My Textile and Rug blog

Intended to be what the title says but increasingly becoming a storage place for "stuff" that is beautiful, pleases or stirs me.

alimarko:

We Speak is a poster and blog campaign featuring ten young women who are speaking up about their relationships with mental health and how it informs their identities. Part of Launch: Stamps School of Art and Design’s Senior Thesis Exhibition at the University of Michigan, it will be featured at Work Gallery - Ann Arbor in the exhibition opening on Friday, April 18th from 6-9. The show will remain up through May 3rd. 

In the past year, the ten young women featured in the poster portion of We Speak came face to face with the state of our mental health. Our stories, carefully and honestly written, are meant to start a conversation about a topic that many of us wish we could ignore. But these are our realities, and in sharing them, we want to start chipping away at the stigma that often keeps us feeling weak and alone.

In addition to the original ten participants, everyone is encouraged to consider sharing their own story about mental health. By contributing your experiences, you can help open the discussion about the importance of mental health and tear down the stigma that keeps it so hidden. By sharing this project, you can foster support.

We Speak blog | More information | Submit your story | Mental health resources | By Alicia Kovalcheck

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courtneydunagan:

Wake up to Santorini, Greece

courtneydunagan:

Wake up to Santorini, Greece

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sextuplet:

Meryl Blinder - Warm & Cool Triptych, Orange
oil paint, pencil, canvas

sextuplet:

Meryl Blinder - Warm & Cool Triptych, Orange

oil paint, pencil, canvas

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suzani:

Central Asia, Turkomen jewelry wedding set (10 pieces); silver, silver gilt and carnelian; ca. early 1900.

suzani:

Central Asia, Turkomen jewelry wedding set (10 pieces); silver, silver gilt and carnelian; ca. early 1900.

thekimonogallery:

Sashiko kimono, mid-19th century, Japan. Indigo-dyed plain-weave cotton, quilted and embroidered with white cotton thread. MET Museum (Purchase, Mrs. Jackson Burke Gift, 1979)

thekimonogallery:

Sashiko kimono, mid-19th century, Japan. Indigo-dyed plain-weave cotton, quilted and embroidered with white cotton thread. MET Museum (Purchase, Mrs. Jackson Burke Gift, 1979)

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stormtrooperfashion:

Rianne Ten Haken by Sebastian Kim for Haper’s Bazaar UK, January 2013

stormtrooperfashion:

Rianne Ten Haken by Sebastian Kim for Haper’s Bazaar UK, January 2013

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focus-damnit:

Georgia O’Keeffe

focus-damnit:

Georgia O’Keeffe

heathwest:

Bridget RileyShadow Play, 1990

heathwest:

Bridget Riley
Shadow Play, 1990

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elisemesner:

Agata Grela for GF Smith

elisemesner:

Agata Grela for GF Smith

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