The Champagne Socialist

Unedited thoughts from a progressive mind - food, wine, music, poetry, photography - apathy is boring, life without bubbles, more boring still.
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Me reading my Facebook feed.

Last night I helped host a feminist film screening of the movie ELECTION, a favourite of mine since high school. It was really fun to watch the movie with a gang of smart, savvy ladies. I realized I hadn’t seen it as an adult and noticed a whole bunch of stuff in it now - particularly in the behaviours of the central male character, played by Matthew Broderick, that was pretty problematic. There’s an assumption he has that the women in the film are inherently evil (particularly in cases of infidelity) while the men are used and abused, which is, needless to say, ridiculous. But to unpack the film’s tropes a bit over pints and cupcakes was a pretty excellent way to spend an evening.







Meet Cory Nieves. He’s a dapper, 10-year old CEO of Mr. Cory’s Cookies who started his own booming cookie business in an effort to help his mom buy a car after moving from NYC to New Jersey in 2009.

!!!!!! COOKIE CEO !!!!!!!

this is the best post on tumblr ever!!!

What the fuck


does this little guy dress himself bc omg


(via thebitchinthehouse)

I’ve been in a rough place, body-image wise, for the last month.

Quietly and confidently telling myself that a skinnier version of me couldn’t have run a 15k/1:20 goal race tonight, achieving personal bests at 5, 8 and 10k on the way.

I’m better every time I race. Who gives a fuck what the scale says?



Projet 365: La semaine du 28 juillet. Un mélange mélangé

#project365 #montreal #photography

Montreal, end of July, 2014.  Millie Savard is one of my favourite local photographers.

Two weeks!

Me, around certain friends:

(via its-arrested-development)


Anjelica Huston by Annie Leibovitz


Anjelica Huston by Annie Leibovitz

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