The Politics of Breathing

Ask away.   Amanda. 24. Mills College. Gemini sun. Virgo rising. Taurus moon. Vegan. Lover of orcas, music, and trees. Transcriber of words. Killer of avocados.


I don’t use condoms ;)

not because i like to practice unsafe sex but because I never have sex

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this retailer sells a halal nail polish. this allows for oxygen and water to go through the nail, which makes it acceptable to wear during prayer. spread the word. 

“Being a relatively modern creation, nail polish remains obviously unaddressed by early Islamic sources. But the general consensus in the Islamic community is that praying with nail polish is impermissible because of the waterproof barrier it creates on nails, which prevents the wudu ritual from being completed five times a day.” (source)

For any Muslim followers.





It’s only water vapor permeable, and it’s not at all water permeable when you apply multiple coats, a top coat, or a base coat.

You should use the Tuesday In Love water-permeable brands instead! They’re completely water permeable and come in a whole ton of colors!

Here’s a test that a sister did comparing the Inglot brand and the Tuesday In Love brand on a paper towel so you can see for yourself.

please please please spread this around, I would hate for a lot of sisters to have their prayers invalidated because of something like this.

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i want this outfit. i guess the person’s alright too.

i want this outfit. i guess the person’s alright too.

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Just reminding myself of how awesome i am because affirmations are important. this has been such a fruitful week. I had a lovely second date on monday, went to a career panel for english majors yesterday, today i attended a women in politics event where i networked and am one step closer to a summer internship with an Oakland city councilmember, and tomorrow i am performing at Take Back the Night at UC Berkeley after I check out a house for a summer sublet. One more month of the semester left. We’ve all got this.

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say it with me:

makeup is gender neutral

I whispered “makeup is gender neutral” out loud on the train and the guy next to me looked at me weird but then whispered “fuck yea” back

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maple syrup almond milk lattes are my new love. watch me never sleep again.

that sound soooo good. maple syrup>agave

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I once told a joke about a straight person.

They came after me in droves.

Each one singing the same:

Don’t fight fire with fire.


What they mean is: Don’t fight fire with anything.

Do not fight fire with water.

Do not fight fire with foam.

Do not evacuate the people.

Do not sound the alarms.

Do not crawl coughing and choking and spluttering to safety.

Do not barricade the door with damp towels.

Do not wave a white flag out of the window.

Do not take the plunge from several storeys up.

Do not shed a tear for your lover trapped behind a wall of flame.

Do not curse the combination of fuel, heat, and oxygen.

Do not ask why the fire fighters are not coming.


When they say: Don’t fight fire with fire.

What they mean is: Stand and burn.

Stand and Burn by Claudia Boleyn.  (via claudiaboleyn)

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Mont Saint-Michel, N Amazing World


Mont Saint-Michel, N Amazing World

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Goinnnn to the bookstore 

and we’re

gonnnnna get maa-aa-aarired 



ransom and i got married several months ago in an intimate ceremony, but recently had a larger reception for more family and friends, and it was a blast! as we’re both writers, it seemed fitting to have the event at one of our favorite bookstores: the last bookstore in downtown LA. we’ve had a lot of requests for photos, so i thought i’d drop a few here. hope you enjoy them as much as we do! 

:::for the especially curious:::

my bouquet: was made from the pages of ransom’s novel (miss peregrine’s home for peculiar children).

our photographers: brandon + katrina of brandon wong photography.

venue: the last bookstore in downtown los angeles.

catering: the extremely fabulous heirloomla.

flowers: from floral art!

rentals: furniture from found rentals, dishes from dishwish!

the band: one of our favorite local indie bands, the gallery.

hugs and books!



my face is a little wet.

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