“Our front house guy would come back after the show and be like, ‘People were crying! And hysterically holding each other!’ and I’m like, ‘Yeah, I get that.’ Y’know, I remember sleeping in a parking lot for Smashing Pumpkins tickets when I was 15. And I remember sitting in those seats, we were the last people to leave - 18,000 people left, and then we were left with our friends, all sitting there crying, holding each other. And I just remember - I just loved them so much. I just couldn’t believe that they were real. The only thing we had was their music and so when they came to town it was like, God himself had come down from the heavens or something. Like, it was so magnificent to stand there and know that, you could barely see him but there was Billy Corgan. There was the guy that wrote all these songs that would soundtrack my misery as a teenager, or my passion as a teenager. But there he was and I remember that, and I know it now, and that’s why when I stand on stage I respect our audience so much. There’s just pretty much nothing but respect and love for them because I know exactly how they feel.”—Tegan Quin (via liquorinthefront)
“We grow up being told that anger is bad. Good girls do not express their anger, good girls play nice, they accommodate, they please. It is time we start looking at anger differently. Why are we so bent on suppressing this anger when for so many, it is the only emotion left in the face of injustice? Why should young women appear compliant and docile when they are obviously being subjected to violence or inequity? Why shouldn’t anger be a legitimate drive for our politics? Change will not come because we ask for permission, change will happen because we leave no other alternative.”—
Flavia Dzodan, “Show them how to resist: Connecting girls, inspiring futures” at Tiger Beatdown (via morecoffee)
"The Greeks thought that homosexuality was more pure than heterosexuality, because one of the main purposes of heterosexuality is the option of reproduction. The Greeks considered heterosexuals desire for only this to be greedy, where as homosexual love is more about true love for the other person, not just the desire to reproduce. Also, because homosexual love isn't the dominant culture. It's different."