fanmix challenge favorite books [1/3] » dare me by megan abbott
↳ WE BAND OF BITCHES; ”That’s what people never understand: They see us hard little pretty things, brightly lacquered and sequin-studded, and they laugh, they mock, they arouse themselves. They miss everything. You see, these glitters and sparkle dusts and magicks? It’s war paint, it’s feather and claws, it’s blood sacrifice." A mix dedicated to the girls out there, the ones itching to become women. the ones that use and abuse themselves and everyone around them. they manipulate and tease, force their sexuality upon their enemies and victims, putting on a mask of innocence to hide what’s underneath. a darkness so fierce eating away. they need this, this companionship that’s more cult like than friendly. they slick on their war paint and take on the world together, a living breathing pyramid of powerful desires and death defying acts. to be on top is the desire, to fly, to control, they are special. they do not apologize, they do not belittle themselves. they are the entire world. they are cheerleaders. they eclipse and morph into the entire universe. beautiful and terrifying. [Listen]
i. ladykiller - white sea | ii. work bitch - britney spears | iii. rabbit hole - natalia kills | iv. grot - st. vincent | v. what girls are made of - garbage | vi. right away, great captain! - right away, great captain! | vii. seven nation army - nataly dawn | viii. flying and flocking -zoe keating | ix. heart killer - gossling | x. monster - nicki minaj | xi. power & control - marina and the diamonds | xii. going to hell - the pretty reckless | xiii. white teeth teens - lorde | ivx. cruel - tori amos | vx. cheerleader - st. vincent | xvi. obsession - sky ferreira | xvii. end of the line - sleigh bells | xviii. problem [beth] - natalia kills | ixx. white foxes [addy] - susanne sundfor | xx. jealous girl - lana del rey
you are outside friend, second-best. a phone with internet
and not a single person you could chat with.
she brings you over to her bonfire, you are shaky hand
holding too-thin punch. everyone sits so close to each other
that their breathing matches pace. you stand
rather than get in the way.
you see her and feel sunrise but you know you are
melting creamsicle creation, you only mess her up
but she says she can see autumn in you, she can see
oversized sweaters and halloween
you have always been unsure sand underfoot and
she made your childhood into candy corn
and sweet-smelling candles and
ticker tape parades
you should have been warning-sign,
danger lights and she doesn’t even know
about the life that she saved
she holds your hand tight, begs you to come with,
you stand awkwardly outside her circle of friends
and watch her deep-sky smile. you think the only reason
people know you is because she makes you
the happiest you’ve ever been
but goddamn did you fuck up hard
when you fell for your best friend.
Snow White twist where Snow White is played by a dark-skinned woman with snow white hair
- another twist: the story focuses on beauty in the context of racial prejudice
- the stepmother is white and known as the ‘fairest of them all’ but then this girl with dark skin grows to be more beautiful than her and she doesn’t understand and she doesn’t like it and she is threatened by it
- you can see where this is going
so are we gonna discuss how fucked up it is that women have to wear makeup to be taken seriously at work and job interviews but if a woman has a genuine interest in and enjoyment of cosmetics she is written off as shallow, vain, and stupid, and consequently not taken seriously
Chanel SS 2015
With all the talk on feminism in recent days (see: Emma Watson’s UN speech and Beyonce’s MTV performance), it was hard to ignore the statement that Karl Lagerfeld was trying to make with his latest Chanel SS 2015 Presentation in Paris. Models trooped down the runway in outfits that were both loud and proud, subtle and functional. Altogether, everything a girl might need in a powerful working woman’s closet.
The feminist protest on ‘Boulevard Chanel’ served a fitting finale for a collection that showcased both femininity and strength. As a feminist myself, the quote by Coco Chanel on my blog rang especially true after the show: “A fashion that does not reach the streets, is not fashion.” Fashion quite literally took to the streets at Chanel with the protest to “make fashion, not war.” Hear ye, hear ye!
black girls with eating disorders are so important & need to be protected
because it’s believed that we don’t think about things like that, we all apparently love our “inherently” thick bodies and thickness is something we all glorify and strive to achieve
we’re too “strong” to have any kind of illness, especially not an ED
EDs among black girls are so common and are easily dismissed as “white girl stuff” and thats so destructive and harmful