Shut up. Dance it out.

I'm a bitch. I'm a lover. I'm a child. I'm a mother. I'm a sinner. I'm a saint. I do not feel ashamed. I'm your hell. I'm your dreams. I'm nothing in between. You know you wouldn't want it any other way.

You deserve the kind of love you would give someone else.

—A Message to My Followers and Everyone Else That Ever Reads This (via unmaiden)

(Source: write2014, via unmaiden)

thelovelymocker:

I want every girl in the world to pick up a guitar and start screaming.” - Courtney Love

The media says that equality for women has arrived, but if you look around, you still don’t see girls playing guitars and having success with it.” - Joan Jett

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ivoryathena:

Badass women from history

  1. Leather clad English rocker girl
  2. Women boxing on a roof in LA (1933)
  3. Ellen O’Neal, the greatest woman freestyle skateboarder in the 1970s
  4. Elspeth Beard, first Englishwoman to circumnavigate the world by motorcycle

(via loverlycup)

It’s OK that you landed here. You’re young and you’re learning how to navigate a crazy world. Everyone makes a big mess of things when they’re in their 20s. “I made a lot of mistakes, I made a lot of mistakes,” Sufjan Stevens sings over and over at the end of “Chicago,” and his melancholy is laced with a redemptive kind of forgiveness. Forgive yourself for fucking up, and know that you will be loved and adored and heard and treasured as a friend. You will have everything you’ve ever wanted.

But you need to stay sober and believe in yourself like it’s your job. Now is the time to cultivate your sense of gratitude for small things. Walk outside, in the early morning chill, in the pouring rain, and tell yourself: I am fully alive, I am eminently lovable, and my life is just beginning.

When I was small, I remember my mother saying that she believed aliens helped build the pyramids. She used to keep crystals around. She used to carry healing stones. She used to believe my father would always come back to her.

Now that she is older, she prays to the nail marks in someone’s palms but I don’t think she believes in forgiveness anymore. I firmly believe that she sent me to Sunday school in little floral dresses not to torture me, but to learn this.

Hurt me once: shame on me. Hurt me twice: shame on me. Hurt me three times: shame on me but fuck you. Hurt me four times and we’ll get severed-head biblical. We will pick up stones.

And now that I am older, I don’t give a damn about sin. I will be the first to cast one.

"How To Not Forgive" Trista Mateer (via tristamateer)

(via tristamateer)

tristamateer:

Hey, everybody! My book Honeybee is currently available for purchase through CreateSpace and Amazon. It’s 108 pages of aggressively personal poetry: a year of breaking up and making up and breaking up again, a year of misplaced blame and learning slow acceptance, a year of letting go.

I hope you enjoy it! As always, thanks for reading.

globalvoices:

Israeli forces have begun to enter Gaza, after 10 days of shelling that has killed more than 200 Palestinians. One Israeli was killed in rocket attacks from the Palestinian enclave. The escalation comes after Hamas, which governs Gaza, rejected a truce brokered by Egypt.
BREAKING: Israel Begins Ground Operations in Gaza

globalvoices:

Israeli forces have begun to enter Gaza, after 10 days of shelling that has killed more than 200 Palestinians. One Israeli was killed in rocket attacks from the Palestinian enclave. The escalation comes after Hamas, which governs Gaza, rejected a truce brokered by Egypt.

BREAKING: Israel Begins Ground Operations in Gaza