lastnightsreading:

Roxane Gay at Community Bookstore, 5/6/14
"It’s hard not to feel humorless as a woman and a feminist, to recognize misogyny in so many forms, some great and some small, and know you’re not imagining things. It’s hard to be told to lighten up because if you lighten up any more, you’re going to float the fuck away."
"I want characters to do the things I am afraid to do for fear of making myself more unlikable than I may already be. I want characters to be the most honest of all things — human."
Roxane Gay on the importance of unlikeable female protagonists at BuzzFeed Books, Not Here to Make Friends (via housingworksbookstore)
ambivalentlyyours:

“The point is not for women simply to take power out of men’s hands, since that wouldn’t change anything about the world. It’s a question precisely of destroying that notion of power.” 
― Simone de Beauvoir
"Let the richest man find me and let him find other women too. One rich man can finance the art of at least 10 girls. I would like to see the art of 10 girls and a once rich man."

mollysoda:

hey y’all! i’m the new advice columnist for bullett magazine and i want to answer your questions! it’s like sending me an ask on tumblr but more personal! send problems/issues/advice related topics to advice@bullettmedia.com :) first post coming soon!

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mattress2013:

“Pimples”
Video piece as part of Arvida Bystrom & Tim Kelly’s Mattress
Duration, 11:33
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"At eighteen I said to me: ‘I’m lonely but some day I may be happily friendshiped and apprehended and it will be like paradise.’
Now I say to me: ‘I’m lonely by fate and by nature and temperament. I’ve known some friendships of vivid alluringness and informingness—they await me now in the offing. And others. There is paradise in it—an odd sweet dubious paradise. But what’s the use—?’"

Mary MacLane, I, Mary MacLane: A Diary of Human Days (via wordsfullofechoes)

MARY.

(via melvillehouse)