This entire show is devoted to just one story. A former pimp tells how he and three childhood friends became pimps in the 1970s in Oakland, California. He explains all the elaborate “rules of the game” among pimps and prostitutes of that era. He didn’t have the stomach for the violence of pimping, and failed as a pimp because of that. Tamar Brott reports.
“When we were children, we used to think that when we grew up, we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability. To be alive is to be vulnerable.”—Madeleine L’Engle (via makingdens)
“I happen to believe the world will change only when we change ourselves. And that starts with finding ourselves. And that starts with listening to ourselves: learning to quiet the clamor in our minds and the voices of everyone around us and move toward what feels right- towards the things we know, for reasons we can’t explain, that we’re meant to do, the things that make us feel alive.”—Kelly Cutrone - If You Have To Cry Go Outside, And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You (via quote-book)