“do or die we’re all gonna stay young… animals, you ready to fight? - “Warrior”
“when we were young and out of tune / we screamed the battle cry of youth / and I’m sick, I’m so sick of trying / to live forever when we’re all dying" - "Meet Me In Space
Kesha situates herself around a rhetoric of battle. She is fighting to survive and I don’t think the fact that that’s often a metaphor about partying robs it of significance. But that battle, almost always, is one that she is winning, or going to win; it’s rarely uncertain.
But just because someone is good at fighting for survival doesn’t mean they want to live in a world where they have to fight. Just because someone is a survivor doesn’t mean that they aren’t sometimes afraid that they won’t survive.
Sometimes all you have the energy to want is to be as far away as possible from every stupid thing that’s hurting you. Sometimes all you know how to do is wish desperately that the world were different.
Take a break from the fandoms and take a moment to read this:
Farah Baker, a 16 year old teen living in the Gaza Strip, has been tweeting and posting on social media sites of the various indiscriminant bombings being committed by Israeli forces, most recently very violent shelling near Al-Shifa hospital by her.
In her countless tweets and numerous posts on both Twitter and Instagram, she documents live strikes using photos and videos to show her followers the severity of the situation her and thousands like her are going through every day. @farah_gazan has gone viral, spiking from 21k to 76k followers on twitter in a span of 24 hours and climbing to 300+ in a matter of hours on Instagram.
Personally, I felt like I was reading something off the diary of Anne Frank. And who knows? Our children might be reading this and asking us why we didn’t stop her from dying just like we did to our grandparents.
The tweets are heartbreaking and the videos are breathtaking. She needs your support. Let her know you stand by her. Follow her on twitter and Instagram and maybe somehow you can change history.