Listen to me closely now: The people who dare to ask for an expansive, life-altering love, who will be alone rather than settle for less, are the ones who find it. People who accept less, who figure they don’t deserve any better, who figure that it’s too much of a risk to tell the truth and scare men off, are the ones who live with a constant feeling of disappointment and neglect. When you neglect yourself and your feelings, you get neglected by others, too.

Stand up for yourself. Stand up for what you want. Does that make you That Girl?

Then BE. THAT. GIRL.

Because That Girl is a shining beacon to the rest of us. That Girl doesn’t play along and call herself whatever some dude is calling her, whether it’s “pal” or “that chick I’m sleeping with” or “her, over there.” That Girl doesn’t sit through drifty, disconnected conversations with men who can’t show up. That Girl doesn’t care if you think she’s attractive or appropriate or easy to be around or not. She’s not caught up in some dude’s love affair—with himself, with his stuff, with his fantasy of how easy and sexy and mysterious True Love will be when he finally finds it, just like a porn flick starring him with a soundtrack by The Shins. That Girl is willing to risk his disapproval for the sake of her own happiness.

Fuck the critics. Fuck the onlookers. Fuck this cold, disapproving world, that doesn’t like That Girl or really any fucking girl at all, when it boils right down to it. BE THAT GIRL.
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I think there are a few people in my life, my little brother being one of them, who no matter how we spend the day, the day is better for having spent it with him. We could go to the DMV, and he’s just an astute, hilarious dude who can provide color commentary for the most mundane activity, and make that day feel special and important. That kind of narrative voice has always been the most compelling part of a writer.

The Rumpus Interview With Dessa

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bestrooftalkever:

I’d like to thank everyone I know for not getting married this year so I actually can enjoy my summer weekends.

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thedailywhat:

The Boss of the Day: Badass Thai Motorcyclist & Her Pet Bird

YouTuber Mike Swick shares this intriguing video clip of a motorcyclist cruising on a badass scooter mounted with rifles and a skull and an equally badass pet bird flying alongside her.

9gag:

Go and give your mom a hug.

9gag:

Go and give your mom a hug.

  • People: express your feelings
  • People: let them out
  • People: it's not good to hold it all in
  • Me: *expresses feelings*
  • People: whoa calm down
  • People: quit exaggerating
  • People: get over it

razorshapes:

Luca Pierro - Hands (2012)

..::Welcome to Travel Album::..

look how cute!

..::Welcome to Travel Album::..

look how cute!

#clique

#clique

Just finished reading the #NickiMinaj article in the April issue of #Elle and I am truly humbled. I was never a huge fan of Ms. Minaj but my respect for her has skyrocketed after reading how hands on she is with all aspects of her professional life. I also love how they toned her down in the photo spread, which she admitted was out of her own comfort zone.

Just finished reading the #NickiMinaj article in the April issue of #Elle and I am truly humbled. I was never a huge fan of Ms. Minaj but my respect for her has skyrocketed after reading how hands on she is with all aspects of her professional life. I also love how they toned her down in the photo spread, which she admitted was out of her own comfort zone.

razorshapes:

James Mollison - Where Children Sleep

“Where Children Sleep is about stories of diverse children around the world, told through portraits and pictures of their bedrooms. I found myself thinking about my bedroom: how significant it was during my childhood, and how it reflected what I had and who I was. My thinking was that the bedroom pictures would be inscribed with the children’s material. The book is written and presented for an audience of 9-13 year olds ‘ intended to interest and engage children in the details of the lives of other children around the world.”

1. Jaime, 9, New York, USA

2. Lamine, 12, Bounkiling Village, Senegal

3. Ryan, 13, North Carolina, USA

4. Indira, 7, Kathmandu, Nepal

I remember seeing runway pictures of this collection by #oscardelarenta a few years back and falling in love, even more beautiful in person!

I remember seeing runway pictures of this collection by #oscardelarenta a few years back and falling in love, even more beautiful in person!