This is a difficult topic & I'm glad you wrote about it!
I've also been on the pill for about 5 years now, and I couldn't be happier with it.
I realized recently that I remember almost nothing from ages 13-18 because I was super fucking depressed and that that was probably due to a severe pubescent hormone imbalance. I haven't experienced any of those symptoms since I started on low-dose oral contraceptives when I was 17-18. I'm not sure if that was just the end of puberty or if the pill actually helped me even out, though. In any case, I'm not willing to risk either my depression coming back or getting pregnant, so for now, one a day keeps the babies away.
Holy shit. I think the internet just achieved its sole objective.
My dad convinced me that like pork comes from pigs and beef comes from cows, potatoes came from potato animals. He showed us what they looked like my sticking four toothpicks into a potato for arms & legs and drawing a face on it.
On True Summer
Amazing. Times within times, worlds within worlds.
Holy shiiiiiit this totally beats my story of the time Goofy hugged me UNEXPECTEDLY FROM BEHIND in a Disney world bookstore
Considering going to the NYC pinup tonight-- anyone else? It would be the first time for me.
Just realized that this week is Palm Sunday, a Blood Moon, my period, and then Easter. Giving birth to the Antichrist in 5
The role of fantasy in the life of the teen girl is one of my pet topics. There's a keenness to teenage sexual longing that seems unique to girls-- perhaps because it's so wrapped up in danger. We wanted so badly to be touched but were terrified of touching even ourselves.
p.s. I could write so much about my relationships with a) the Bronte sisters & b) My Chemical Romance.
@Multiphasic Definitely-- one thing she and Cersei have in common is their attachment to the material and political trappings of ladyship. Margaery's ultimate ambition is probably to be like her grandmother Olenna, a widow who can drink wine and drop truth bombs left and right because she has survived all her men and fulfilled all the requirements of ladyship. Cersei had no such matriarchal leader after her mother Joanna died, and so the model Tywin provides is her only ideal. This is especially interesting since she seems to love and worship the memory of her mother, but only so far as it makes her hate Tyrion for "killing" her in childbirth.