My name is Cat. I'm a 21 year old college student majoring in Clinical Psychology and minoring in Creative Writing. This blog is a collection of things I like, or enjoy and things I find aesthetically pleasing. Message me, ask me things, anonymously or feel free to lurk away.
"If self is a location, so is love,
Bearings taken, markings, cardinal points,
Options, obstinacies, dug heels and distance
Here and there and now and then,
Seamus Heaney, 2006"
"Then I got my wings and I never even knew it. When I was a worm, thought I couldn’t get through it"
did you fall from heaven bc so did satan
Dita von Teese
I always refer to this when girls ask why I wear nice lingerie all the time. I feel most comfortable in it.(via redvelvetlola)
why do they always showcase ‘bullies’ in cartoons as being some punk with a mohawk like
when was the last time you saw a cool guy in a leather jacket not minding his own business it’s usually some basic asshole in a graphic tee that has something to say
Latest positive news out of Ferguson. Community coming together.
This? Is why I think it’s vital that we fight for diverse literature in schools. When the book-banning folks come out, it’s so often to shut down a person belonging to a minority group speaking about experiences that make people uncomfortable. Of course we are uncomfortable. We are complicit. It takes discomfort to impel change.
Not all kids will get a real picture of the world at home; I certainly didn’t. Those kids may go on to be the next generation of oppressors, having been taught lies that cause them to see minorities as subhuman, unless they have outside influences to show them otherwise. It matters that they read books by African-Americans, by women, by LGBT authors. It matters that they gain empathy and experience others’ lives.
It matters that they become uncomfortable enough to change."