Things I'm Into This Month: August

Inspired by someone I'm sure.
  1. Rust and Bone (2012)
    My favourite Marion Cotillard is a now no-makeup Marion. The scene where he leaves with another girl stings. It's familiar and I suppose still raw. Bonus points for the use of Bruce Springsteen's State Trooper. Oh and fuck!!!
  2. Dheepan (2015)
    I felt that pairing this with Rust and Bone was perfect. The mundane experiences of an immigrant "family" was something I found engaging, but it wasn't all mundane. Not even close. The violence, death and terror exists in very different ways. But they still exist.
  3. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
    I didn't think the premise would sustain my interest. Each chapter is told by one person, a new character for each chapter. It moves forward in generations and still resonates. It is a subject matter that I find engrossing due to my own desire to understand the concept of home and identity.
  4. Riz Ahmed
    I don't need to qualify this.
  5. Not being on-call for 9 days!
    Who am I kidding. I'm always on call.
  6. Sex Object by Jessica Valenti
    I often say that I prepared myself for the racism I might face, tried to equip myself to deal with it the best I could. I was a fool for not anticipating sexism in my self-preparation.
  7. TV on the Radio - Young Liars
    I've re-visited this EP and will finally admit that their albums never came close to how perfect this was.
  8. Frank Ocean - Blonde
    I don't like contemporary RnB. I don't. I like Frank. No. I love Frank.
  9. This text from my niece. Eight years old texting me using an iCloud ID to see if I've texted her mom, my sister, on her birthday while they were in Jamaica.
    She's so passive aggressive she's going to be just like her mom and her mom before her.
  10. This throwback pic that was sent to me via group chat. I can't even begin to explain it.
    From when chokers were cool and I only wore black. This pic is probably gonna be replicated tonight.
  11. My littlest nephew saying goodbye to summer vacation
    Peace out.