Beauty privilege is very real. None of us are imagining it, and if we aren’t born genetic lottery winners, our only option is to compensate with style, grace, and charm. Of course, none of that shit comes cheap. That’s kind of the whole point. It’s all meant to be aspirational and exclusionary. We’re supposed to feel depressed by our skin, agitated by our bodies, and anxious about our invisibility. That’s the insidious subtlety of social control. The worst part is that we know in our rational minds that it’s all bullshit, and yet we’re still plagued with self-loathing when we can’t live up to unattainable beauty standards. No matter how much self-acceptance we achieve, we can still look in the mirror and instantly catalog all the things about ourselves that we don’t think measure up. It’s maddening. It makes us feel like hypocrites even though it’s not our hypocrisy.
The Coquette @ Adult-Mag
(I love this. There’s nothing that makes me happier as a writer than finding my work quoted and reblogged all over tumblr.)
OH FOR FUCKS SAKE
“In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines
Lived twelve little girls in two straight lines
In two straight lines they broke their bread
And brushed their teeth and went to bed.
They left the house at half past nine
In two straight lines in rain or shine-
The smallest one was Madeline.”
― Ludwig Bemelmans
Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) // Nancy Sinatra
I guess I’m a little weird. I like to talk to trees and animals. That’s okay though; I have more fun than most people.
|—||Bob Ross (via wordsnquotes)|
Badass women from history
- Leather clad English rocker girl
- Women boxing on a roof in LA (1933)
- Ellen O’Neal, the greatest woman freestyle skateboarder in the 1970s
- Elspeth Beard, first Englishwoman to circumnavigate the world by motorcycle
I don’t think people understand how stressful it is to explain what’s going on in your head when you don’t even understand it yourself.
|—||Sara Quin (via onlinecounsellingcollege)|
I want a storm to come and flood us into a song that no one wrote.
|—||Frida Kahlo (via acrylicalchemy)|
Nothing will ruin your 20’s more than thinking you should have your life together already.