Current Obsessions


"In America the traits most associated with Christianity are homophobia, judgement, condemnation, patriotism, and a militant political agenda. Strange indeed when once considers that none of these traits can be found in the person of Jesus; rather, we find the opposite."
Joshua S. Porter (via ryanelindsey)

(via hollygemini)

— 15 hours ago with 1555 notes
"I don’t want to be a sweetheart. I want to be the fucking love of your life."
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah - via rendzina (via perfect)

(via screamingorgasms)

— 15 hours ago with 46582 notes
houseofalexzander:

From my broad shoulders, all the way down to the tip of my size 11 feet. Every detail about my body implies something. From my square chin to my lengthy legs. Every inch of my body implies something. From my flat chest to the occasional stubble upon the edge of my cheek. Every part of my body implies something.
Or at least… it was supposed to.
But time and time again, I have proven otherwise.
One can not choose the body in which they are born. But one can choose to take care of and style their body in a way that expresses who they are. The unfortunate part is that the mass majority is to busy chasing after beauty standards. Beauty standards that are constructed upon a gendered norm, of course.
Some tell me that I need to stop whining about it. They say that I’m just the odd ball and that the industry can’t recognize all the weird ones. They say I’m just the 1 out of 1,000,000. They say that clothes need to be gendered so that the people of society can understand the difference between the two genders. And to those of you who agree, I say that you’re missing the point.
Having two binary genders, complete with a separate social standard for each of the two binary genders, has lead our society to believe that there is a difference between the two, and there is not.
The broadness of your shoulder or the size of your feet does not determine your gender. Your gender identity does not determine your place or role in society. The shape of your chin or the length of your legs does not determine your gender. Your gender identity does not determine your place or role in society. The size of the breast on your chest or the amount of hair on your face does not determine your gender. Your gender identity does not determine your place or role in society. Am I being clear?
Be who you are. Be yourself. Be you.
I don’t know how else to put it. Xoxo
-Elliott Alexzander

houseofalexzander:

From my broad shoulders, all the way down to the tip of my size 11 feet.
Every detail about my body implies something.
From my square chin to my lengthy legs.
Every inch of my body implies something.
From my flat chest to the occasional stubble upon the edge of my cheek.
Every part of my body implies something.

Or at least… it was supposed to.

But time and time again, I have proven otherwise.

One can not choose the body in which they are born.
But one can choose to take care of and style their body in a way that expresses who they are. The unfortunate part is that the mass majority is to busy chasing after beauty standards.
Beauty standards that are constructed upon a gendered norm, of course.

Some tell me that I need to stop whining about it. They say that I’m just the odd ball and that the industry can’t recognize all the weird ones. They say I’m just the 1 out of 1,000,000. They say that clothes need to be gendered so that the people of society can understand the difference between the two genders. And to those of you who agree, I say that you’re missing the point.

Having two binary genders, complete with a separate social standard for each of the two binary genders, has lead our society to believe that there is a difference between the two, and there is not.

The broadness of your shoulder or the size of your feet does not determine your gender.
Your gender identity does not determine your place or role in society.
The shape of your chin or the length of your legs does not determine your gender.
Your gender identity does not determine your place or role in society.
The size of the breast on your chest or the amount of hair on your face does not determine your gender.
Your gender identity does not determine your place or role in society.
Am I being clear?

Be who you are.
Be yourself.
Be you.

I don’t know how else to put it.
Xoxo

-Elliott Alexzander

(via hollygemini)

— 15 hours ago with 4986 notes
"Women hear it all the time from men. “You’re overreacting,” we tell them. “Don’t worry about it so much, you’re over-thinking it.” “Don’t be so sensitive.” “Don’t be crazy.” It’s a form of gaslighting — telling women that their feelings are just wrong, that they don’t have the right to feel the way that they do. Minimizing somebody else’s feelings is a way of controlling them. If they no longer trust their own feelings and instincts, they come to rely on someone else to tell them how they’re supposed to feel."
— 15 hours ago with 15692 notes

h-o-r-n-g-r-y:

macedonianmess:

Kissing is something lovely to get lost in,

lost in someone’s breath, in their little world, in the gasp of their breath, the crook of their neck, the ardent, the ease.

The movement, the wave, the response, the curves, let it lead the way. Magic between bodies, warmth.

I look forward to get lost when I get the chance to kiss you on Saturday again.

(via ironandvalor)

— 22 hours ago with 635 notes
"The way to love someone is to lightly run your finger over that person’s soul until you find a crack, and then gently pour your love into that crack."
Keith Miller (via sunflower-mama)

(Source: purplebuddhaproject, via shhnostop)

— 22 hours ago with 8610 notes
"People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading."
Logan Pearsall Smith (via observando)
— 22 hours ago with 365 notes
"If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans."
Woody Allen (via observando)
— 22 hours ago with 598 notes
crusherccme:

found this gem in the 1996 Cornell Women’s Handbook. it’s what to say when a guy tries to get out of using a condom

crusherccme:

found this gem in the 1996 Cornell Women’s Handbook. it’s what to say when a guy tries to get out of using a condom

(via hotmessm0nster)

— 22 hours ago with 436079 notes