It’s not easy to always choose love, is it? Especially in moments like these. It can be the most difficult thing to do. But love conquers fear and love conquers hate. And that love that you choose will give you strength.
9 Times Taylor Swift Showed the World What It Means to Be Fierce
We’re constantly inspired by Swift, who emerged victorious in her sexual assault case Monday, vowing to donate to organizations to help other survivors of sexual assault, too
BY ALISON SCHWARTZ AND DIANA PEARL•
POSTED ON AUGUST 15, 2017
AT 5:37PM EDT
1) WHEN SHE COUNTERSUED HER ASSAILANT — FOR $1 — TO MAKE A STATEMENT ABOUT SEXUAL ASSAULT (AND WON!)
Backstage before one of her concerts in 2013, David Mueller, then a radio host, allegedly grabbed Swift’s behind during a meet-and-greet. Swift never sued Mueller or reported him to the police, but her security team did accuse him of the assault, which he claims led to him losing his job. He then sued Swift, saying that the allegations ruined his career. She countersued, arguing that he “intentionally reached under her skirt, and groped with his hand an intimate part of her body in an inappropriate manner, against her will, and without her permission.” Her suit was for just $1, as Swift said she didn’t want to “bankrupt this man.” After some fierce court testimony, Swift won the lawsuit, and though she received only the $1 she asked for, she promised to donate more of her own money to groups that aid victims of sexual assault. “I acknowledge the privilege that I benefit from in life, in society and in my ability to shoulder the enormous cost of defending myself in a trial like this,” she said in a statement after the trial’s conclusion. “My hope is to help those whose voices should also be heard. Therefore, I will be making donations in the near future to multiple organizations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves.”
2) WHEN SHE CHANGED APPLE’S MIND IN A SINGLE DAY WITH A SINGLE LETTER
“We don’t ask you for free iPhones. Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation," Taylor Swift wrote in a lengthy essay explaining that she would hold back 1989 from Apple Music because its free trial period causes artists to lose three months of compensation. The letter led Apple to change its tune: Soon after her words went viral, Eddy Cue, senior vice president of internet software and services, and CEO Tim Cook called Swift directly to tell her that the company will pay artists after all.
3) WHEN SHE WENT UP AGAINST SPOTIFY
We all thought Swift would never, ever, ever get back together with Spotify after pulling her catalog in 2015 (and simultaneously igniting a debate about the streaming service). "I think there should be an inherent value placed on art,” she said. “I didn’t see that happening, perception-wise, when I put my music on Spotify.” She ended up changing her tune in June 2017, putting her catalog back on Spotify to celebrate 1989 selling 10 million albums worldwide.
4) WHEN SHE JUST DID NOT HAVE TIME FOR THAT FEUD THING
Her fans, her cats, her squad of equally impression girlfriends – those are all things Swift will gladly talk to you about. Just don’t ask her about her rumored feud with Katy Perry, the much-speculated inspiration for “Bad Blood." She told The Telegraph, "I’m not giving them anything to write about. I’m never going to talk about her in my interview. It’s not going to happen." Mic drop.
5) SPEAKING OF RUMORS: SHE HANDLES THEM LIKE A PRO
We just may never know if cat-cidental damage is covered by anyone’s insurance. Poking fun at reports she took some serious steps to protect her famous legs, she posted a photo on Instagram of a claw-related injury. "GREAT WORK MEREDITH," she wrote. "I WAS JUST TRYING TO LOVE YOU AND NOW YOU OWE ME 40 MILLION DOLLARS.”
6) WHEN SHE PUT THE PAPARAZZI IN THEIR PLACE
Nothing ruins a Hawaiian vacation with your girlfriends quite like … a bunch of strangers taking your picture with a long-lens camera. “We realize, ‘Okay, so they got pictures of us in our bikinis. Like, I don’t want them to make like $100,000 for stalking us," she recalled. "So we’re like, 'Get up on the bow of the boat. We’re taking better bikini shots, so they don’t make as much money on theirs.’”
7) WHEN SHE MADE AN IMPORTANT CASE FOR FEMINISM IN 2015
When a tabloid implied Swift made a pregnancy announcement – nope, she’s just that cool to her fans – the singer quickly elevated the conversation. “This misleading headline and your choice of words in labeling me are why we need feminism in 2015,” she wrote on Twitter.
8) WHEN SHE TURNED A JOKE INTO A DIALOGUE
When her dating track record became a punch line for hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the 2013 Golden Globes, Swift responded to the controversy with a Madeleine Albright quote she heard from Katie Couric: “There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.”
