Archives for the Date November 13th, 2021 2021-11-13 23:28:13



Dovima wearing a Balenciaga gown in a photo by Michael Avedon, 1949

Richard Avedon (1923 – 2004) was an American fashion and portrait photographer. He worked for Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue, specializing in capturing movement in still pictures of fashion, theater and dance. 2021-11-13 20:27:34



“Now Colin, you’ve always been seen as a romantic lead to the ladies. How did you apply this to a gay context? Was it difficult for you? How did you-”

Colin Firth, Very Polite But Done With Your Shit 2021-11-13 10:20:54






“Most of what you think you know about Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is wrong.

This is the model that we all learned in psych 101 is wrong [image of Maslow’s pyramid is shown] where our basic physiological needs are at the bottom of the pyramid and achieving one’s full individual potential is at the apex.

What you may not have known is that Maslow spent 6 weeks with the Blackfoot First Nation in the summer of 1938. He learned about their worldview and the Blackfoot Tipi, appropriated and misrepresented their perspective to establish his own Maslow’s hierarchy, and then didn’t give them credit.

[Image of Maslow’s pyramid and Blackfoot tipi shown, described below]

According to the Blackfoot Tipi, self-actualization is at the bottom of the pyramid. In the middle we have belonging and community actualization, where people take care of each other and help each other with their basic needs. And at the top, we have cultural perpetuity, which is teaching each other how to live in harmony with the land and achieve community actualization through generations.

It makes so much sense, right? Taking care of oneself is not enough. We need to take care of each other and our community.

This is why we need to decolonize psychology.”

If anyone wants to learn more about this I suggest watching the late Narcisse Blood’s interviews on Maslow and the influence of Blackfoot worldviews on his work thru the Blackfoot Digital Library, they’re very in-depth

Eldon Yellowhorn also discusses Maslow and Blackfoot ways of knowing but I forget which interview it’s in

Research Story – Rediscovering Blackfoot Science

Maslow’s hierarchy connected to Blackfoot beliefs

The picture at the start of the next paper shows Maslow at the reserve, btw.

Before Maslow’s Hierarchy: The Whitewashing of Indigenous Knowledge

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and Blackfoot (Siksika) Nation Beliefs | Rethinking Learning

Also this is good if you’re interested in a very short introduction to tipi construction and their use as homes and visual records of important knowledge:

I much prefer the Siksika model to Maslow’s. It places the individual at the base of the tipi, and the existential objective in that model is literally cosmic in scale. A self-actualized individual can better contribute to the community, and a self-actualized community and culture can perpetuate itself through time. The goal is so much larger than the realization of your own self, it’s about being a part of a greater whole and ensuring it lasts into perpetuity. 2021-11-13 06:00:59



The  tango is a direct expression of something that poets have often tried  to state in words: the belief that a fight may be a celebration.

– Jorge Luis Borges


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