there is a girl,
as lonely as the sun
with burns across her
chest, seeping poison

there is a girl
who howls at the moon
during the night with swollen
eyes against her pillow case,

there is a girl,
with the feeling of guilt
dripping off her shoulders
because she didn’t believe
she was good enough.

there is a girl
who is so sorry that she
will ink the paper with the
words of bloodshot eyes
and black venom in her heart
yet the same girl will
understand how much
he lost when she is
rewarded with endless

—  there is a girl
ally carter meme

this is just for fun bc she’s my favorite author but it’d be cool if other people did it too

  • 10 characters
  • 8 scenes
  • 7 missions
  • 6 friendships
  • 5 locations
  • 4 otps
  • 3 books
  • 2 families
  • 1 ending 

It’s 1am and I’ve just got home from work. I told mum I’d get a lift from work home even though it’s a 5 minute walk. But the person who normally drives me home didn’t have their car and their son was picking them up so I decided to walk.

However I will have to tell my mum I got a lift or else she’ll start to worry if anything happened on the way home. My mum is terrified that I will be attacked on the way home, even if it is 5 minutes away. I live in a village where we know most of the people, but still she is scared. You know why?? Because I have had threats, things thrown at me and people yelling out of car windows at me, all because I am Transgender and gay.

My mum is terrified that I, her 20 year old son, will be attacked because of who I am.

It’s 2017, how many more people must die before we realise hate crime is real. How many more years will my mum be terrified that I’ll be attacked??

Plus I am white. It’s worse for people of colour. I can’t even begin to imagine what’s it like for them.


Marley Dias, the 12-year-old behind #1000BlackGirlBooks, is writing her own book!

  • In February 2016, Marley Dias, who was 11 at the time, launched the #1000BlackGirlBooks project, collecting books featuring black girls as the main character. 
  • Now, after collecting over 8,000 such books, Dias has decided to author a #BlackGirlBook of her own.
  • On Thursday, Scholastic announced that 12-year-old Dias had signed a deal with the publisher for a book due in Spring 2018. 
  • According to a press release, the book is a “keep-it-real guide” to helping kids and preteens make their dreams come true.
  • “Through her smarts and ingenuity, she’s delivered a jolt of inspiration that’s sent an unstoppable shock-wave to kids everywhere who’ve stood up with Marley to shout ‘Yes!’ to the power of positive action,” Scholastic’s vice president and executive editor Andrea Pinkney said.
  • “In this book, Marley will share her dynamic wisdom with readers everywhere.” Read more

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