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Remember when Felicity stole that horse?  Molly had the best Halloween costume.  Kirsten had the best tree fort hangout.  And Samantha is a reminder that children in “strict” Victorian times had way more freedom to run around than kids today (also sick ermine muffs).

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Suddenly her mom’s silence matched Jackie’s own. “Oh, my God,” she murmured in disbelief. “Are you gay?”

"Yeah," Jackie forced herself to say.

After what felt like an eternity, her mom finally responded. “I don’t know what we could have done for God to have given us a fag as a child,” she said before hanging up.

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She got a call from her older brother. “He said, ‘Mom and Dad don’t want to talk to you, but I’m supposed to tell you what’s going to happen,’” Jackie recalls. “And he’s like, ‘All your cards are going to be shut off, and Mom and Dad want you to take the car and drop it off at this specific location. Your phone’s going to last for this much longer. They don’t want you coming to the house, and you’re not to contact them. You’re not going to get any money from them. Nothing. And if you don’t return the car, they’re going to report it stolen.’ And I’m just bawling. I hung up on him because I couldn’t handle it.” Her brother was so firm, so matter-of-fact, it was as if they already weren’t family.

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— You should read this Rolling Stones piece on Queer kids getting kicked out by their religious parents. And remember it.  (via fuckyeahdiomedes)

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southtwelfth:

This weekend I was in Iowa, and had my first loose meat sandwich while in Cedar Rapids — known more commonly as a “Maid-Rite,” after the diner that popularized them. The Maid-Rite sandwich is a northern Iowa speciality, a burger made with loose meat instead of a patty, sort…

Brought me straight back to summers visiting Aunt Lenore in Mason City, Iowa.  Man, I could go for a Maid-Rite and a shake and then spend the afternoon laying pennies on the train tracks.

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Kirstens’ Fall Reading List

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Excited about the contents of this Watchlist

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Feeling Nostalgic about Fall in New England

Hayrides at the apple orchard, crisp walks through the pasture in Annisquam, sweaters, blankets, perfectly brewed Earl Grey, rereading Harry Potter and Little Women, frequent reminders from Papa that wet leaves can be more slippery than ice, picking out a Cinderella pumpkin at Trader Joes, enjoying a fire outdoors with friends, padding around in camp socks or my Alaskan moccasins, thrifting and antiquing, drinking cider warm or hot, decorating with pussy willows and dried Japanese Lanterns, picking Concord grapes…..

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In Which Kirsten Describes Someone

She puts the cunt in country.

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In Which Kirsten Describes Someone

She was a particularly nutty cheese.

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"An estimated 63 percent of young men between the ages of 11 and 20 who are imprisoned for homicide have killed their mothers’ batterers."

Kimberle Crenshaw, in her article Intersectionality and Identity Politics: Learning from Violence Against Women of Color. (via supreme-shieldmaiden)

when kimberle crenshaw speaks, you fucking listen. this is the incredible black woman who is responsible for creating the term intersectionality. 

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nethilia:

We as a writing society need to bring back Girl Gangs Doing Shit Together in book series. The late 80s/early 90s was BOSS at that shit.