We’ve the right to dream, and that, I suppose, is the magic’s greatest power: the notion that we can pick possibility from the trees like ripe fruit. We are filled with hope. Alive with transformation. We can become.
People will kill you over time, and how they’ll kill you is with tiny, harmless phrases, like: ‘be realistic.’
Dylan Moran (via mashamorevna)
What horrifies me most is the idea of being useless: well-educated, brilliantly promising, and fading out into an indifferent middle age.
Sylvia Plath (via inherwar)
why is my butt not being spanked????? because it should be
do not let anyone
convince you a Witch
is something to fear. she is a female
with power, the healer, the magician
persecuted for being both woman
the men panic for their seat in the
castle. they do not know how to share
a throne. when you cast a spell,
they laugh, but make no mistake:
predators will cut off your hands
if you prove them to be useful.
they will cut off your hands
if they decide you are capable
of starting a war.
but you are all bite, claws, steel, filed teeth
and jaws, scratch, buckle, sparkling fists.
there is a fire. let them cower. howl louder.
see the wonder-girl who can swallow lit
matches, who manages to survive in spite
of the fifteenth street-side threat this week.
boy at a party jokes that women
are an endangered species. once,
I met a ten-year-old who had to cover
his little brothers eyes while watching their father
beat their mom to death. sometimes, I am all too
aware of the obstacle course getting home safe
at night is like. I have a weapon in my purse
that looks like a friendly kitten keychain.
I have heard the stories of brave women
made into headlines made into such-a-
shame’s. I can’t say I haven’t been warned.
tonight, you are angry and
outside, it is storming.
use your voice like a flamethrower,
a siren. they are afraid of whatever
this heat is coming from
and who she came here for.
who do you know named extinct?
WITCHES, by Blythe Baird (via blythebrooklyn)
my life is one part “wait” and another part “what”
photo mikkel vang | stylist emma persson lagerberg