Carolynn Cecilia

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

Sometimes you make a shoe choice fully aware that for the rest of the evening stairs shall be your nemesis.
Sometimes you make a shoe choice fully aware that for the rest of the evening stairs shall be your nemesis.

That’s the problem with putting others first; you’ve taught them you come second.

(Source: angiellehcim, via jessicachu)

I gave an impromptu reading last night in the back of a Brooklyn bar. It was of a short story I wrote - written as a birthday request from this lovely nymphet- and although I was reluctant to to give a performance in such an unconventional setting I later realized how very old New York the whole thing was and wondered about all those times our favorite authors of many, many years ago stood in front of a libated crowd in the back of a dark bar at one in the morning, whether it be NYC or Paris or Iowa, and shared their words.

"My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….

First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”

But here is what I think you should know.

You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.

You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.

You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).

You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.

In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.

In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.”

—   Libby Anne (via awelltraveledwoman)

(Source: dumbledoresarmy-againstbigotry, via awomaninscience)

“I will bring you flowers from the mountains, bluebells,
dark hazels, and rustic baskets of kisses.
I want to do with you
what spring does with the cherry trees.”

—   Pablo Neruda, “Every Day You Play” (via aworldofexperiences)

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Ray LaMontagne - Jolene

Every. Time.

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(Not so) Everyday New York.


(Not so) Everyday New York.

“Start where you are.
Use what you have.
Do what you can.”

—   Arthur Ashe
Summer selfies is my urban garden.
I got this urban gardening game on lock. 

My balcony roses are blooming!
How to balance 21st century communication without excessive punctuation usage.


I’ve spent my morning and much of my afternoon picking through all the travel sites and blog posts I’ve ever saved about Paris (and her neighbors) and scouting Airbnb and Haven and that one article I saved from the VegNews cheese issue about Paris and emails from friends who have lived/traveled in France and holy shit is this trip coming together!