- What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
- What if I fail — how will I recover?
- What if I do nothing?
- What if I succeed?
- What’s truly worth doing, whether you fail or succeed?
- In this failure, what went right?
Jonathan Fields, author of Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt into Fuel for Brilliance and creator of the magnificent Good Life Project, proposes six questions that help overcome the fear of failure. Pair with Fields on how to make your own luck, then see this invaluable read on creativity and the gift of failure.
If you’re asking yourself “Am I Bisexual?” then here’s a handy checklist:
1. Thinking about the people you’ve been attracted to, so far in your life, were they all of the same gender?
If you answered “No”, to any or all of the questions in our list above then we feel it’s okay for you to call yourself bisexual.
I like the way this is phrased. “We feel it’s okay for you to call yourself bisexual”. Not “you are bisexual” because that takes away your agency in deciding whether that is true for you or not. A lot of “how to figure out your sexuality” guides do that, and I’ve always hated it. So it’s good to see this.
This quote will always be really special to me, because it’s what made me realise that I was bisexual and could identify that way.
Much appreciation to The Bisexual Index <3
The post-millennial resurgence in Afrofuturism has been one of the more fascinating and welcome developments of the last decade or so. This trend been written about a fair amount in relation to music — the most prominent example is Janelle Monáe and her ArchAndroid mythos, but there’s also the hyperspace hip hop of Flying Lotus and Deltron 3030 and the more esoteric work of acts like Ras G and the Afrikan Space Program, whose most recent album, Back On the Planet, was one of the under-appreciated joys of last year. And once you start digging, there’s a wealth of writing that addresses the future from the perspective of people of color, from the reasonably well-known to the fascinatingly obscure.
The problem, of course, is that none of this stuff is getting made into the sort of big-budget Hollywood extravaganzas that the layman calls to mind when he thinks of sci-fi.