The last known “Pink Triangle” survivor of the Nazi holocaust, Rudolf Brazda, died this week at the age of 92.
Homosexuals in German concentration camps were forced to wear a pink triangle.
After the camps were liberated at the end of the Second World War, many of the pink triangle prisoners were often simply re-imprisoned by the Allied-established Federal Republic of Germany. The Nazi amendments to Paragraph 175, which turned homosexuality from a minor offense into a felony, remained intact in Germany for a further 24 years after the war.
Christian leaders (particularly in Africa and the United States of America) continue to call for the imprisonment and extermination of homosexuals.
The Holy Cross (In hoc signo vinces)
Erwin Blumenfeld - 1967
privileged kids go to counseling, poor kids go to jail.
The Agony and the Ecstasy
"Nazi but Nice"
Jake and Dinos Chapman - 2011 - White Cube, London
The nun who ate the Holy Foreskin of Jesus (SRSLY)
The Austrian nun Agnes Blannbekin joined the Third Order of Saint Francis in Vienna in 1260 and for the rest of her life refused to eat meat, claiming the body of Christ was enough meat for her. She wasn’t joking!
She claimed to taste Christ while eating the Eucharist and described drinking a “refreshing spiritual drink” from the spear wound of Jesus. She would have orgasms whenever Jesus appeared to her (more about that phenomena here).
She was obsessed with the Holy Prepuce and claimed to have felt the foreskin of Jesus in her mouth.
Her visions were transcribed by a Franciscan monk and he records: “Crying and with compassion, she began to think about the foreskin of Christ, where it may be located [after the Resurrection].
And behold, soon she felt with the greatest sweetness on her tongue a little piece of skin alike the skin in an egg, which she swallowed.
After she had swallowed it, she again felt the little skin on her tongue with sweetness as before, and again she swallowed it.
And this happened to her about a hundred times. And when she felt it so frequently, she was tempted to touch it with her finger.
And when she wanted to do so, that little skin went down her throat on its own. And it was told to her that the foreskin was resurrected with the Lord on the day of resurrection.
And so great was the sweetness of tasting that little skin that she felt in all [her] limbs and parts of the limbs a sweet transformation.”
Saint Bridget of Sweden also tasted Jesus’s foreskin and claimed that it was as sweet as honey…. but more about her in later posts.
Artist: Milo Manara
Please checkout this beautiful model at her blog http://thegirlwithcaramelskin.tumblr.com/
At this point in my life, almost everything is an act of self love.
In the past (and still struggling in the present) I’ve been very down on myself, harsh, judgmental - in ways I would never be to another person. Daily I try to be accepting of myself, kind to myself, even proud of myself. (Although even when I manage that I can be snarky and refer to it as narcissism.)
Taking the time to make some breakfast, pouring a cup of tea, taking photos. These are all little things that I do for myself. It’s perhaps the first time I’ve ever really even considered what it is I want, and what I want to do. It’s daunting to me to have such freedom, but I’m working at accepting it, and myself, more each day.
I’m in absolute awe with the honesty of your words and the realness of this photo. It is so beautiful. You look amazing here and i’m really thrilled to hear that this daily tasks can be transformed to moments you take ‘for’ yourself. I hope you can give yourself the same grace, patience, and acceptance that you give those around you.
flat one… #flat #instagram #preguicamagazine #p3top #down #diamond #triple #nightshotfordinner
Cotyledon. March, 2014.
Reblogging OK with all notes intact.
ILLUSTRATIONS - DIGITAL ART
Illustrations by Mattahan (Paul Davey) from Manchaster, Jamaica. The name Mattahan is from the patois pronunciation of Matterhorn, a popular cigarette brand in Jamaica. Mattahan is a painter who uses digital tools to create these surreal depictions of people who inspire him. The paintings are inspired by moments in his own life.
one of my favourite artist on the web. tumblr http://mattahan.tumblr.com/
Contemporary Art Week!
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