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sugar! summer!

hi i'm delaney—sugar summer is a chronicle of the things i like very much. there will be poetry, there will be art, there will be design, and by god, there will be those three things dancing.

10 BETTER BODY AFFIRMATIONS FOR YOUNG WOMEN


1. Your body is in flux for the rest of your life. Think of your body as fluid instead of static — it’s always going to change. So get comfortable with those changes.

2. No one will love you or not love you because of your body. You are lovable because you’re you, not because your body looks a certain way.

3. The most intensely personal relationship you’ll ever have is with your body. It’s a lifelong relationship that’s well worth investing in and nurturing the same way you would with loved ones.

4. You don’t owe your body to anyone. Not sexually, not aesthetically. Your body is yours. Period.

5. What someone else says about your body says more about them than it does about you. Look past the actual snark to the person who’s saying it, because it’s only a reflection of what they think of themselves. That’s when you’ll see how little power their words have.

6. Your body is not a reflection of your character. It’s a physical home for the complex and wondrous and unique being that is you.

7. Take up as much space as you want. You don’t have to be small, or quiet, or docile, regardless of your physical size.

8. Everything you need to accept your body is already inside you. There’s no book, or diet, or workout routine or external affirmation that you need to feel good about your body right now.

9. Your body is a priority. It’s always trying to tell you things. Taking the time to listen to is of the utmost importance.

10. Wear whatever you want. Your body shape does not dictate your personal style, and fashion rules that say otherwise are wrong. Dress yourself in a way that makes you feel happy and confident and beautiful, because guess what? You are.

sarahjeanalex:

Lorrie Moore, The Art of Fiction No. 167

Hoes before bros. Uteruses before duderuses. Ovaries before brovaries.

booksandpublishing:

 

[Age] makes you more aware of other people’s lives. You see more from the inside: the troubles, the sorrow, and the unfairness. And then when you accept the idea that life is good, no matter how unlucky you are, you get a firmer insight into it.

myimaginarybrooklyn:

bookstorey:

Charles Mozley


Charles Mozely (1912-1991) was a prolific English artist, illustrator and graphic designer whose work has drawn comparisons with Toulouse-Lautrec. He found success as a book illustrator and jacket designer in both Britain and the United States, illustrating over 80 books and more than 60 jacket designs. His belief that the artist was responsible not just for creating the illustration, but also how it should be reproduced, led to his involvement in typographic design and interest in the type of paper and production method used.


The jacket design for this first edition of Iris Murdoch’sThe Sandcastle, published by Chatto & Windus in 1957, is illustrative of Mozely’s ability to suggest character and their relationships with each other without necessarily drawing on a specific scene in the narrative. However, deviations from the author’s descriptions were not tolerated by the publisher and he was required to change the hair of the male character on the front cover from a shock of black hair to a thinning white scalp.


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myimaginarybrooklyn:

“We cannot have a world where everyone is a victim. “I’m this way because my father made me this way. I’m this way because my husband made me this way.” Yes, we are indeed formed by traumas that happen to us. But you must take charge, you must take over, you are responsible.” 
{Happy Birthday Camille.}

myimaginarybrooklyn:

“We cannot have a world where everyone is a victim. “I’m this way because my father made me this way. I’m this way because my husband made me this way.” Yes, we are indeed formed by traumas that happen to us. But you must take charge, you must take over, you are responsible.” 

{Happy Birthday Camille.}

josephboston:

This image is the earliest known image of Jesus Christ, from the Coptic Museum in Cairo, Egypt. This painting of Jesus is older than the image of the black Jesus Christ in the Church of Rome which is from the 6th century.

josephboston:

This image is the earliest known image of Jesus Christ, from the Coptic Museum in Cairo, Egypt. This painting of Jesus is older than the image of the black Jesus Christ in the Church of Rome which is from the 6th century.

(via tell-you-what)

waiwaipang:

‘designing’

waiwaipang:

‘designing’

mpdrolet:

Anais & Dax

amandaonwriting:

Writing Advice on Writers’ Hands

For Shared Worlds 2013, some of speculative fiction’s finest artists, editors, and writers, were asked to write advice on their own hands and send in a picture.

Pictured here: Nnedi Okorafor, Lev Grossman, Neil Gaiman, Joe Haldeman, Garth Nix

Follow this link to see more.

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The really horrible thing about quitting drinking is, I think, inside my mind I was so divided against myself. Nobody really talks about what happens to you and your level of self-confidence when you tell yourself every fucking day you’re going to drink X, and then you drink 10 times that—or you’re not going to drink at all and you drink anyway. You become very split off against yourself. So there was a part of me that would yell and scream and say, “You stupid bitch, goddamnit, you said you weren’t gonna drink and you drank anyway.” And there was this other part that was like “Fuck those people! Fuck the rules!” you know, blah blah blah… You assume that when you quit drinking, you’re surrendering to that kind of nasty schoolmarm rule-maker. But for me getting sober has been freedom—freedom from anxiety and freedom from…my head. What has kept me sober is not that strict rule-following schoolmarm. There’s more of a loving presence that you become aware of that is I think everyone’s real, actual self—who we really are.

Blake said, “…we are put on Earth a little space / That we might learn to bear the beams of love.” And I think, quote-unquote, “bearing the beams of love” is where the freedom is, actually. Every drunk is an outlaw, and certainly every artist is. Making amends, to me, is again about freedom. I do that to be free of the past, to not be haunted. That schoolmarm part of me—that hypercritical finger-wagging part of myself that I thought was gonna keep me sober—that was is actually what helped me stay drunk. What keeps you sober is love and connection to something bigger than yourself.

When I got sober, I thought giving up was saying goodbye to all the fun and all the sparkle, and it turned out to be just the opposite. That’s when the sparkle started for me.

nevver:

If by Yes
nevver:

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