Author, Artist and Storyteller Tanisha Neely shares thoughts and ideas on the art, science and politics of RE·SIL·IENT life.



Married life with Ellen and Portia.


I love this so much!!

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The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions which have been hidden by the answers.
James Baldwin (via highqualityendeavor)

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Post Traumatic Strength! #Resilient

I’m most alive when I’m writing.

In one fell swoop, the War on Drugs got a little less punitive.

A new ruling from the U.S. Sentencing Commission means that nearly half of all federal drug prisoners can apply for reduced sentences, according to Vox. The change affects more than 46,000 inmates.

Why it happened


After all the hype, it has finally been confirmed that on Monday, President Obama will sign an executive order banning workplace discrimination against LGBT employees of federal contractors and the federal government.

A refresher, in case you missed all this the first time around:

The executive order has two components: It prohibits federal contractors from discriminating against employees based on sexual orientation or gender identity — a move that affects 24,000 companies employing roughly 28 million workers, or about one-fifth of the nation’s workforce — and it explicitly bans discrimination against federal employees based on their gender identity. …

To the relief of the LGBT community, there is no sweeping religious exemption in the executive order. Obama is simply adding the categories of sexual orientation and gender identity to an existing executive order that protects employees of federal contractors from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. President George W. Bush amended that executive order in 2002 to allow religiously affiliated federal contractors to prioritize hiring employees of their particular religion, however, and Obama is keeping that language intact.

Systemic anti-LGBT employment discrimination is one of the next major hurdles we need to jump. This won’t establish universal workplace equality, but it’s quite a start. 

You are an explorer, and you represent our species, and the greatest good you can do is to bring back a new idea, because our world is endangered by the absence of good ideas. Our world is in crisis because of the absence of consciousness.
Terence McKenna
Gain the world
Lose your soul
Worryin bout what you ain’t got
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If we keep in the direction we are heading, one day our children will be posting pics like this on #TBT

Be still. Breathe. Fall in Love with Life.

…say a prayer for the wild at heart kept in cages.
Tennessee Williams, Camino Real  (via thatkindofwoman)

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The kindest souls are the ones who have the darkest thoughts.

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