This month at Cotton Candy Machine in Brooklyn, New York is the two person show “Niji Bambini" which features work by Hikari Shimoda (Interviewed) and Camilla d’Errico. Take a look at some of Hikari’s gorgeous work above and if you’re in Brooklyn be sure and stop by, the show is on display until November 9th.
Don’t say maybe if you want to say no.Paulo Coelho (via 500daysofkissingmypillow)
Neeeeed to remember this
BROOKLYN (PIX11) – For most of us, hearing about your birthday on the radio is a seldom occurrence.
However, in the case of Brooklyn math teacher Madeline Scotto, it’s pretty much warranted.
“This is very exciting!” Scotto said as she and her daughter Michelle crowded around a radio in a quaint living room, listening to a news report honoring her birthday.
Mrs. Scotto is celebrating a milestone turning 100 years old. What’s even more incredible, she is still part of the workforce, working as a math instructor at Saint Ephrem’s Elementary School in the Dyker Heights section of Brooklyn.
“You know I’m into math so I actually sat down one day and did [the math] with pencil and paper,” Scotto told PIX11 News, admitting she just couldn’t wrap her head around turning 100. “I couldn’t believe it.”
A life-long resident of Brooklyn, Mrs. Scotto is a mother to five, a grandmother to nine and a great grandmother to 16.
She became a teacher when she was 40, returning to Saint Ephrem’s elementary – the same school where she was part of the first graduating class in 1928.
Currently she works three days a week at the school – which is conveniently located across the street from her home – where she helps prep students for the annual math bee.
“Oh that’s a bad word,” Scotto said, referring to retiring. “I don’t ever want to hear that word.”
“Some people like what they’re doing but I have a passion for what I’m doing and when you have a passion for something, you never give up,” she said.
“Yea, it’s challenging but that’s what the world is about, you just can’t sit back and do nothing.”
There needs to be more of this. Too many people think domestic violence is only against women.
it makes me mad that this has waaaay less notes than the female version
Groups like the KKK are Christian terrorist organizations.
They’re never labeled as terrorists, not even Christian terrorists.
Y’all are silent about Christian terrorism but will discuss Islamic terrorism to the extent of believing all Muslims are terrorists.
nature is beautiful
is that a croissant
lesbianesque: [tw: homophobic violence]
Today my hometown was struck by a disgusting hardship.
A woman this afternoon was found by a neighbor, bleeding and naked. She was attacked in her home because she was gay. Two or more men broke into her home through the basement and proceeded to tag her basement. They found the homeowner, who is an open lesbian, and stabbed, assaulted, and carved “dyke” into her chest. They attempted to burn her house to the ground, but the gas only sparked. Somehow, this woman (who remains anonymous until she decides to come out on her own time) was able to escape. She was found naked, bound with zip ties, and bloody. She is still alive and in the hospital. A candle light vigil was held in her name tonight, where more than 500 people from Lincoln and surrounding cities and states joined to talk about the hate and to pay homage to the victim.
A recovery fund has been set up to help her cover medical bills and anything she may need. That link can be found here, along with a link from the original news story.
Notes: Article taken directly from the Lincoln Journal Star website
Pictures are courtesy of Lincoln Journal Star and Steve Andel Photography. I do not own any rights to anything posted.
Why doesn’t this get a full day of news coverage and nationwide outrage?
I know someone who lives just blocks away with her partner. They are terrified. It’s sickening.
To the anon who claimed mocking a T-shirt in support of Joe Paterno is a hate crime: No. THIS is a hate crime.
Absolutely, utterly horrifying.
Why the FUCK isn’t this on the news. I just watched the news for like two hours, no mention of this. What the fuck.