"I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me, too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you." - Frida Kahlo
Anonymous said: I can't believe you still have doubts about writing. Should someone behind you take that as a sign that "doubt is always gonna be there, so just forget about it" or "doubt is always gonna be there, embrace it"?
I can’t speak for other writers, but as for me, I somehow simultaneously believe I am more talented than most other people and also that I am a complete and total fraud who is unqualified to even spray aerosol cans into bowling shoes. And depending on the exact moment when you talk to me, I will either have the confident exuberance of a toddler climbing a bookshelf or the abject self-loathing of a dog pooping in public.
Because the real truth is there are so many people smarter than me and more talented than me and more driven than me and luckier than me. But another real truth is that I am also smarter than a lot of people and more talented than a lot of people and more driven than a lot of people and luckier than a lot of people.
And I believe that just as much as I doubt it’s true.
So yes. Doubt is always going to be there. But you can’t just forget about it (it makes you humble and hungry). And you can’t just embrace it (it makes you weak and boring).
You have to do both.
And also neither.
I like this a lot.
This story is too familiar. If someone says they were abused, support them.
Great outlet placement Cap21
Dogs can sit here but they best not dare smoke
I wrote my first ever Yelp review. If you feel strongly about being respected as a customer and your safety at this venue, I suggest you do the same.
I didn’t see this here, so I don’t know if you all watched this before but I’ll post it just in case. Sasheer Zamata recently did a video for some website where was giving out some advice to young girls on sex, race, dealing with sexual harassment (mainly dealing with catcalling) and relationships. It’s really good, you all should check it out.
Smart Girl Alert!
This is worth watching, not because Sasheer is a friend or because she’s on TV, but because everything she says here is awesome and correct.
Lady in front of a plant with #argosthegreat
Love in a blur #unionofthecentury