I wrote this short story today. I haven’t wrote anything in a while. It felt good. Enjoy. 

MARA’S CANDLE

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IMG_0973“What a terrible mistake to let go of something wonderful for something real.”

I bought this book recently by Miranda July, No One Belongs Here More Than You, even though of course, I shouldn’t have been buying any books at all.
But as soon as I read the title I knew I wanted to read it. Yep, that’s right, knowing absolutely nothing about the book, I bought it simply on the fact I really liked the title. But I’m really glad I did.

 

IMG_0965As someone who can’t draw, scrapbooking helps me to feel like I can actually create something beautiful without using a pencil. The great thing about scrapbooking, at least the way that I do it, is that you can use other peoples art or photographs or just various ‘scraps’ you can find around your house to make a unique collage or page. You don’t need to be good at drawing or have neat handwriting or fancy art tools. And that’s really what I love about scrapbooking.

This billboard made by the fabulous and amazing Guerrilla Girls was made in 2011. In fact, this was actually a remake of the same billboard they made in 2005, surprisingly, the statistics for 2011 were even worse.


This billboard also by the Gurrilla Girls also came out in 2002…yet you wouldn’t know, because with this years 2015 Oscar Nominations, clearly nothing much has changed.

In an LA Times study, they found that a whopping 94% of Academy Awards voters are Caucasian. 77% of those voters were male, and the average age of them all was 62. How is any of that representative of the people who watch or are apart of the film industry today?


I love Jennifer Anistion. I feel like she’s just one of those people who are genuinely good hearted. She’s talented, beautiful and always seems humble. Her recent interview for Allure magazine had me waving my arms around in praise (seriously, I’m not kidding) when she spoke about the constant questions towards her and other women in the media around the subject of pregnancy and having children.
“I don’t like [the pressure] that people put on me, on women—that you’ve failed yourself as a female because you haven’t procreated. I don’t think it’s fair. You may not have a child come out of your vagina, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t mothering—dogs, friends, friends’ children.” Jennifer also spoke about how sexist it is that when “a woman going physically unattractive is where you get recognition and some sort of respect. You read things like, ‘Oh, finally, she’s acting!'” when the role they play in a film does not call for them to be heavily made up or ‘glamorized.’
I’d love to have Jennifer as a friend.

But this isn’t really supposed to be an appreciation post for Jennifer, this is supposed to be a review of her most recent film, Cake.