Wakhan Corridor, Afghanistan
Photographs by Frédéric Lagrange
The Wakhan is located in the extreme north-east of Afghanistan. It contains the headwaters of the Amu Darya (Oxus) River, and was an ancient corridor for travellers from the Tarim Basin to Badakshan. Historically the Wakhan has been an important region for thousands of years as it is where the Western and Eastern portions of Central Asia meet. Wakhan is sparsely populated. The total population is estimated at about 10,600. Most of its inhabitants speak the Vakhi or Wakhi language (x̌ik zik), and belong to an ethnic group known as Vakhi or Wakhi. Nomadic Kyrgyz herders live at the higher altitudes. In 2010 the Wakhan was reported to be peaceful and unaffected by the war. (x)
2:24 pm • 20 July 2014
“When you grow up as a girl, the world tells you the things that you are supposed to be: emotional, loving, beautiful, wanted. And then when you are those things, the world tells you they are inferior: illogical, weak, vain, empty.”
— Stevie Nicks (via thatkindofwoman)
(Source: bmurguia, via onefatcow)
9:36 am • 20 July 2014
From Ireland : taking down the Israeli flag in Dublin & a beautiful graffiti in Belfast
If any other ethnic group understand the Palestinian struggle it’s the Irish!
7:12 am • 20 July 2014
I don’t understand these ‘evacuation notices’ that Israel is sending in Gaza. Gaza is a tiny place (Dallas is nearly three times the size of the Gaza strip), with two closed borders and a shore controlled by the enemy. Where exactly can they go?
4:48 am • 20 July 2014
Salome dances her dance of the seven veils,
The men all eye her like wolves on the hunt, this beautiful girl
finally undressing for them. Finally they can see her
exactly as they want to.
The first veil drops.
In 2007, Kim Kardashian’s ex-boyfriend
released their sex tape against her will.
Kim Kardashian, rather than hide in shame
Used the publicity to promote her own career.
Salome moves like a dream half-remembered.
Salome dances like a siren song. All the men ache
to see the hot sugar of her hip bones.
The second veil drops.
In 2014, Kim Kardashian walks down the aisle
As the whole world watches. If only all of us
were so successful in our revenge.
If only all of us stood in our Louboutin heels
on the backs of the men who betray us,
surveying the world we created for ourselves.
The third veil drops.
Kim Kardashian knows exactly what you think of her.
She presses the cloth tighter against her skin
Her smile is a promise she never intends to keep
We can almost see all of her.
Salome shows us her body
but never her eyes.
The fourth veil is dropping.
The four things most recently tweeted at Kim Kardashian were
@KimKardashian Suck My Dick
@Kim Kardashian Can I Meet Kanye?
@KimKardashian Please Fuck Me
@KimKardashian I Love You. I Love You.
Women are told to keep their legs shut.
Women are told to keep their mouths shut.
Some women are kept silent for so long,
They become experts in the silent theft of power.
The fifth veil has dropped.
Kim Kardashian made $12 million dollars this year
Yesterday, uncountable men in their miserable jobs,
told their miserable friends that Kim was a “dumb whore”
Kim Kardashian will never learn their names.
The sixth veil has dropped.
The seventh veil has dropped.
And Salome sat beside King Herod. And he swore unto her
“Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give to thee
unto the half of my kingdom”
And she smiled, and said
“Bring me the head of John The Baptist.
Punish the man who hurt me”
— Clementine von Radics (via clementinevonradics)
2:24 am • 20 July 2014
“I have decided
to make a home
in my own body.
I no longer
— Michelle K., This is My Thousandth Post. (via i8yurcookie)
7:12 pm • 19 July 2014
I just think Nani is the greatest sister ever
This is some of the most realistic sibling dialogue in popular media
4:48 am • 19 July 2014