Roxy-inspired cool-girls-being-cool character by Lisa Hanawalt. Happy Birthday, Rox - I know you’d be wearing the banana skirt. There’s always money in the banana stand. ;)
Women are coerced into hair removal, indoctrinated by society to see it as a necessity. They are making decisions as to what type of razor they use, whether they use cream or wax, whether they get a professional to do it, but these are secondary decisions; the initial choice is whether to remove hair at all, and this decision was made by someone else, long ago, with little thought as to our best intentions. Along with the decisions about whether body hair is attractive, or hygienic. Of course, we all have personal preference, but when every channel in society tells you that body hair is repulsive, there is only one conclusion to come to. It is near-impossible to have a true preference. And until women are no longer chastised, mocked, and insulted for their body hair, we cannot say that we have that choice.
Do you go to Muhlenberg College? Or to school in the Lehigh Valley? If you’d like to come say hi I will be there Friday March 28 from 9:30-2 for Media & Communication Alumni Week. Let’s talk about post-grad vibes, the (indie) music industry, college radio, how expensive New York really is, patriarchy smashing, etc.
Caroline of Broadist suns in stylish stripes.
It made my day to discover this hidden amongst the broadist tags. We will be warm again, I swear. (PS this bathing suit is from Shabby Apple not Modcloth though the latter has some of my favorite swimwear). Shades are from Crossroads Trading Co.
- two black slips: Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters
- VANS high-tops: swapped with my roommate, Katelyn
- vintage denim vest: thrifted at Salvation Army
- black HUE tights: thanks, Mom, my tights dealer
- pins: KEXP and Planned Parenthood forever
- Idk what fatbeyonce420 is wearing but I know the dress is from Asos and I’m certain she looks perfect
I returned from Texas last night and slept for a long time, and now I’m drinking tea and thinking about all the shit that happened this past week. Despite seeing countless bands and friends (for which I’m super grateful), the events were overshadowed by the horrible tragedy only 3 blocks from where I was staying. I’m so sorry for all my friends who witnessed it and even sorrier for those killed and injured. It was really sad and weird to continue taking meetings and going to shows, and I’m still processing the context of everything.
All I got right now is “please don’t drink and drive.” Like, ever.
- I am allowed to be vocal about my pain if it helps me heal
- I am allowed to be sad in places other than my own head
- I am allowed to express my anger/sadness/hurt in ways that do not hurt other people, whether that is in writing or speaking to friends
- I am allowed to speak my truth even when it makes others uncomfortable
- I am allowed to take care of myself, even if it makes people who hurt me uncomfortable
- I am allowed to create my own rules for self-care