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I am not the first person you loved.

You are not the first person I looked at with a mouthful of forevers.

We have both known loss like the sharp edges of a knife. We have both lived with lips more scar tissue than skin.

Our love came unannounced in the middle of the night.

Our love came when we’d given up on asking love to come.

I think that has to be part of its miracle.

This is how we heal.

I will kiss you like forgiveness. You will hold me like I’m hope. Our arms will bandage and we will press promises between us like flowers in a book. I will write sonnets to the salt of sweat on your skin. I will write novels to the scar of your nose. I will write a dictionary of all the words I have used trying to describe the way it feels to have finally, finally found you.

And I will not be afraid of your scars.

I know sometimes it’s still hard to let me see you in all your cracked perfection, but please know:

Whether it’s the days you burn more brilliant than the sun or the nights you collapse into my lap, your body broken into a thousand questions, you are the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.

I will love you when you are a still day.

I will love you when you are a hurricane.

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Anonymous: i feel kinda weird about that thing you reblogged. i mean just because someone is femme and not lesbian doesn't mean they or their appearance exists for the male gaze. assuming that is kinda fucked up. non-lesbians who date men don't exist for men. femme is the celebration of femininity regardless of your gender or sexuality.

herbaceousfaces:

kuunakullanvalkeana:

you cannot be “femme and not lesbian” nor can you be femme “regardless of your gender or sexuality” because femme is a lesbian label (and lesbians are women, which should go without saying).

femme is not synonymous with femininity.

it is a word that emerged in lesbian communities, dating back to the 1800s, although most people associate its origins/popularisation with the 50s anglophone, working-class, butch–femme bar culture in particular. calling yourself femme when you’re not a lesbian is appropriative.

i know the word has become very popular in certain queer circles especially within the past ten years, but using femme to describe anyone vaguely feminine or ‘queer’ renders the word completely useless to lesbians. i have nothing in common with men who wear lipstick in particular, i have no reason whatsoever to specifically identify with women who like dresses AND sucking dick, and i have no reason to call myself femme if it doesn’t effectively communicate that i’m a feminine lesbian. stop stealing our words: it’s not sharing, it’s taking.

besides, there is nothing queer or revolutionary about being feminine and having sex with men when that’s literally what patriarchy socializes women to do to keep them submissive – femininity is a component of the misogynistic hierarchy of gender, not a thing worth celebrating in itself, and heterosexuality is just another mechanism to uphold that hierarchy, which is what that post was about as well.

i have answered questions regarding this topic before too if you’re interested.

//edit. a good addition:

thesixpennybook said: the association of femme with overt femininity over and above anything else also erases its history of usage to mean ‘not butch, partners with butches’. femme means lesbian before it means feminine.

so much second hand embarrassment. why the fuck would a straight woman call herself “femme” or “butch” - my brain…

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huffy-lemon:

Please be nice to moths 

They spend their whole caterpillar lives thinking theyre going to be beautiful butterflies and then they turn out ugly and everyone hates them.

Please be nice to moths

get out of here, moths are freaking gorgeous have you even seen them

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Sexualities/Genders (And Other Terms One Should Know)
  • Heterosexual: Male-identifying individual sexually attracted to a female-identifying individual, and vice-versa.
  • Homosexual: Someone attracted to someone of the same gender as themselves.
  • Bisexual: Sexually attracted to two or more genders.
  • Polysexual: Sexually attracted to many genders, but not all.
  • Pansexual: Sexually attracted to all genders. (this and bisexual, and sometimes polysexual, are often considered to be the same thing and different people may simply identify as any one of them due to their own personal reasons)
  • Demisexual: Sexually attracted to people only after forming a bond with them first.
  • Asexual: Having no /sexual attraction/ to others; having no desire to have sex.
  • Heteroromantic: Male-identifying individual romantically attracted to female-identifying individuals, and vice-versa.
  • Homoromantic: Attracted romantically to the same gender.
  • Biromantic: Attracted romantically to two or more genders
  • Polyromantic: Attracted to many genders (but not all)
  • Panromantic: Attracted romantically to all genders
  • Demiromantic: Romantically attracted to people only after forming a bond with them first.
  • Aromantic: Having no /romantic attraction/ to others; having no desire to be in a romantic relationship.
  • Transexual/Transgender (Term depending on generation and location): An individual who identifies as a gender other than the one they were assigned at birth to be. Often shortened to trans
  • Cisgender: Someone who identifies as the gender that they were assigned as at birth. (ex. matches their birth certificate) Often shortened to cis
  • Intersex: Someone who has ambiguous genitalia that doesn't fit into our strict dichotomy of uterus or testes. Often forced into surgery to correct their genitals at a very young age, causing psychological and physical harm later in life
  • Nonbinary: Outside of the gender binary of male and female. (Can be used as an umbrella term or as its own identity)
  • Genderqueer: Outside of the gender binary. (**This is not an umbrella term like the post said before I edited it! Do not use this as an umbrella term for nonbinary individuals, simply use 'nonbinary'. Queer is considered a slur and not everyone likes to be associated with the word)
  • Agender: Someone who feels gender neutral, or someone who experiences a 'lack' of gender.
  • Bigender: Someone who identifies as two separate genders.
  • Trigender: Someone who identifies as three separate genders.
  • Genderfluid: A gender that changes, or is 'fluid'.
  • Demigirl: Identifying partially as a woman, but not wholly.
  • Demiboy/guy: Identifying partially as a man, but not wholly.
  • Dmab: Designated Male at Birth.
  • Dfab: Designated Female at Birth.
  • Amab/Afab: Same as dmab/dmab, except with 'assigned' instead of 'designted'.
  • Camab/Cafab: Same as previous, except prefixed by 'coercively', to highlight the lack of choice.
  • Reblog to inform! And if there's any I missed or anything that should be clarified, please message me! Always looking to expand the proper vocab. : )
  • **I edited this post because it used some archaic and incorrect terms/definitions, and needed more terms added to it. -Vivian Mareepe
Anonymous: Vegan grocery list?? I'm just starting out and I don't even know what to buy!

sunflower-mama:

I’ll just write a list of some of my regular purchases to give ya inspiration.

In bulk:
Quinoa
Brown rice
Beans
Lentils
Granola
Dried fruits
Nuts
Pasta

Produce:
Kale
Chard
Spinach
Zucchini
Beets
Yams
Eggplant
Peppers
Cucumbers
Cilantro
Avocados
Tomatoes
Bananas
(Any and all fruits/veggies you like)

Seasonings/cooking supplies:
Nutritional yeast
Tamari
Liquid aminos (braggs)
Coconut oil
Basil
Balsamic vinegar

Animal product “substitutes”:
Tempeh/tofu
Almond/rice/hemp/coconut milk etcetera
Vegan cheese

Additional yummies:
Hummus (or make your own w/ garbanzo beans!!)
Seaweed
Tortillas
Spring roll wraps


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kelledia:

This cliff in Chonburi, south of Pattaya, Thailand, has a Buddha figure engraved in it, 130m tall and 70m wide and is inlaid with gold.
It can be seen from miles away.
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freshiejuice:

"Madonna in bathing"
shot by Nothing Butt Naked
2014