21-year-old part-time adventurer with a penchant for song and the written word.

We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, ‘You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise you will threaten the man.’ Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support. But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors – not for jobs or for accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are.


The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you.
David Foster Wallace :: Infinite Jest

My girl.

Frank Sinatra performing in Monte Carlo, 1958.

blue ivy carter dances to ***flawless

my first embroidery once I get a hoop next week
So #blessed to have this girl in my life.#vscocam #taliandlaurelanntakemiami