today my english prof tried to draw a connection between a john singleton copley painting and picasso’s portrait of gertrude stein and i might’ve been a little more sympathetic except she kept calling him john copley singer and his name was right on the screen at the front of the room
wednesday mornin’ struggles with the idea that girls are taught that strong women grow up to be doctors and lawyers.
struggles with knowing that my school is the kind of place that perpetuates that idea.
strong women are mothers and teachers and writers and athletes and travelers and architects and filmmakers and construction workers and they work minimum wage jobs and they work on main street and wall street and from their own homes.
tired of a culture that undervalues my dreams and values.
i don’t want to be a teacher because my stupid liberal arts degree won’t let me do anything else.
i want to be a teacher for lots of reasons but mostly because it’s what i want to do.
"Dating or finding someone is the last thing on my mind, because I can’t picture how it could work with the way my life is. I don’t know how a guy is supposed to walk next to his girlfriend when there are 20 men with cameras, and he can’t protect his girlfriend because that’s the life she chose. I just don’t see how it could work, so I don’t think about it, and I kind of run from it when it presents itself. ‘Cause I don’t think any guy really… They think that they would want to get to know me, and maybe date me, but I don’t think they want what comes with it."
- Taylor Swift (British Vogue, November 2014) (x)