Superopinionated is the personal blog of Courtneys Stanton. Based in Portland, Oregon, their posts examine life through the lenses of addiction recovery, intersectional feminism, and mental illness.

Super Opinionated Power Club #10 ~ I roll and I roll 'til I change my luck

Welcome to another meeting of the Super Opinionated Power Club!

I'm extremely jet-lagged today, so it's going to be one of those. I was in Portland, Oregon for what felt like the conference equivalent of a post-divorce "I'm your pal, not your 'parent'!" court-mandated visitation. (My spouse spoke at XOXO, an event whose runners felt comfortable announcing "lower your expectations" and labeling everything an "experiment" while charging all 1,000+ attendees $500.) This is, in fact, what I'm like when I sort of like something -- somewhere in there is a worthwhile experience, I think? I would go back (for free) again...maybe.

The Most Important Thing in the World

One Direction has a new song! And it is smooooooooth! Put on a captain's hat and a scarf and let's all sail the fuck away together to this one, kids! Did someone accidentally turn on a demo drum track on a vintage Casio keyboard and nobody could switch it off and somebody (Niall) was like, "No, wait, I can work with this..."? I'm pretty sure that's what happened. I expect that Hannah and I will discuss this in the next episode of This Is Why We're Friends (we did another one! ...but the audio disappeared D: ). Probably the best way to keep up with these chats we have about Twitter trending topics (aaaaand whatever else we feel like) is to watch this space as I will continue to link you to them. ~~Trans-Media Strategy~~

Time's Inexorable March

I'm extra-behind this week, but if you didn't see these two things on The Toast, go read them now please. I think they just about sum up recent fuckery re: paternalized attitudes towards women and the harmful actions such attitudes can lead to.

Thankfully, everything passes, including us.

Stare at This Immediately

Less of a Stare than a Listen this week: have you ever thought to yourself, "self, I wish there was a way I could meditate on loss and love even more when listening to the Frank Ocean song 'Thinking About You'." Well then thisabsolutely perfect mash-up with Aaliyah's 'One in a Million' will treat you just right. (Ugly cry warning on this. But so necessary.) 

[...] of the Week

Made me cry: Oh, cripes, everything, I'm a newborn baby and just glad to be here
Quote: "I don't want to die before truly being myself" -- Janet Mock
Subject line song: One Direction - Fireproof

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