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“Sometimes I regret being nice, apologizing when I didn’t do anything wrong, and for making unworthy people a priority in my life”

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Always

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1) A boy telling you you’re pretty won’t make you see the beauty in the fullness of your cheeks, in redness of your lips at 2 in the morning when tequila is making the bar bathroom spin. He can’t take away the ugliness that you see in yourself, you have to do that.

2) You have to be ready to hear someone say they love you. You have to be ready, and you have to be willing, and you have to listen. Because sometimes, they won’t say those three words, they’ll put a blanket over you while you’re watching a movie, they’ll kiss your cheek when they think you’re asleep, they’ll smile when they see you first thing in the morning. But you, you have to be willing to see it, feel it, let it in. Letting someone love you takes practice.

3) Don’t make compromises you can’t live with. Compromise is a different version of what you want, not a whole other Universe.

4) Learn to say no. No - to a movie you don’t want to watch; no - to sex you don’t want to have, no- to a relationship that’s driving you mad. Say no - to things that hurt you, to people that extinguish your fire, to jobs you hate and places that are desolate. There are bad things that we can’t control, bad things that happen and we are sucked into and have to feel with every fibre of our being, but the rest - learn to distance yourself, learn to say no.

5) Don’t expect people to walk through fire for you - not your parents, not your friends, not the person you’re in love with. Love doesn’t mean sacrifice, love shouldn’t mean sacrifice. Don’t expect someone to give away pieces of them, so they could fit you better. And don’t feel hurt when they refuse to - it’s self-preservation. Instead - learn from them. Do it as well.

6) Don’t tether yourself to people. Learn to make connections, to love, with both your feet steady on the ground. Learn to let people pass through your life; like a summer breeze, not a storm that’s just been unleashed.

7) Learn the difference between growth and growing up before it’s too late. Rooftops and water fights and ice cream for breakfast can be a part of your life at 10, 25, or 35. But by the time you’re 35 you need to learn to say enough, to be able to walk away, you need to be able to love yourself. Love yourself the way you loved yourself at 10, before the world had a chance to fill your head with ugliness.

m.v., The list of things I learned before turning 22, pt.1. (pt.2)
15 Terms for Women from 'The Rogue's Lexicon'

nevver:

  1. Ace of spades: A widow
  2. Cat: A drunken prostitute; a cross old woman; a muff; a pewter pot
  3. Cherry pipe: A pipe; a full-grown woman
  4. Cows and kisses: Miss, or the ladies
  5. Corinthians: Bad women who move in respectable society
  6. Dimber-mort: Pretty girl; enchanting girl
  7. Ewe: An old woman dressed like a young girl, “An old ewe dressed lamb fashion,” “A while ewe,” a beautiful woman
  8. Fussock: An old fat woman
  9. Gilflirt: A proud, capricious woman
  10. Gooseberry-pudding: Woman
  11. A left-handed wife: A concubine. It was an ancient custom among the germans for a man, if he married his concubine, to give her his left hand, instead of the right
  12. Quail-pipe: A woman’s tongue
  13. Racklaw: A married woman
  14. Star-gazers: Prostitutes; street-walkers
  15. Tabby: An old maid; or a talkative old woman

“There is no lack of female directors. Repeat after me: THERE IS NO LACK OF FEMALE DIRECTORS. But there is a huge lack of people willing to give female directors opportunities. I swear, if anyone near me even so much as whispers the sentence “Women probably don’t want to direct,” my fist will fly as a reflex action. Gender discrimination in Hollywood goes far beyond women simply not getting the gig. It is reflected in movie budgets, P&A budgets, the size of distribution deals (if a female director’s movie is lucky enough to score one), official and unofficial internship or mentorship opportunities, union eligibility, etc. Women in Hollywood have no male allies. There are some who pretend to be on our side, but yeah, not really. They may say the right thing because, after all, they’re liberals and that’s a public image they’d like to keep up. Others may actually believe in gender equality, but are not willing to put up a fight for it that could sacrifice their own status or relationships … Ask yourself this: If diversity hiring were a sincere core value in Hollywood’s studios, do you honestly believe they’d fail?”

Sometimes I Wish I Never Took a Women's Studies Class

meganfalley:

Sometimes I wish I never took a women’s studies class. How, once I saw the war against us, I could not unsee it. How aware I became of the billboards and their slow twist of my arm. The lipsticks I used to collect, and love, suddenly many-hued bullets. Walking out from the…

“So you have to take total responsibility for your dog. You have to make sure you don’t set him up to fail. You have to save his life, man. Because he’ll save yours.”

— As a dog lover, I urge you to take some time to read this article titled, The State of the American Dog by Tom Junod featured in the August 2014 issue of Esquire. It’s about “bully breeds” and the stigma, plight, and joy of having one as a companion. It’s very thoughtfully written, and I’m still crying from reading it. (via linusthecorgi)
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