Hey there, I'm Ali. I'm 19 years old. I love to write and read and draw and paint and listen to music much too loudly, as long as it gets me away from where I am.




“world of averages” - composite images culled from thousands of individual portraits resulting in symmetrical average faces

this was too cool not to reblog

A thing that I actually just said about my writing: 

Like the beginning of the piece starts out with me having this mental battle with the presence of a christmas tree—its wonky disposition to be exact, but is interrupted by seemingly irrelevant thoughts about like oceanic versions of fireflies and my opinions on evaporated milk…”

I need to stop, yo. 

i think i actually cried tears of joy when my creative non-fiction professor said i had youthful wisdom

this song is driving through west virginia, windows down, bathing suit donned, muddy feet on the dash, whiskey and wine stashed under the seats, hyped about going to the lake, and all those people that you dig

(Source: Spotify)

fucking around in the plaza today

not going to class

talking to all my favorite people

met a giant rabbit

"You look like a forest nymph who sometimes turns into a mermaid…who is also writing things" -Katherine 

I just want it to actually feel like spring time—like, consistently. I just keep thinking of that time I wrote..

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When your boyfriend breaks up with you by telling you that he never actually loved you, do the following:

Start smoking heavily.

Become a vegetarian.

Dye your hair weird fucking colors.

Dance in the lounge to Hey Ya.



Let’s play a game. It’s called How Many Classes Will I Cry in Today?

My guess is 2. I have three classes today. I already skipped the first one because I was too busy crying. 

Someone, for god’s sake, please kill me. 



If grandmothers around the world had a rallying cry, it would probably sound something like “You need to eat!”

Photographer Gabriele Galimberti’s grandmother said something similar to him before one of his many globetrotting work trips. To ensure he had at least one good meal, she prepared for him a dish of ravioli before he departed on one of his adventures.  

“In that occasion I said to my grandma ‘You know, Grandma, there are many other grandmas around the world and most of them are really good cooks,” Galimberti wrote via email. “I’m going to meet them and ask them to cook for me so I can show you that you don’t have to be worried for me and the food that I will eat!’ This is the way my project was born!”

The project, “Delicatessen With Love”, took Galimberti to 58 countries where he photographed grandmothers with both the ingredients and finished signature dishes.

He acted as photographer and stylist during each shoot with the grandmothers, taking a portrait of both the women and the food they made for him.

From top to bottom: 

Inara Runtule, 68, Kekava, Latvia. Silke €(herring with potatoes and cottage cheese).

Grace Estibero, 82, Mumbai, India. Chicken vindaloo.

Susann Soresen, 81, Homer, Alaska. Moose steak.

Serette Charles, 63, Saint-Jean du Sud, Haiti. Lambi in creole sauce.

The photographer’s grandmother Marisa Batini, 80, Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy. Swiss chard and ricotta Ravioli with meat sauce.

Normita Sambu Arap, 65, Oltepessi (Masaai Mara), Kenya. Mboga and orgali (white corn polenta with vegetables and goat).

Julia Enaigua, 71, La Paz, Bolivia. Queso Humacha (vegetables and fresh cheese soup).

Fifi Makhmer, 62, Cairo, Egypt. Kuoshry (pasta, rice and legumes pie).

Isolina Perez De Vargas, 83, Mendoza, Argentina. Asado criollo (mixed meats barbecue).

Bisrat Melake, 60, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Enjera with curry and vegetables.