Nine Literary Quotes For The Mental Health Day

Nine Literary Quotes For The Mental Health Day

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It is likely that, if you’re here, you have turned to stories and poetry for comfort during dark times (or any times). Mental Health Day is around the corner and, while you may already have your go-to validation lit, I’m going to go ahead and share some of my literary chicken broth. I will confess that every fiber of my will power was involved in keeping me from sticking exclusively to Maya Angelou quotes, because that woman’s wisdom could bring me back from the dead on my worst days. So, in addition to two of my favorite tía Maya quotes, …

15 Quotes About Writing from Famous Authors

15 Quotes About Writing from Famous Authors

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Whether you’re an aspiring writer, an avid reader, or none of the above you can’t help but admit the power and influence the written word has on us all. Writing can be cathartic, informative, distracting, devastating, connecting, and everything in-between.   I love writing and words and all the ways in which they can effect our lives so much (seriously) that I’m at a complete and total loss for them right now.    So, I’m just going to let these fifteen quotes from famous authors do the rest of the talking.     “If I waited for perfection…I would never write a …

Look What Taylor Swift Has Made Us Do!

Look What Taylor Swift Has Made Us Do!

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At the end of Taylor Swift’s new video for Look What You Made Me Do, a version of herself states that she would ‘very much like to be excluded from this narrative.’ It’s referencing the caption of a post she made last year about her ongoing feud with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, which began with West dubbing Swift ‘that bitch’ in his song Famous. With so many different narrative threads explored within this elaborate video, it begs the question of which narrative does Swift want to be a part?    Via Giphy   LWYMMD and the accompanying video (a mash-up of almost-too-many references, styles, and images to decipher) have not gone …

10 Essential Poems You Can Read Online

10 Essential Poems You Can Read Online

The Internet is a great resource for readers because it offers so much reading material for free. Just click on each title on this list to view the poem! There are far more than ten great poems hanging around the Internet, of course, so we’ve tried to limit ourselves to the most essential and classic examples. Share your own favorites in the comments! “Because I Could Not Stop For Death” by Emily Dickinson “Because I Could Not Stop For Death” is grim, elegant, and rhythmic. It’s a perfect example of Dickinson’s style. The fact that this poem was published only after Dickinson …