It would be too easy to label “How to Build a Girl” a coming-of-age novel. While Moran does chronicle the emotional firsts and dramatic assertions of independence most of us associate with our teenage years, she also understands that, especially if you are a girl of limited financial and cultural means, you don’t “come of age,” gliding toward a true, adult version of yourself. Identity isn’t something you age into. You have to construct your adult self with the resources at your disposal, pausing occasionally to assess your progress and sometimes tearing it down to start again.
Caitlin Moran interviewing Courtney Love in 1992 = peak Gen X white feminism?
Laverne Cox and bell hooks had a conversation and of course it was amazing.
I’m not like other girls!XD
I only have guy friends. I mean all girls do is start drama.
Oh my god, i hate sluts!
Other girls my age like to drink and party but i like to stay inside and read or watch netflix! I’m so weird.
All the girls in my school care about is makeup and shopping and all i care about is FOOD and VIDEO GAMES. lol sometimes i think i was born a guy.
How can I begin anything new with all of yesterday in me?
—Leonard Cohen (via all-unfolding)