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Weekly Awesome 5.2

May 2, 2012


~Stuff I pinned on my TIAW, Wisdom, and Stuff That’s Wrong boards.
~Mayim Bialik wrote this. I love her even more now. (And did you know she totally knows who I am?? *starstruck*)
~I am SO BUYING these coloring books.
~On cuss words and sexism. Frankly, I like cussing for all the same reasons the author of this article does.
~This is why we still need feminism.
~”I’m glad I’m broken.” -Jenny Lawson, The Bloggess. She is one of my favorites bloggers. In large part because she has a sense of humor that is silly and strange and twisted and that I completely relate to, but also because she open herself up by talking about mental illness and all that she struggles with. And we need to do that, to talk about the hard stuff. It’s very similar to the point of the article I linked just before this one – we can’t just pretend everything in life is flowery and lovely, we have to dig deep to get to the shit and open it up. I don’t struggle with mental illness maybe as much as Jenny does, but I absolutely do relate. Depression, anxiety, probably some form of PTSD (my mother was a hoarder – just like the shows on TV, that’s what I grew up in). And I can promise that talking about this stuff makes it better. Jenny is so brave and beautiful. I’m glad I’m broken, too. Women, just as you are beautiful in your body shape and size, you are equally as beautiful in your wholeness or your brokenness.

Have an awesome week!

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One Response to “Weekly Awesome 5.2”

  1. Heather Says:
    May 3rd, 2012 at 10:35 am

    I feel so guilty now for cat-calling navy boys doing PT on the Silver Strand when I was in college. And for secretly (since I am married now) objectifying men, all the time.

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