Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Perception and representation matter. It is a determinate, almost finite, point of value. 

Sure, you say, you're a semi-intelligent, white lady with a degree who can pay the bills. What is your problem? 

Yep, all true. Nevertheless, I am a single mom of non-super mom status. I'm old and I'm fat. I have no place to settle in popular culture.

If it is constraining to me, it must be defeating for others. Finding a hero, a hope for value, matters. 

Sidney Poitier

Muhammad Ali

I'm the champion of the whole world. Olympic champion. I know I can eat downtown now. - Muhammad Ali

Alek Wek

Lupita Nyong’o

What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion. . .  You can’t eat beauty. - Lupita Nyong’o


Anonymous said...

Very interesting he still couldn't eat, sad to think that wasn't very long ago.

marchmatron said...

It is a very sad commentary on how people treat each other. Thanks for reading the post.