Decaffeinated Memoirs

Will we stroll dreaming of the lost America of love past blue automobiles in driveways, home to our silent cottage?

The often rambling musings of a Detroit-souled Ohio college student

As a teenager, I didn’t understand that saying you’re a feminist is just saying that you hope women and men will have equal rights and equal opportunities. What it seemed to me, the way it was phrased in culture, society, was that you hate men. And now, I think a lot of girls have had a feminist awakening because they understand what the word means. For so long it’s been made to seem like something where you’d picket against the opposite sex, whereas it’s not about that at all. Becoming friends with Lena – without her preaching to me, but just seeing why she believes what she believes, why she says what she says, why she stands for what she stands for – has made me realise that I’ve been taking a feminist stance without actually saying so.

-Taylor on her views on feminism (The Guardian, August 2014) (x)

THIS IS THE INTERVIEW I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR. 

(Source: ts-1989, via tswiftdaily)

MY LIFE.

MY LIFE.

"you hold on to the past, you make yourself miserable
and I’m ruled by seasons and sadness that’s inexplicable
and we will find a way to be lonely any chance we get
and I’ll keep having dreams about loveless marriage and regret”

It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself, and half-believed, before I was able to walk on this earth as though I had a right to be here.

James Baldwin  (via onethousandtimesover)

(I’m still workin on this one)

(Source: observando, via onethousandtimesover)

IT’S ACTUALLY A RADICAL POLITICAL STATEMENT THAT I WAKE UP EVERY FUCKING DAY IN THIS GODFORSAKEN, PATRIARCHAL, WHITE-SUPREMEST WORLD AND DECIDE TO PUT ON LASHBLAST WATERPROOF MASCARA AND A PUSHUP BRA. NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES WHITE CIS-MEN SEXUALLY HARASS ME FROM THEIR CARS, NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES WHAT I WEAR MAKES ME INVISIBLE TO THE QUEER COMMUNITY, NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES I FEEL OBJECTIFIED BY A STRANGER, I STILL WEAR ALL THE LINGERIE I WANT AND TAKE ALL THE TIME I NEED WITH MY HAIR STRAIGHTENER. ALL OF THESE THINGS MAKE ME EXTREMELY BADASS, AND ALL OF THESE DECISIONS ARE NOT ACCIDENTS. IT IS A RECLAMATION AND IT IS NOT EASY. STOP UNDERESTIMATING ME.

Sometimes my mom mentions things that I say on twitter to me in conversation, and then will always qualify it with “I don’t check your twitter often, I just happened to read that one.” 

O RLY?

But what’s a worm now to do?