god help the girl

rose, 18
intersectional feminist, socialist, secret moon goddess.

A word after a word after a word is power.
—Margaret Atwood (via observando)
Anonymous asks: is it hard to get by in paris without being able to speak french? can you understand french? like, i know that most people there speak english as well, but i'm just wondering, because i've heard it can be a bit difficult?

I did French GCSE so I can understand some things and buy things/ask directions without needing English but if it gets complicated I’m a bit lost (and push Tilda in front of me so she can sort it out in French). I’ve had a few shopkeepers get frustrated at me while I fumble around with euros but other than that it’s pretty easy if you have basic French.

I think the sheer fact of women talking, being, paradoxical, inexplicable, flip, self-destructive but above all else public is the most revolutionary thing in the world.
— Chris Kraus, I Love Dick (via hazelcills)
Anonymous asks: you go to woodhouse!!! whooooop finchley i live there

I don’t any more!! will miss finchley though, it’s so weird to think that I probably won’t have any occasion to go back there again

Anonymous asks: Did you go to Paris alone or with a friend?

alone but I have friends here

reblog if you are nothing but a conceptual web art piece

I am wearing jeans and feeling not-gross this is phenomenal

Anonymous asks: How are you in paris? Like did you just rent a room and then meet people on the way? teach me!?

a lovely person from this website offered to let me stay at her apartment; I definitely couldn’t afford to rent any sort of shelter here for more than a few days. if you want somewhere to stay I suggest trying Shakespeare & Co which is an English-speaking bookshop that lets writers stay for free sometimes (it’s peak season atm so they don’t have room.. you can’t book, you have to just turn up and ask, so it’s risky but an amazing place to stay). otherwise there’s couchsurfing, which can definitely be dodgy but is free and you get to meet new people (ask lucidcorpse about this maybe, I have no experience with it). I’m very lucky to have a proper secure apartment but it’s far from impossible to find somewhere to stay for free.

Anonymous asks: so can you speak french?

no (sadly, my memory for languages is so awful) but the bookshop is English and they’re putting on Macbeth so it’s not too much of a problem.

My brain hums with scraps of poetry and madness.
—Virginia Woolf, Selected Letters (via avvfvl)

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selfieing in george whitman’s old room at Shakespeare and Co!! the play is in two days!! there are so many books and cute ppl!! help!!!

selfieing in george whitman’s old room at Shakespeare and Co!! the play is in two days!! there are so many books and cute ppl!! help!!!


By Hannah Höch, 1933


By Hannah Höch, 1933

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the light is incredible this evening

tilda and I bought 15 hours worth of x-files dvds… goodbye summer… hello mulder and scully obsession

Being born a woman is an awful tragedy. Yes, my consuming desire to mingle with road crews, sailors and soldiers, bar room regulars—to be a part of a scene, anonymous, listening, recording—all is spoiled by the fact that I am a girl, a female always in danger of assault and battery. My consuming interest in men and their lives is often misconstrued as a desire to seduce them, or as an invitation to intimacy. Yet, God, I want to talk to everybody I can as deeply as I can. I want to be able to sleep in an open field, to travel west, to walk freely at night.

Sylvia Plath

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