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I’ve gotten over the fact that I’m not going to have a baby that’s close in age with Luca. It sucked when everyone would be like, ‘When are you having another?’ I’d be like, “Do you know what’s happening right now? I’m not having another.” You get engaged: 'When’s the wedding?’ You get married: “When’s the baby?” You have a baby: 'When’s the next one?’ … I’m cherishing the now. Besides, watch: I’ll probably get some evil spawn of Hilary the next time around.

Growing up, girls get all of these cues that you’re not supposed to be aggressive. You can’t be bossy. If you’re assertive, you’re bitchy. There are a lot of negative things that are said about women who are powerful, and I think that it makes for a climate where women end up being inadvertently passive-aggressive toward one another, and sometimes trying to pull each other down.
—  Zooey Deschanel on being a feminist.
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Red Book v059 n06 [1932-10] cover by Siren in the Night

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<br />Cover by McClelland Barclay
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Today in History: June 1st 1926 | Norma Jeane was born.

91 years ago today we gained a flower. And that flower bloomed. It got so big and beautiful; that even when it died. No one forgot it.

❝Always be yourself. Retain individuality; listen to the truest part of yourself. Study if you can. Get a good teacher. Believe in yourself. Have confidence too.❞ ~ To George Barris, 1962.

❝I believe that you shouldn’t do anything in life until you’re ready. Half of life’s heartaches come from decisions that were made in a hurry.❞ ~To Gadsden Times, 1960.

❝I could never pretend something I didn’t feel. I could never make love if I didn’t love. And if I loved, I could no more hide that than the color of my eyes.❞ ~My Story

❝I’m trying to find myself as a person. Sometimes that’s not easy to do. Millions of people live their entire lives without finding themselves. But it is something I must do.❞ ~To Allen Levy, Redbook, 1962.

❝Fame will go by, and so long, I’ve had you fame. If it goes by I’ve always known it was a fickle. So at least it’s something I experience. But it’s not where I live.❞ ~To Meryman, 1962.

❝After all, if I can’t be myself, then who can I be I would like to know?❞ ~To Pete Martin, 1956.

❝Starting tomorrow I will take care of myself for that’s all I really have and as I see it now, have ever had.❞ ~Handwritten note

❝I don’t mind living in a man’s world as long as I can be a woman in it.❞ ~My Story

❝Those who know me better, know better.❞ ~To STAG, August 1953.

❝I don’t want to be just a woman alone. I want to belong.❞ ~To PARADE, 1952.

We’ll forever be holding a good thought for you Marilyn. ♡ 

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One more video for @redbookmagazinehealth to promote my book.  

8 ways to make your baby go viral!

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traceeellisross REDBOOK MAGAZINE OUTTAKES ~ @BrianBowenSmith
“One minute, you’re supposed to be really skinny—the next minute, you’re supposed to have huge boobs. One minute you’re supposed to have no lips, the next they’re supposed to be full. No one can keep up! It’s an arbitrary standard that is defined by false ideas. I finally got to a place where I was like, excuse my French, “F— that. That’s not fair.” So I got to then choose for myself what makes me feel empowered.”