How to Memorialize Someone – Responsibly

I have spent a lot of time within the Linkin Park fandom over the past year. Part of my reason for suddenly getting back into the fandom is because of Chester Bennington's passing. But the bigger reason why I rejoined the fandom, is because I care about the band members and how they are moving … Continue reading How to Memorialize Someone – Responsibly

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Many people put more effort into avoiding caring, than actually caring.

When I was a kid, for the life of me, I could never understand why I was repeatedly bullied by other kids. I went through so many phases of "understanding" throughout my life. First, I was totally perplexed and cried out to the adults around me, my parents, teachers, neighbors, to help me. I was … Continue reading Many people put more effort into avoiding caring, than actually caring.

Don’t Call Geisha Prostitutes

I won't sit here and say that geisha were not, at times, exploited, because women have been exploited in every corner of the globe. But I won't sit here and act like geisha are somehow worse-off than American women, or any other woman in any other part of the world. It's been my experience that if a cultural behavior is different than what we've grown up with, we label it as wrong. Well it's not wrong for a woman to be a geisha, who lives, eats, breathes and performs art. By your logic, the starving artist down the street would also be a prostitute because he sells his paintings. If you think selling your body and selling your paintings are not the same thing, there are thousands of artists lines up around the block to tell you otherwise. Art is, and always will be, an extension of the human form.