"I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength."
"Her beauty cannot be measured with standards of a colonized mind."
"Maybe it’s due to my experiences or the result of my personality, but I believe that you truly love someone/something when you are able to find the humor in him/her/it. If you’re too serious about anything in this world, there’s fewer opportunities to embrace the people and events that God places in your life."
His pledge to her:
I will kill the spiders. i will share my fries with you when you’ve finished all yours and are still hungry. i won’t ever pop my collar. i will never be rude to your tummy- when i hear it growl and gurgle. i promise to bend down and reply respectfully. i will eat the mushrooms when we order the supreme pizza. i will kiss the papercuts. and the door-slammed finger, and the counter-bumped hip. i’ll try my hardest not to get annoyed when you whisper questions and comments during movies. i will be the big spoon. i will let you win at wrestling, sometimes. other times i will not. i will go faster. harder. i will pull when you want. and tease you when you don’t. i will send you random texts and leave you silly gifts. not always. not on schedule. just whenever i want to. whenever i think you need one. or seven. i will check your tire pressure. and remind you to take your car in. i will hold your hand. i will love you. i will love you. i will love you.
(Source: persequimur, via katedanley)
Lorde, the 16 year old, gifted singer and feminist. Not to be confused with, but comparable to, Audre Lorde; a legendary feminist scholar and activist.
When young Lorde’s single “Royals” hit the American airwaves, I was immediately in love with the song. When I found out the artist of the song is named Lorde, I had to do a little research.
I found out that Lorde was only her stage name, and she is a feminist (as if her music wasn’t a clear enough indicator), this made me like her even more! And to think she’s still so young and yet she has such a good head on her shoulders.
I really like that she used Lorde as a stage name, its pretty amazing. Its really too bad not enough people know who Audre Lorde is. I hear so many people talk about how they love Lorde’s music, her looks, her lyrics, etc., but I haven’t heard anyone really comment on the young women’s feminism and how amazing it is that she is able to identify with it at such a young age.
Its about time there’s another strong feminist role model for everyone.