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About: A scrapbook of sorts. A love letter to this life.

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21 People On What They Would Tell Their 19-Year-Old Selves
  • Jonathan, 55:There is no such thing as “the only one”. You will meet lots of “the ones”. Only commit when the timing is right for the both of you – that can take years for some, and that’s okay.
  • Miranda, 24:Drop pre-med.
  • Isaac, 48:Deodorant does not count as a shower, and that haircut only looked good on Bon Jovi.
  • Anya, 42:Make the conscious decision to be happy, and then stick with it. Society will do everything in its power to convince you that your personal happiness is dependent on something external – beauty, success, wealth, etc. – it isn’t.
  • Parker, 55:60% of the things you think are important now won’t matter a whit to you by the time you reach 50. The trick is to figure out the important 40% and work it.
  • Megan, 34:He doesn’t love you, and you will be okay.
  • Peter, 58:Don’t let anything stand in your way of taking part (or all) of your junior year abroad. You’ll never again have quite the same opportunity to experience a foreign land, for an extended period of time, in your youth. It is destined to be one of the most memorable aspects of your life.
  • Eleanor, 67:Talk less. Listen more.
  • Donald, 27:There’s a huge difference between who you want to be and who everyone around you wants you to be. Figure out which is which.
  • Camille, 56:Always remember: when falling off a horse, pull your tongue in.
  • Jackson, 57:No one knows anything for sure. They’re all just doing the best they can with what they have, just like you.
  • Vicki, 47:You’ll never have all the answers, so make every question count.
  • Donald, 38:You don’t have to grow up to be the dad you never had.
  • Katelyn, 30:Make the most out of college. You will never again be at a place where your only goal is to learn. Learn a lot, learn often, and learn with reckless abandon.
  • Joshua, 55:Women love to laugh.
  • Annabelle, 38:Drugs are not beautiful, glamorous or opulent. They are not a remedy, a solution, a cure-all, or a cure-anything.
  • Colin, 50:You miss so much life when you sleep until 3 PM. Wake up to see sunrises; they are the most stunning of nature’s masterpieces.
  • Eleanor, 26:Eating two pints of ice cream won’t make you happy. Neither will sprinting 10 miles. Be nice to yourself.
  • Aaron, 52:Don’t forget to ask that girl in the Oberlin library what kind of perfume she’s wearing. You’ll buy it for her in 20 years.
  • Scarlett, 54:Don’t be afraid to be yourself. Those that get you will love you, those that don’t, well, their loss. Just remember: Wherever you are, it’s a party.
  • Zack, 9:I hope you’re awesome. And be nice to girls.
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I know I’ve told this story before, but my abusive ex refused to let me take birth control. I was on the pill until he found them in my purse.

I went to the Student Health Center—they were completely unhelpful, choosing to lecture me about the importance of safe sex (recommending condoms) instead of actually listening to my problem.

Then I went to Planned Parenthood. The Nurse Practitioner took one look at my fading bruises and stopped the exam. She called in the doctor. The doctor came in and simply asked me: “Are you ready to leave him?” When I denied that I was being abused, she didn’t argue with me. She just asked me what I needed. I said I need a birth control method that my boyfriend couldn’t detect. She recommended a few options and we decided on Depo.

When I told her that my boyfriend read my emails and listened to my phone messages and was known to follow me, she suggested to do the Depo injections at off hours when the clinic was normally closed. She made a note in my chart and instructed the front desk never to leave messages for me—instead, she programmed her personal cell phone number into my phone under the name “Nora”. She told me she would call me to schedule my appointments; she wouldn’t leave a message, but I should call her back when I was able to.

And that was it. No judgment. No lecture. She walked me to the door and told me to call her day or night if I needed anything. That she lived 5 blocks from campus and would come get me. That I wasn’t alone. That she just wanted me to be safe.

I never called her to come to my rescue. But I have no doubt that she would have come if I had called. She kept me on Depo for a year, giving me those monthly injections in secret, helping me prevent a desperately unwanted pregnancy.

I cannot thank Planned Parenthood enough for the work they do.

Curious Georgiana

Such an amazing story. Thank you for sharing.

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“Can you make that grey more cheery?”

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This about sums up my wardrobe for the three years I called NYC home.

See you next week, capricious city. I always loved you best in hot August, when the wealthy went away and so did all the grey.

A Novel of the “Post-Wounded Woman”

newyorker:

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Daphne Merkin on Catherine Lacey’s début novel:

“‘Nobody is Ever Missing’ has its longueurs, to be sure, and some of its lineaments seem a bit wobbly—I was never quite persuaded of the reality of Elyria’s New York life. But it is never less than strikingly original. By the novel’s…

Next up.

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August 15

vegangains:

Always reblog Elle Woods in her “fuck men I’m gonna get a law degree” phase

I kinda feel like if Elle Woods can go back to school, so can I. But I’m gonna need a tiny dog to get me through it.

vegangains:

Always reblog Elle Woods in her “fuck men I’m gonna get a law degree” phase

I kinda feel like if Elle Woods can go back to school, so can I. But I’m gonna need a tiny dog to get me through it.

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Patsy Cline: Walkin’ After Midnight

August 14.

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starworksartists:

Jenny Lewis
TIME Magazine - August 2014
Photographer - Juco
Makeup - Kirin Bhatty / Starworks Artists

Babe.

starworksartists:

Jenny Lewis

TIME Magazine - August 2014

Photographer - Juco

Makeup - Kirin Bhatty / Starworks Artists

Babe.

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