katina. 22, grad student, UIUC. I have a great deal still to learn.
I remember my mother telling me that when she was a little girl in Catholic school, the nuns used to hit her left hand every time she wrote with it. Nowadays, if a teacher did that, she’d probably be arrested for child abuse. The optimist in me wants to believe sexuality will eventually become like handwriting: there’s no right way and wrong way to do it. We’re all just wired differently.
It’s also worth noting that when you meet someone, you never bother to ask if he’s right- or left-handed.
After all: Does it really matter to anyone other than the person holding the pen?
Jodi Picoult, Sing You Home (via wrists)
Happy Pride everyone! So since the OB Tumblr is so awesome, they inspired me to post about my feelings regarding the show and their LGBT presence. I’m not very artistic and can’t make gifs yet (though I aspire to someday), so I’ll just have to use words to express my gratitude.
I’m just so grateful for orphanblack. If any show wants to see how the LGBT community should be shown on TV, just watch Orphan Black. As a gay woman, it’s so fantastic to see a relationship where the fact that they’re two women doesn’t matter. They have too many other things to worry about, their genders/sexualities only cross their minds very briefly (and then Delphine does what we all would and falls for Cosima anyway). Even though the OB world is a crazy one where Cosima and Delphine have to deal with things we never would dream of, their love for each other is so real. And all the actors are so passionate and proud of it. Hearing Evelyne, Tatiana, and Jordan talk about it makes my heart feel so full. They really care and want to represent us in a respectful and meaningful way. Seeing that kind of portrayal in a world of TV where gay characters are used to bring in viewers or as a stereotype…it means so very much to me.
So thank you everyone at Orphan Black, actors, creators, crew members. You all make me so happy, even when you’re destroying me with your beautiful storytelling.