"The most radical thing I could think of to do was to make it ordinary."
"Her life mattered."
Renisha McBride’s mother, Monica McBride, following today’s conviction of Theodore Wafer for second-degree murder. Wafer, a white man, fatally shot McBride, who is black, when she knocked on his door last November after her car crashed. (via locusimperium)
The Autostraddle Insider: Issue Two, August 2014
"'You've got to be crazy. It's too late to be sane, too late. You've got to go full tilt bozo cause you're only given a little spark of madness and if you lose that, you're nothing.' -R. Williams"
"But if there’s love, dear - those are the ties that bind, and you’ll have a family in your heart forever. All my love to you, poppet, you’re going to be alright. Bye, bye."
"I am not a problem to fix. And I’m certainly not defective. I am fucking glorious. My darkness always circles back to the light. There is order to my chaos. My heart is broken on a daily basis and for that I am on-my-knees grateful. I am the entitled Ruler of My Own Life, a tender devotee of desire, ancient and newborn, a Medicine Woman Priestess Powerhouse, a Soldier of Love, an Artist of Magnitude. I am important—just because. In a perfect symbiosis of reciprocity, the world needs exactly what I’ve got to give—which is tremendous. My hunger is fierce, divine, and universal. Moreover, it is insatiable—and that is good. I am a portal to Truth, luminous. I am as wide-awake today as I can possibly be. And I am not the only one."
Danielle LaPorte, Leaving the Church of Self-Improvement for the Temple of Me