So, happiness no longer interests me as a goal
It’s a distraction from life itself
Instead I’m committed to navigating through all the mucky muck
And focusing on moments of joy
Some things really piss me off
Such as: Lolita being selected by other authors as the best book of the 20th century. A book that turned adult male sexual predation of teenaged girls into literature. As a woman who as a young girl was sexually preyed on by men, this makes my skin crawl.
This same group seemed only able to recognize Virginia Woolf and Jane Austen as great female authors in the entire history of literature. Ridiculous.
Here are some links to venues that acknowledge women exist as more than muses and objects of desire and that millions of women write:
Wasted Ink Zine Distro
There are hoards more, but just listing these gave me a moment of joy 🙂