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Girls shouldn’t fear for their lives when they’re just living them. Girls who are impassioned about their worlds, who want nothing more than to engage with their world, learn about that world, build empathy for this place and the people around them, who use their knowledge and their passion to give voice to their beliefs shouldn’t worry about their bodies—or their lives—being at stake for doing so.

And yet, because we’re asking for and raising our voices without waiting for permission to do so, it happens.

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Kelly Jensen (catagator), Advocating for and Writing About Girls is a Radical Act

Make sure you read that. Make sure you share it so other people will too. And don’t miss reading and sharing these posts either:

Author Sarah McCarry (sarahmccarry) - Pleasure Principles

Author Laura Ruby (thatlauraruby) - AO Scott Would Like Another Harvey Wallbanger Please

Author Anne Ursu (anneursu) - On Poisoned Apples, the “Great YA Debate” and the Death of the Patriarchy

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Don’t forget Robin Wasserman (robinwasserman) on Girl Trouble - 

http://lareviewofbooks.org/review/girl-trouble

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jackteagle:

Everything is going to be fine.

jackteagle:

Everything is going to be fine.

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David Bowie photographed by Helmut Newton for US Vogue November 1983 

David Bowie photographed by Helmut Newton for US Vogue November 1983 

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anneursu:

My friend Christine Heppermann’s book POISONED APPLES: POEMS FOR YOU MY PRETTY released this week. This collection is an unabashedly feminist look at girls, body image, and eating disorders told through the lens of fairy tales, designed for young adults.

The book is arriving at an interesting…

liezlwashere:

UCB-LA | Mantzoukas and.. | 09.11.14As requested… Mantzoukas and this month’s surprise improviser, Jack Mcbrayer.Mantzoukas and McBrayer played guys who knew each other (vaguely) in high school, and were waiting at Chipotle for friends to go to a concert. However, we slowly find out Mantzoukas has always idolized McBrayer and has gone through great lengths to spend some time with him, including secretly disinviting everyone else.As they waited for their friends to arrive, between the long, long awkward pauses, Mantzoukas’ conversations included making girls squirt, the viscous yet chalky texture of the suicide drink concoction at Chipotle, and every other possible topic to make McBrayer (his character, and probably actual McBrayer) super uncomfortable.

liezlwashere:

UCB-LA | Mantzoukas and.. | 09.11.14

As requested… Mantzoukas and this month’s surprise improviser, Jack Mcbrayer.

Mantzoukas and McBrayer played guys who knew each other (vaguely) in high school, and were waiting at Chipotle for friends to go to a concert.

However, we slowly find out Mantzoukas has always idolized McBrayer and has gone through great lengths to spend some time with him, including secretly disinviting everyone else.

As they waited for their friends to arrive, between the long, long awkward pauses, Mantzoukas’ conversations included making girls squirt, the viscous yet chalky texture of the suicide drink concoction at Chipotle, and every other possible topic to make McBrayer (his character, and probably actual McBrayer) super uncomfortable.

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I have to memorize a scene (for the first time—late bloomer to the actual acting game, guys) for Wednesday, and I’m nervous!  

It’s not even two pages!  It’s from Top Girls by Caryl Churchill!  Still scared!  

Memorization tips welcome.  I’m trying to do it a few lines at the time, and slowly build up.  Still scared!  

I’m going to work really hard to get it down, but I am looking forwards to post-Wednesday, when I can let some of this fear go…

Hopefully this will help me feel less fear about future projects/memorization efforts later.  HANG-UPS, GUYS.