I don’t really listen to a lot of French singers (even though my first language is French) so the ones I listen to, I really like.
I think my favorites are Camille and Emilie Simon (France) and Jorane (Quebec, and awesome/weird cello) is interesting, but I prefer her most recent stuff to her earlier one. I’ve also been really interested in Cecile Corbel, she’s a singer from Brittany and sing in French, English, Breton and, recently, in Japanese (the theme song for the new Ghibli movie). Her music has a Celtic touch to it. You can find her videos on youtube.
I also like Carla Bruni (France) and Coeur de Pirate (Quebec). They’re really sweet.
There are a few others I’ve taken note of, but haven’t really listened to yet, so I can’t say if I like them or not. Apparently (according to some of my friends), there have been lots of interesting stuff popping up on the Quebec music scene in the past few years, so you might want to check it out. I’ve been out of touch for too long to really know what’s happening there.
i just realised that you capitalise 'Brave' all the time, but not other adjectives. that's really cute. :) is there a reason for this, or is it just a habit?
am in love with your blog, as always.
It comes mostly from the Winnie-the-Pooh books. I feel like Piglet most of the time (he’s my very most favorite) and my boyfriend, when I get scared and nervous, tells me “Be Brave, Little Piglet” and that always makes me feel better. So I started telling myself that as well. I feel that capitalizing Brave encompasses everything I try to be in life. How it is scary and unnerving and dizzying and confusing at times, but if I can be Brave, than I can do everything I want. It also means being kind and generous and compassionate while facing hostility and meanness (it has become a habit, yes).
All the girls and women I admire in books (and elsewhere), have always been Brave, and I admire that. It is everything I want to be. Brave.
“I’ll be looking for you, Will, every moment, every single moment. And when we do find each other again, we’ll cling together so tight that nothing and no one’ll ever tear us apart. Every atom of me and every atom of you… We’ll live in birds and flowers and dragonflies and pine trees and in clouds and in those little specks of light you see floating in sunbeams… And when they use our atoms to make new lives, they won’t just be able to take one, they’ll have to take two, one of you and one of me; we’ll be joined so tight…”—The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman (via rabbit-heart, sahrahbobahrah)
I noticed that you said that there is no such thing as a slut. I beg to differ - there is such a thing.
Oh, I knew that comment would maybe arise some questions. And I still stand by what I said, even if you differ. There is no such things as a slut.
For centuries women’s bodies and sexuality has been policed and control and used as a moral indicator. What a women did with her body was used to tell if she was virtuous or not, good for marriage or not, etc. It was used to control her and her sexuality. And this still goes on today, across many cultures and many countries. But that type of policing was never applied to men. Of course in many places nowadays, a woman does not have to be a virgin to be married, although it is certainly still encouraged a lot, by a lot of people.
As a society we still judge women on what they do with their bodies. But the thing is we do live in a very contradicting society. Our society oversexualized pretty much everything, but especially girls and women bodies, but then if you take your own sexuality in your own hand and have lots of sex, you’re a slut. If you don’t, you’re a prude.It’s a no win situation.
My moral compass is not between my legs. A woman’s moral compass is not between her legs. What a girl does with her body has no correlation with her character, intelligence, or other qualities or faults.
We have to stop judging ourselves and other girls and women on their sexuality. It is still very difficult for our society to accept that women have sexual desires and impulses, very similar to men and just as strong. It’s okay to have sex, if you want to have sex. It’s okay to have casual sex if you want to, or have multiple partners, etc. (as long as it’s done responsibly of course, and that goes for all ages, men and women, and as long as it’s enthusiastically consensual on both (or more) sides)
We have to stop calling girls or women that have lots of sex, enjoy their bodies, enjoy sex, etc. sluts. What we do with our bodies is personal and nobody’s business but our own. It is not an indicator of our morality (or lack of). Let’s stop policing our bodies. Let’s stop calling each other sluts (or prudes for that matter) Let’s stop using sexuality as a moral indicator (let’s stop thinking that having little sex, no sex, or sex with only one person in a committed relationship, etc. makes you inevitably better than those who do not. It doesn’t. It’s your choice, let others make theirs) Let’s start accepting that sexuality takes many form and that a woman’s sexual desires are not different from a man’s and that she has a right to do whatever she wants with her body without being judge on it.
That’s why I think there is no such thing as a slut