Carolynn Cecilia

Carolynn Cecilia. Fiction Writer. New Yorker. Whiskey drinker. Vegan. Stage Actress. Music Lover. Not necessarily in that order.

“We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free.”

—   Kavita Ramdas (via thatkindofwoman)

(Source: redheadnonsense, via thatkindofwoman)

“I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life. I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish.”

—   Simone de Beauvoir, letter to Nelson Algren (via memorydesire)

(Source: freyjageist, via gracebello)

This isn’t their problem, guys. It’s ours. We have to solve it.

Sexual harassment isn’t an occupational hazard. It’s not a glitch in the complex matrix of modern life. It’s not something that just “happens.” It’s something men do. It’s a choice men make. It’s a problem men enable. It’s sometimes a crime men commit. And it is not in the power nor the responsibility of women to wage war on this crime.

It’s on us.

How do we fight this war? We stop enabling. We check ourselves and, when necessary, wreck ourselves. Do you know a guy who’s hate-following women on Twitter just to troll them? You check him. Do you know a guy who’s writing disgusting screeds to women journalists because they don’t like the same things he likes? You check him. Do you know a professional whose discourse with women in his field is loaded with gender-specific language and condescension that could enable further abuse? You check him. Are your Twitter followers identifying you as a sympathetic ear for their sexist views? You check yourself. Is your website’s message board a cesspool of ignorance and hate? You check it like you actually give a damn. Do you know a guy who’s sending rape threats to women for any reason? Oh, you report that guy.

Let me make it plain:

A woman objecting to the content of a comic book — even if you think she’s dead wrong — does not rise to the occasion of vicious name calling and rape threats.

Nothing does.

—   Andy Khouri writes at Comics Alliance. Read the whole thing - the motif is Fake Geek Guys, noting that the superhero fans who act in such an abusive, unethical way are 100% against the genre they claim to love - but I pull this part out of context.  (via kierongillen)

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“Kiss me, lover. One darling kiss.”

—   Zelda to Scott, 1919 (via fitzgeraldquotes)

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inothernews:

allisonunsupervised:

coolchicksfromhistory:

thelifeguardlibrarian:

mildhorror:

Here’s the link for more information about the PS244 fundraising campaign

Here’s the link to the GIVE IT ALL TO ME Library Collection at OutofPrintClothing.com.

Check it out! The good folks dropped me a line about this project last week, and I’m happy to boost for Library Week.

Signal boost

So hey, #education…

I love these.  Love them.  And for a great cause.

Yesterday I laid in Central Park for the afternoon and left with a sunburn. Tonight, it is snowing! Get it together Spring!

April, 16th.

It’s fucking snowing.

The next home project has begun.
carolynncecilia:

Margaret Atwood, Variation On The Word Sleep. 1939.

carolynncecilia:

Margaret Atwood, Variation On The Word Sleep. 1939.

“I can sympathize with Ken Kesey who once said that he stopped writing because he was tired of being a seismograph—an instrument that measures rumblings from a great distance. He said he wanted to be a lightning rod.”

—   Tom Wolfe (via theparisreview)

Monday

It’s just David and I with supper club jazz drifting from the radio and all the windows are open as dinner is cooking and the table is set amidst a bouquet of fresh yellow tulips.

Central Park and a book. 

Reading Like A Writer by Francine Prose, 2006.

Fourth of July fireworks will return to East River this year

rachelinbrooklyn:

Sorry not sorry, Jerz.

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