This man sits on the side of Empire Road in South Africa.
Instead of panhandling he provides book reviews. He collects books, reads them, and provides reviews for people passing by. If you like the review, he will try to sell you the book. This is how he makes a living.
Urban planner Andy Heben walks through Opportunity Village Eugene, where organizers on Saturday will announce plans for a second volunteer-built community for the homeless called Emerald Village Eugene. (Brian Davies/The Register-Guard) [x]
My mom picked up a homeless guy (He was very nice and kind).
His story(Not in detail because I was half asleep when she brought him home and later explained it to me): Basically from what I was told, he had a wife and has 2 kids right now. He has a college degree under his belt - but it’s so…
Frustrated and bemused by the pro-life protesters at the local clinic in Cary, N.C., Tina Haver Currin and her husband Grayson Haver Currin decided to exemplify “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.”
So they joined them, and have joined the protesters every Saturday, but in their own way and with their own sense of humor. The resulting project has now being documented in our favorite new Tumblr, Saturday Chores.
Whenever someone calls or texts it, it reads back feminist quotes from the writer bell hooks.I called the New York number and got this lovely gem: “Sometimes people try to destroy you, precisely because they recognize your power—not because they don’t see it, but because they see it and they don’t want it to exist.”
Some artists specialize in balloon dogs, some in lillies … others in recreating their own vaginas out of plastic.
This is the particular jam of Megumi Igarashi, a Japanese artist who goes by Rokudenashiko (“Absurd Girl” to us Anglophones) and who has been arrested for distributing data online to help 3-D print her vagina. Having crowdfunded 1 million yen (about $9,850) to turn a selfie of her private parts into a kayak, she sent out the plans to her funders to help them 3-D print it too, which resulted in charges for indecency under the belief that she sold the data to some users.