Nom-Nom

Sep 28

quote

When we are girls,
they hand us dolls and say
“Be like this.”
Pretty.
Pliable.
Silent.
We grow up holding glassy eyed fantasies
Taught early on that we will never be as perfect as what we are asked to be.

When we are no longer girls,
but not yet women,
they hand us razors and say
“Run these across your skin.”
We learn that our bodies are intrinsically wrong
And when we tear ourselves open trying to scrape away the inadequacy they’ve forced on us
They act shocked.

When we are women,
they hand us shame and say
“Here. This is yours to carry.”
So we drape it around our necks
like a scarf
And the furious proclamations that rise in our throats
stay trapped just below our tongues.

But I am not made of porcelain.
Take your dolls back.
I am not yours to shatter.
I will take the razors that they handed me and use them
to tear the shame from my neck
because I’ll be damned if
“woman”
and “shame”
are synonyms.

I will be part of the generation that hands my girls
steel.
And says,
“Be like this.”
Strong.
Immovable.
Shining.
They will grow up seeing that they do not have to bend,
that if someone tries to break them they will not do so silently.
The generation that teaches our girls
that they were made to withstand storms,
and that they are no one’s to hold.

Sep 28

pottersir:

Harry Potter piano sheets

inspired by [x]

Sep 28
Sep 28

quote Now, you two – this year, you behave yourselves. If I get one more owl telling me you’ve – you’ve blown up a toilet or –”
“Blown up a toilet? We’ve never blown up a toilet.”
“Great idea though, thanks, Mum.

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

(via feellng)

Sep 28

liteskint:

my heart

D’awwwwww.

Sep 28

exvind:

scribblingbearcat:

kammartinez:

Author John Scalzi was on a roll this morning (currently 7:14 AM, 26 Sept. 2014) with a tweet he found from some guy sending out an “ultimatum” to women to “make a choice” between feminism and, well, men like him. So Scalzi launched into a truly magnificent set of scorchers, which I’m posting here for the delectation of people everywhere.

Also: I would like to thank that guy for setting the ultimatum. It makes finding a boyfriend so much easier when the undesirable ones wear a placard identifying themselves.

DAMN SON

There is no problem that sass cannot solve

Sep 28
Sep 28

shulamithbond:

carriehopefletcher:

13-tfios:

graceelizabeththefab:

beccaleigh16:

courageousechidna:

skyyylynn:

paytertots:

This weekend, two students in my school committed suicide.  A few upperclassmen got thousands of sticky notes and wrote nice sayings on them and put one on every single locker in the school in hopes of lifting everyone’s spirits and making sure everyone knows that they aren’t alone

((This deserves more notes.))

If you don’t note this or Reblog this… You have no soul

Yes.

I don’t have a soul but I will still reblog this

I love this!

You’re free to reblog or not reblog whatever you want, but this is nice.

Sep 28

all new covers for the US [already out] and the UK [coming in September]

Is it just me or do the U.K. editions not seem a lot more badass? I mean the U.S. editions are really good too, but still…

Sep 28

following-rons-butterflies:


Writing an essay

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Finishing the essay

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Turning the essay in

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omg this is perfect