A gente abre a ferida na pele de quem nos ama.
A gente vive na guerra, a gente luta por paz.
A gente pensa que sabe, mas nunca sabe o que faz.

A gente nega o que nunca teve forças pra dizer.
A gente mostra pro mundo o que se quer esconder.
A gente finge que vive até o dia de morrer e espera a hora da morte pra se arrepender de tudo.

“MJ will be my new name. No more Michael Jackson. I want a whole new character, a whole new look. I should be a tottally [sic] different person. People should never think of me as the kid who sang "ABC,” [or] “I Want You Back.” I should be a new, incredible actor/singer/dancer that will shock the world. I will do no interviews. I will be magic. I will be a perfectionist, a researcher, a trainer, a masterer [sic]. I will be better than every great actor roped into one. I “must” have the most incredible training system. To dig and dig and dig until I find.

I will study and look back on the whole world of Entertainment and perfect it. Take it steps further from where the greats left off.“

Michael Jackson

Fifty24MX tapped into Mexico’s tradition of murals as a form of resistance with their latest project, “Manifesto.” The gallery invited a group of prominent local and international artists to create large-scale, politically-outspoken works on the streets of Mexico City in response to the country’s current socio-political situation. The line-up included Curiot, Swoon, Jaz, EricaIlCane, Blu, Bastardilla, Ciler, and Vena2. While some of the pieces are uplifting, others take to task government corruption, increasing poverty, powerful drug cartels, and other forms of oppression. 

See more on Hi-Fructose.

A Nurse’s Manifesto:

1. Trust is earned, but respect is given to every patient and coworker.

2. The “Q” word brings trouble, within the walls of any health care institution, in any close proximity of a hospital, or nursing school clinical.

3. Do Know, and Do No Harm - but never take any crap.

4. Perspective is what keeps you grounded - the ability to reflect, recognize absurdity, and laugh at least once a day (even if it’s at yourself).

5. Compassion is universal and does not discriminate.

iluvskinnybitches manifesto

i don’t post pictures of puppy dogs, double rainbows, shabby chic interiors, macaroons, butterflies in mason jars, unicorn gifs, blueberry muffins, hunger games cast member photos, red velvet cupcakes, poems or sonnets, handbags to die for, or parisian street scenes.

i do post images of beautiful, elegant, sophisticated, natural, sexy, fashionable, and sometimes seductive women.  if that’s not your thing, find someone else’s images to reblog.  or better yet, check out pinterest.  if you’re on-board, cool. enjoy the ride!

- b



MANIFESTO is a street art initiative presented by FIFTY24MX gallery that addresses the concerns of the social and political situation in Mexico. They have gathered a selected group of artists to express through murals their opinion and use their art as a social tool to propose, reflect and inform.

BLU (Italia)
SANER (México)
CILER (México)
VENA2 (México)
Franco Fasoli JAZ (Argentina)
CURIOT (México)

The art interventions started on February 10th and are still in process in Mexico city.

Pictured above: Blu & Ciler