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.
So I’ve been working out lately, okay, a lot of things have gotten in the way, but I’m trying to actively eat better and work out.
Nevertheless this is so damn true. And also…just an excuse to look at Jason Momoa. Hahahahaha!
Truer words were never spoken.
The accuracy of this statement! Self doubt is my biggest flaw, time to start saying this. KMF.
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.
Constant vigilance. Peter Pan rules.