Never tell a man your name. Never mention where you live, or any place we go. Never let a man take you anywhere; if you take one into the alley to neck, tell one of your sisters, and come back as soon as you can.
Never fall for a man so hard you can’t pull your heart back in time.
We’ll leave without you if we have to.
The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine
+ an anachronistic dancehall mix
[tracklist: 1. the charleston, james p. johnson; 2. you know i’m no good (amy winehouse cover), coeur de pirate; 3. ringleader man (t-pain cover), joan as police woman; 4. umbrella des étoiles (rihanna x niagara), amoraboy; 5. sacrilege (tommie sunshine & live city remix), yeah yeah yeahs; 6. dancing on my pyramids (frank ocean x robyn), the hood internet; 7. we can’t stop (miley cyrus cover), lux laterna; 8. after you’ve gone, jessy carolina]
I got an “F” on a Kinsey scale test, how does that even happen
“I wish I could tell you how lonely I am. How cold and harsh it is here. Everywhere there is conflict and unkindness. I think God has forsaken this place. I believe I have seen hell and it’s white, it’s snow-white.”
I wrote a story about Naughty Nail’z, my favorite nail art salon in Chicago for Tipsy Zine (You’ve seen me rep for them many times before). Here’s a couple of images from the corresponding photo shoot (shot by my friend Helen Maurene Cooper) which took place at Dulcelandia (a dream paradise where I routinely almost ruined my stomach as a kid) & Rico Fresh Market in Chicago.
I’m one of these feminist writers and I’ve got a recommendation for you, fellas. My choice was Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson, a book I read the summer after I graduated college. I became a little obsessed.
I was thinking about that book recently along with a couple of additional ones I read between the ages of 21 and 24. That was such a heady, transformative moment for me. I’m feeling mentally stagnant. So much of my reading feels like required work. I miss the constant pleasure of reading for pleasure. That was a special time, full of books and novellas that felt like little secrets, ultimately shaping me into the woman I am today.
Gillian Anderson & David Duchovny | New York Comic Con. (October 13, 2013)