I’m meeting this lovebug and seeing my wonderful friend today :)
— Taylor Swift on the difference between writing ‘Red’ and ‘1989’ (x)
see also: Molly Lambert in Grantland — “Taylor’s transformation from heartbroken country dove to carefree pop swan is actually right on schedule. She’s like any girl in her twenties (she’s now 24) who has reconciled her overblown hopes about romance with reality, decided not to give a fuck, and become much happier for it.”
"I’ve always considered the whole Writing Practice idea as yet another example of some poets’ insufferable egotism, a total guy thing, like they think they’re such geniuses their shopping lists should be bronzed. Would these guys consider a woman blogging about her heartbreak as part of a serious writing practice? I doubt it. Is my refusing to consider this blog Real Writing an internalized misogyny? My posts are too slight, to femmy, too sloppy (I’m a compulsive reviser), too easy."
- Dodie Bellamy
'heroines' vibes eileenlm
On the streets of Ferguson, Missouri.
Photos by Alex Welch
Ferguson, MO 8/17/14
I have lived in Saint Louis for 10 years.
I don’t have the words.
My response is to create and to document.
That’s what I know how to do.
I see a lot of love and resilience here.
it’s hard to read about ferguson day after day; it makes me feel something like hopelessness to see people in positions of authority following orders without seeming to question them, without seeming to remember that in being complicit in state-sanctioned violence, their own humanity & agency is compromised. I’ve learned a lot about racism and the police state and the brutal consequences of the status quo over the past few days. this has happened before, but to see it happen now, as if no time has passed — it’s been enlightening but sobering.
I say “something like hopelessness” because this feeling is grim, but it’s not hopelessness, and this is why. dissent. bravery. questions. demands. outrage, wielded with focus & intent. community. support. love, and resilience. love & resilience.
— Toni Morrison (via thisislove)