Oh she makes me feel like I could be a tower // A big strong tower yeah // She's got the power to be // The power to give // The power to see

grey’s anatomy meme » (8/10) characters - mark sloan

anjelia3:

"I saw these two kids singing at the bluebird the other night. I haven’t seen that kind of chemistry since you and Deacon in the beginning."

When you are hurting, there will always be people who find a way to make it about themselves. If you break your wrist, they’ll complain about a sprained ankle. If you are sad, they’re sadder. If you’re asking for help, they’ll demand more attention.

Here is a fact: I was in a hospital and sobbing into my palms when a woman approached me and asked why I was making so much noise and I managed to stutter that my best friend shot himself in the head and now he was 100% certified dead and she made this little grunt and had the nerve to tell me, “Well now you made me sad.”

When you get angry, there are going to be people who ask you to shut up and sit down, and they’re not going to do it nicely. Theirs are the faces that turn bright red before you have a chance to finish your sentence. They won’t ask you to explain yourself. They’ll be mad that you’re mad and that will be their whole reason alone.

Here is a fact: I was in an alleyway a few weeks ago, stroking my friend’s back as she vomited fourteen tequila shots. “I hate men,” she wheezed as her sides heaved, “I hate all of them.”

I braided her hair so it wouldn’t get caught in the mess. I didn’t correct her and reply that she does in fact love her father and her little brother too, that there are strangers she has yet to meet that will be better for her than any of her shitty ex-boyfriends, that half of our group of friends identifies as male - I could hear each of her bruises in those words and I didn’t ask her to soften the blow when she was trying to buff them out of her skin. She doesn’t hate all men. She never did.

She had the misfortune to be overheard by a drunk guy in an ill-fitting suit, a boy trying to look like a man and leering down my dress as he stormed towards us. “Fuck you, lady,” he said, “Fuck you. Not all men are evil, you know.”

“Thanks,” I told him dryly, pulling on her hand, trying to get her inside again, “See you.”

He followed us. Wouldn’t stop shouting. How dare she get mad. How dare she was hurting. “It’s hard for me too!” he yowled after us. “With fuckers like you, how’s a guy supposed to live?”

Here’s a fact: my father is Cuban and my genes repeat his. Once one of my teachers looked at my heritage and said, “Your skin doesn’t look dirty enough to be a Mexican.”

When my cheeks grew pink and my tongue dried up, someone else in the classroom stood up. “You can’t say that,” he said, “That’s fucking racist. We could report you for that.”

Our teacher turned vicious. “You wanna fail this class? Go ahead. Report me. I was joking. It’s my word against yours. I hate kids like you. You think you’ve got all the power - you don’t. I do.”

Later that kid and I became close friends and we skipped class to do anything else and the two of us were lying on our backs staring up at the sky and as we talked about that moment, he sighed, “I hate white people.” His girlfriend is white and so is his mom. I reached out until my fingers were resting in the warmth of his palm.

He spoke up each time our teacher said something shitty. He failed the class. I stayed silent. I got the A but I wish that I didn’t.

Here is a fact: I think gender is a social construct and people that want to tell others what defines it just haven’t done their homework. I personally happen to have the luck of the draw and am the same gender as my sex, which basically just means society leaves me alone about this one particular thing.

Until I met Alex, who said he hated cis people. My throat closed up. I’m not good at confrontation. I avoided him because I didn’t want to bother him.

One day I was going on a walk and I found him behind our school, bleeding out of the side of his mouth. The only thing I really know is how to patch people up. He winced when the antibacterial cream went across his new wounds. “I hate cis people,” he said weakly.

I looked at him and pushed his hair back from his head. “I understand why you do.”

Here is a fact: anger is a secondary emotion. Anger is how people stop themselves from hurting. Anger is how people stop themselves by empathizing.

It is easy for the drunken man to be mad at my friend. If he says “Hey, fuck you, lady,” he doesn’t have to worry about what’s so wrong about men.

It’s easy for my teacher to fail the kids who speak up. If we’re just smart-ass students, it’s not his fault we fuck up.

It’s easy for me to hate Alex for labeling me as dangerous when I’ve never hurt someone a day in my life. But I’m safe in my skin and his life is at risk just by going to the bathroom. I understand why he says things like that. I finally do.

