so long, lonesome

"I just love the way he leans. He's always closing his eyes, like it hurts to look at things."

becca. california. queer. cuntlove. art.
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i brought some stones outside with me while I watercolor my existential crisis.

i brought some stones outside with me while I watercolor my existential crisis.

crimson-glow:

I need to rant about how amazing this book is. I’m almost halfway through and I find myself getting so excited I have to put the book down and process. This is a stunning, original example of queer feminist YA fantasy that taps so accurate into the mind and heart of a 13 year old magical girl. Michelle Tea fucking nailed it with Mermaid in Chelsea Creek. @autostraddle can I pitch a review for the site?

"the problem with feelings was, first you had one, which was generally bad enough. But then  you had a feeling about your feeling, and then a feeling about how you were feeling about your feeling, and then another feeling would pop up at the sight of it all, this teetering pyramid of emotion, and all of it would look wrong to Andrea, all her feelings somehow incorrect, too much or too little, too soft or too hard, and another feeling would emerge at the thought of that. It was endless, having feelings."

crimson-glow:

I need to rant about how amazing this book is. I’m almost halfway through and I find myself getting so excited I have to put the book down and process. This is a stunning, original example of queer feminist YA fantasy that taps so accurate into the mind and heart of a 13 year old magical girl. Michelle Tea fucking nailed it with Mermaid in Chelsea Creek. @autostraddle can I pitch a review for the site?

"the problem with feelings was, first you had one, which was generally bad enough. But then you had a feeling about your feeling, and then a feeling about how you were feeling about your feeling, and then another feeling would pop up at the sight of it all, this teetering pyramid of emotion, and all of it would look wrong to Andrea, all her feelings somehow incorrect, too much or too little, too soft or too hard, and another feeling would emerge at the thought of that. It was endless, having feelings."

I need to rant about how amazing this book is. I’m almost halfway through and I find myself getting so excited I have to put the book down and process. This is a stunning, original example of queer feminist YA fantasy that taps so accurate into the mind and heart of a 13 year old magical girl. Michelle Tea fucking nailed it with Mermaid in Chelsea Creek. @autostraddle can I pitch a review for the site?

I need to rant about how amazing this book is. I’m almost halfway through and I find myself getting so excited I have to put the book down and process. This is a stunning, original example of queer feminist YA fantasy that taps so accurate into the mind and heart of a 13 year old magical girl. Michelle Tea fucking nailed it with Mermaid in Chelsea Creek. @autostraddle can I pitch a review for the site?

femalerappers:

Mz 007 - Important

(via noscrubs-nomasters)

my last day off for a while so i’m going to go smoke a bowl and do some laundry and maybe paint and read and feel nice in the sun

november 12th, 2013

dear rewa,

in 1929 Frida was 19 years old. In 2013 we are 19. I wrote this letter in my head on the train on the way to work this morning - somehow now it’s gone. It was going to be all kinds of waxing philosophical, but now all of it sounds stale and short and just… not enough.

I don’t know what Frida was doing when she was 19. she looks as fabulous and powerful as does in all the other photos- but god knows there’s a whole world of girl rage and girl calm and girl power in her. does she know how her life will turn out - well obviously not, we never do. 

but does she know how important she is? Does she know how iconic her flower crown will be? Does she realize how important and necessary for survival her pain will be? Frida. WE are Frida. and by that I mean we are 19 and powerful and contemplative and possible. we are. we are now and now has no time limit.

We are Frida. We are girl women with bodies and minds that move us and sometimes fail us. We are powerful in our own everyday struggles. We are the most powerful people on this planet in that we know. We know about that all connecting energy. We feel small sometimes- but really it’s that we’re just too big for this world to grasp. We are entire universes in one girl.

19 years on this planet isn’t much. I don’t know. I’m just so comforted by her unwavering lost-in-thought, caught-in-time, that-moment-forever look of Frida at 19. This moment passes. No matter what we are now or will be later - we were here. 

i hope these thoughts find you well in ohio,

becca

Pink Wall. (w/ detail)

Ink and oil pastel on paper.

by Mercedes Helnwein

(Source: mirrormaskcamera, via depressionstockphotos)

Happy Banned Books Week (September 21 - September 27, 2014)!

wocinsolidarity:

According to the ALA, the most frequently challenged books written by People of Color from 1990 - 1999 are (unfortunately they don’t have a PoC-specific list list for 2000 and onwards):

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Reason for challenges: racism, homosexuality, sexually…

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zmizet:

gracehelbl0g:

This is Sam Pepper. If you don’t know who he is, Sam is a successful YouTube prankster with over 2 million subscribers. He recently uploaded a video titled “Fake Hand Ass Pink Prank" where he pinched unsuspecting girls’ butts without their permission. None of this was done with the girls’ consent…meaning Sam Pepper sexually harassed and assaulted these women.

This is no longer a “simple, harmless prank” but rather a very serious matter and offence. If you haven’t seen the video yet, you can watch, dislike, and report it HERE. You can also take the pledge to help stop sexual violence at itsonus.org. Please do not let Sam get away with this kind of behavior. He crossed the line and needs to be held responsible for his disgusting actions.

Don’t read the comments on the youtube. And if you intend to leave a comment, please be aware that you will probably receive a lot of harassment. Especially if you identify yourself as a woman and/or a feminist. The comments section is certainly not a safe space.