I bought a golden snitch necklace a little while ago and it arrived today.
I’m a big fan of jewelry that has a specific meaning to me, even if the meaning is something I assigned to it. (E.g. My blue topaz heart ring was bought with the intention that I would be reminded to get into a grateful headspace every time I looked at it.)
This snitch was bought to symbolize, and encourage, bravery. I’m rereading Harry Potter and the biggest thing I’m taking away from it with my grown-up eyes is that it’s one big story about bravery. About breaking rules and overcoming fears in the service of doing the right thing. I wanted a symbol that would remind me of that.
When I was in high school, I had this phrase that became a personal mantra for me: “Make a bold move & do it soon.” What I meant by that was, if you don’t do anything bold or brave, your life will remain the same, so if you’re not okay with that, you HAVE to take action, it HAS to be soon, and it WILL be scary but it WILL be worth it. That idea prompted me to ask crushes on dates, launch myself into new creative endeavors, expand my internet presence, be honest with people, and be honest with myself. I had that phrase written on sticky-notes and displayed prominently in my journal, my wallet and my locker, because I needed the constant reminder that bravery would be worth it. That’s what this snitch is for, now.
I’m an anxious and apprehensive person, especially socially, and it’s like a chronic illness I have to habitually beat away with a stick. (Oops, mixing metaphors.) I have to remain vigilant or it creeps back in and makes my life boring and depressing. DO SOMETHING. BE BOLD. BE BRAVE. You will benefit directly from your bravery. It only takes a few seconds of stampeding-heart courage to get through to the other side, and then you’ve accomplished something and are better off.
- go to the bathroom to escape
- feel very uncomfortable without a phone or some other crutch
- dwell on a small awkward moment for much longer than necessary
- never go to any social event without a person that makes you feel comfortable
- follow said person way too much
- worry about the person beginning to find you obnoxious
- faking an illness to get out of a social event
Breaking news: White fuckboys on twitter bitching how funny it is that Beyoncé is a feminist when she and her dancers were provocative and half naked. Despite feminism being about empowerment and a woman’s right to do whatever the hell she pleases with it, they just don’t seem to be able to grasp this concept.
In other news, men still don’t know what feminism is, still bitter that they aren’t Beyoncé and still making themselves look like asses on the internet.
And now the weather.
I bet 5 minutes later they slid up in some DM’s asking for nudes
you know these assholes had NO PROBLEM with anything in her show until that word popped up
it’s not nudity they have a problem with
it’s a woman who is empowered and in control of how when and why she dresses and dances how she wants
when their precious male gaze is questioned or dismissed, suddenly she’s a terrible feminist, and they try and shame her for the very thing that was turning them on seconds before
if you don’t like me and you follow me that is strictly a you problem
I’d never, ever hurt a lady but I’d be happy to punch a feminist.
It’d bring me great joy.
I’m 6’2 and weigh 180lbs
ready when you are
Or if you’d like to have some more options….
and have 9 years of combined martial arts training and 3 years of being a Line Backer in football.
Just in case you are looking for variety.
what about a lady and a feminist. warning, combatives certified soldier.
Face for attending the Bryce Kulak cabaret at Soulpepper tonight.
I will admit that I did this solely because there is a very small chance I might encounter my crush there and I wanted to be prepared.
BUT ALSO makeup is fun, regardless of who you might run into. I watched a Veronica Varlow webcast today and felt really inspired by her mega-fluttery lashes and ultra-defined contour and blush. Burlesque face forever!
Hey lil dudes!
Sofie and I are down for this lipstick challenge and I think we’ve finally ironed out the format. We were originally going to post a selfie a day, but that’s not quality content, and it had the potential to get real disorganized, real fast.
I’m thinking that we should aim for wearing lipstick five days out of each week - and post the results each Monday. Sofie and I may have expansive lipstick collections but we’re going to give our wallets a rest and purchase some textbooks instead of new tubes. So, Lipstick Lundi will be temporarily replaced by #LBTLipstickChallenge round-ups.
I’m modeling it after a series on Joanna Goddard’s blog. Sofie and I want to explore why we’re hesitant to wear some colours and keep reaching for others. A lot of that has to do with what’s deemed appropriate. A jaunty pink lip? Acceptable. Dark, almost-black purple in a 10 A.M. lecture? Frowned upon. We’re going to ignore those conventions, because we’re always telling our audience to forget the haters.
Will you try it with us? Go through your collection and wear a couple - share the results with us by using the tag at the top of the post.