That I have not made my own personal Most of Joan Didion is both surprising and more than a little concerning.

(If I ever did, it would—more than anything I could ever write—be the most revealing document I could ever make about myself.)

afterellen:

West Point’s first gay wedding. 

afterellen:

West Point’s first gay wedding. 

awritersruminations:

Make a name for the dark parts of you.

—Lisa Marie Basile, from “Paz” in triste: mourning stories

beingblog:

Folks so loved this thoughtful guest essay by Norman Allen that I thought I’d give it a reprise on Good Friday. He writes that Easter is not just being about Jesus’ resurrection but Mary Magdalene too. Take three minutes to listen and read. It’s a beauty.

Cinderella never asked for a prince. She asked for a night off and a dress.

Kiera Cass (via maxonshreaves)

What’s your wish?

(via smartgirlsattheparty)

lastnightsreading:

Gary Shteyngart at NYU, 4/17/14

lastnightsreading:

Gary Shteyngart at NYU, 4/17/14

the-feature:

He was in his office when the shooting started. He was there for the aftermath, the years-long recovery that came at a great personal cost. Now, fifteen years after the tragedy that birthed a terrible new chapter in American history, he’s finally decided to call it quits. This is his story.

Help me
translate loss the way this land does—
flood, earthquake, landslide—
terrible, and alive.
Deborah A. Miranda, from “Old Territory. New Maps.” (via proustitute)
When you grow up as a girl, the world tells you the things that you are supposed to be: emotional, loving, beautiful, wanted. And then when you are those things, the world tells you they are inferior: illogical, weak, vain, empty.
Stevie Nicks (via angelingus)
I cannot deal with how much I love him.

I cannot deal with how much I love him.

(via xkcd: Free Speech)

Alt-text: “I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express.”

(via xkcd: Free Speech)

Alt-text: “I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express.”

I might throw up. No, I might cry. No, I might fall on my face.
Sage, explaining my whole life
rookiemag:

Why Can’t I Be You: Alison Bechdel

The cartoonist of Dykes to Watch Out For, Fun Home, and Are You My Mother? tells us how she got started. Interview by Brodie. Collage by Ruby A.

rookiemag:

Why Can’t I Be You: Alison Bechdel

The cartoonist of Dykes to Watch Out ForFun Home, and Are You My Mother? tells us how she got started. Interview by Brodie. Collage by Ruby A.