i just have that feeling where i want to write happy things for my ocs and i can’t because its almost 11 and i need to be sleeping
but happy things
High school, it seems, has changed. It has become competitive. Young men and women — 13 to 18 years old — must work more or less tirelessly to ensure their spot at a college deemed worthy to them and their families. So rather than living their adolescent lives — lives brimming with desires and vitality, with vim, vigor, and brewing lust — these kids are working at old age homes, cramming for tests, popping Adderall just to make the literal and proverbial grade. And for what? So they can go to a school that puts them in debt for the rest of their lives. School has become a great vehicle of capitalism: it quashes the revolution implicit in adolescence while simultaneously fomenting perpetual indebtedness.
Men don’t get to decide what is misogynistic
Straight people don’t get to decide what is homophobic
Cis people don’t get to decide what is transphobic
White people don’t get to decide what is racist
People in positions of power don’t get to decide what is considered oppression
That’s how we move backwards, not forwards
When someone is going through a storm, your silent presence is more powerful than a million, empty words.
that’s how you know you love someone, i guess, when you can’t experience anything without wishing the other person were there to see it, too.
—kaui hart hemmings, the descendants