Terry Hunt received his MA in music in 1988 from the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music. He lived in Japan for 1 ½ years where he develope...
How do we secure, even among people who care about the world around them, a moment for animals? We Animals should do the trick.
This biological need to find similarities in the world around us is what almost drove me to my own death. At the time, I didn't know there was anyone like me. I didn't see commonalities with a single other human being and myself. I saw myself as defective, and therefore, not worthy of life, itself.
As we all know from the marriage debates, the opinions of others on our sexuality affect our daily lives. While the overwhelming consensus of the transgender community is that a person is whatever they identify as, others (including sometimes the government) base it on other things. The problem is it's done completely inconsistently.
I was 16 at the time my mother came out, and she seemed so much happier than when she was married to my cold, withholding, unfaithful father. So I was happy for her. She raised me to have an open mind about these things, and not judge people by the color of their skin, or who they loved, or what they worshiped. She raised me to judge them by their words and their actions.
What if most of us aren't "gay" or "straight," but somewhere in between? Artist and activist iO Tillett Wright makes a passionate case for accepting the complexity of individuality -- without making anybody feel like a second-class citizen. If her words don't persuade you, the images she shares just might.
Today I define myself as a happy, successful, devilishly handsome 44 year-old guy with a wonderful family and a bunch of great friends. Had I given up and let those first two doctors define me, I never would've made it past 23.
As far as amazing places go, there's truly no place like home. After all, why fret about exorbitant airfare to far-flung locales when you can experience some of the world's most stunning sights right here in North America?
While I embrace and enjoy the present, the future is also in view. It is off in the distance, blurry. But it exists. It is real. I know I will in fact make it there. (And believe me, there were times I seriously doubted I would.) As my daughter continues to grow, it comes more into focus.
Kiki Seror's work vibrates actively between concepts of seduction, sexuality, privacy and voyeurism, engaging herself and the viewer in moments of intimacy and surprise.
Each of the pictures in this post embodies one of the singular moments I savored during the three weeks I was lucky enough to spend in Japan. I hope these photos inspire you to take the next plane to Tokyo.
With much of Adrien's work exuding a childlike innocence, sometimes in direct opposition with darker themes, it's no surprise at all that her love for artistic expression grew at a very young age.
After my surgery, I felt a connection to New York City. It was not only the place that healed my heart, but it later became the place where I felt that same heart race in a new way.
The photographer was not used to kids like me. The ones in wheelchairs, the ones who couldn't sit up straight.
And if I was planning an exotic trip, the expectation of a great time in a foreign country would probably distract me from realizing that I could be spending every day in that state of happiness while at home. Life is a funny thing. You usually keep looking far away for things that you could have right next to you.
Being irate is the antithesis of being compassionate; it narrows our understanding, dulls down our awareness, and stifles our logic. When we allow ourselves to become frustrated over every little thing, we invite anger to dominate more and more of our life experiences. Soon, we become the agent of our anger, acting out in ways that only suit its purpose.