Bigmouth Strikes Again
Sweetness, sweetness I was only joking when I said I’d like to smash every tooth in your head.
Winning graciously with Jake and Amy.
The story of Cassandra, the woman who told the truth but was not believed, is not nearly as embedded in our culture as that of the Boy Who Cried Wolf—that is, the boy who was believed the first few times he told the same lie. Perhaps it should be.
— In her cover essay
on silencing women in the October 2014 issue of Harper’s
, Rebecca Solnit
once again proves that she is one of our era’s greatest essayist – further evidence here
. (via explore-blog
Steve Rogers + modern world
My lawyer gives the same speech to everyone who wants to do business with me now. ‘Nicki is not one of those artists who allow her representatives to make decisions for her.’ I’m on conference calls all day with lawyers, accountants, and executives—people of power—and they treat me with respect. Because I command respect. I’m not cocky, but I deserve to know what’s going on. It’s my brand and my life. That’s my advice to women in general: Even if you’re doing a nine-to-five job, treat yourself like a boss. Not arrogant, but be sure of what you want—and don’t allow people to run anything for you without your knowledge. You want everyone to know, Okay, I can’t play games with her. I have to do right by this woman. That’s what it’s all about.
Nicki Minaj, Elle, April 2013
Adding partial source. (via andyhutchins)
I love Nicki.
This is good advice. You don’t know what people might do behind your back when you’re in business—you have to keep an eye on everything. Do it from the start, and people will get used to it.
And when you choose a life partner, you’re choosing a lot of things, including your parenting partner and someone who will deeply influence your children, your eating companion for about 20,000 meals, your travel companion for about 100 vacations, your primary leisure time and retirement friend, your career therapist, and someone whose day you’ll hear about 18,000 times.
I know, it’s only a story, but for so many it’s more than that. It’s a world, all on its own where we want to put on the sorting hat.