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@strangerswithstyle x @gallery788 …details soon. #sws #event #mixer #fashion #baltimore #staytuned #shops #designers #arts #music #lifestyle #blog (at Gallery 788)
Sep 2, 2014

@strangerswithstyle x @gallery788 …details soon. #sws #event #mixer #fashion #baltimore #staytuned #shops #designers #arts #music #lifestyle #blog (at Gallery 788)

This week: celebrate with youth arts center 901 Arts as it turns 5, party hard with @thecontemporary as it begins a new season of #cohosts speakers series with @andrewwk, help #HeightWithFriends kick off their album release tour @metrogallery, and experience a musical movement, #KAHLON at The Crown. (Poster courtesy of @abdu__ali) #editorspicks #baltimore #events #thingstodo #sws (at strangerswithstyle.com)
Sep 2, 2014

This week: celebrate with youth arts center 901 Arts as it turns 5, party hard with @thecontemporary as it begins a new season of #cohosts speakers series with @andrewwk, help #HeightWithFriends kick off their album release tour @metrogallery, and experience a musical movement, #KAHLON at The Crown. (Poster courtesy of @abdu__ali) #editorspicks #baltimore #events #thingstodo #sws (at strangerswithstyle.com)

Announcement later today. Stay tuned :) Also, can’t get enough of these @teambossbabe posts. #righton #letscollaborate #bossbabe #thingshappening #baltimore (at strangerswithstyle.com)
Sep 2, 2014 / 1 note

Announcement later today. Stay tuned :) Also, can’t get enough of these @teambossbabe posts. #righton #letscollaborate #bossbabe #thingshappening #baltimore (at strangerswithstyle.com)

me and top bun working …on selfies. #allnighthustle #selfie
Sep 2, 2014 / 2 notes

me and top bun working …on selfies. #allnighthustle #selfie

Sep 2, 2014
Sep 1, 2014 / 1 note

#Shoutout

Because replying to replies are impossible on Tumblr (I still love you), I just want to give carltonpeppers a shout:

Thanks for all the replies, lovely! I love you XO

portraits-of-america:

     “My mother is Japanese and my father is American. I only just recently reconciled these identities. In middle school, my Asian-ness was a quirky thing about me. I made Asian jokes about myself so my white peers would accept me, making a caricature of myself as the ‘Asian person’. At the time it was really important for me to connect with people who had the same cultural characteristics as myself, but I couldn’t find anybody. So, I tokenized my Asian identity.     “Later, I realized that making my Asian-ness a central part of my identity was harmful—there were so many other facets of myself that didn’t have to do with that. It affected how people interacted with me: when I earned a good grade, people would say, ‘Of course, you’re Asian.’     “I then decided to go to the opposite end and shun my Japanese heritage by pretending I was white. That was my strategy for a few years. Without even realizing it, I internalized certain racisms against Asian people. I saw them as inferior, which made me want to identify with my ‘white’ self even more.     “Finally, last semester I went to a giant cultural celebration for people of color. I saw a Japanese Taiko performance, which made me think of when I was a kid going to Japanese festivals—I would be so excited about everything Japanese. I almost cried and realized that I love a lot of Japanese culture, and that it was a part of who I am. I needed to revisit how I thought about my racial and cultural identity: what it was that I felt, why I felt it, and how I wanted to identify myself from that point on. I went back to Japan for a month and fell in love with the culture again. That was very important, because I shunned it for so long.     “So after a lot of processing this summer, I realize that I am in peculiar place between being a person of color and being white: I have too many privileges to identify as a person of color, yet I’m not white because of the way people label me as Asian and the shame I experienced as being Asian and Japanese. It’s a unique experience, being Japanese-American, and it’s important to know that this is who I am—no matter how people label me.” 
Oberlin, OH
Sep 1, 2014 / 682 notes

portraits-of-america:

     “My mother is Japanese and my father is American. I only just recently reconciled these identities. In middle school, my Asian-ness was a quirky thing about me. I made Asian jokes about myself so my white peers would accept me, making a caricature of myself as the ‘Asian person’. At the time it was really important for me to connect with people who had the same cultural characteristics as myself, but I couldn’t find anybody. So, I tokenized my Asian identity.
     “Later, I realized that making my Asian-ness a central part of my identity was harmful—there were so many other facets of myself that didn’t have to do with that. It affected how people interacted with me: when I earned a good grade, people would say, ‘Of course, you’re Asian.’
     “I then decided to go to the opposite end and shun my Japanese heritage by pretending I was white. That was my strategy for a few years. Without even realizing it, I internalized certain racisms against Asian people. I saw them as inferior, which made me want to identify with my ‘white’ self even more.
     “Finally, last semester I went to a giant cultural celebration for people of color. I saw a Japanese Taiko performance, which made me think of when I was a kid going to Japanese festivals—I would be so excited about everything Japanese. I almost cried and realized that I love a lot of Japanese culture, and that it was a part of who I am. I needed to revisit how I thought about my racial and cultural identity: what it was that I felt, why I felt it, and how I wanted to identify myself from that point on. I went back to Japan for a month and fell in love with the culture again. That was very important, because I shunned it for so long.
     “So after a lot of processing this summer, I realize that I am in peculiar place between being a person of color and being white: I have too many privileges to identify as a person of color, yet I’m not white because of the way people label me as Asian and the shame I experienced as being Asian and Japanese. It’s a unique experience, being Japanese-American, and it’s important to know that this is who I am—no matter how people label me.” 

Oberlin, OH

peone:

Caramelized Peach + White Chocolate Oatmeal Skillet Cookie Pie | Half Baked Harvest

Ohohohohohohoho Imma have to make this DELIIIIIIIIIICIOUS! omg….gimme gimme gimme
Sep 1, 2014 / 170 notes

peone:

Caramelized Peach + White Chocolate Oatmeal Skillet Cookie Pie | Half Baked Harvest

Ohohohohohohoho Imma have to make this DELIIIIIIIIIICIOUS! omg….gimme gimme gimme

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où est l’automne? #nouveau #chassures #bottes #obsédé
Sep 1, 2014 / 2 notes

où est l’automne? #nouveau #chassures #bottes #obsédé

before the pour. #baltimore #weather
Aug 31, 2014

before the pour. #baltimore #weather