And still, after all this time, the Sun has never said to the Earth,
“You owe me.”
Look what happens with love like that.
It lights up the sky.
—Hafez (via glamour)
—Hafez (via glamour)
We’re proud of you, Cookie Monster. We know sharing can be hard sometimes. But you rose to the occasion.
—Lauren Bacall (via glamour)
No. Here’s my advice for you, if you’re in high school: Don’t worry about your job or career at this point. Try as many things as possible. If you want to make radio, make radio. If you want to join a band, join a band. Be curious, be open, don’t be locked in. Take a job to make some money — I’ve had a job since I was 15 — but don’t worry about what it is. I worked in a swim club and read books for a summer, I tutored people in writing, I repaired books in a library. They were interesting and taught me different things.
There’s enough time to think about this stuff later. Life is not a resume; a resume is not a life.
And when we have our periods our ‘male’ hormone (testosterone) is actually at its highest level…soooooo…
strength manifests itself in many ways. never doubt someone’s strength because it doesn’t look like yours.
—Attributed to Howard Thurman (via glamour)
Marissa Alexander’s retrial has been postponed until December 1 due to questions about whether a new Florida bill can be used retroactively in her case. She originally faced retrial on July 28.
Alexander, 33, was convicted of aggravated assault after firing a warning shot during a fight with her abusive husband. But she was released on bond last November after an appeals court ruled in September that the jury in her trial was given flawed instructions. She was originally sentenced to 20 years; if convicted in a retrial, Alexander faces up to 60 years in prison.
Judge James Daniel was set to determine this morning if Alexander was eligible for a Stand Your Ground hearing—which was denied to her previously. Florida lawmakers passed a Warning Shot Bill in March that Alexander’s legal team says can protect her, but Governor Rick Scott has yet to sign it into law. Because of that pending law, attorneys on both sides asked for an extension. A decision on whether Alexander can get a Stand Your Ground hearing is now postponed.
One of Marissa Alexander’s most ardent supporters, Mariame Kaba, published an anthology whose proceeds will benefit the Alexander’s legal defense. “No Selves to Defend” is available, and features writing and artwork that “locates Marissa’s case within a historical context that criminalizes and punishes women (particularly Black women) for self-defense.” Only 125 copies of the anthology are available for purchase for $50—and there will be no reprints.