Zara Larsson is my Spirit Animal

If you're in anyway familiar with the Swedsih music industry, you might have noticed everything that's going on in regards of the Swedish artist Zara Larsson. 

Zara is an active feminist and is famous for speaking her mind and not backing down, which has led to that, especially men, feel like they have the right to hate on her. 
Below is some comments made about her just because she pointed out the obvious sexism in the music industry, just because she spoke up about the injustice in the marketing campaign for the Swedish festival Bravalla. 

These comments translates:
Maybe she wouldn't be hated if she didn't hate on everything and everyone. 

If she just would stop seeking so much damn attention through making eveyone upset, maybe she could avoid all the hate. 

If she is allowed to hate on us men, we should be allowed to hate on her just as much and write what we think about her just as she does about us. 


They're basically saying that she takes too much space, that she should back down and not talk about the sexism. It's awful and I'm just so thankful Zara Larsson is out there, still going strong and putting them in their place saying: I don't hate men, I hate men in groups that push down women.

Internet hate and sexism is a real thing and is something that has to be taken seriously. This is the world we grow up in now a days and just because the bullying is done online doesn't mean that it should be OK. 

This makes me so angry and I hope Zara keeps paving the way for feminism everywhere and continues to spread awareness about internet hate and bullying. 

Her blogpost, tho in Swedish, where she confronts all the speculations head on is just awesome:



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"If you wanna fly, you gotta give up the shit that weighs you down." - Toni Morrison

People who inspire me

Jennifer Lawrence

"Teenagers only have to focus on themselves - its not until we get older that we realize that other people exist."

"There are actresses who build themselves, and then there are actresses who are built by others. I want to build myself."

"I don't really diet or anything. I'm miserable when I'm dieting and I like the way I look. I'm really sick of all these actresses looking like birds... I'd rather look a little chubby on camera and look like a person in real life, than look great on screen and look like a scarecrow in real life."

"I hate saying, 'I like exercising.' I want to punch people who say that in the face. But it's nice being in shape for a movie, because they basically do it all for you. It's like, 'Here's your trainer. This is what you can eat. ... I don't diet. I do exercise! But I don't diet. You can't work when you're hungry, you know?"

"“Every time I’m out I think of my couch and I’m like that would be awesome right now.”

People who inspire me

J.K Rowling

"Achievable goals are the first step to self improvement."

"It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not lived at all. In which case, you've failed by default."

"Personal happiness lies in knowing that life is not a checklist of acquisition or achievement. Your qualifications are not your life."

"There is an expiry date on blaming your parents for steering you in the wrong direction. The moment you are old enough to take the wheel, the responsibility lies with you."

"We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better."

"We touch other peoples lives simply by existing."

"It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."

"Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open."

"It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be."

"...people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right."

"You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve."

People who inspire me

Hayley Williams

“sometimes you get run down. sometimes life throws dirt in your eyes and it stings and you can't see for a few minutes. even after you get it out your eyes are all red and your vision is shitty... but eventually, whether through tears or maybe just time... you start to see even clearer than before. life is not always good. which is why music exists. why i believe God exists. and why there's always a pint of coconut milk ice cream in my freezer.” 

"there couldn't be a better way to know exactly where you stand than to fall flat on your face. it's the moments where i know i don't have any of the right answers that make me excited to have what i do. a few real friends, a family that would do anything for me, music, being in love, getting to see the world... i could never take any of it for granted cause i don't deserve to have it so easy."

“It’s sad when friends become enemies. But what’s even worse is when they become strangers.”

"if you're gonna put your faith in something, then it better shape who you are and what people see in you" 

“when we think we know people inside out and we think we know what's best for them we should try to remember we don't even know what's best for ourselves.

“we are to be brought through the fire, not left in it. and you know what? 
to anyone that ever told you that you're no good... they're no better.” 

“If you ever think about giving up, remember why you held on for so long.”

"There is always gonna be someone who doesn't want you to win at life. And I say screw that guy"

People who inspire me

Emma Watson

“I wish someone had told me at 15: ‘You accept the love that you think you deserve’. I would have approached my relationships completely different if they had. I like this idea of quality control: that we don’t have to accept just anyone into our lives. People talk about love as though it just happens to you - as though you’re a victim in it all, when actually you can make good choices and bad.”

"There's nothing interesting about looking perfect, you lose the point. You want what you're wearing to say something about who you are"  

"It makes me sad to hear girls constantly putting themselfs down. We have these unbelivevably high expectations of ourselfs when actually we're human beings and our bodies have a function. We say that the pressure is coming from men but actually it's from each other. I think women feel so much pressure these days and it can turn us against each other. But we really damage our own confidence when we put ourselves down, so I try not to."

“I’m going to do what I want to do. I’m going to be who I really am. I’m going to figure out what that is.”

"I think that romance has been taken away a bit for my generation."

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