29 January 2012 @ 05:10 am
"Liesel, clinging fiercely to life, studies and obeys him as intently as a lion its trainer. She apprehends and measures every mood that rises and ebbs in the dark wastes of his hungering heart."
se sentent: contemplative
This is the start of something that may just end up being me blabbing on at myself, but even so, I feel it's something that I have to do.

I was (lovingly) prodded into this by my dear [livejournal.com profile] prellung after a series of private discussions we had through messaging one another on tumblr like the mad insomniac women that we are. It took a turn for the interesting when she challenged me with the fact that out of everything we discussed, there was clearly a restraint on my part when it came to giving my own personal views. Rather, those came out in other outlets, be it my writing or subjects I reblog on tumblr, but all in all, I keep an impersonal distance between myself and the content I post.

And you know, I get that. I declare myself, here on my own lj, tumblr, and frequently irl that I am a feminist, because, I am. There are many stances I take and beliefs I hold that I don't find myself discussing enough, especially with other women.

Which has led me to this.

I love a good discussion, and there's a lot I'd love to get into. So why not do it? I decided, every week, to have a discussion post in order to open a feminist dialogue. The topic will change every Saturday and will be focused on feminist/activist issues. It's going to get personal and messy on my part, but I welcome that. This won't be relegated to getting completely scholarly, but to be personal, because, quite frankly, I have a lot of feelings about a lot of things.

So, without further ado:

This week's post is focused on women and body image (something that I and many other women are well-acquainted with).

This post will remain unlocked. You don't have to be on my f-list to comment if you'd like. Anon commenting is also enabled, but comments that are purposely harmful/triggering will be deleted.

This post is NSFW, so head's up.

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se sentent: contemplative
02 January 2012 @ 03:24 am

© estiloamor

All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in the rain )
se sentent: awake
01 January 2012 @ 06:47 pm


Who will lay down their hammer?
Who will put up their sword?

So here's something that could either work out or completely backfire.

Basically, this is a post just for you (yes, you) to comment whatever you'd like: be it about me, your life, that Seinfeld episode you really like, or even your thoughts on the Franco-Prussian War.

I may respond, I may not. Nothing will get screened or deleted unless it's more of that weird Russian spam. Post will remain up until next year, so whatever it may be that you have to say, have at it.
31 December 2011 @ 04:59 pm

A retrospective post of the things I've made this year of which I'm most fond. Image heavy, so give it time to load.

You got me under your spell )
se sentent: creative