We’re Going to Need More Wine–Gabrielle Union

This woman. THIS WOMAN. 

She’s a badass. BAD. ASS. 

You know when you see a book written by an actress and you’re like “Meh, I liked her. Maybe I’ll give it a read.” 

Well thank FUCK I DID.

This introduced me to a fucking FORCE of a woman. 

I learned so much from Gabrielle in this book that I never would have learned otherwise. Or at the very least got the perspective of! 

Gabrielle talks about what it means to be a woman, a black woman, and what that means as a stepmother for her children, what that means she’s looking out for, and so much racial bias and discrimination that I have never and will never have to endure because I’m a white woman. 

But fuuuuck did she open my eyes to some shit that I would never have thought of. 

Because I don’t have to. 

This body checked my white privilege hard. 

Her story is heartbreaking, beautiful, and a life of complete and utter badassery that I’ve never seen the likes of.

Fuck I love her. 

Read this book. Now. 

Constant vigilance!

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Real life vs. Fairy Tale

I’m becoming more and more aware that I live inside of books and movies and fairy tales and stories and television fantastical worlds. An example of this is the text I just sent to my friend:

“Do you ever look at your face and see something from a fairy tale in it?” to which she replied with a “Lol what?!”.

But as storybook and fairy tale and books fans in general you probably would understand this statement even more than most would.

The thing that I recognized upon looking at my lovely face was that I saw a kiss. Sure, that sounds nuts, but you know who else had a kiss? A special kiss, just there, in the corner of her mouth? Wendy. Wendy and Mrs. Darling. I believe in magic and wonderful things that most other people don’t.

And thankfully, I’m surrounded by people who don’t think I’m insane when I say things like that.

My friend (after I explained) said to me” I believe it.” Maybe I’m not the only girl who has seen the kiss in the corner of her mouth.

Magic prevails.

Constant vigilance. Peter Pan rules.