Next to Normal is the perfect soundtrack to my angst!!

4:30 pm  •  30 July 2014
I just want a salary high enough so adding guacamole isn’t even a question.
― Vanderbilt via YIK YAK (via diet-deadlines)
2:25 pm  •  30 July 2014  •  824 notes


I believe in body positivity, feminism, and always using your turn signal.

2:22 pm  •  30 July 2014  •  115,700 notes


introverts:  sit quietly in corner reading good book and drinking tea

extroverts:  throw water balloons at old man, sing too loudly, eat all the jello

1:10 pm  •  30 July 2014  •  21,230 notes


Audra McDonald singing the title song from The Light in the Piazza.

12:51 pm  •  30 July 2014  •  293 notes

It’s weird reading YA novels now since I’m older than most of the protagonists. But honestly, I don’t mind at all. I want to keep reading good YA lit for my whole life.

12:41 pm  •  30 July 2014  •  3 notes
[W]e know precisely why it is that women and their influence within YA fiction—their building of YA fiction—falls into the margins. We know why it is that men like John Green write Love Stories and women like Sarah Dessen write Romances. We know why it is that a World War II novel like Marcus Zusak’s The Book Thief sees much more recognition and receives more accolades than Ruta Sepetys’ World War II novel Between Shades of Gray. It’s not the quality. It’s the way the system is built that makes women the outsiders in the category of fiction they made.

Kelly Jensen, A Censored History of Ladies in YA Fiction

This is an incredible article about the work women writers have done to make YA what it is today and how often and how HARD we work to  neglect that very important part of the category’s history—especially when we want to credit it with anything good. 

Or, as Kelly so eloquently put it, "S. E. Hinton’s story foreruns those of other women in YA fiction. While YA was allowed to grow and develop, too often, the work women did laying down the tracks to its success was recognized not on its own merits but because of the approval of their expressed work by men."

Read the whole article here.

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12:33 pm  •  30 July 2014  •  3,724 notes