Lupita Nyong’o breaks down the importance of having role models in the media and what they tell us about our psyche [x]
Her perfection seriously blows my mind.
tbh the only reason anybody is “straight-passing” is because of the common and harmful conception that heterosexuality is the default and that queerness must have extreme and visible markers to be valid
Below are the key takeaways (which I found the most interesting) from Phil Libin’s recent appearance
at ThisWeekIn: Startups with Jason Calacanis.
- If I ever write a book about my experience with Evernote, I already got the title picked out. The title’s going to be, ‘Good Problem To Have.’ The…
For those days when your skin
cannot contain all of you
when it feels like you’ve forgotten
how to sleep with forgiveness
I need you to invite her in again
I cannot promise she will be gentle
but I know she will fit into all the pieces of you
you’ve rubbed raw with salt and memory
The bodies of women of color are in a precarious situation: they are either at odds with the standard of beauty or become that standard without being credited.
Just submitted poems to 2 online literary/poetry magazines. Also have a May 1 deadline coming up for a poetry anthology.
This is exciting.
the thing to realize here is that conservatives find the idea of paying workers a livable wage so absurd that they make hyperbolic comparisons like this
because fifteen dollars and hour and a hundred thousand dollars an hour both mean the same thing to them; more than you deserve
^That commentary is very important.
how many times have u looked at strangers and noticed small good things about them like “whoa the way their hair bounces is cute” “she has such nice eyelashes” “her hands look so soft” “those pants suit her well” etc?
so many random strangers. you have been one of those for so many other people too.
people do notice.
I receive the occasional reader mail from my Thought Catalog bio page. The messages are always encouraging and extremely sweet. They encourage me to keep writing, especially on days where I question where I’m going with this development.
Feeling very, very blessed that I can connect to strangers in this way.
Don’t marry a man unless you would be proud to have a son exactly like him.