9) NOT TO MENTION EVERY OTHER TIME SHE’S STOOD UP FOR FEMALE ARTISTS AND WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD
“For a female to write about her feelings and then be portrayed as some clingy, insane, desperate girlfriend in need of making you marry her and have kids with her, I think that’s taking something that potentially should be celebrated – a woman writing about her feelings in a confessional way – that’s taking it and turning it and twisting it into something that is frankly a little sexist," she told Vanity Fair in 2013. Any questions?
I was gonna do perachel week but I forgot so… just regular perachel… I guess??
Anyway, for Halloween Percy and Rachel definitely go as stale memes that aren’t even relevant anymore. They love it and I love them. (I also wasn’t 100% sure what Katy Perry’s outfit was so I just went off what I knew and the rest was just Katy perry inspired)
That Got Away: A Criminal Minds Fan-fiction Part 4
Inspiration: Katy Perry’s Song “The One That Got Away”
The Fray’s “Look After You”
Rating: Mature! Setting: Season 4 Featuring: Dr. Spencer Reid x Reader
A/N: I had to get this up as soon as I could, sorry there is little plot developments for this installment. It has been so fun writing this, thanks for staying along for the ride!
Warnings: This one starts pretty hot! Safe sex, kids. Loss of a parent (the reader is a
victim’s daughter), past angst, mental health. I do not own
any of the characters, images or lyrics. Enjoy the smut, stay for the fluff,
sorry for the tears. xoxo Stu
Your body was melting into Spencer’s embrace, the simplicity of resting your face in the cradle of his large palms soothed your restless mind. Your mouth searched him out, hungrily. His hotel room was much smaller than yours, before you knew it you had both fallen on to farthest double bed. His hands still chastely playing with your hair, while your hands were much more liberal with his person. His tie was off, his smart vest had already lost a button to your yearning hands.
“Oh shit, oh well,” You paused just long enough to look back down at Spencer, his dark eyes hooded watching your struggle. You brought your mouth down hard on his smirking lips. He could take off his own damn clothes, then. He twisted slightly so you were both laying on your sides, his left hand on your waist, his right elbow pillowing his messy curls. You explored his mouth with your tongue, your whole body burning in waves of passion. You hooked your index fingers into his belt loops, pulling his narrow hips into you.
“Umph!” He laughed nervously into your kiss. His Adams apple bobbing in his exposed throat. You trail your mouth to the inviting patch of skin. Your hands slowly undo his belt. Spencer starts to catch up, his left hand slides beneath your ass, pulling you closer, as close as you can get while clothed. You gasp at the strength his hand holds. Your core is aching for Spencer, you squirm against him, easing his fly open. You reach for his length, amazed that it seemed even larger than you remembered.
“Y/N!” He moans into your hair, you slide your hand over him inside his boxer briefs. He rolls on top of you, causing you to grab his shoulders to brace yourself. He growls into your neck, causing your body to tingle in anticipation. You softly moan in appreciation, as his hands start removing your shoes. His intelligent eyes, watching you, ensuring everything he did met your satisfaction. Your eyes were glazed, mesmerized by the adoration he undressed you with. As his large hands slid your slacks down your thighs, he kissed each inch of newly exposed skin. Your body calling to him, the heat of your core increased with each caress.
“Reasons to believe “Somebody That Wants To Love You” is about Katy Perry (or at least inspired by her): 1.
She lived in Tulsa when she was younger (his younger brother, David,
was born in Tulsa and goes under the stage name Hudson, btw.
Interesting.). 2. Perry described The Beach Boys and their album Pet Sounds as having a considerable influence on her music: “Pet
Sounds is one of my favorite records and it influenced pretty much all
of my songwriting”. God Only Knows is from this album. (More than just a
girl next door/ Standing on the front porch/ Singing “God Only Knows”). 3. “Dreaming how the crowd would ROAR”. Ok, this one is obvious. 4. Their “Last Friday Night” proves that they met (Maybe they’ve known each other for a long time and we never knew about it?)“
Hello Dear! :) Where do you find your inspiration? Your poems are beautiful!! :) Greetings. Miss Perry
Hello there Miss Perry. Everything becomes an inspiration. From the things I see every time I open my eyes in the morning, to the feelings and dreams I keep every time I sleep at night. Thank you so much for asking. I hope you’re doing fine. 💓