“[Snoop Dogg] was telling me, “You’re the missing link between the white girls who all love rap music, and all the dudes who rap. You’re going to make people comfortable to listen to the music, especially girls,” you know? There’s nothing for girls, really. It’s either Nicki Minaj or nothing. So I’m just happy, I’m trying to be like the rapper Spice Girl, you know, just empower everyone.”—KREAYSHAWN I LOVE YOU
“In a way, it such a relief to forget everything you know,” he says. “If I was feeling the pressure to tell the story, Nick would come up and hug me until I stopped resisting the hug. Then he’d look at me and say, ‘go with God’ , and I would just relax.”—Ryan Gosling lkladshgfhguhgkngdfgdlkfg
“Do you know what the biggest change that I have seen? The best thing about having this garden? I see students like Kenneth and Kevon come out here and just relax. They are so different in the garden than in class. In class they can’t sit still, they’re angry, they will actually break things. … I never see them so calm and actually engaged with what they’re doing. It’s a wonderful thing. And we need spaces like this because teaching kids at their desks isn’t working anymore. Reading about how to grow a carrot and actually planting one in the ground, watching it grow, and then harvesting it are completely different things.”—a middle-school teacher at a garden served by OBUGS. i’m totes verklempt about being on their board.
“The hookworm exacts a heavy toll on those infected but especially on those that are “poorly nourished, badly housed and equipped, and barefoot.” Symptoms include anemia, weight loss, fatigue, and impaired mental function. .. The popular image during the American Civil War of the lazy Southern redneck with “sallow skin, bare feet, scrawny neck, protuberant abdomen, retarded intelligence, and shiftless habits” undoubtedly derived from endemic hookworm infection and its debilitating symptoms.”—Body Horrors, my new fav blog??