“[Today], every girl is expected to have: Caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a classic button nose, hairless Asian skin with a California tan, a Jamaican dance hall ass, long Swedish legs, small Japanese feet, the abs of a lesbian gym owner, the hips of a nine-year-old boy, the arms of Michelle Obama, and doll tits. The person closest to actually achieving this look is Kim Kardashian, who, as we know, was made by Russian scientists to sabotage our athletes. Everyone else is struggling.”—Tina Fey, Bossypants (via lifesachore)
“If you want to understand any woman you must first ask about her mother and then listen carefully. Stories about food show a strong connection. Wistful silences demonstrate unfinished business. The more a daughter knows the details of her mother’s life without flinching or whining, the stronger the daughter.”—The Red Tent by Anita Diamant (via harlemink)
Melinda is my white friend, of Cherokee descent. She has the cheekbones to prove it, but she’s as pale as a white picket fence, with eyes like blue-green colored marbles.
One night, after a few pills of ecstasy, I unwittingly unloaded my entire closet of hang-ups and…
You wouldn’t (well, maybe you would…) believe the things that complete strangers have said to me. My entire life, 95% of the time people will ask “what are you” before they know my name or say anything else at all to me.