The alarm goes off. You drag yourself out of bed. You chuck your runners on and force yourself out the door. You walk for 20 minutes and with each step you take, you imagine that it’s forcing ever glob of fat to melt of your body. You come back home, step into the bathroom and strip off. You turn your naked body to the mirror and you despise the reflection. The height, the hair colour or style, the face, the breasts, the waist, the skin colour.
If Emma Watson wasn’t awesome enough already with her activism, talent and epic Goodreads list, she is now also a fairy. The best kind of fairy there is: a book fairy. She is basically living my dream life.
Watson joined forces with The Book Fairies to spread the joy of reading, leaving books in public spaces for anyone to happen upon and enjoy.
On International Women’s Day, fairies all over the world from New Zealand to London took to the streets to take a literary stand for women, leaving some of the greatest feminist literature of our generation on the tube, at bus stops or in town centres. All the books left that day were from Watson’s Goodreads ‘Our Shared Shelf’ but leaving novels around major cities is not an incredibly new concept with organisations like Book Crossing and Books of the Underground already in existence.
Books on the Underground has been running for half a decade and it was working with this talented crew that The Book fairies were born. Fairies now operate in dozens of countries around the world (there is most likely some one in your city :O). The beauty is that anyone can sign up, all you need is the sticker starter kit which can be ordered from their website (The stickers help finders know that the book is not lost property but free for the taking!).
So I guess we know what we will be doing this weekend!
Dating is…a chance to sell yourself. The self that you currently are or the possibilities of what you could be. You put forward your best face and act like the girl you think the guy will want to be around. What’s concerning is that so often girls can feel like they need to present a convoluted mix of a modern 21st century feminist mixed with a 1950’s domesticated goddess.
Have you ever: