Rose M. Welch

I'm a tattooed nerd girl, an art ninja, a pool hall junkie, a gamer, a news addict, a student, skeptic, and smartass, a polymathic autodidact, and an international zombie-killing rockstar.

“To imply that affirmative consent policies turn well-meaning gentlemen into unknowing rapists is to reject the real world in favor of fantasy. Because we do not live in a world where people fabricate stories about sexual assault and report their bumbling but well-meaning sex partners willy nilly — statistically, false rape reports are extremely rare. Rather, we live in in a world where rape prevention is a marketing opportunity directed at potential victims. Where young women are driven out of school due to harassment after reporting sexual assault. Where young men livetweet gang rape. Where protesters come out in droves to side with rapists. Where college universities deem sexual assault prevention programs “not cost-effective.” Where thousands of rape kits across the country sit untested because catching rapists is, apparently, not a top priority.”


Vladimir Nabokov, Lectures on Literature
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Vladimir Nabokov, Lectures on Literature

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Palace of the Winds in Jaipur, India

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“If there is a Brooklyn rooftop,
if it bullies the sun in the morning,
all thirsty and cotton-mouthed,
all parched and wanting,
if it is a place just flat enough for our feet
and our wine glasses
and just high enough
for us to feel like broken rules and vagabond,
if there is something like freedom
in the way we wants boys we can’t have
but have boys we can never
bring ourselves to want,
then be this with me.
Be this kind of lonely.
Be this kind of lost and
uncracked knuckles and
cheap liquor with me.
Be this stained mattress
and yellow dorm room light
and hungry with me.
I will rub the backs of your toes and
kiss your fingers and we’ll mix lipstick colours
like punch and vodka and
we’ll get drunk off of
the soberest feelings and I’ll promise you
things I’ve never seen. So come,
be this kind of woman with me.
Be this kind of alone with me,
the swinging lightbulb and quiet corridor kind,
the finding ourselves kind, the forgetting kind,
the fool’s gold and touching shoulders kind,
the invitation to the rest of all
of my days, all of my littles and all of my forevers,
my getting lost and
getting back togethers.
Be this kind of home with me, the
I love you and I’m not okay and I love you kind,
the maybe I can be that
kind of kind to
you, too.”

—   Candice & Emma | Ramna Safeer (via inkywings)

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"No matter how much you think you love somebody, you’ll step back when the pool of their blood edges up too close."
- Chuck Palahniuk

"No matter how much you think you love somebody, you’ll step back when the pool of their blood edges up too close."

- Chuck Palahniuk

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“My heart is very unstable. It is wild and I am afraid I don’t know how to silence it.”

—   Fragments, #39 (via sailingaugust)



Genocide is defined by the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide as “any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; [and] forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.” 

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On average, you have a 1 in 18,989 chance of being murdered

A trans person has a 1 in 12 chance of being murdered

The average life span of a cis person is about 75-90 

The average life expectancy of a trans person is 23-30 years old

75% of people killed in anti LGBT hate crimes are poc

Think about this the next time you go crying over “cisphobia” and “reverse racism”


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Idioms and idolatry
Prophecies, apostrophes
All mean absolutely nothing to me
The Devil isn’t in the flesh, he’s in the filigree
Revel in the reverie
Of in between breaths
We should touch in degrees
Don’t you agree?
I have no idea where I should go
Yet, this…