We can divide our life into chapters
and how within those chapters we are characters;
main characters in our life story and extras in the lives of others.
Content from around the world that deserves a repost.
Each with the goal to inspire, engage, and connect.
“Domee Shi is the Thor Heyerdahl for the new and improved Pixar. After the success of Bao, Pixar execs invited Shi to pitch a handful of features. The team loved all her ideas, and in the end they asked her which one she wanted to make. She decided on the project that would become Turning Red. “I wanted to explore this adolescent girl going through bodily and emotional changes and her relationship with the most important person in her life, her mother."
“ they received more than 100 rejections. That afternoon, the final name on their once-promising spreadsheet of VCs had turned red. So, the usually optimistic pair went on a “misery walk,” recalls Obrecht, to decide if they had run out of options. After three hours of soul-searching, they determined they hadn’t. Within a few months, they raised the first part of what would become a $3 million seed round. A year later, they launched the online design and publishing tool, Canva.”
“The double doors to the studio were a bright- orange rectangle, waves of black smoke roiling out and upwards. I was breathless, crying, my body dripping with sweat, my eyes full of fire. It took the fire brigade four hours to extinguish the studio. Everything inside was gone; a decade of my work destroyed…I made the decision to keep all the burnt remains. Suddenly the remnants no longer read just as fragmentary memories of a lost past. I began to see their potential to hold new life, new possibilities.”
Photo: Gantas Vaičiulėnas
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Photo: Markus Spiske
"When you’ve been developing the perception that the body is unattractive, why does the mind suddenly switch back to the perception that it’s attractive? What are the steps in that shift? When you try to answer these questions through observing the mind in action, you learn a lot about how the mind can fool itself—and how willing it is to be fooled."
“Confidence is both a culture and cult. It is an arena in which meanings about women’s bodies, psyches, and behaviour are produced, circulated, negotiated, and resisted. This cult isn’t all bad. But just as it opens up many possibilities for change, it also renders much unintelligible. Whatever the problems faced by women or girls, the implied diagnosis offered is typically the same: She just needs to believe in herself. ”
"How do you tell someone their life is not part of a geopolitical calculus, that in the grand scheme of the puppet masters their life is not worth all that much?
We are painfully seeing that refugees are selectively welcomed, and war criminals are selectively punished. It's not just the western media that is biased; it's the western world.”