Take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
One day, whether you
you will stumble upon
someone who will start
a fire in you that cannot die.
However, the saddest,
most awful truth
you will ever come to find––
is they are not always
with whom we spend our lives.
She hated the namelessness of women in stories, as if they lived and died so that men could have metaphysical insights.
Stars are not small or gentle.
They are writhing and dying and burning.
They are not here to be pretty.
I am trying to learn from them.