Where The Heart Lies (WTHL)

sclez:

cykeem white 

He’s got to be some kind of ancient God of beauty because this is ridiculous.

(Quelle: modelingschool)

imagreatbowler replied to your post: Hey, guys.  I’m back. I’ve been r…

welcome back :)

Thanks! It’s been a while, but it’s good to be back :]

Hey, guys. 

I’m back.

I’ve been ridiculously busy since I stopped updating this, and it hasn’t been that easy for me, but I’m back.

I’ve got an unholy amount of drafts and an obscene number of likes, so check this space for a queue over the next couple of weeks. I’m also going back to school, so this blog might be running mainly on a queue until I get fully settled and get a regular schedule going.

I have some surprises for y’all in the works once I get fully back to this blog, and I’m pretty excited to share them all with you. 

For now, I just want to let y’all know that y’all are the greatest, and the fact that I can come back to all of you means more than I can put into words, probably. Take care of yourselves, and until next time, Happy Writing and have a wonderful week.

-J

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sarcoptid:

regalium:

IDK IF YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS WEBSITE YET, BUT I DON’T EVEN CARE IF YOU DO.

CHARAHUB BASICALLY ALLOWS YOU TO MAKE A DIRECTORY OF ALL YOUR OCS.

LIKE SO

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AND SO (they let you get super detailed)

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It lets you store 100 characters (you gain 2 extra slots…

Hey, guys. 

I’ve been doing some thinking. 
I don’t know how many of y’all know, but I’m a white cisgender female. (The lady in the picture on the frontpage? That’s me. Hi.)

That being what it is, and me being who I am, I understand that I experience life differently than others. It’s just a simple fact. I understand and contextualize society and the world based on my own perspective and past experiences, and others who don’t have that perspective and who haven’t had those experiences or have had different experiences will understand, contextualize and experience life completely differently.

That being said, if you ever see my using language or rhetoric that is at all transphobic, biphobic, homophobic, ableist, or otherwise harmful, please, please, call me out on it.

I know the onus is on me to educate myself about this and try to be better at not marginalizing or otherwise perpetuating or contributing to harmful language and rhetoric. I know I need to unlearn all of the harmful and damaging language, rhetoric, and narratives that I’ve been fed and taught and given. But I don’t always know what exactly is considered harmful—I’m still learning.

I want this blog to be a safe space for everyone. I started this blog to express and share the love and community that writing has given me; I want everyone who visits or follows or reblogs from this blog to feel that Where The Heart Lies is a safe, welcoming, home-y place—a place to go to feel safe and welcome, a place to belong, a place to share and give and receive all kinds of love and support and encouragement. But it won’t be that safe space if I’m engaging (even unknowingly) in rhetoric or language or narratives that marginalize the very people I’m trying to welcome.**

So I’m trying to be better at watching what I say, at unlearning the harmful things I’ve been taught and given, at being more inclusive and welcoming. But sometimes I might not even know what I’m saying is potentially harmful; sometimes I might be unaware of what I’m saying. I’m not asking you to educate me on these issues, I know it’s on me to do that.

I’m only asking you: if you see me engaging in harmful rhetoric, language, or narratives, even if I don’t seem to realize it, please, don’t be afraid to call me out on it. 

It’s been a pretty great two years, and I’m looking forward to many more. Thanks for being here, guys. You’re all super-wonderful, and you’re part of why I do what I do with this blog. <3

I hope y’all have a super spectacular week!

As Always: Happy Writing.

J

**Also: if there’s something that I’m not tagging for triggers that I should be, don’t be afraid to let me know and I’ll tag it for you! Believe me, I understand the importance of trigger warnings, and if you let me know you need something tagged, I’ll do my best to tag the thing!**