All the hardest, coldest people you meet,
were once as soft as water.
And that’s the tragedy of living.
We teach girls shame. “Close your legs. Cover yourself.” We make them feel as though being born female they’re already guilty of something. And so, girls grow up to be women who cannot say they have desire. They grow up to be women who silence themselves. They grow up to be women who cannot say what they truly think. And they grow up — and this is the worst thing we do to girls — they grow up to be women who have turned pretense into an art form.Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (via sempiternale)
As much as i try not to ,my heart freaks out every time Ali and Em basically breathe in the same room
I DIDN’T CHOSE THIS SHIP
IT CHOOSE ME
"This is one of my favorite scary scenes, because I knew when I was writing it that that Alison really was alive. This was Alison really saving Emily and really speaking her truth to her — she was the hardest to leave — and that’s what I love about it. Alison is saying, "You can come with me if you want." She was willing to take Emily. And I think Emily was on the verge of that, and A was so close to winning."
- Marlene King, aka the queen of emison ship
Going back to the theme of the show, Ali isn’t always the good guy and Ali isn’t always the bad guy. She’s a very complex character, which you see here. [She and Emily] have such an interesting relationship. What I love is letting these two characters figure out what their relationship is as the show progresses. It is complex, and it’s not black or white, and there are a lot of layers to that relationship that we’re going to continue to uncover as the show unfolds.Marlene King [x] (via dilaurentis-queen)