Think about it this way:
There’s a group of us. We’re either whispering quietly because we don’t want to upset anyone, or we’re just out of your sight so you can’t really hear us. And then, all of a sudden, somehow you hear us or someone leaves the group and tells you or someone voices their frustrations to you. And instead of listening, or providing them a space to boost that voice so people in other rooms will hear them, you walk back to their private room and start shouting. And people in other rooms hear you and they say ‘wow this is so great I’ve never thought of this before’ and they keep passing it on.
But we’ve been having this conversation the entire time. — “I’m Still Here" by Sumayyah Daud (via yahighway)
My education book is keepin it real
Oh dear god thank god. I want to put this on a shirt.
(Source: odinallfathergivemestrength, via yahighway)
In case you spent the last 24 hours under a rock, please take 8 minutes to watch Ellen Page’s wonderful, kind, courageous coming out speech, via humanrightscampaign: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hlCEIUATzg
while I’m on topic
Check out FATES here!
Find more of Kirsten on her twitter and website!
double the crush!
(although they weren’t my high school crush, oops. let’s say post-college up until… well, now)
Last night, YA fans and writers flocked to the #sensibleYA Twitter hashtag, created by YA Highway current and former members Kirsten Hubbard, Michelle Schusterman, and Kate Hart. [They were] inspired by Sex and Violence writer Carrie Mesrobian’s blog post on Teen Librarian Toolbox: “Separating Fiction from the Author.”
[The post] delved into the idea that she, as a fiction author, is not endorsing her characters’ actions, despite her misguided critics’ assumptions. But the part that really stuck for the YA Highway writers was the idea that critics thought her characters engaged in poor decision-making… — Bustle’s awesome recap of yesterday’s #sensibleYA extravaganza on Twitter. three cheers for characters who stumble and fail, flail and grow! (via yahighway)