“I opened my mouth, almost said something. Almost. The rest of my life might have turned out differently if I had. But I didn’t.”
The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
I was walking through campus today and I stumbled upon this Suicide Awareness display that left me in shock.. Each backpack laid on the ground represents a teen who has committed suicide in the past year alone.. I don’t personally know a vast majority of the people who follow me on here, but I do know that if you’re suffering, there are people out there who genuinely do care and want to help, I included. “We may often suffer in silence, but we do not suffer alone” don’t be afraid to make that call, you’ll thank yourself for it in the long run ❤️ #MindBlowing #LoveYouGuys (at Humanities and Social Sciences)
"don’t tell me I am pretty or thin or sweet or good until you have crawled inside my skin and felt the depths and shallows of me. only I know who I am. I live inside myself and it is a rotting cage."
japanese artist aki inomata creates intricately crafted plastic habitats for hermit crabs, which are influenced by the architecture of major cityscapes — the new york city skyline, a parisian apartment, and a tokyo-style house. the semi-transparent, delicate forms are designed in the style of physical human environments, which ironically become a shelter for the aquatic arthropods. the biology of the hermit crab makes it a fascinating example of identity transfer — as they grow they require larger shells and periodically interchange their external portion with other members of the crustacean community. inomata connects her study of the hermit’s transformation to the self-adaptation of humans, whether it be in acquiring a new nationality, immigrating or relocating.