"We grow up being told that anger is bad. Good girls do not express their anger, good girls play nice, they accommodate, they please. It is time we start looking at anger differently. Why are we so bent on suppressing this anger when for so many, it is the only emotion left in the face of injustice? Why should young women appear compliant and docile when they are obviously being subjected to violence or inequity? Why shouldn’t anger be a legitimate drive for our politics? Change will not come because we ask for permission, change will happen because we leave no other alternative."
This is Mel’s. Schools done for us (Mel just graduated from our College and I have another year) so our backpacks are gathering dust with the exception of the rare weekend get-a-way or hike. I love Mel’s buttons. Her favorite (and possibly mine) is her ‘Activist’ button which she ironically pushes when in need of Activist-Super-Shero-Powers.
I know a lot of you are anxiously awaiting the last days of the school year and are counting down till Summer.
Show me what yr backpack looks like. Also tell me what do you call it I say backpack, but I like the term rucksack. Knapsack is weird to me.
Because it would be interesting… if all your life you remembered that your first kiss happened… when you thought you looked weird, wouldn’t it? Because then you’d know. It’s not what you look like on the outside that matters. It’s what kind of a person you are.
Hey girl friends tell me about your first kiss… or your second kiss, or your third… or that kiss that your waiting for.
(Source: michaelsocha, via lightningleslie)