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O melhor lugar do mundo! (07/04/2011)

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" It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart. "
As três palavras mais estranhas


Quando pronuncio a palavra Futuro,
primeira sílaba já pertence ao passado.
Quando pronuncio a palavra Silêncio,
Quando pronuncio a palavra Nada,
crio algo que não cabe em nenhum não-ser.

Wislawa Symborska

(Source: ouvidoriapoetica)

→ UN Report on Childhood Mortality


The UN’s report on childhood mortality was published today, which is the kind of event I really nerd out about.


- 200,000 fewer children died in 2013 than in 2012.

- The worldwide mortality rate among children under 5 has fallen by nearly half since 1990.

- Many countries…

Anonymous murmured: you had one non-american/white, non-stick thin character and you get a white,blonde stick thin actress to play her


1. I have never written a central female character who was described as thin other than Lindsey Lee Wells. Also, Margo and Q are two of the only white-identified people I’ve written, so I don’t really know how to respond to that part of your statement.

2. I do not cast the movie adaptations of my books. I am a novelist, not a casting director. I did not choose who would play Margo anymore than I choose where the movie will be filmed or what the budget or soundtrack will be.

3. That said, I think Cara will do a wonderful job as Margo. As I’ve learned in the past few hours, a lot of people who don’t know Cara have extremely strong opinions about her as a person, which is weird, because they don’t know her. They have a lot of opinions about her body, too, especially its supposed inadequacies. Cara is living, on a much larger stage, the Margo Roth Spiegelman experience: She receives massive amounts of attention but she’s more a mirror than a window. The way people respond to her seems to be a reflection of one’s own experience and worldview more than it has anything to do with the actual person Cara is. I think this is part of why Cara’s audition was so powerful: Her understanding of Margo is deep and profound and about a lot more than the shape of her body.

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