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Michael Carini | Artist Journal

" We could have had such a damned good time together. "

- Ernest Hemingway - The Sun Also Rises (via laceyqueen)

" I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being. "

" I have sea foam in my veins, I understand the language of waves. "

- Jean Cocteau, Le Testament d’Orphée (1960)

(Source: fables-of-the-reconstruction, via thatkindofwoman)

the brightest witch of her age

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" There’s power in looking silly and not caring that you do. "

- Amy Poehler (via emotional-algebra)

" It saddens me to see girls proudly declaring they’re not like other girls – especially when it’s 41,000 girls saying it in a chorus, never recognizing the contradiction. It’s taking a form of contempt for women – even a hatred for women – and internalizing it by saying, Yes, those girls are awful, but I’m special, I’m not like that, instead of stepping back and saying, This is a lie.

The real meaning of “I’m not like the other girls” is, I think, “I’m not the media’s image of what girls should be.” Well, very, very few of us are. Pop culture wants to tell us that we’re all shallow, backstabbing, appearance-obsessed shopaholics without a thought in our heads beyond cute boys and cuter handbags. It’s a lie – a flat-out lie – and we need to recognize it and say so instead of accepting that judgment as true for other girls, but not for you. "


"I’m not like the other girls", Claudia Gray

Excellent article. I always end up thinking this when I see reblogs like that. Female competition is a horrible, poisonous thing (that I’ve only recently gotten over engaging in, and I am much happier for it).

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Sneaking in a tasteful nude (postcard) while out to dinner with some fabulous gals. I’m so lucky to call you my friends— 😘 #postcardproject #friends #changes @jlacaca @krapfrin

" Love who you love while you have them. That’s all you can do. Let them go when you must. If you know how to love, you’ll never run out. "


My Name Is Memory by Ann Brashares.

I really need to hear this right now.

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