uglypnis:

Downtown Sydney Transformed by Light for ‘Vivid Sydney’

uglypnis:

Downtown Sydney Transformed by Light for ‘Vivid Sydney’

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You are 12. You’re at the library looking for some generic young adult fiction novel about a girl who falls for her best friend. Your dad makes a disgusted face. “This is about lesbians,” he says. The word falls out of his mouth as though it pains him. You check out a different book and cry when you get home, but you aren’t sure why. You learn that this is not a story about you, and if it is, you are disgusting.

You are 15. Your relatives are fawning over your cousin’s new boyfriend. “When will you have a boyfriend?” they ask. You shrug. “Maybe she’s one of those lesbians,” your grandpa says. You don’t say anything. You learn that to find love and acceptance from your family, you need a boyfriend who thinks you are worthy of love and acceptance.

You are 18. Your first boyfriend demands to know why you never want to have sex with him. He tells you that sex is normal and healthy. You learn that something is wrong with you.

You are 13. You’re at a pool party with a relative’s friend’s daughter. “There’s this lesbian in my gym class. It’s so gross,” she says. “Ugh, that’s disgusting,” another girl adds. They ask you, “do you have any lesbians at your school?” You tell them no and they say you are lucky. You learn to stay away from people.

You are 20. You have coffee with a girl and you can’t stop thinking about her for days afterwards. You learn the difference between a new friendship and new feelings for a person.

You are 13. Your mom is watching a movie. You see two girls kiss on screen. You feel butterflies and this sense that you identify with the girls on the screen. Your mom gets up and covers the screen. You learn that if you are like those girls, no one wants to see it.

You are 20. You and your friends are drunk and your ex-boyfriend dares you to make out with your friend. You both agree. You touch her face. It feels soft and warm. Her lips are small and her hands feel soft on your back. You learn the difference between being attracted to someone and recognizing that someone you care about is attractive.

You are 16. You find lesbian porn online. Their eyes look dead and their bodies are positioned in a way that you had never imagined. You learn that liking girls is acceptable if straight men can decide the terms.

You are 20. You are lying next to a beautiful girl and talking about everything. You tell her things that you don’t usually tell anyone. You learn how it feels not to want to go to sleep because you don’t want to miss out on any time with someone.

You are 15. Your parents are talking about a celebrity. Your dad has a grin on his face and says, “her girlfriend says that she’s having the best sex of her life with her!” You learn that being a lesbian is about the kind of sex you have and not how you love.

You are 18. You are in intro to women’s and gender studies. “Not all feminists are lesbians- I love my husband! Most of the feminists on our leadership team are straight! It’s just a stereotype,” the professor exclaims. You learn that lesbianism is something to separate yourself from.

You are 21 and you are kissing a beautiful girl and she’s your girlfriend and you understand why people write songs and make movies and stupid facebook statuses about this and time around you just seems to stop and you could spend forever like this and you learn that there is nothing wrong with you and you are falling in love.

You are 21. And you are okay.

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— a thing I wrote after arguing with an insensitive dude on facebook all day or Things Other People Taught me about Liking Girls (via samanticshift)

teen wolf fashion meme

Lydia Martin + reoccurring outfits

tagged → #lydia #teen wolf

Maria Hill looking incredibly fine in Avengers World 10

tagged → #maria hill #wonderful

christmasdiva:

MADE A THING BECAUSE EVERYONE THINKS SHES JUST A DUMB BLONDE AND SERIOUSLY THERES SO MUCH MORE TO HER OKAY

tagged → #scarjo #she is my hero #babe

Zayn arriving at Chiltern Firehouse in London - 31.07

Zayn arriving at Chiltern Firehouse in London - 31.07

tagged → #zayn #1d
tagged → #wifey #wife goals #dream girl

selflubricatinganus:

marvel idea: give black widow a female love interest. me. hire me to kiss scarlett johansson.

You think about that a lot as an actor, you think about your different characters. I see them very differently, but I also know that there’s things in myself that come out of my roles, you know that I can’t necessarily control - and I don’t want to. I embrace all that cause that’s how you make it real.” (x)

tagged → #wifey #wife goals #dream girl
inna-pooh:

little sketch of my lovely girls :3

inna-pooh:

little sketch of my lovely girls :3

sinyhale:

frozen in the headlights,  it seems I’ve made —

      the final sacrifice

weaponizedwit:

Chris is having a Chris crisis. A Chrisis. 

weaponizedwit:

Chris is having a Chris crisis. A Chrisis. 

tagged → #chrises #same #wowwwww
themaraudersaredead:

Refresh the Fancast For The Love of God: Suraj Sharma as James Potter

“It was as though he was looking at himself but with deliberate mistakes. James’s eyes were hazel, his nose was longer than Harry’s, and there was no scar on his forehead, but they had the same thin face, same mouth, same eyebrows. James’ hair stuck up at the back exactly as Harry’s did, his hands could have been Harry’s and Harry could tell that when James stood up they would be within an inch of each other’s heights.”

themaraudersaredead:

Refresh the Fancast For The Love of God: Suraj Sharma as James Potter

“It was as though he was looking at himself but with deliberate mistakes. James’s eyes were hazel, his nose was longer than Harry’s, and there was no scar on his forehead, but they had the same thin face, same mouth, same eyebrows. James’ hair stuck up at the back exactly as Harry’s did, his hands could have been Harry’s and Harry could tell that when James stood up they would be within an inch of each other’s heights.”

tagged → #yeAH #same #best #i love this