Apparently Aaron Burr was friends with William Godwin (the father of Mary Shelley, who wrote Frankenstein) and when Burr visited Godwin in England, Burr sat with Godwin’s daughters to play Tea Party with them. They sang to him and Mary Shelley presented an essay called “The Influence of Government on the Character of the People” (what kind of essay is that for a 13 year old, oh my god). Burr told Mary that her writing was very good and that’s the end of that crazy story. Why is history so weird. I never thought these two figures would meet, let alone at a play-pretend tea party.
You are now 18, standing on the precipice, trembling before your own greatness. who say you are too young and delicate to make anything happen for yourself. They don’t see the part of you that smolders. Don’t let their doubting drown out the sound of your own heartbeat.
Your bravery builds beyond you. You are needed
by all the little girls still living in secret,
writing oceans made of monsters and
throwing like lightening.
You are stronger than the world has ever believed you to be.
The world laid out before you to set on fire.
All you have to do
is burn. This is your call to leap. There will always being those You are the first drop of a
don’t need to grow up to find greatness. ― Clementine Von Radics
mary wollstonecraft is a very important lady and you should know some things about her:
she’s considered to be one of the founding feminist philosophers of the 18th century and wrote a vindication for the rights of woman which said that women, then thought to be naturally inferior, only seemed this way because of a lack of education
in her other works, she also attacks aristocracy, the patriarchy, slavery, and the church of england
while most feminists of the time agreed with a lot of what she wrote, they found her personal life too wild and liberal and “passionate”
she once tried to woo a married man/convince him to run away with her and he was all “but i’m married” so wollstonecraft asked his wife if she wanted to come along too and be in a polyamorous relationship (the wife said no)
she was passionately anti-marriage, but when she did get married it was to famous feminist anarchist william godwin (who was also anti-marriage), and they only married because she was pregnant and they wanted their child to have a better life/have the rights of a legitimate child
that child was mary shelley, author of frankenstein and inventor of science fiction
erinayanianmonroe: Elle with a very light makeup for her role as Mary Shelley in A Storm In The Stars. Julie Hewett Cheekie in Jami and a discontinued Prada tinted lip balm I can’t STAND they stopped making. It’s the perfect texture, color level and finish. Genius 19th century hairstyling by Lorraine Glynn.
I do know that for the sympathy of one living being, I would make peace
with all. I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine
and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy
the one, I will indulge the other.
It was on a dreary night of November that I beheld the accomplishment of my toils. With an anxiety that almost amounted to agony, I collected the instruments of life around me, that I might infuse a spark of being into the lifeless thing that lay at my feet.