The moment when you realize a child living in total poverty is more happy than you are. Money truly cannot buy happiness. I am in pursuit of that happiness.
My biggest pet peeve is when men try to tell women what to wear and what not to wear because it might cause them to “sin”. If thats the case… I’m going to need men to stop wearing flannel shirts and pocket tees. Shave all of your facial hair off. Oh, and stop working out. Seeing your fit body and muscular arms really makes you a stumbling block.
But then, the truth was never really the point. Thin women don’t tell their fat friends ‘You’re not fat’ because they’re confused about the dictionary definition of the word, or their eyes are broken, or they were raised on planets where size 24 is the average for women. They don’t say it because it’s the truth. They say it because fat does not mean just fat in this culture. It can also mean any or all of the following:
Just plain icky
So when they say ‘You’re not fat,’ what they really mean is ‘You’re not a dozen nasty things I associate with the word fat.’ The size of your body is not what’s in question; a tape measure or a mirror could solve that dispute. What’s in question is your goodness, your lovability, your intelligence, your kindness, your attractiveness. And your friends, not surprisingly, are inclined to believe you get high marks in all those categories. Ergo, you couldn’t possibly be fat.
- Me: I think I'm gonna go to sleep now.
- TV: lol but good shows are on.
- iPod: sleep? Is that a new app?
- Sleeping position: lol I'm not gonna be comfortable.
- Mind: what's the meaning of life though?
- Temperature: lol it's too hot and too cold.
- Noises: oh, you said be louder? Okay.
- Body: Lol time for itches.
- Person I like: Hey
For Women Who Are Difficult to Love - written and performed by Warsan Shire
You are a horse running alone
and he tries to tame you
compares you to an impossible highway
to a burning house
says you are blinding him
that he could never leave you
want anything but you
you dizzy him, you are unbearable
every woman before or after you
is doused in your name
you fill his mouth
his teeth ache with memory of taste
his body just a long shadow seeking yours
but you are always too intense
frightening in the way you want him
unashamed and sacrificial
he tells you that no man can live up to the one who
lives in your head
and you tried to change didn’t you?
closed your mouth more
tried to be softer
less volatile, less awake
but even when sleeping you could feel
him travelling away from you in his dreams
so what did you want to do love
split his head open?
you can’t make homes out of human beings
someone should have already told you that
and if he wants to leave
then let him leave
you are terrifying
and strange and beautiful
something not everyone knows how to love.
Director, Producer : Andrea Cortes-Juarbe & Christine Mehr
Editor: Christine Mehr
Co-Editor: Andrea Cortes-Juarbe
Special thanks - Lauren Stanton, Sara’o Bery, Ada Pinkston, Isa Nakazawa
Audio mashed by Christine Mehr
Instrumental track - Zoe Keating’s “Sun Will Set.”
This is stunning, & I want all of the strong, beautiful, hard-to-love women in my life to hear it, as if it were being read to them.
Reblogging again because it needs to be done.