Rich Sister

I'm the rich sister.... Of course, the definition of "rich" means different things to different people.

“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”

—   Sylvia Plath (via observando)

“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.”

—   Maya Angelou (via observando)

“At the heart of the matter is a battle between wish and fear. Fear generally proves stronger than a wish, but it leaves a taste of disappointment on the tongue.”

—    George Packer (via observando)
secretlygeeky:


'People may think as they like about well-thumbed favourites', thought Paul, 'but there is something incomparably thrilling in first opening a brand-new book.' (Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh)

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secretlygeeky:

'People may think as they like about well-thumbed favourites', thought Paul, 'but there is something incomparably thrilling in first opening a brand-new book.' (Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh)

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(Source: secretlygeeky, via amandaonwriting)

Love, Teach: 16 Things You Can Do While Actively Monitoring during Standardized Testing (or the next time you’re crazy bored)

15. Buy three different kinds of gum and time all three of them to see which one loses flavor the fastest

16. Take your pulse before and after thinking about the most annoying person you know and see if it changes

Love this!

(Source: apsies)

“Only by examining our personal biases can we truly grow as artists; only by cultivating empathy can we truly grow as people.”

—   Jen Knox (via observando)
re-miks:

❝There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story.❞ -Maya Angelou


I’m so saddened by her death. I loved teaching her work. She was a true American treasure.

re-miks:

❝There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story.❞ -Maya Angelou

I’m so saddened by her death. I loved teaching her work. She was a true American treasure.

(via teachingliteracy)

“Don’t sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there’s nothing else you can give and nobody will care for you.”

—   Karl Lagerfeld (via observando)

““Consent is sexy” is rape culture wrapped in feminist packaging. “Consent is sexy” is no longer good enough, if it ever was.

I can appreciate that there was once a need for this narrative. This line of thinking has served a purpose and helped bring conversations about consent into mainstream public consciousness. There was a time and a place for common sense arguments like, “Isn’t it so much hotter to get enthusiastic consent from a partner who whispers, ‘I want your cock’ than starting to fuck someone who isn’t into it?” The concept of consent was so far removed from mainstream conversations that we needed something catchy and simple and kind of glamorous for people to latch onto in order to hear what we had to say.

But I feel like at this point, we’re beyond that narrative. A lot of people get the concept of enthusiastic consent. We’re talking about it in more places and with more people than we ever have (though not nearly enough, I know). We’ve made some semblance of progress when it comes to talking about consent. And so it’s time to start framing consent differently. Because, to be quite honest, a thong with the words “consent is sexy” is not just not doing it for me, it’s actively offensive to me.

Because why is the end goal always for women to be sexy? Why is that what we’re supposed to aspire to (and while consent is not exclusive to hetero pairings, we usually only talk about consent as it relates to them, thus being that I, as a woman, should want to aspire to be sexy for a man)? Why is it that we feel like we need to frame consent as something appealing to men in order to make it worth talking about? What if I don’t want to be sexy? What if I just want to be respected? What if I just want to have agency? What if I just, you know, don’t want to be raped?”

photolissy:

Cathedral of Plasencia (Spain)

photolissy:

Cathedral of Plasencia (Spain)