Where The Heart Lies (WTHL)

OK NO BUT GUYS

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!**

countingbooks:

thebook-lover:

Is it just me or is John Green everywhere lately? I understand that The Fault in Our Stars movie is going to come out soon, so there is promotion for that. But what is really annoying me lately is how people almost worship him and think he is just one of the best writers ever. 

I know everyone has their own taste but John Green is not the only author in YA. There is so many other authors, female authors to be exact, that have written better books than Green and are not getting the same recognition that he has been getting. 

I honestly don’t know where I’m going with this but just needed to say it. 

Yes. Thank you.

Where The Heart Lies (WTHL) turned 2 today!
Hey, everyone! I just wanted to say it&#8217;s been a pretty great time with you all. I started this writing blog to help share and express my love for writing&#8212;and I&#8217;ve been able to do that with some pretty awesome people who both understand how I feel about writing and who feel the same way that I do. 
Thanks for making this an amazing two years, guys. Here&#8217;s to many more.

Where The Heart Lies (WTHL) turned 2 today!

Hey, everyone! I just wanted to say it’s been a pretty great time with you all. I started this writing blog to help share and express my love for writing—and I’ve been able to do that with some pretty awesome people who both understand how I feel about writing and who feel the same way that I do. 

Thanks for making this an amazing two years, guys. Here’s to many more.

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