"Stevie Nicks was the first woman I ever heard say she had chosen not to have children because she cared more about her career. The first that ever warned me men might not like it if there are things more important to me than they are. The first that ever said that that was fine: sometimes, you have to leave them behind. Wherever she goes, she surrounds herself with girls. “I can’t imagine you in a bathing suit,” someone says in an interview for Rolling Stone, when Stevie says she likes to play in the pool in her backyard. “Yeah, well, you never will,” Stevie says. “There is never - ever - a man in the backyard. If there is, he is banished to the front of the house.” Men don’t get to look at Stevie Nicks unless Stevie Nicks wants men to look at Stevie Nicks. In her songs, even when she’s talking about how she has to change, she proclaims her power, her ability, her worth. She is a queen, she is a witch, she is a dragon, she is in control. She isn’t polite. She’s competitive. She’s bossy. She claimed all the things the men around her claimed — she spent as much money as they spent, had as much sex as they had, was as reckless as they were, stood at the front of the same stage — and never questioned that that was her right. The world tells us women are there for men, but despite all the boyfriends and the jokes about how she’s so easy and the sex-symbol status, she isn’t there for men at all. She does it without ever giving in to the men that dismiss her. She’s emotional. She’s dramatic. She raises her voice as much as she can. She thinks she’s pretty, she thinks she’s a star, and when her fans crowd up to the edge of the stage, crazy, she welcomes them, with open arms. She revels in it. She’s too much of a girl for you? She revels in it."
(Source: tastymoonpie, via stickastoneinyourmouth)
Signed up for creative writing classes next semester, so excited
"Children and teenagers can handle a lesbian or gay orientation within themselves. What they cannot handle is the trauma of concealing it, not being able to express it or talk about it, and the negativity surrounding it by others around them."
— Joe Kort, gay affirmative therapy for the straight clinician (via disabledbyculture
sukeyyy said: Omg again! Is this in Glasgow? So jellz. Is she coming to Edinburgh do you know? Must stalk if so ;)
Yess! :) I have no idea, when she tweeted she was back home I assumed she was in Edinburgh but apparently not haha
makexxxx: you met shirley again?? guurl you're lucky :3
yeah! I know, I can’t believe it - she was at an awards literally 5 minutes away from my flat and I knew I’d kick myself if I didn’t go along, so I stood outside for the best part of 2 hours waiting for her to arrive haha. She was so sweet, I said to her like you probably won’t remember me, but she did and she knew my name and everything, I DIED <3 so we had a quick chat before she had to run in and she took a photo with me and thanked me for coming out and she was just so fab and looked gorgeous and fuck I’m still in shock