I was a Teenage Feminist

My name is Marie. I'm a feminist. I started this blog when I was 16, now I'm 20, this is my life.

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My first quilt square for the momentum quilting project.

My first quilt square for the momentum quilting project.

My second #quilt square for #momentumquilting project. #feminism #survivor

My second #quilt square for #momentumquilting project. #feminism #survivor

socialgeniuswarrior asked: I saw your recent post that said "why would I want equality with my oppressor" and I'd have to agree. You should definitely stay beneath me while I help society and work hard for my success. It's called "going outside" and I recommend you do it sometime

I’m the bad type of #feminist #radicalfeminism

I’m the bad type of #feminist #radicalfeminism

Anonymous asked: I've been seeing quite a few 'feminist symbol' tattoos recently; you know the one with the fist inside the woman symbol? While I really appreciate the commitment to the feminist cause these people obviously have, I can't ignore its similarity to the Black Power symbol and wonder if the feminist symbol is culturally appropriative. What do you think?



I’ve definitely seen white feminists be called out for the appropriation of the symbol before, and frankly I think a white woman getting it tattooed onto her body would be inappropriate. (If you have to ask, it’s probably appropriation.) I realize that the raised fist has many connotations, but I think its deepest associations are with the Black Power symbol, as you mentioned, which is clearly problematic. Not only does it raise issues of appropriation, it also creates a situation in which white women can more acceptably tote (sometimes permanently, on their skin) the symbol around for their own uses, while black people would likely meet much more resistance (and even violence).

If anyone else with more definitive, relevant information wants to weigh in on this, feel free.

Because someone sent me an ask about this recently.

Yes, this so much. 

“One day, whether you
are 14,
or 65

you will stumble upon
someone who will start
a fire in you that cannot die.

However, the saddest,
most awful truth
you will ever come to find––

is they are not always
with whom we spend our lives.”

Beau Taplin, "The Awful Truth" {Hunting Season – 28 copies left} (via afadthatlastsforever)

“I think what’s great about being alive is there’s no limit on how much happiness you get. You haven’t reached that quota”

- Samantha Prosser 

She said this to me about Jon dying and I honestly think it’s the most comforting thing anyone has said so far. 

  • Me: Jon really wanted to meet you dad, he loved all your woodworking stuff.
  • Dad: Well apparently he didn't want to meet me that bad