Zitate aus „the witch doesn't burn in this one“ von Amanda Lovelace,ladybookmad

Letras Escondidas
Letras Escondidashat Zitat gemachtvor 2 Jahren
haven’t you
ever wished
you could
dance
in the ashes
of everyone who
ever doubted
your worth
& scoffed at
your words?
Melisa Sanchiagoh
Melisa Sanchiagohhat Zitat gemachtvor 5 Tagen
patience to
control it
like you do.
“you have no reason
to be afraid,”
the match-boys
tell us right before
they throw
fistfuls
& fistfuls
of matches.
Melisa Sanchiagoh
Melisa Sanchiagohhat Zitat gemachtvor 5 Tagen
they would
watch us burn
before
letting us think
we can be
our own people,
before
letting us think
we’re capable
of anything
more
than they are.
- the sad, sad truth.

they
will try
to steal
your light
& use it as
a weapon
against
you.
but there’s
a piece
of good
news:
they
don’t have
Melisa Sanchiagoh
Melisa Sanchiagohhat Zitat gemachtvor 5 Tagen
they wanted us weak but forced us to be strong.
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b2178777452hat Zitat gemachtvor 21 Tagen
you know
you can’t
hold back
a wildfire,
don’t you?
Cárdenas
Cárdenas hat Zitat gemachtletzten Monat
e need
your words.
we need
your experiences,
we need
your traumas,
we need
your anger,
we need
your guilt,
we need
your passions,
we need
the story
you think no one
cares to hear.
we need that
woman-rage-fire
only you
can provide, so
write.
write.
write.
- the sign you’ve been waiting for III.
Cárdenas
Cárdenas hat Zitat gemachtletzten Monat
i’m
pretty sure
you have
w i t c h c r a f t
running
through
those
v e i n s.
- women are some kind of magic II.
Cárdenas
Cárdenas hat Zitat gemachtletzten Monat
womanhood
doesn’t
have to be
this twisted
competition.
let us
cultivate
womanhood
until it grows
into sisterhood.
we’ll sprinkle
lavender seeds
into our
old wounds
until we’re finally
h e a l e d.
- your sisters are not your enemies.
Cárdenas
Cárdenas hat Zitat gemachtletzten Monat
in this novel
the woman protagonist
claims she’s not like
those other girls,
not because she finds
their femininity
to be an insult or
a weakness, no—
it’s
because
she knows
all women have
their own unique
magic
that cannot be
replicated by her
or any other
woman.
- the plot twist we’ve all been waiting for.
Cárdenas
Cárdenas hat Zitat gemachtletzten Monat
“bitch,” he spits.
“witch,” he sneers.
& i say,
“actually, i’m both.”
- reclaim everything.
Cárdenas
Cárdenas hat Zitat gemachtletzten Monat
eat.
fill yourself
with energy,
with sunlight.
treat your body
to tenderness &
lavender.
- we need you here & whole.
Cárdenas
Cárdenas hat Zitat gemachtletzten Monat
i appreciate:
I. every roll.
II. every scar.
III. every acne mark.
IV. every extra pound.
V. every stretch mark.
VI. every misplaced hair.
VII. every bit of cellulite.
VIII. the only body i have.
- things i still struggle to say & that’s okay.
Cárdenas
Cárdenas hat Zitat gemachtletzten Monat
society
wrapped
a corset
around us,
fisted
the strings
& pulled
tight
as if
tuning
a new
violin,
&
until we
cut them
away
&
pull out
the
bones
we will
never discover
who we
truly are.
- unlearn this normalized self-hatred.
Cárdenas
Cárdenas hat Zitat gemachtletzten Monat
they
think they
can write
our stories
because
their mothers
let them
fingertip-trace
their palms
but
their words
will always have
a distinct lack of
smoke.
- did you really think you’d get to mourn the house you set aflame?
Cárdenas
Cárdenas hat Zitat gemachtletzten Monat
the men
will always sit
(too) close
to you
&
claim they
just want to
be warmed
by your
flames
&
they will
smile as
they bottle
up your
sparks
&
later they’ll
tell everyone
they know how to
build such a great
& terrible fire
all by
themselves.
- women are always born on an eclipse.
Cárdenas
Cárdenas hat Zitat gemachtletzten Monat
what if
the devil
is just
a woman
who was
banished
to hell
to stoke
the
flames
as
punishment
for
standing up
to
him?
- lilith.
Cárdenas
Cárdenas hat Zitat gemachtletzten Monat
I. don’t rape.
II. don’t rape.
III. don’t rape.
IV. don’t rape.
V. don’t rape.
VI. don’t rape.
VII. don’t rape.
VIII. don’t rape.
IX. don’t rape.
X. don’t rape.
XI. don’t rape.
XII. don’t rape.
XIII. don’t rape.
XIV. don’t rape.
XV. don’t rape.
- how to prevent sexually assaulting som
Cárdenas
Cárdenas hat Zitat gemachtletzten Monat
they try to
convince us
that our rapists
will only ever be
strangers
lurking in bushes
in the dark,
dark night,
that we
should keep
floral pepper spray
& pocketknives
tucked
neatly into
our purses
at all times
(because
apparently
even the act
of trying not
to be raped
should look
lovely
& feminine),
so
that when
our rapists
end up being
our grandfathers/fathers/
brothers/uncles/cousins/
best friends/boyfriends/
husbands,
we have no words
to describe it
& no one willing to
help light our torches.
- everything is a distraction.
Cárdenas
Cárdenas hat Zitat gemachtletzten Monat
i hold
my tongue
out of fear
so often
that
blood
has
made
a permanent
home
in
the spaces
between
my
teeth.
- this is what womanhood tastes like.

blame how my mom always told me when i was a child to shut up.

Cárdenas
Cárdenas hat Zitat gemachtletzten Monat
telling me
not all men
have
bad intentions
doesn’t do
anything to
reassure
me.
after i
walk away from you,
nothing will have
changed.
i will still
be scared to
leave my house
after sundown,
i will still
find comfort
in keys resting
between fingers,
i will still
question
the intentions of
every man i know,
i will still
wonder
when i am
to become
a story
meant to warn
other people’s
daughters,
& i will still
cry when i turn on
the television
to find
yet
another man
getting away
with
well—
what they
always seem to
get away with.
i am not
the one who
has to change
the way i think
or the way i act.
they are.
- expectations vs. reality.
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