jewsee-medicalstudent
jewsee-medicalstudent:

Alzheimer’s and art: the history of William Utermohlen.
William Utermohlen was an artist who died in 2007 from Alzheimer’s disease and who was diagnosed with it in 1995, and “from that moment on, he began to try to understand it by painting himself,” said his wife, Patricia, to The New York Times.
Utermohlen’s self-portraits reveal his decline, but they also show an artist rediscovering color. In one piece from 1996, his face is painted vibrant yellow, and his shoulders are outlined in a streak of orange. But by 1999, Ultermohlen’s flattened perspectives are taken to extremes, and the face is difficult to discern; by 2000, only black and white shapes remain.
The self-portraits ultimately reveal a heartbreaking investigation into the inner workings of an artist under duress, as he worked to regain his clarity of mind.
(To read more).

jewsee-medicalstudent:

Alzheimer’s and art: the history of William Utermohlen.

William Utermohlen was an artist who died in 2007 from Alzheimer’s disease and who was diagnosed with it in 1995, and “from that moment on, he began to try to understand it by painting himself,” said his wife, Patricia, to The New York Times.

Utermohlen’s self-portraits reveal his decline, but they also show an artist rediscovering color. In one piece from 1996, his face is painted vibrant yellow, and his shoulders are outlined in a streak of orange. But by 1999, Ultermohlen’s flattened perspectives are taken to extremes, and the face is difficult to discern; by 2000, only black and white shapes remain.

The self-portraits ultimately reveal a heartbreaking investigation into the inner workings of an artist under duress, as he worked to regain his clarity of mind.

(To read more).

stoppatriarchy

stoppatriarchy:

TODAY at UT Austin, 5 Abortion Rights Freedom Riders, including intiator of Stop Patriarchy, Sunsara Taylor, were singled out and arrested when they joined with dozens of others in protesting the impending closure of abortion clinics in Texas, on the first official day of classes outside of UT Austin. 

Thousands of students gathered as the freedom riders blocked traffic for over half an hour. About a dozen people joined in the action on the spot, incredibly inspired by what was happening. Hundreds took videos and photos, and watched on in awe. 

There were many different reactions, both positive and negative. A few cars nearly hit some of the protesters, frustrated by not being able to get to lunch, or to work on time, etc. Yes, some people were inconvenienced today, but this is so much bigger than the day to day grind.

As we await the result of HB2 in Texas, it is still the case that most people do not even know that this law is scheduled to shut down all but 6 abortion clinics in the state. It is still the case that people think this is just a question of opinion, meanwhile this right is being stripped away, and affecting real women every single day. 

It is long past time that students, not only understand what’s going on nationally with this abortion rights emergency, but actually understand the implications of this, to half of humanity, and fight back. It is long past time that this complacency be challenged, that these lowered sights be raised, and that students throw in on this fight. 

Today, students were confronted with the reality of what it means when abortion is illegal or inaccessible. The question that poses itself in a moment like this: What will your life be about? What will your college career be about? Throughout history, students have always played a major role in movements against injustice. That needs to be the case today, in this abortion rights emergency.

Every single student, who does not want to see women forced to bear children against their will, who does not want to see women dying from self-inducing abortions due to inaccessibility, who does not want to see women’s rights be slammed back, and this backwards view of women be codified into law, needs to act NOW. It is not too late, we have not lost this battle. This is one of those moments in history where what we do really matters, and could have society wide impact. 

JOIN US!

http://www.stoppatriarchy.org/week-of-defiance.html

findingmyrecovery

findingmyrecovery:

"It was abuse"

You are allowed to say those words. Yours did not have to be the worst of the worst of all cases to earn the validation of that word. There can be power in calling it what it is and calling that person what they are. They weren’t just someone bad at relationships. They weren’t…