It’s important to talk about how vaccines don’t cause autism, but can we please also talk about how much people must hate autism if they’d rather expose their child to polio, measles and chickenpox than autism?

THIS. I feel like asking every anti-vac parent “Why would you rather have a dead child than an autistic one?” I think these parents ought to explain their stance to a group of autistic adults.




The Egyptian Mona Lisa

I never get bored of people playing around with DaVinci’s, especially when non-Western artists provide their own take on the ever-mysterious painting that is the Mona Lisa.

Here, Egyptian illustrator FaTma WaGdi places herself wearing a hijab in her digital rendition of this 16th century portrait, poking fun at the expressionless original subject.

Contemporary Art Week!



ransom and i got married several months ago in an intimate ceremony, but recently had a larger reception for more family and friends, and it was a blast! as we’re both writers, it seemed fitting to have the event at one of our favorite bookstores: the last bookstore in downtown LA. we’ve had a lot of requests for photos, so i thought i’d drop a few here. hope you enjoy them as much as we do! 

:::for the especially curious:::

my bouquet: was made from the pages of ransom’s novel (miss peregrine’s home for peculiar children).

our photographers: brandon + katrina of brandon wong photography.

venue: the last bookstore in downtown los angeles.

catering: the extremely fabulous heirloomla.

flowers: from floral art!

rentals: furniture from found rentals, dishes from dishwish!

the band: one of our favorite local indie bands, the gallery.

hugs and books!





I started this project by being inspired by Jamie C. Moore's work. She photographed her daughter who dressed up as five amazing women who made their mark in history. And so, I decided to do the same and make it around women of the arts. 

As much as we are surrounded by art in every aspect of our life, the arts I believe doesn’t always get the recognition it deserves. From my personal experience at home, the idea of a career in the arts wasn’t a “real” job and was told it would get me nowhere…especially as a women. I wanted to help open up people’s minds and expand the term of what art is. Art isn’t just painting or photography but it can be everything from music to writing to performing. There are tons of unbelievable people in the arts but I chose these eight influential ladies who I feel can empower young girls everywhere.

- Baljit Singh

Hating everything is so overrated. Tell me about the things you’re passionate about. Tell me about how you want to go skydiving one day because it’s the closest thing to flying. Tell me about how you spend your spare time drawing because your parents said art isn’t a career. Tell me about how you like watching reruns of ‘Boy Meets World’ on lazy Sundays. Tell me about how you love that first sip of coffee on Monday mornings. Tell me about how you love rainy days. Tell me about how you love to play in the snow. Tell me about that feeling you get when you listen to a new song by your favorite band. Tell me about how you love to write music because that’s the only way you can express your feelings. Tell me about the time you learned all the chords on the guitar. Tell me about how lost in the music you get when you’re at a concert. Tell me about all your favorite movies. Tell me about how excited you get to go back home for the holidays. Tell me about the first time someone held your hand. Tell me about the first time you fell in love. Tell me about the butterflies you feel when you see that person. Tell me about the things that make you smile so hard your cheeks hurt. Tell me about how you reread the same book because you love it that much. Tell me about how your younger siblings idolize you. Tell me about the things that make you smile even when you’re having a bad day. Tell me about the things that send shivers down your spine for reasons you can’t even explain. Tell me about the things that make you grateful you didn’t give up. Tell me about the things that take your breath away. Tell me about your fondest memories. Tell me about your childhood. Tell me about the things you have on your bucket list. Tell me about the places you want to see before you die. Tell me about all the wonderful things there are left to see and do. Tell me everything but please don’t waste your time complaining and hating.

Tell me about it

erm, I wrote this and Shasha shared her genius ☺️ (helloimshasha) 

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Hard to actually do but beautiful still

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