Girl, You Better

Love, or, what I want out of love, my ideals about love–is that love will allow me to put forth the best of myself. I recall this quote: “I love you, not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you.” Sounds simple, right? Not really. Because our world … More Girl, You Better

Mirrors and Distortions

I hate store mirrors. I hate staring into distortions of myself. I hate its convolutions, its reflectivity, its ability to complicate so thoroughly an image that you don’t know what exactly it is you are looking at. I hate to stand naked before its gaze. I hate the way it showers you with unwanted gifts: … More Mirrors and Distortions

Racism, Sexism, Elitism, Classicism, Whatever-ism’s

They’re all the same thing. The fundamental reason for discrimination is the egotistic need to feel superior, and the compulsive need to feel superior likely comes from insecurity, or a sense of lackness. When you’re lacking something: self-confidence, beauty, success, popularity–whatever it may be, those negative feelings easily channel themselves into visible forms of discrimination, or discriminatory … More Racism, Sexism, Elitism, Classicism, Whatever-ism’s