Dascha Polanco attends Us Weekly’s Most Stylish New Yorkers of 2014 at Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel on September 10, 2014
The little girl’s sense of secrecy that developed at prepuberty only grows in importance. She closes herself up in fierce solitude: she refuses to reveal to those around her the hidden self that she considers to be her real self and that is in fact an imaginary character: she plays at being a dancer like Tolstoy’s Natasha, or a saint like Marie Leneru, or simply the singular wonder that is herself. There is still an enormous difference between this heroine and the objective face that her parents and friends recognise in her. She is also convinced that she is misunderstood: her relationship with herself becomes even more passionate: she becomes intoxicated with her isolation, feels different, superior, exceptional: she promises that the future will take revenge on the mediocrity of her present life. From this narrow and petty existence she escapes by dreams.
Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex, Vol II Chapter II: “The Girl
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Title: Someone Great
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As admirably altruistic as it sounds, the problem with voluntourism is its singular focus on the volunteer’s quest for experience, as opposed to the recipient community’s actual needs.
Opinion: The white tourist’s burden
: Growing Western demand for altruistic vacations is feeding the white-savior industrial complex (via aljazeeraamerica
Beyoncé feat. Nicki Minaj - Flawless live
CAN WE ALL JUST TAKE A MOMENT
OH MAH GAHD
IM BALD AND THEY SNATCHED MY WEAVE P L E A S E