PURCHASE: Donation to Girls Write Now.
NOTE: Girls Write Now is the first organization in the country with a writing and mentoring model exclusively for girls. Girls Write Now provides guidance, support, and opportunities for at-risk and underserved girls from New York City’s public high schools.
WOULD STEPHEN KING LIKE IT: Early in his career a woman challenged King to write better female characters. The result was Carrie and King continues to have great female characters in his books.
I just love everything about this blog and story.
There is nothing wrong with you if you are single. Being single is fucking awesome. You get to go out where you want when you want and talk to any hottie you want. You don’t have to worry about checking in with someone; you don’t have to wonder what they’re doing when they’re not with you. There’s no sense of obligation outside of the typical ones involving school or work, and your days off are all yours to do as you see fit. When an extremely attractive person comes in to your work and chats with you, you are able to blush and giggle and smile and feel those butterflies guilt-free.
And hell, you are free to date – or not! Dating sucks, and everyone knows it. But when you date, you learn so much from it. I have learned to spot red flags really quickly and what I expect in a relationship from the other person. I have learned my turn-ons and how to express myself clearly to someone I care for. I’ve also learned that I’m cool with being alone for now. Eventually something will come along, and even if it doesn’t soon, I’ll be okay with it.