Upon reading the feminist essay written by Leighton Meester – the female protagonist in the theatre production of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men; I found myself rethinking the way I first viewed the character of Curley’s wife and the novel itself.
Of Mice and Men is a novel studied by…
Every morning, ask yourself what is really important, and then find the courage and willpower to build your day around your answer.
'Too many young girls don’t know how to act when someone’s being inappropriate with them. They giggle or they try to brush it off. Don’t do that. Tell them to go fuck themselves - be a bitch. If someone’s being disrespectful to you, be disrespectful right back. Show them the same amount of respect that they show you.'
'I want to be
I want you
to think about kissing
as much as I
'There are times when it will go so wrong that you will barely be alive, and times when you realise that being barely alive, on your own terms, is better than living a bloated half-life on someone else’s terms.'
— Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
“I seem to myself, as in a dream,
An accidental guest in this dreadful body.”
― Anna Akhmatova
'I’m not the person you left behind anymore. There’s no one here to miss.'
— Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You