Even though she grew up playing football, shooting hoops and running races against all the boys in her neighborhood, U.S. 800-meter champion Alysia Montano never wanted to be thought of as one of them.
As a result, she started wearing a flower behind her right ear to remind the boys they were getting beat by a girl.
“The flower to me means strength with femininity. I think that a lot of people say things like you run like a girl. That doesn’t mean you have to run soft or you have to run dainty. It means that you’re strong.”
Repeat After Me: Being feminine is not weak. Being a woman is not wrong. Being yourself is a strength.
John Watson + his notebooks
#handy dandy notebook
i wonder what we would find in john’s handy dandy notebook
Yahoo’s got to be rethinking its purchase right about now…
‘tis the season
for D͡ A M͘ ͠N A̡ ̧T I̸ ̕O N
F ͟A͡ ̢L͏ ̕A ͜L A ͞L A҉ L ̴A̷ ͢L ̴A͡ ̨L̨ A ̕L̴ ̢ÁL̷̸̲̞̗͚̜͗ͮͨ̐ͥ͑͌͛͊̎̊͒̇͆ͯ̋ͥ͝͡A̴̛̞̩̟̒̏̂̎͑͛͋ͥͭ̑̓͗̇̔͘̕͡ͅAͮ̎ͥ͛ͣͬ͆͛̏͑͐҉̷͞͏͕̙͔̜̘̯̜̺̭ͅÂ̶̯̯̗̳̬̯̝͖̠̹͖͕̖̬̖͋̃ͨ̾̉̀ͯ̇̅̂̽ͫ̇ͫ̀͠ͅA͋̇̇̅͆ͣ̃ͣ͏̩̼̗̗̺̖͖̣̦͓̠̲̬͜A̶̧̙̘͙͚̞̼͍̟̝͍̜̠̗̻̦̗͕͆ͯ̐͑͐͊͊̿̏ͯ͛ͅA̧̩̺͚͍͙̳͇̹̼̙̪͙͚̠̬̞̤͎͋ͬ̔ͫͣ̿́