Anonymous said: What advice do you have for a 14 year old girl?
This is so vague I love it. The voices you are hearing are real, god is speaking to you. The nation of France needs you. Don your armor, take up arms, lead the French army. This is your destiny, joan. When the flames come for you let them lick your bones and laugh.
Heartening news of the day: Stanford’s Maryam Mirzakhani becomes the first woman to win the Fields Medal, the “Nobel Prize of mathematics.” In some distant galaxy, Maria Mitchell’s heart is bursting with joy.
I don’t care if Mike Brown was going to college soon. This should not matter. We should not have to prove Mike Brown was worthy of living. We should not have to account for the ways in which he is suitably respectable. We should not have to prove that his body did not deserve to be riddled with bullets. His community should not have to silence their anger so they won’t be accused of rioting, so they won’t become targets too. — "silence is not an option," roxane gay (via brookehatfield)
Tampons were packed with their strings connecting them, like a strip of sausages, so they wouldn’t float away. Engineers asked Ride, “Is 100 the right number?” She would be in space for a week. “That would not be the right number,” she told them. At every turn, her difference was made clear to her. When it was announced Ride had been named to a space flight mission, her shuttle commander, Bob Crippen, who became a lifelong friend and colleague, introduced her as “undoubtedly the prettiest member of the crew.” At another press event, a reporter asked Ride how she would react to a problem on the shuttle: “Do you weep?” —
Astronaut Sally Ride and the Burden of Being “The First” (via yahighway)
Men don’t appreciate the amount of self-control women have to exercise in order not to spend their entire lives facepalming.
(Source: dinosaurparty, via usesforboys)
Really excited about the article I wrote for August’s issue of VOYA, all about the importance and value of girls and caring about what girls are reading. I included 10 YA books that feature some complex, dynamic female main characters that came out in the last year.
Phases of Saturn. 1850.
i think you are beautiful
Love, friendship, vacations, wings, magic barrels and bottles? Not bad, July.
- Yours For Eternity by Damien Echols and Lorri Davis
- The Twelve Bottle Bar by David Solmonson and Lesley Jacobs Solmonson
- Friendship by Emily Gould
- Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel by Anya Ulinich
- California by Edan Lepucki
- My Struggle: Book 1 by Karl Ove Knausgaard
- The Vacationers by Emma Straub
- After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid
- Dirty Wings by Sarah McCarry
- The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
<3 this bookstore