“When men say that they “love to see the woman underneath the makeup,” they’re not saying they want to see your leg stubble and greasy bangs—they’re saying they want you to be better at hiding your maintenance routine. Because the maintenance spoils the fantasy.”—Lindy West (via lavenderlabia)
how do you feel about natives who are mixed with white?
Isn’t that the majority now? We have to get away from thinking blood quantum is the end-all, be-all definition of Nativeness. Why? It’s a mathematical dead end imposed by the U.S. government to guarantee the extinction of tribes. Bloodlines are important, but we need to incorporate the importance of knowing ones tribal history, culture, language and belief system as well. Connections to one another are vital, we are a tribal people.
“You know those girls everyone loves to shit all over? The ones who really fucking love something? Those girls, man. They take all that energy, all that circulating fire in their veins, and instead of letting it destroy them, they choose to love, ferociously. Be it a band, or a book, or a series of films. They do it to keep themselves sane, and yet we mock them for it. Teenage girls find a buoy for themselves in the sea of emotional ruin, and they hold on tighter than anyone else.”—Segment of “Why I Fucking Love Teenage Girls (A Personal Essay from an Almost Adult)” (via bundleofstring)
Have you ever just looked at someone and thought, “I really love you”. They’re just talking or humming or watching a movie or reading a book or laughing or something, and there’s something about them in that moment that makes you think, “I just really love you”
“You get a strange feeling when you’re about to leave a place. Like you’ll not only miss the people you love but you’ll miss the person you are now at this time and this place, because you’ll never be this way ever again.”—Azar Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Tehran (via psych-facts)
“We don’t just need more women in videogames — we need more women who don’t fit in boxes. Left Behind isn’t remarkable just because it meets a quota. Ellie and Riley aren’t just concepts or good intentions. They’re people: fully-realized, quirky, funny, dangerous girls. Ellie isn’t there for anyone – to inspire, titillate or motivate them. Ellie there because she’s herself, and for once, that’s reason enough.”—Laura Hudson, "The Videogame That Finally Made Me Feel Like a Human Being"