David Korten – Change the Story, Change the Future

Now, hold on there – I know these days when many of us see an older white man behind a podium – a numbed, dulling fatigue immediately begins to set in, like right behind the eyes, but trust me: this is one of the good ones.

“Deep democracy, real democracy is the only way that we can organize as a society, to achieve balance with Earth – and to do it in a way that meets the needs of all.”– David Korten

@dkorten | David Korten’s Blog | Living Economies Forum | YES! Magazine

“We can almost be literally be anything we want to be – and I’m not talking individuals; I’m talking about societies.” – David Korten

ecotopia 2049

Photographer Poses Nude In ‘Nue York’ To Question the Role of Fashion in Society

Photographer Poses Nude In ‘Nue York’ To Question the Role of Fashion in Society

“Nue York: Self-Portraits of a Bare Urban Citizen was born out of an initial questioning about clothing and the importance of fashion in modern society. Clothes do so much more than just meet our physical needs. What we wear acts as a silent language, allowing us to convey who we are and want to be to the outside world.”

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Where Have All the Butch Dykes Gone?

Where Have All the Butch Dykes Gone?
Danielle Cooper | Photo by Zachary Krevitt

“We set out with a mission to figure out where all the butch dykes had gone, but like most things in the queer community, we found that just because we aren’t acutely aware of them, doesn’t mean a community isn’t thriving. It’s just changed and evolved as our conversations around gender have shot lightyears ahead in the past 30 years. Masculine-presenting lesbians haven’t disappeared. We’ve just opened our understanding of who fits into those categories.”

Where Have All the Butch Dykes Gone?
Cade | Photo by Zachary Krevitt

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America’s Latest Utopian Experiment

summit powder mountain utopia
(Marshall Birnbaum)

“Its founders say they are creating a year-round community for innovators, thought leaders, artists, scientists, and others to solve the world’s most pressing challenges, from environmental catastrophe to access to basic medical care.

“The leadership is baking equal opportunity into the town’s design.”

. . . via “America’s Latest Utopian Experiment” by Laura Raskin @ The Atlantic

The article quoting Michel Foucault: ” . . . utopias are fundamentally unreal spaces.”

To which I say: screw you, Foucalt! (and RIP)

What if the greatest untruth ever perpetuated upon mankind was the lie that a better world was not possible?

See also: Fellowship for Intentional Communities | Transition Network | Transition Towns US