HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH - And yet I still cried…
Girls shouldn’t fear for their lives when they’re just living them. Girls who are impassioned about their worlds, who want nothing more than to engage with their world, learn about that world, build empathy for this place and the people around them, who use their knowledge and their passion to give voice to their beliefs shouldn’t worry about their bodies—or their lives—being at stake for doing so.
And yet, because we’re asking for and raising our voices without waiting for permission to do so, it happens."
Kelly Jensen (catagator), Advocating for and Writing About Girls is a Radical Act
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Author Anne Ursu (anneursu) - On Poisoned Apples, the “Great YA Debate” and the Death of the Patriarchy
"You can be a plotter, or a pantser. You can be neither, or a blend of both. There is nothing wrong with you. Every writer has their own way that works. If someone else’s process doesn’t work for you, don’t waste time trying to cut yourself into that square, or hate yourself or it. Move on, keep experimenting, and believe in your own mind."
"I guess I’d like to think of what we have as ‘agape’. A higher love. Something that transcends. Something not about sex or brotherhood but about two people truly connecting."
Ben, from the novel “Openly Straight” by Bill Konigsberg (via charles-and-recreation)
"It’s hard to be different. And perhaps the best answer is not to tolerate differences, not even to accept them. But to celebrate them. Maybe then those who are different would feel more loved, and less, well, tolerated."
Bill Konigsberg, Openly Straight (via comettes)