Margaret Atwood on Women Writers
“I felt that I was writing in the teeth of the odds; as all writers do, to be sure, but for women there were extra handicaps. I was writing anyway, I was writing nevertheless, I was writing despite. Things that were said about writing by women: that it was weak, vapid, and pastel, as in strong “masculine” rhymes and weak “feminine” ones; that it was too...
GUYS I freaked out because I realized I was out of coffee D: BUT then I realized I DO have a shit ton of coffee, it’s just not my favorite blend.
Ask her what she craved, and she’d get a little frantic about things like books,...– Nightwoods - Charles Frazier (via mercurieux)
THERE IS NO ESCAPE
amandapalmer: “There is no escape. You can’t be a vagabond and an artist and still be a solid citizen, a wholesome, upstanding man. You want to get drunk, so you have to accept the hangover. You say yes to the sunlight and pure fantasies, so you have to say yes to the filth and the nausea. Everything is within you, gold and mud, happiness and pain, the laughter of childhood and the apprehension...
Why Dove's "Real Beauty Sketches" Video Makes Me...
jazzylittledrops: So this video started going around my facebook today, with about a dozen of my female friends sharing the link with comments like, and “Everyone needs to see this”, and “All girls should watch this,” and “This made me cry.” And I’m not trying to shame those girls! I definitely understand why they would do so. And I don’t want to be a killjoy. But as I clicked the link and...
All the more reason to share
I was talking to a professor about the short film I’m currently writing (“Adult Science”, sounds almost naughty doesn’t it?). We got into talking about a play I critiqued recently which involved a trigger scene. Although a dog in the audience managed to rip us away from the trigger moment by growling loudly at the offender (man, I felt so bad for laughing—especially...
Reduce cellulite. Be gone dry skin. Vanish unwanted facial hair. Diminish...– Guerrilla Girls (via furociousfemme)
Sleep Better Now
People empty me. I have to get away to refill.– Charles Bukowski (via artistsuffer)
Today, I met my fairy bra mother at Nordstrom’s.
Say no more. If it’s giving people meat, then I’m onboard. I’ve always said...– Dr. Spaceman (via 30rocknbc)
I don’t know what intelligence is. But this I do know, both from life and from...– Ralph Ellison
I Am Not Your Wife, Sister or Daughter. I Am A... →
The Steubenville rape victim was certainly someone’s daughter. She may have been someone’s sister. Someday she might even be someone’s wife. But these are not the reasons why raping her was wrong. This rape, and any rape, was wrong because women are people. Women are people, rape is wrong, and no one should ever be raped. End of story.
Via My Cousin OR How I Almost Threw Up Reading... →
Obsess over the dead. Not living writers. Read everything you can. Let it all...– Eduardo Corral’s advice to aspiring poets, as told to Michael Laurenty for Barn Owl Review (via nps2013)
theonion: In Focus: College Basketball Star Heroically Overcomes Tragic Rape He Committed Oh man this isn’t all that funny. Onion, I love you.
These dissenters were entirely right about the war, and nothing that has...– John B. Judis, “Eve of Destruction,” The New Republic (via politicalprof)
I once hosted an introverted party. Everyone came over and did their own thing...– The Introvert’s Corner blog: “We Gotta Fight for our Right Not to Party” (via herself) (via charlienovas) (via crankyinfps)
likethisisgone: Whenever someone accuses you of “being defensive”, they are actually saying “You are not allowed to get offended by my offensive statement, and now I can further offend you/ lower your worth as a human being by also saying that you are an over sensitive mess.” Don’t allow this
barretta replied to your post: Hi, I’m Amanda. Good on you for saying something. It’s a hell of a thing. Thanks for your support and thanks for commenting on it! The more we talk about it the better. That kind of social approval can do wonders, and you’re displaying a perfect example of it.
Hi, I'm Amanda.
You know what, tumblrs? I’m tired of a subject which I feel compelled to put in somebody else’s words instead of my own. So here it is. I was date-raped. Not that I let it destroy me. Instead, I’ve let it do worse. I’ve let it drag me into silence I no longer want to keep. I let it become more of a secret than it should ever be. Here’s why: in order to stop this,...
I suspect it’s difficult for men to imagine a world in which their bodies have...– Kendall Goodwin - Thought Catalog
Although I seem to be writing poetry I’m actually kind of satisfied with, I need to focus that energy on other forms. More screenwriting, essay-writing and article writing, even if my portfolio loves what’s going on right now.
Gold. Pure gold.
Silver Linings Playbook
What happens when good screenwriting and good acting meet.