo set for my Creative Arts graduation project
Sometimes I’m happy so people don’t feel obliged to cater to my feelings, and sometimes I need to be braver to show them who I really am.
'I have all these things that I want to say to her, like… Like how I can tell she's a lonely person, even if other people can't. Cause I know what it feels like to be lost and lonely and invisible.'
The Double (2013)
"When they don’t love you the way you want to, you mourn that for however long you need to. But then you get back up and you remind yourself. You are not a reflection of the people who can’t love you. You will love again. You will be loved again." - Caitlyn Siehl