“Being skinny, getting attention from guys, and wearing size 0 mini dresses is one thing. Feeling beautiful and completely loving what you are everyday of your life with a smile on your face is another.”—Me (via cagedvoice)
“I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self-respect. And it’s these things I’d believe in even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all she should be. I love her and that’s the beginning of everything.”—F. Scott Fitzgerald (via c-e-salazar)
Former President Jimmy Carter issued a statement Sunday announcing he is severing all ties with the Southern Baptist Church due to their treatment of women. A devout Southern Baptist for more than sixty years, Carter left the church in 2000 because of ideologically differences where the religion justifies the subordination of women. His announcementcomes after the Elders, a group of world leaders with which Carter is affiliated, released a statement on the issue of discrimination against women and girls by religion. In his statement, Carter calls “on all leaders to challenge and change the harmful teachings and practices, no matter how ingrained, which justify discrimination against women.”
“We die containing a richness of lovers and tribes, tastes we have swallowed, bodies we have plunged into and swum up as if rivers of wisdom, characters we have climbed into as if trees, fears we have hidden in as if caves.
I wish for all this to be marked on by body when I am dead. I believe in such cartography - to be marked by nature, not just to label ourselves on a map like the names of rich men and women on buildings. We are communal histories, communal books. We are not owned or monogamous in our taste or experience.”—Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient (via estincelle)