“Think about the first name you were ever called, and then think how long it took until you got called a pussy or a slut, or a bitch, or a whore, all of which are words that fall too close to ‘girl.’ Think about the first time you got called a ‘girl’ and they said it with a sneer. Like it was a bad thing. For a boy, it is the lowest degradation to get called a girl. For a girl, it is the lowest degradation to get called a girl. Remember, black widow spiders and female praying mantises eat their partners after intercourse. Remember, it’s the lionesses who hunt. They come back with bloody muzzles, dragging bloated carcasses as the alpha lion strides around with his mane puffing out. Remember, it’s only the female mosquitoes who drink blood. We’re the ones who do the necessary work, dirty our hands, fuck or fight or both. We’re often the smaller sex, which makes us a harder target as we slink close and sink our teeth in. Remember: we’re deadly. You should be proud to be called a girl.”
— Most Female Killers Use Poison (via dylanludwig)
All of us start as naked spools
slowly gathering threads of the past,
and we leave this world just as empty.
We are not defined by what we hold onto,
but how beautifully we weave our lives
out of the threads we learn to let go.
tomorrow must feel
knowing that it will
never be today.
How tired it must be
from rising every morning
only to be filled with our
longing for the next.
© 2013 Maza-Dohta
During our bargaining tactics shoot, Alice Bee had a great time trying to figure out how to eat this giant gummi bear.