Jenny Holzer, “Survival Series”
Today, this day was a brimming cup,
today, this day was the immense wave,
today, it was all the earth.
Today the stormy sea
lifted us in a kiss
so high that we trembled
in a lightning flash
and, tied, we went down
to sink without untwining.
Today our bodies became vast,”
they grew to the edge of the world
and rolled melting
into a single drop
of wax or meteor.
“ I am that clumsy human, always loving, loving, loving. And loving. And never leaving. ”
Kahlo, Frida. The Diary Of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait.
“ We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, you can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise, you would threaten the man. Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support but why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors not for jobs or accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are. Feminist: a person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes ”
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (via larmoyante)
“ Ultimately, love is an odd amalgamation of androgens, estrogens, dopamine, norepinephrine, and slow jams. ”