Stevie Nicks was the first woman I ever heard say she had chosen not to have children because she cared more about her career. The first that ever warned me men might not like it if there are things more important to me than they are. The first that ever said that that was fine: sometimes, you have to leave them behind. Wherever she goes, she surrounds herself with girls. “I can’t imagine you in a bathing suit,” someone says in an interview for Rolling Stone, when Stevie says she likes to play in the pool in her backyard. “Yeah, well, you never will,” Stevie says. “There is never - ever - a man in the backyard. If there is, he is banished to the front of the house.” Men don’t get to look at Stevie Nicks unless Stevie Nicks wants men to look at Stevie Nicks. In her songs, even when she’s talking about how she has to change, she proclaims her power, her ability, her worth. She is a queen, she is a witch, she is a dragon, she is in control. She isn’t polite. She’s competitive. She’s bossy. She claimed all the things the men around her claimed — she spent as much money as they spent, had as much sex as they had, was as reckless as they were, stood at the front of the same stage — and never questioned that that was her right. The world tells us women are there for men, but despite all the boyfriends and the jokes about how she’s so easy and the sex-symbol status, she isn’t there for men at all. She does it without ever giving in to the men that dismiss her. She’s emotional. She’s dramatic. She raises her voice as much as she can. She thinks she’s pretty, she thinks she’s a star, and when her fans crowd up to the edge of the stage, crazy, she welcomes them, with open arms. She revels in it. She’s too much of a girl for you? She revels in it.
Stevie Nicks is a queen, a witch, a dragon (via insanity-and-vanity)
I have to share this because it is important to understand that you CAN be different. Parents want what is safe for their kids, not what is BEST for their kids. In those regards, they try to get their children to fit in, be average, go with the norms of society so that their feelings don’t get hurt. What happens is, they don’t teach their kids to be strong, to be warriors. to be fucking GAME CHANGERS. You don’t have to do what you are taught to think, do, want. You can have your own opinions. You can be better than everyone else in the class. You can look different, dress different. You are allowed to piss people off at the expense of what YOU believe is right. Make yourself HAPPY. You can take risks. You can STAND OUT.
(Source: oliviavonhexe, via theambitiouswoman)