I never realized how bad my social anxiety was until I entered college. Tonight, a friend stepped up to talk in behalf of me because I was shaking badly as I was speaking. She doesn’t know that that was the sweetest and most thoughtful thing any friend has ever done for me.

Reading Women (2012 - 2013), Carrie Schneider

  1. Rena reading Zadie Smith, Megha reading Edith Wharton.
  2. Flávia reading Clarice Lispector, Bianca reading Sylvia Plath.
  3. Evan reading Anne Lamott, Aura reading Maarit Verronen.
  4. Sara reading Miranda July, Sheree reading Angela Carter.
  5. Hsiao-Jou reading Fang-Yi Sheu, Heather reading Chris Kraus.
  6. Cauleen reading Gwendolyn Brooks, Molly reading Roseanne Barr.
  7. Sarah reading Zora Neale Hurston, Vicky reading Gloria Fuertes.
  8. Alyssa reading Patti Smith, Yala reading Susan Sontag.
  9. Whitney reading Terry Tempest Williams, Naomi reading Adrian Piper.
  10. Kelly reading Gabrielle Hamilton, Amy reading Michelle Cliff.

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kaitrokowski:

Nothing ever ends poetically. It ends & we turn it into poetry. All that blood was never once beautiful. It was just red.

“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.”
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comradekatie:

“I may not have been sure about what really did interest me, but I was absolutely sure about what didn’t.”  -Albert Camus (The Stranger) 
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violentwavesofemotion:

Anne Sexton, reading aloud her poem "Menstruation At Forty" (x)

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books0977:

A Young Girl Reading. Attributed to George Elgar Hicks (English, 1824-1914). Oil on canvas.
Although this work is an exception, Hicks’ paintings were often of subjects that no other artists attempted, such as the General Post Office and Billingsgate Fish Market. Hicks was one of the few artists that showed lasting interest in the emulation of Frith’s style and is generally considered Frith’s principal imitator.
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Lately, I haven’t been realising that I’m in my third year of college. And I think that thought has been overwhelming me that I was so focused from the start and now I’m full of mess and I don’t know where to begin picking up the pieces. I’ve grown attached to my dependency on mom the past 3 months of summer. Being without her again has been hard but it isn’t as grand as the first time. More than anything, I think, I need to love myself more. I need to let myself love myself. I’m slowly easing to respecting my body and that I only get to have one body. I need to learn how to love and care for it. (Without mom’s help.)

With school starting again, it means that my best friends will slowly lose out of touch again and I have to deal with the pressures of college and college friends. I don’t know.

It’s a labyrinth.

Opaque  by  andbamnan