Vita Sackville-West, the author of All Passion Spent, was more than a simple author-- she was a poet, a novelist, and a gardener. She was the only person to win the Hawthornden Award for poetry twice — first in 1927 and again in 1933 —, was made a Companion of Honour for her services to literature in 1947, and created the elaborate gardens at Sissinghurst Castle, her home later in life where she would one day die at age seventy. Sackville-West used her own background, personal and familial alike, as detail and setting for what would be one of her most successful novels. She came from a wealthy, high class family filled with titles of Lord and Lady, and in 1913, Sackville-West married diplomat Harold Nicolson; she was well-versed in the politics of society, and the games its elite population play. Sackville-West was a highly intelligent and fiercely opinionated woman, and had a wide defiant streak that made itself known not only in how she chose to live her life but also appeared in much of her writing. All Passion Spent centers around the control women do and do not have over their own lives and society’s constrictions. It was published in 1931 by the Woolf’s Hogarth Press, and the cover art of the novel was actually done by Virginia Woolf’s sister, Vanessa Bell.
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Pregnancy for many women is a thing of joy. It is one of the most coveted things that a lot of women hope for and are happy to show off when it happens.
It was supposed to be a happy day.
After 9 months, expecting mothers all over the world go into hospital rooms eager and excited to meet their baby. But unfortunately, for a number of women in these hospital rooms, not everything goes as smoothly as they hope. In fact, in some cases, things take a turn for the dire and the day ends with a loss of the mother’s life.
Random outbursts of applause erupted from the steps of the Supreme Court building last night. Parents carried their children, many already in their pajamas, in one arm, and held up phones, candles, and makeshift beacons in the other. A beacon — in remembrance of someone who, for so many, was just that.
TW: EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL ABUSE, DRUG MISUSE, PTSD, AND OTHER PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAUMAS.
I never in a million years would have thought I'd have something in common with Paris Hilton: trauma.
We all have people who we consider to be highly inspirational and influential to look upon, and in my case, my idol (the ultra talented, gorgeous woman that is Amanda Abbington) is an excellent example of these characteristics. She’s an extraordinary person in my life, because of her enduring strength that I dearly admire, and she is also kind, as well as supportive. One thing I most admire about her, is her strength, which is ever-present, even through hard times. A single mother, who still managed to raise two wonderful children, despite holding down an often demanding job. Her children are an absolute credit to her; just one example of how incredible she is.
Happy Birthday Annie Oakley
Born August 13, 1860 – November 1926
You will find a statue of Annie Oakley in Memorial Plaza in Greenville, Ohio.
Helen Keller is one of the most “Inspirational” women I have ever read about. This woman had every reason to ‘give up’ but refused to let her difficulties to stop her in anything that she wanted to do.
Judy was born in the month of June and also died on June 22.
Judy Garland will forever be remembered as Dorothy from the iconic film The Wizard of Oz. She was so much more than just that film! Born on June 10 in 1922 Frances Ethel Gumm lost her life to an accidental overdose while in London on June 22 in 1969. She had just turned 47. It seems hard to believe it has been more than 50 years since her passing.
I, like many internet-bred teenagers of the 2010s, had a pretty thick Lana Del Rey phase. Right along with Marina (and The Diamonds), Lorde, and Arctic Monkeys, a lot of my personality was born and bred from the kind of music that you’d find swimming in almost every Tumblr user’s “xxsadnessxx” playlist on 8track. It was mourning a wasted youth that you were currently living, wishing you could be experiencing life instead of lingering in the magazine-cutout-coated walls of your childhood bedroom.
Say NO To Rape.
If you haven't been following the news, or have been so preoccupied with the horrible things happening in America that you haven't had the time to check the international news, then let me alert you of the tragedy that happened in Nigeria.
The Value of Your Why…Have You Thought About It?
My drive and motivation are somewhere deep inside, I just have to pull it out with pride. No joy in your heart, just look at what you’ve accomplished thus far. It’s so miraculous how dreams can just appear in your reality. Not knowing where to start, is a start.