malcolmjamalwarlock

Big Announcement - Please Read and Reblog!

malcolmjamalwarlock:

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So proud and excited to announce this new project I’m running: “I Believe You / It’s Not Your Fault.” 

It started with a group of women writers talking about the stories we hear from our daughters and how similar they are to the things we went through (and, often, still do): being harassed, being groped, being raped, being stalked, being demeaned, feeling confused, feeling alone, blaming ourselves. Why is there this idea, we wondered, that adolescence and adulthood are distant and discrete? Why do kids (of all genders) have to feel alone when there’s an army of adults (of all genders) out there who’ve been through the exact same shit?

How do you get through to kids in small towns, kids with shitty families, kids being bombarded with oppressive ideas, kids taking their first steps into destructive cycles, and tell them, “I believe you, it’s not your fault, I’ve been through it too”?

"Could we write letters?" someone asked. And so we are.

Our goal is to be a resource, a wall of solidarity, and frank, relatable safe space for teenagers dealing with the perils of adolescence, particularly rape culture and all its trappings. Our contributions so far have blown me away. Every single one of them is an absolute powerhouse, and I can’t thank our brave, brilliant contributors enough.

Friends: I would love it so much if you would follow the blog, share it with young people in your life, and think about contributing yourself! There’s a ton of information (submission guidelines, etc) on the FAQ page.

Love,
Lindy

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Birthday Tradition Photographs with this years addition

ranging from age 20 (2010) - 24 (2014)

this is a very important ritual to me that i perform every year on (or a day or two before/after) my birthday, january 8th. i like that when i put them all together i can look at how i’ve changed in a year and each is truly a time capsule of where i was at that point in my year.  i’m really looking forward to continuing this for many many years to come.

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