No Box of Kittens




This is a very enlightening article and it can be read in it’s entirety here, but it should also be noted that for all the restrictions listed, things were worse and even more restrictive for Black and other non-White women. And, while hinted at, this cannot be emphasized enough: some of the biggest beneficiaries of the Civil Rights Act and Affirmative Action were and are White women

History time! Get a little knowledge in your day.

"I don’t need feminism because all of this was so long ago no one even remembers" or something else facepalmy. 

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Books say: she did this because. Life says: she did this. Books are where things are explained to you, life where things aren’t.

—Julian Barnes (via writingquotes)

Most short stories have but one plot. The very best, however, have what I call a plot-and-a-half – that is, a main plot and a small subplot that feeds in a twist or an unexpected piece of business that ads crunch and flavor to the story as a whole.

—Elizabeth Sims (via thewritingrealm)

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I want to get more familiar with you. I love you. I loved you when you came and sat on the bed—all that second afternoon was like warm mist—and I hear again the way you say my name—with that queer accent of yours. You arouse in me such a mixture of feelings, I don’t know how to approach you. Only come to me—get closer to me. It will be beautiful, I promise.

—Henry Miller (via missatemptation)

I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.

Brené Brown (via selfloveu)


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Writing became such a process of discovery that I couldn’t
wait to get to work in the morning. I wanted to know what
I was going to say.

—Sharon O’Brien (via writingquotes)