heartbeat for life


10 Movies with LGBTQ Main Characters Directed By Women

Appropriate Behavior dir. Desiree Akhavan (2014)
Bound dirLilly & Lana Wachowski (1996)
Fire dir. Deepa Mehta (1996)
Heartbeat dir. Andrea Dorfman (2014)
Life Partners dir. Susanna Fogel (2014)
Priest dir. Antonia Bird (1994)
Puccini for Beginners dir. Maria Maggenti (2006)
Saving Face dir. Alice Wu (2004)
Tomboy dir. Céline Sciamma (2011)
Your Sister’s Sister dir. Lynn Shelton (2011)

What would make you happy?“

“The sound of heartbeat and your arms around me”

“I would give anything to make that reality right now, just hold tight one day we will close the distance.

—  Tenari Ioapo

Congressman puts the US one heartbeat (bill) away from challenging ‘Roe v. Wade’

  • Iowa Rep. Steve King introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday that would ban abortion nationwide as soon as a fetal heartbeat is detectable.
  • That is about six weeks into a pregnancy, or about two weeks after one might notice a missed period. Read more.
I lie in the dark counting your heartbeats. I imagine our life together. I imagine the words I will say when we get married. The thought of trying to put together enough sentences to describe the depth of my love brings tears to my eyes. My love is blind faith, miraculous and divine. Hearing you breathe beside me at night, that is my religion. You said you wanted to grow old with me and I held it in my lungs, trying not to let it escape so that I could let it saturate in my veins. You are not the best parts of me. You are the most beautiful parts of the person I want to become. You are the love story I have been trying to write my entire life.
—  Ambra J. Wilson
You softly knocked
at my heart,
and I opened it for you,
without thinking twice.
You stayed there longer
than anybody else,
and I always thought
that you’ll treat it
like your real home—
just when I’m about
to lock my heart
to avoid anyone
from sneaking inside,
you decided to escape
without me noticing the signs.
You silently ran,
but I still left my heart open—
not for another person—
but for the hope that
you might still want
to come back,
then knock and
be my heart’s
favorite person
—  ma.c.a // I’m Waiting

I miss your touch,

your kisses,

your love.

I miss your arms wrapped around my waist,

while I listen to your heartbeat.

I miss your lips on my neck,

making their way onto mine.

I miss the nights where we just laid there,

talking about absolutely nothing,

but still enjoying each other’s company.

& it’s nights like these where I’m wide awake,

thinking of all the memories we’ve made,

wishing that I could go back and relive them all over again.

Love always,

- C

Your fear of jumping without a net is so valid, and the trick that you haven’t learned yet is that that’s life, always and everywhere. There are no nets. Life is a big, long free fall, and the sooner you can embrace what is beautiful about that, the sooner you will start to enjoy the ride.
—  Sara Bareilles, Sounds Like Me