the smell of my desperation has become a stench

A Softer World: Truth and Beauty Bombs

I’ve had this collection of the online comic A Softer World for a couple of years, and whenever I go back and look at it I’m always impressed and inspired by the photography and the accompanying witty commentary. It’s photographed by a woman named Emily Horne and then written by Joey Comeau, and sometimes it’s so subversive and odd that reading it is a lot like getting punched in the gut. But it’s always a welcome punch. Some of my favorites:

Care to explain that one?
Happy Mother’s Day
Smiling fights the lonely monster
Meet me in the street

Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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