"You painted a naked woman because you enjoyed looking at her, put a mirror in her hand and you called the painting “Vanity,” thus morally condemning the woman whose nakedness you had depicted for you own pleasure."
John Berger Ways of Seeing (via spartanbitch)
This is super fucking relevant.
And why self portraits (selfies) are often such an act of self preservation and resistance.
- true friends get you wasted on your birthday and don’t make you feel bad when you get too drunk and play “linger” by the cranberries on repeat and cry while dancing
- i miss you i miss you i miss you!
- tired of this heat, but what happens when i’m in the italian and french mediterranean and it’s hot like this everyday?? i am worried.