“Leaving is not enough. You must stay gone. Train your heart like a dog. Change the locks even on the house he’s never visited. You lucky, lucky girl. You have an apartment just your size. A bathtub full of tea. A heart the size of Arizona, but not nearly so arid. Don’t wish away your cracked past, your crooked toes, your problems are papier mache puppets you made or bought because the vendor at the market was so compelling you just had to have them. You had to have him. And you did. And now you pull down the bridge between your houses, you make him call before he visits, you take a lover for granted, you take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic. Make the first bottle you consume in this place a relic. Place it on whatever altar you fashion with a knife and five cranberries. Don’t lose too much weight. Stupid girls are always trying to disappear as revenge. And you are not stupid. You loved a man with more hands than a parade of beggars, and here you stand. Heart like a four-poster bed. Heart like a canvas. Heart leaking something so strong they can smell it in the street.”—
this has so much goddamn meaning to me "Don’t lose too much weight. Stupid girls are always trying to disappear as revenge. And you are not stupid. You loved a man with more hands than a parade of beggars, and here you stand." like what this is actual encouragement from an idol ugh i really feel strongly about this and think about it on a regular basis (via bratfox)
same + this letter always reminds me of you (hecate)
“[A] federal minimum wage in 1968 could have lifted a family of three above the poverty line, now it can’t even do that for a parent with one child, working full-time, 40 hours a week and 52 weeks a year (yes, this calculation assumes that the parent takes no time off).”—
“We as women are trained to see ourselves as cheap imitations of fashion photographs, rather than seeing fashion photographs as cheap imitations of women.”—Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth (via storytellersmind)
Hoping a car will hit you so you don’t have to face student loans and exams is not a normal part of life.
And this is our school system.
Because I am going to school…to escape a minimum wage job…that I need to pay for college (not that it helps)…because I can’t afford the books or tuition. But if I work a minimum wage job, I’m obviously too stupid to get a better one, right? Now I don’t have a job. Which means I’m lazy and entitled, obviously. Even though I have applied ten places.
what if magic was real but it was treated the way music is now with different genres and shit like “oh youre still into conjuring? thats cool I guess. recently ive been getting into third-wave post-necromancy, it’s some pretty heavy stuff”