All Up In the Kitchen In My Heels...

Dinnertime.

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This is my story.

charstar:

My name is Charlene deGuzman and I am a former sex worker.

I taught myself at a very young age that I must sexualize myself in order to be loved. I couldn’t help it - my father had centerfolds of naked women collaged on the walls of our garage and in every room of the house. (They were…

I am proud to call this woman my friend.

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My really uncomfortable #yesallwomen post

erikaheidewald:

Here’s a fun one. I have had nonconsensual sex with a guy in the LA improv community! That’s right, one of you! And the weird thing is, I bet he doesn’t even think about it that way. Even though I said “no” and “I don’t want to” and “what are you doing” (and “you have a girlfriend”) dozens and…

Just listen.

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humansofnewyork:

"I tend to be cynical about a lot of things, but Maya Angelou is somebody that no matter how much I pick her apart, she still has integrity. She was a victim of incest and rape, and she worked as a stripper. And now she’s a literary icon and Nobel Laureate. It goes to show that life is cumulative, and you can’t devalue any type of experience."

humansofnewyork:

"I tend to be cynical about a lot of things, but Maya Angelou is somebody that no matter how much I pick her apart, she still has integrity. She was a victim of incest and rape, and she worked as a stripper. And now she’s a literary icon and Nobel Laureate. It goes to show that life is cumulative, and you can’t devalue any type of experience."

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#YesAllWomen

thesofiya:

This weekend, I re-listened to the David Foster Wallace Kenyon commencement address called This Is Water. He starts it by telling a parable. An old fish swims by two younger fish and says “Good morning! How’s the water?” As he swims away, the two younger fish look at each other and one says,…