1. If someone can be kicked out of school for copying a paper, a person should be kicked out of school for raping another human being.
    Wagatwe Wanjuki, UVM Dismantling Rape Culture Conference 2014 (via petiteperspective)

    (Source: byebyethinspo, via becauseiamawoman)

  2. You deserve to get paid when you go to work, and so do I


    What do professional musicians, photographers, and sexologists have in common? They are all regularly asked, and often expected, to work for free. Every day, I’m asked to do at least one of the following:

    • Speak (give keynotes, lectures, sit on panel discussions, etc) for free
    • Write…
  3. I doubt I will ever stop playing dress up. 
    High Res

    I doubt I will ever stop playing dress up. 

  4. sometimes,

    i still pretend that you love me.

  5. kiss

    she smells like cherries

    the first ones of the season

    nine dollars for a small plastic carton

    made only to help a landfill inch taller


    the stain I find on my lips

    hours later

    still tastes like her heart racing

    when I leaned in a little bit closer


    all I can think about is

    the slight part of her lips

    brushing against mine

    and cherries.

  6. You’ll always be my favorite what-if.
    six word story   (via a-new)

    (Source: crles, via sunsetswing)

  7. addition

    11. photography makes you immensely joyful, perhaps more so than writing. your camera is waiting for you when you are ready to find your creative voice again.

  8. goals + reminders (short & long term)

    1. find a place to live next year.
    2. start writing again - it’s the one thing you know how to do without fail. it’s who you are. you are not yourself when you don’t take the time to write.
    3. find a healthy mix between focus and fun.
    4. embrace the truth that coffee isn’t good for your heart, but it is okay to have it sometimes because it gives you a mini-high that makes you a (more) happy, fun, confident, and productive human being.
    5. don’t kick the people you love to the curb, stay grounded.
    6. grudges are useless; breathe, forgive, and let go.
    7. veganism is not about perfection.
    8. do what you need to do. you are your own person and owe nothing to anyone.
    9. meet more people. there is plenty of time to sit alone when you grow old and your rickety bones refuse to wander.
    10. listen.
  9. The fact that we can’t avoid all harm to animals is certainly no argument for deliberately exploiting them.

  10. Beliefs are the police of the mind.

    (Source: martyrloserking)