There’s a difference between the spread of hatred and the frustration of people who are hurting. The thing is, when you are broken, there will always be someone who says “I’m worse, stop talking.” There will always be people who are mad you’re trying to steal the attention. There will always be people who get mad at the same time as you do - they hate being challenged. It changes the rules.

I say I hate all Mondays but my sister was born on one and she’s the greatest joy I have ever known. I say I hate brown but it’s really just the word and how it turns your mouth down - the colour is my hair and my eyes and my favorite sweater. I say I hate pineapple but I still try it again every Easter, just to see if it stings less this year. It’s okay to be sad when you hear someone generalize a group you’re in. But instead of assuming they’re evil and filled with hatred, maybe ask them why they think that way - who knows, you might just end up with a new and kind friend.

By telling the oppressed that their anger is unjustified, you allow the oppression to continue. I know it’s hard to stay calm. I know it’s scary. But you’re coming from the safe place and they aren’t. Just please … Try to be more understanding. /// r.i.d (via inkskinned)

foxy-voxy:

youarethesentinels:

Lol

No, I’d say the show does a great job of representing the typical 18-34 male with Larry, with his constant need for validation, attention, and the world to revolve around him.

Lily Rabe on Stevie Nick’s appearance in American Horror Story: Coven

zohbugg:

wyeasttokaala:

I already liked Old Economy Steve. So, it was only natural I’d like the Scumbag Baby Boomer meme as well.

I don’t know whether I should laugh or cry.

the truth, it burns

i had the most productive day today it was amazing. i woke up at 5.30 with INTENSE ITCH and couldn’t go back to sleep because ITCH. but a friend was coming off a night shift and we agreed to meet early for breakfast in circular quay. i was early so i just walked around the harbour for awhile, and man, it’s just so overwhelmingly gorgeous, and i never really get to see it in the early morning.

we had a lovely breakfast and wander around the rocks, then went into the city to do a bunch of shopping and had adventures around there, and i spent so much money but on necessary medication and things and got most of the things i had been needing.

when i got home i cleaned my room and dismantled a desk that has been hanging around for too long. then i made my own body wash, face wash and moisturiser with lots of oats and honey and essential oils and other good for itchy skin things. then i helped make dinner, took all my medication (an effort), washed up, had a nice looooong oat and oil bath, scrubbed myself in oats, washed my hair, tried my new things, and now im fixing up my melatonin tablets and am nice and sleepy and ready for bed.

this sounds really boring but it was such a nice day, getting up early definitely has its perks, and yesss, positivity for once!

fionagoddess:

Sarah Paulson | Entertainment Weekly: Women Who Kick Ass panel on day 3 of Comic-Con International (July 26, 2014)

Kicking ass for : Tatiana Maslany, Sarah Paulson, Maisie Williams, Katey Sagal, Natalie Dormer, Nicole Beharie. (x)

boomboombooom:

[x]

anneboleyns:

Nicole Beharie at the “Women Who Kick Ass” SDCC panel

Send me a pairing and a line of dialogue and I’ll write you something angsty-ish

distractedpainter:

  • "I just really need to have you here right now."
  • "Didn’t you see what I did?!"
  • "Oh fuck, oh FUCK."
  • "Please come get me."
  • "Where are you?!"
  • "I’m coming, just sit tight!"
  • "Look at me - just breathe, okay?"
  • "I can’t breathe!"
  • "You don’t have to stay."
  • "It’s all my fault."
  • "It’s all YOUR fault!"
  • "Don’t fucking touch me."
  • "Please I just… really need space right now."
  • "I’m right here. I’m not going anywhere."
  • "I’m gonna be sick."
  • "Ever wonder if the world would be better off without you… ?"
  • "I’m sick of being USELESS."
  • "You’re not useless."
  • "Shit, are you bleeding?!"
  • "Please, put it DOWN."
  • "Shh, c’mere…"
  • "It’s okay to cry…"
  • "Don’t listen to them. Don’t you EVER listen to them."
  • "I’m not cut out for this."
  • "Just leave me ALONE."
  • "Please listen to me-"
  • "You can trust me."
  • "Don’t trust me."
  • "What happened doesn’t change anything."

Sarah Paulson & Emma Roberts | Entertainment Weekly’s Annual Comic-Con Celebration