Miranda. 24.

There's probably nothing simultaneously as awesome and shitty as med school.
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amandaonwriting:

Happy Birthday, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, born 15 September 1977
12 Quotes
I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there.
I have been writing since I was old enough to spell. I have never considered not writing.
The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.
Of course I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in.
Racism should never have happened and so you don’t get a cookie for reducing it.
Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can also be used to empower, and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people. But stories can also repair that broken dignity.
If you don’t understand, ask questions. If you’re uncomfortable about asking questions, say you are uncomfortable about asking questions and then ask anyway.
Because of writers like Chinua Achebe and Camara Laye … I realized that people like me, girls with skin the colour of chocolate, whose kinky hair could not form ponytails, could also exist in literature.
You can’t write a script in your mind and then force yourself to follow it. You have to let yourself be.
The best novels are those that are important without being like medicine; they have something to say, are expansive and intelligent but never forget to be entertaining and to have character and emotion at their centre.
I write from real life. I am an unrepentant eavesdropper and a collector of stories. I record bits of overheard dialogue.
Our histories cling to us. We are shaped by where we come from.
Adichie is a Nigerian writer. Her best known novels are Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun, and Americanah.
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by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

amandaonwriting:

Happy Birthday, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, born 15 September 1977

12 Quotes

  1. I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there.
  2. I have been writing since I was old enough to spell. I have never considered not writing.
  3. The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.
  4. Of course I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in.
  5. Racism should never have happened and so you don’t get a cookie for reducing it.
  6. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can also be used to empower, and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people. But stories can also repair that broken dignity.
  7. If you don’t understand, ask questions. If you’re uncomfortable about asking questions, say you are uncomfortable about asking questions and then ask anyway.
  8. Because of writers like Chinua Achebe and Camara Laye … I realized that people like me, girls with skin the colour of chocolate, whose kinky hair could not form ponytails, could also exist in literature.
  9. You can’t write a script in your mind and then force yourself to follow it. You have to let yourself be.
  10. The best novels are those that are important without being like medicine; they have something to say, are expansive and intelligent but never forget to be entertaining and to have character and emotion at their centre.
  11. I write from real life. I am an unrepentant eavesdropper and a collector of stories. I record bits of overheard dialogue.
  12. Our histories cling to us. We are shaped by where we come from.

Adichie is a Nigerian writer. Her best known novels are Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun, and Americanah.

Source for image

by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

Family Med Playlist

Another rotation, another playlist. Thanks all for showing me awesome new music. Enjoy!

"All This Could Be Yours" - Cold War Kids
"Comeback" - Ella Eyre
"Hunger of the Pine" - Alt-J
"After Midnight" - DOROTHY
"Mother & Father" - Broods
"Rent I Pay" - Spoon
"Just Once" - Shura
"Fiona Coyne" - Saint Pepsi
"Bo$$" - Fifth Harmony
"Budapest" - George Ezra
"OctaHate" - Ryn Weaver
"Classic" - The Knocks ft. Power
"16 Years" - The Griswolds
"30 Rock" - Pomplamoose
"Rather Be" - Clean Bandits ft. Jesse Glynne
"Karibu" - High Tyde
"Blame It On Me" - George Ezra
"Ghost" - Ella Henderson
"Slow Motion" - PHOX
"Something New" - Hozier
"Miracle" - Kimbra
"Give Me Something" - Seafret
"Somebody’s Talking" - The Preatures
"Wild Motion (Set It Free)" - Miami Horror
”***Flawless (Remix)” - Beyoncé ft. Nicki Minaj
"Carry On" - Ghosthouse
"Home" - Dotan
"Roll Up Your Sleeves" - MEG MAC
"Take Me Back" - Paperwhite
"Super Love" - Dami Im
"Hold On When You Get Love And Let Go When You Give It" - Stars
"Youth (4AD Session)" - Daughter
"Tough Love" - Jessie Ware
"The Struggle" - Grizfolk
"Heroes (David Bowie cover)"  - Janelle Monáe
"Let Loose" - Bora York
"All Over" - CRUISR
"Take Shelter" - Years and Years
"Girls Chase Boys" - Ingrid Michaelson

Full playlist here on Spotify.
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