janellemonae: “Happy Birthday President@BarackObama! You have changed the game. You are bold and compassionate. You have opened up so many doors, changed oppressive rules, fought for women’s rights, fought for gay and lesbian rights, saved this economy, changed the lives of so many around the world, & my list could go on… You have managed to run a country full of lovers & haters like none other.
The world will feel the sadness when you leave office. I know I will. No one like THIS President. #BarackObama”
“I’ve grown quite weary of the spunky heroines, brave rape victims, soul-searching fashionistas that stock so many books. I particularly mourn the lack of female villains — good, potent female villains. Not ill-tempered women who scheme about landing good men and better shoes (as if we had nothing more interesting to war over), not chilly WASP mothers (emotionally distant isn’t necessarily evil), not soapy vixens (merely bitchy doesn’t qualify either). I’m talking violent, wicked women. Scary women. Don’t tell me you don’t know some. The point is, women have spent so many years girl-powering ourselves — to the point of almost parodic encouragement — we’ve left no room to acknowledge our dark side. Dark sides are important. They should be nurtured like nasty black orchids.”
Isis Anchalee wasn’t planning on starting a twitter trend when she was pulled into quickly snap a photo for OneLogin’s recruiting campaign, but when people tired to call her out on ‘what an female engineer looks like’, the #ILookLikeAnEngineer hashtag was born.
As a request from one of our followers we checked out Maggie Stiefvater’s Shiver, and we were pleasantly surprised. If you love the fantasy genre in literature and have an immense love of beautiful words, you will drench yourself in Maggie Stiefvater’s Shiver, the first book from her series The Wolves of Mercy Falls. Achingly beautiful and sad, Shiver follows the story of Sam’s desperate need to hold on to his last shred of humanity to maintain a relationship with Grace, a human he once saved. Although the book exists in a realm, where werewolves exist, it’s deeper and far more introspective than the expected course of cheesiness.
Of course there’s a vulnerable romance involved, which is deeply emotional and tender. If you want to escape, get out of the real world for a couple of days, pick this up!