“If someone wants to be a part of your life, they’ll make an effort to be in it. So don’t bother reserving a place in your heart for someone who doesn’t make an effort to stay.”—(via onlinecounsellingcollege)
“No matter what Europeans say they believe religiously, politically or culturally, their main objective in the world is control. Everything that has ever been developed in the European mind was meant to facilitate mind control of the world.”—Dr. John Henrik Clarke (this article)
Come every Sunday, when that collection plate found its way to my family’s lap, they would fill it with every dollar they didn’t have while I stared at the light in their stained glass, not knowing
some day I would spend these Sundays sipping lattes in coffee shops with people talking radical art and politics, while making no mention of the amount of privilege it takes to have the option to not shop at Walmart; to have the option to not fight a war when there isn’t a job in your town that will heat your home all winter.
”—thank you, Andrea Gibson. from “Class.” off of the album Flower Boy (via paintwithwords)
a lot of things: my brothers and sisters, my mom, my best friend kaitlyn, her parents, cities, ireland, slam poetry, cupcakes, social justice, school, makeup, musical theater, acoustic guitar, books, writing, strangers.
“You get a strange feeling when you’re about to leave a place. Like you’ll not only miss the people you love but you’ll miss the person you are now at this time and this place, because you’ll never be this way ever again.”—Azar Nafisi (via paradoxicalsentiments)
“If you’re dating a writer and they don’t write about you — whether it’s good or bad — then they don’t love you. They just don’t. Writers fall in love with the people we find inspiring.”—Jamie Anne Royce (via thenocturnals)
“Race is clearly written on the body of the poor single mother. The welfare mother, imagined as young, never married, and black (contrary to statistical evidence) is positioned as dangerous and in need of punishment because she “naturally” emasculates her own men, refuses to service white men, and passes on - rather than appropriate codes of subservience and submission - a disruptive culture of resistance, survival, and “misplaced” pride to her children.”—Vivyan C. Adair, “Branded with Infamy” (via wretchedoftheearth)
While waiting for the cable guy and listening to the pouring rain, I helped Andrea set up a little ol’ Tumblr. (The handle is andrewgibby because andreagibson was taken of course.) Not much is up yet but I am sure it will be full of Squash photos, good poem links and other life giving resources in no time. You should follow!
Because I know some people that will want to know about Andrea Gibson having a tumblr.