- Unknown (via perfect)
The idea of dating an ‘illiterate’ girl is a bit sketchy but maybe here we can think about the ‘literate’ girl as one who simply belongs deeply to herself, who knows what she wants, who knows what (and who) she will love and what she will not - qualities that I think this author found a little intimidating. And qualities that I think we, as women, do not try develop and refine as much as we used to
Happy International Women’s day.
"Don’t date a girl who reads because girls who read are the storytellers. You with the Joyce, you with the Nabokov, you with the Woolf. You there in the library, on the platform of the metro, you in the corner of the café, you in the window of your room. You, who make my life so god damned difficult. The girl who reads has spun out the account of her life and it is bursting with meaning. She insists that her narratives are rich, her supporting cast colorful, and her typeface bold. You, the girl who reads, make me want to be everything that I am not. But I am weak and I will fail you, because you have dreamed, properly, of someone who is better than I am. You will not accept the life that I told of at the beginning of this piece. You will accept nothing less than passion, and perfection, and a life worthy of being storied. So out with you, girl who reads. Take the next southbound train and take your Hemingway with you. I hate you. I really, really, really hate you."
- Lupita Nyong’o, 2014 Oscar Acceptance Speech.
I am so happy to have stumbled across Hilary Sloane and her work. You can’t help but to be drawn in by her collaged gifs.
Based in Melbourne, Sloane’s work ranges from illustrations and animation, to collages and photography.