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Conversations With Writers Braver Than Me #17: Samantha Irby

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“In order to write the book you want to write, in the end you have to become the person you need to become to write that book.”

—   Junot Diaz (via ficser-upper)


Omg this baby is precious

Also a pretty accurate representation of me, eating a cupcake last Saturday.

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I love this. 




I love this. 

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“We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don’t have something better.”

—   C. Joybell C. (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

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“Black girls don’t get told we are beautiful enough. Black girls aren’t always told we can be princesses. Cute, sweet, innocent, pure- these are not words black girls often hear associated with us. Fast, sassy, mouthy, too grown, angry, aggressive- those are the words that get shot at us like darts. Black girls are not girls- we are mini women who are forced to be strong. You must tell black girls they are beautiful, innocent, sweet, magical. You must treat black girls as girls. Then, you can talk about black girl characters whose looks and femininity doesn’t matter. Otherwise, you are just maintaining the status quo- denying black girls our beauty and femininity.”

—   Brittney Jones (via beautiful-ambition)

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The Love of My Life


me at parties


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A Way Back From That Hurt


It has rained all day. It is dark outside. I don’t mind. It seems appropriate.

I wrote an essay for The New York Times about the beach. It’s humor. I mention this because I have already received an e-mail, from a stranger, explaining to me why I am wrong about the beach. Thank you.

Here is…

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"Our moments will come."

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