I think I’m going to lift this for a pagan religious belief system in my D&D campaign.
Not enough words for love in the world to express it all.
"I’m so tired of the sexist trope that women are first and foremost defined by their ability to procreate, tired of the notion that everything else a woman might want to achieve must be “in balance” with being a mother. And that women who work and are mothers are performing feats of incredible super-human daring. As though they are circus performers to be congratulated at every turn."
My favorite paragraph in this excellent essay by Kim Boekbinder.
Yesterday: 19 were shot & wounded at Mother’s Day Parade in New Orleans. Among the victims were 10-year-olds.
I never quite involve my work with politics just because I did’t feel the kind of entitlement to police upon other countries’ policies — most of the time I listen and share. BUT it drives me NUTS to hear little kids get gunned down at school and at Mother’s Day Parades. Gun control is something I don’t have mixed feelngs about, even though I am no citizen of this country.
I can’t vote (or even be sure that I have rights to stay); but I can draw pictures. So I sat down tonight and drew this. Tell me I’m not crazy.
I love Ms Yao.
"You sit in the back of the class because you’re ashamed of your hand-me-downs. You can’t afford glasses so you can’t see the board. You don’t have enough money for your own art supplies, and your school doesn’t supply them because all that money goes to the jocks, so you guiltily shoplift them. The entire machine you’re being pushed through is engineered to ignore you in favor of the elites. The athletes. The rich kids.
If you choose, right now will be your lowest ebb. And right now will be the highest pinnacle of the elites.
If you nurture it, if you are tender with yourself, your suffering now makes you strong in the future. It lights a fire in your heart. This fire fuels you. As the elites lazily drift from one free opportunity to the next, you’re being given the gift of hardship. You’ll have to be harder than them. You’ll have to be smarter than them. You’ll have to be faster than them. Make yourself be these things. Use the gift of the shadow you’ve been placed in to forge new and striking ways of thinking, doing, and being.
The elites will become cogs in the machine. You will become a bright, silver, indestructible wrench that breaks it. You will become the creator of your own machine, and they will envy you your purity.
And the money they inherited, they will give to you. And unlike them, you will have earned it.
They will buy your art. They will pay you for your ideas. They will line up outside your club, behind the velvet rope you have a former athlete guarding. They will beg for backstage passes to your show. They will pay you for VIP access to your company. They will always ask themselves, “Why didn’t I think of that?” And you’ll know, “Because you didn’t have to.”
Hang in there. It will happen. The present belongs to them. The future belongs to you.
Clayton Cubitt (via mollycrabapple)
Book Deal of The Day
Jennifer Murphy’s debut novel, I LOVE YOU MORE, the story of a man secretly married to three different women, who, when they discover his deceit, plot his perfect murder.
I will not only read the fuck out of this, I will kick myself repeatedly for not writing it.
Best thing all day.
At the top of the list of things that make me happy today is this gif.
Do not piss of Team Unicorn.
Just one of the very many reasons why I fiercely love Joss Whedon. When Unicorns Go Bad.