“Could it be any more obvious that we still live in a patriarchal world when feminism is a bad word?”- Ellen Page (x)
“I know you’re still young but I want you to understand and learn this now. Marriage can wait, education cannot. You’re a very very bright girl. Truly you are. You can be anything you want Laila. I know this about you. And I also know that when this war is over Afghanistan is going to need you as much as its men maybe even more. Because a society has no chance of success if its women are uneducated Laila. No chance.”
A Thousand Splendid Suns– Khaled Hosseini
Currently looking through my disposables from the summer of 2012. That was a particularly special summer with sun and lots of good food. It’s strange that this year is almost virtually over, sitting on that flight and taking pictures from the window feels like yesterday.
Through BBC’s Sound of 2013 poll, I heard about a hyped band of three sisters from LA. I quickly youtubed ‘Haim’ and since then, have had an urge to grow my hair out, leave school forever and start a band.
Today, I rediscovered this blog.
Some of the posts on here were… well, more than slightly embarrassing but nothing a little ‘trash’ button can’t solve. The last post I made on here was on the 7th August 2011, more than 2 years ago! Needless to say, things have changed since that day- I am now in my last year of education and applied to university today. I hope to keep this blog up but who knows, maybe I’ll rediscover this in another two years and grimace at the appalling writing of the 17 year old, naive Betty.
For now though, let’s carry on and see where we end up.