The CFC

15 Nov 2012

shescomplex:

shonilane:

femmefatalist:

theatlantic:

Here, but Not Here: Family Portraits Held Together by Skype

We live in a world in which some of the people we are closest to are often not near us at all.

When we document our day-to-day existence in photographs and Instagrams, these people are absent. Their presence in our lives is absent in our digital memories. 

Photographer John Clang’s series Being Together seeks to correct this. Using Skype and projectors, he captures families visually as they are virtually. 

“In these images,” Clang told me over email, “I am marking the time for these families, enabling them to remember these strange moments of togetherness with the technology presently available. The picture doesn’t stop here, it lingers on in their memory. It embraces the intimacy and closeness of a family, no matter how far apart they are.”

Read more. [Images: John Clang]

This has me in tears. All the feelings.

You’re not the only one.

My life currently. I miss my family.

2 May 2012

fuckyeahadoptateen:

NYC: LGBTQ Affirming Foster and Adoptive Families

The above link is to a pdf of the ACS LGBTQ Youth Community Resource Guide.

From the ACS website:

ACS is looking for LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Questioning) affirming families to provide…

(Source: fuckyeahfosterparentsforteens)

10 Oct 2011

Mommy Says: Secrets from Comediva on Vimeo.

powerpussysays:

and to kick off the rebirth of PPS, here’s a sketch i made for the comedy co. i work for.

it’s the fourth episode of “Mommy Says,” where my a Korean mom answers emails with advice.

in this particular episode — that is, why it’s appropriate for this page — Mommy helps an emailer out with the ever complex and scary issue of Coming Out to parents.

moreover, it’s very much based on an actual conversation i had with my mother before i Came Out.

[i hope] you enjoy!