"There is nothing gutsier to me than a person announcing that their story is one that deserves to be told, especially if that person is a woman. As hard as we have worked and as far as we have come, there are still so many forces conspiring to tell women that our concerns are petty, our opinions aren’t needed, that we lack gravitas necessary for our stories to matter,"
Conversations I’m tired of having
-How it’s possible to be straight edge, have fun, and not having the desire to get wasted
-Why shaming others for their eating habits is annoying and unnecessary (no, not eating meat does NOT make me “weird” and no, my sister’s gluten-free diet isn’t a pointless fad)
-Why it’s wrong to use words like “retarded” and “fag” to describe “uncool” things
-That as a woman, my specific role in life isn’t only to have children and when I’m told, “you’ll change your mind,” it’s dismissive and offensive
-Why looking at women and saying, “I would,” is completely unacceptable
-That yes, I am short and you telling me this does not make me grow any taller. No, I’m not a legal midget
-That the end goal of a relationship is not marriage. Not every woman dreams of her “one day, some day” and getting married is not something a woman “earns” or “deserves” and it is not wrong if a lady wants to keep or hyphen her maiden name
Hotel breakfast blues.
My daily struggle.
“I’m happy to see Jenny [Lewis] making records, I just feel like music needs her. It needs someone doing what she’s doing. She’s got a special voice, as a writer, and then as a musician. She’s this great combination of so many things.” -Beck, in the NYT
Remind me to never have a traditional wedding, k? k.