I haven’t written in a while, and I recently met a pretty rad chick who told me about her tumblr for her hair. I immediately decided then and there that I would reunite with you, oh loyal friend of mine. Let me update you. App State is great. The classes I am taking and the people I am meeting are amazing. I couldn’t feel any better about where my life is heading. However, my man, the one I met at boy scouts, he is 500 miles away back on the beach while I am hiking mountains. It truly pains me that we can’t lay in bed each night together. Now he has left his house, has no cell, trying to get back to work, so our spirits have gotten pretty low. However, I have remained optimistic, and am doing my best to keep us afloat. Financially I can’t do a damn thing, but I remain. It has always been my philosophy that I will love a poor man if we are happy, than remain miserable with a man who is financially endowed. So here we are with his mother’s as the homefront. I feel as though if we remain positive and open-minded and appreciative of this situation, then we will persevere together, still in love. Life has thrown some curveballs lately, but we are still up to bat.
You see, feminism isn’t about hating men. It’s simply about empowering ladies to be able to speak their own minds and achieve the same thins as dudes without being insulted, ignored, or opressed. It’s all about equality, kids!.
— Jeanette Winterson, from Written on the Body (Alfred A. Knopf, 1993)