My view on becoming Friendly

What I want to say to young girls is forget about likability. If you start thinking about being likable you are not going to tell your story honestly because you are going to be so concerned with not offending, and that’s going to ruin your story so forget about likability.- Chimamanda Adichie I truly apologize…

Six reasons why my Friends are still Single

“Don’t let society fool you into believing that if you don’t have a girlfriend or boyfriend then you are destined for a life of misery. The Dalai Lama has been single for the last 80 years and he is one of the happiest people on earth. Stop searching for happiness in places outside yourself and…

Dear men, not all Feminists are Angry

“Black Girls… Don’t be afraid to use your voice. Your thoughts, opinions, and ideas are just as important as anybody else. When you speak, speak with boldness and purpose. Have courage, be confident, and always be true to yourself! Live your life fearlessly! Your voice has GREAT power; don’t be afraid to utilize it when…

Dear women, you owe no dumb man an Apology

“Hand off my ass or I’ll rip off your balls.” ― Katie McGarry, Dare You To “Most women are all too familiar with men like Calvin Smith. Men whose sense of prerogative renders them deaf when women say, “No thanks,” “Not interested,” or even “Fuck off, creep.” ― Jon Krakauer, Missoula: Rape and the Justice…

Bed of Roses

              “It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.” ― Maud Hart Lovelace, Betsy-Tacy and Tib 

Eulogies

“Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.” ― William Shakespeare, Macbeth A guest post by abassajayi I just saw you few minutes ago We smiled and promised to see each other again We hugged, shook hands Tears dropped from your eyes as you said good byeBrothers…

Sixteen and stained

Digital art by © Thorn, Poland based artist Lukasz Poslad It was too precious for me to give up, but he was too strong for me to overcome and cast away. He came home drunk on one of those days mother would stay so long at the yard of the house crying and laying her head…

Stay Alive

Dirty old flowers Along the bridge of edges Shedding their flowers To the seas and oceans far away Stay alive; stay alive The perfection is watching Empty barrels of water No unempty can to fill Perching birds; stinging bees Along the bridge of edges Windy blow; lavishing broker The pig is staying alive Stay alive;…

Quote of the day

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety. Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and…