Monday, September 22, 2014

monday.

i just nearly had a panic attack because i thought all the data from my goodreads account had been deleted.

Sunday, September 21, 2014
this is a very large cinnamon roll.  (at Ribelle)

this is a very large cinnamon roll. (at Ribelle)

Saturday, September 20, 2014
in our wedding best. ❤️ (at Taj Boston)

in our wedding best. ❤️ (at Taj Boston)

Friday, September 19, 2014
is there anything better than a night of Audra?

is there anything better than a night of Audra?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

When you are 13 years old,
the heat will be turned up too high
and the stars will not be in your favor.
You will hide behind a bookcase
with your family and everything left behind.
You will pour an ocean into a diary.
When they find you, you will be nothing
but a spark above a burning bush,
still, tell them
Despite everything, I really believe people are good at heart.

When you are 14,
a voice will call you to greatness.
When the doubters call you crazy, do not listen.
They don’t know the sound
of their own God’s whisper. Use your armor,
use your sword, use your two good hands.
Do not let their doubting
drown out the sound of your own heartbeat.
You are the Maid of Untamed Patriotism.
Born to lead armies into victory and unite a nation
like a broken heart.

When you are 15, you will be punished
for learning too proudly. A man
will climb onto your school bus and insist
your sisters name you enemy.
When you do not hide,
he will point his gun at your temple
and fire three times. Three years later,
in an ocean of words, with no apologies,
you will stand before the leaders of the world
and tell them your country is burning.

When you are 16 years old,
you will invent science fiction.
The story of a man named Frankenstein
and his creation. Soon after you will learn
that little girls with big ideas are more terrifying
than monsters, but don’t worry.
You will be remembered long after
they have put down their torches.

When you are 17 years old,
you will strike out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig
one right after the other.
Men will be afraid of the lightening
in your fingertips. A few days later
you will be fired from the major leagues
because “Girls are too delicate to play baseball”

You will turn 18 with a baby on your back
leading Lewis and Clark
across North America.

You will turn 18 
and become queen of the Nile.

You will turn 18 
and bring justice to journalism.

You are now 18, standing on the precipice,
trembling before your own greatness.

This is your call to leap.

There will always being those
who say you are too young and delicate
to make anything happen for yourself.
They don’t see the part of you that smolders.
Don’t let their doubting drown out the sound
of your own heartbeat.

You are the first drop of a hurricane.
Your bravery builds beyond you. You are needed
by all the little girls still living in secret,
writing oceans made of monsters and
throwing like lightening.

You don’t need to grow up to find greatness.
You are stronger than the world has ever believed you to be.
The world laid out before you to set on fire.
All you have to do
is burn.

For Teenage Girls With Wild Ambition and Trembling Hearts, Clementine von Radics (via jebiwonkenobi)

xx.

-Anna F

(via rookiemag)

(Source: clementinevonradics)

tuesday

  • tomorrow i am heading to nyc (my second out of three trips this fall) for a conference, and then up to boston on friday for a wedding. i am so tired of traveling, but luckily i will get to catch up with jenny, spend some time with my parents and see audra in lady day
  • this past weekend we ventured out to jack london square in oakland for the jack of all trades market. i had no idea how beautiful jack london square is, and there’s a miette there! (that should be reason enough to visit.) i love having time to explore on the weekends.
  • i am currently reading all the light we cannot see by anthony doerr and loving it. 
  • i baked this cake for book club this weekend. very little effort for a huge reward. 
  • according to timehop, 4 years ago today i boarded a plane to austin to meet up with 16 strangers from the internet. i’m still proud of myself for doing that, and today some of those strangers (and other strangers that they introduced me to) are my closest friends. tumblr is a crazy crazy place, but one that i will always be thankful for - and i’m glad that it still exists (and people still use it), because otherwise i wouldn’t have many new friends out here either.
  • september in san francisco is so incredibly beautiful. i will take this over east coast fall and winter any day.

happy tuesday!

Sunday, September 14, 2014
it’s summer in the bay area, so i made this lemon raspberry pistachio cake for book club brunch. super easy to make and super delicious.

it’s summer in the bay area, so i made this lemon raspberry pistachio cake for book club brunch. super easy to make and super delicious.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
We spend a lot of time judging women for the choices that they make, or even the choices thrust upon them. We nod when victims of domestic violence apologize for “the role” they played in their assaults. We want celebrities whose private, revealing photographs have been stolen and distributed to be sorry for having taken private photographs in the first place. We expect rape victims to be sorry for being raped—this is the crux of Sarah Silverman’s whole “rape jokes” bit. Women who get catcalled should have walked somewhere else, women who attract unwanted attention should be sorry for being so attractive, and on and on and on. Women say sorry when there is literally nothing to be sorry about. And some of that, as has been discussed, is a survival mechanism in a culture that punishes those who dare to not be sorry for any of the above. Women who do what they have to do to get by shouldn’t be sorry about it, even if what they have to do is say sorry all the time.

But what if we weren’t sorry, not for any of it? What if it were fine to be not sorry?
Jessica Goldstein, In ‘Wild,’ Reese Witherspoon Is The Perfect Imperfect Feminist (via annaverity)
happy happy birthday to my favorite person @justjota !!! 31 is going to be an amazing year!! ❤️❤️

happy happy birthday to my favorite person @justjota !!! 31 is going to be an amazing year!! ❤️❤️

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

On being asked if she is a feminist (in light of stars such as Shailene Woodley and Kelly Clarkson rejecting the label): “I don’t think they really understood what feminism is. It’s a right. Feminism, to me, is standing up for everything that someone else has already done for you. My mom has overcome so much in her life. She makes me want to stand up for myself. Stand up to the studio heads who try to tell me that I can’t have blonde hair; they want brown hair. Or I need bigger boobs, or I need to work out. Or I’m too skinny, so, like, ‘Eat a cheeseburger.’ I stand up for myself every day of my life. I grew up in a family of four boys. I’m, like, a born feminist. I’ve been a feminist since I was four years old.” - Chloe Grace Moretz

On being asked if she is a feminist (in light of stars such as Shailene Woodley and Kelly Clarkson rejecting the label): “I don’t think they really understood what feminism is. It’s a right. Feminism, to me, is standing up for everything that someone else has already done for you. My mom has overcome so much in her life. She makes me want to stand up for myself. Stand up to the studio heads who try to tell me that I can’t have blonde hair; they want brown hair. Or I need bigger boobs, or I need to work out. Or I’m too skinny, so, like, ‘Eat a cheeseburger.’ I stand up for myself every day of my life. I grew up in a family of four boys. I’m, like, a born feminist. I’ve been a feminist since I was four years old.” - Chloe Grace Moretz

(Source: ameliajeans)