// jenn in dc \\

// jenn in dc \\

this is my brain on tumblr.
humansofnewyork:

"You can make about 75% more money with a cat on your head than you can with a cat on your shoulder."

humansofnewyork:

"You can make about 75% more money with a cat on your head than you can with a cat on your shoulder."

Proof that I haven’t always been a total cat lady. Dogs are pretty great too, and Jasmine was the best of the best.

Proof that I haven’t always been a total cat lady. Dogs are pretty great too, and Jasmine was the best of the best.

When I read that the perfect salary for happiness in DC is $104,700

wheninwashington:

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http://lifehacker.com/the-perfect-salary-for-happiness-by-state-1605278164

lololol.

People might say these are small peanuts, but language is never small. Language shapes how we view things before we even know we are viewing them. How we name something determines how we value it. If women’s last names are consistently absent from history, never passed down, then where is their—our—value?

One windy April day, our daughter was born; or rather, I birthed her. Of course, Chris helped me. But my doula friend pointed out to me that we often say, “my child was born.” Birth deserves more than passive language because it is not a passive act. It deserves all the animal sounds that emerge from a woman when she has to open and push a baby into the world.

Four days later, we named her: Eula Kautz May.

Men still have trouble recognizing that a woman can be complex, can have ambition, good looks, sexuality, erudition and common sense. A woman can have all those facets, and yet men, in literature and in drama, seem to need to simplify women, to polarize us as either the whore or the angel. Natalie Dormer