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Lauren Yates
Poet. INFJ. Quiche whisperer. Leo.
23 / F / Philadelphia

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lordbape:

can’t wait to be tweeted back by miley! the @ feature is free on twitter!

LMAO!!

Welp. This happened. 

jackpowerx:

geekygothgirl:

The original is good, the comment is STUNNING. Love it!

So, basically, this is a symbolic representation of internalized misogyny:

jackpowerx:

geekygothgirl:

The original is good, the comment is STUNNING. Love it!

So, basically, this is a symbolic representation of internalized misogyny:

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  1. Overwhelmed by the news this week. Robin Williams, Michael Brown, Christy Mack, Ezell Ford. As saddened and angry as I am, there’s a part of me that has to set those feelings aside to be able to function. This isn’t to say that I don’t care, but rather that I have to exercise self-care at this time to keep from shutting down.
  2. I’m considering rewriting my OKCupid profile, since no one reads it any way. I tell people to not just say “Hey,” or comment on my physical appearance. I still get messages that say “Hey” and “Too beautiful.”
  3. My current idea of a perfect date is watching Enter the Void on mute while listening to Crim3s and eating cream puffs. 
  4. I really want to write a trap song called “Peggy Olson” that’s entirely about breaking the glass ceiling. 
  5. Both #3 and #4 will probably make it into said new OKCupid profile. 

Check out my article on XOJane!

Hi everyone,

I’m excited to announce that XOJane has picked up a story I wrote about the aftermath of my grandfather’s death. Check it out here: It Happened to Me: My Grandfather Was Dead 4 Days Before Anyone Told Me.

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I know it’s been a minute, but I’m thrilled that XOJane has published this piece about one of the most difficult times of my life. Please read and share, if you feel so compelled.

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Last Sunday, I had the pleasure of seeing Gillian Robespierre’s film Obvious Child with my friends Melissa and Cortney. Neither of them had heard of the film, and I struggled a little when trying to think of how to describe it. One of my pitches was Bridesmaidswith a conscience. You have a strong, comedic female lead whose life seems to explode on itself all at once. As well as some toilet humor.…

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For me, 2014 has been a year of unlearning. It has been an opportunity for me to figure out what my own values are, regardless of the values I grew up with. Something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately is marriage. I have no plans to get married any time soon, and I don’t know if I ever want to.

I’ve been watching Mad Men, which is set in the 1960s,all the way through for the first time. Its…

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I am a firm believer that paying for experiences is more worthwhile than paying for physical objects. I’m much more likely to spend money on a concert or a good meal than on designer clothes. When I was younger, my mom always gave me money for souvenirs, particularly concert T-shirts. For a while, I had T-shirts from every concert I went to. The Blue Man Group. The Black Eyed Peas. I would wear…

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The Release of All Hope for a Better Past

There is a short list of people I have tried to forgive, but just can’t bring myself to do it. I keep going back to the quote from Buddy Wakefield’s poem Hurling Crowbirds at Mockingbars– “Forgiveness is the release of all hope for a better past.” I think the striking thing about this quote is that it doesn’t say anything about the people who wronged you deservingforgiveness. In this case,…

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