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you’re just smelling for smoke
so you can follow the trail back to a burning house
so you can find the boy who lost everything in the fire
to see if you can save him
or else, find the boy who lit the fire in the first place
to see if you can change him

reblogged from: tiqaalias
'zoo' - ani difranco

  I can no longer watch TV

Cause that shit really melts my brain
I think I’m what they call sensitive
And easily thrown off my game

All that bloodshed and pettiness
Just makes the world seem so insane
And I just feel drained

When I go to do my food shopping
And all I can see is the packaging
One big mountain of garbage
About to be happening

And I walk past my own self-loathing
Like I walk past animals in the zoo
Trying not to really see them
And the prison they didn’t choose

If I should ever quit your spotlight
I hope you won’t think me wrong
Says the poet to the moonlight
Says the singer to the song

It’s enough just to stay upright
Upright in every single way
Pour your love into your children
Until there’s nothing left to say

Pour your love into your children
Until there’s nothing left to say

To the single mother and her struggles

what to do with my life
you ask
everyone seems to have an answer
fortune cookie quotes,
church gospel
get up off your ass sounds easy
today is the day you begin your new journey
yeah that’s simple,
the truth is,
its not easy
it’s very hard,
you have to grow with these pains
these are the tough mornings you have to get up
and remind yourself
this life is going to kick my ass up
and down front street
you can’t
but you will
cause you love yourself too much
and the eyes shining on you
from the corner of the room
are the faith you need to know exists
when you stop believing in yourself
that child
those children
will watch you fight
to find your position in the sun
in turn
they will turn fighters themselves by law
so here is a fortune cookie quote….

If you had to hitch hike on the side of a hard road
for your babies to pick you up in a fancy car
and take you for the ride of your life
that hard walk up the stubborn hill
to the freeway of love
was worth it.

-Millie’s Boy

Love me some Lemon Andersen.


I was raped by four men in one evening. I got drunk and tried to say no. What did my predators do? They told me to drink more. They shoved a bottle in my face and told me to keep drinking. Drink till I was drunk enough to fuck them. I blacked out. They urinated on me. They assaulted me. They shoved foreign objects in my body, anally and vaginally. They took videos.

I was just 16 years old.
The video was sent around my entire school, and I was bullied every single day of my senior year of high school. I lost all of my friends. I was physically and verbally abused by peers and people I once called friends. Someone tried to set me on fire in the hallway during passing period.

Nobody sympathized with me. Nobody cared about the fact that because of these events, I was trying to kill myself every single day. I was cutting myself, making myself puke, showering upwards of fifteen times a day because I felt filthy. I was scratching and peeling the skin off of my body because I was dirty. I looked at myself like I deserved what I got. The world saw me as dirty, so I began to see myself that way, too.
My rapists were praised by my peers for their deed. I never had a voice.

When I first learned about the Steubenville incident going to trial, I was overjoyed. Because Jane Doe’s story was my story, and if anyone deserved justice, it was her. She would get the justice I never got. She would change the tide of the rape culture movement. Despite the horrific events that occurred, I knew that the justice served would help ease her pain.

But she didn’t get justice, and now she has to witness this news coverage, favoring and sympathizing with her attackers. Pain is not an accurate word to describe what she is feeling right now. Pain is the simplest term you could use.
As a rape victim and an aspiring journalist, I am disgusted with the way this case was reported on. Jane Doe’s rapists deserve their suffering in prison. They deserve more. They do not deserve to be sympathized with. They made their stupid decision, and they deserve whatever consequences come their way.

If you don’t want to be labeled as a rapist, don’t fucking rape.


Anonymous comment left on the CNN petition demanding they apologize for sympathizing with the Steubenville rapists  (via driesvanno-youdidnt)

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