"So it goes"


"People call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute." - Daria Morgendorfer


I don't know what started making me so frustrated towards this blog, but it did. I guess I just don't feel like the same person as when I started, and I didn't know how to develope this any further.
I have started a new blog that I share with people I actually know.. kind of opposite, huh?
It is writing based, and I feel a better fit for me.
I am not sure if I will release it to the internet at large.

If you are interested in getting the link if I decide to open it up, please leave your email in the comments in form of
fake name (at) fake email (dot) come so you don't get spammed

Whether you do or not, thank you to everyone who has read this blog. It was a huge part of my life at one point and I do apologise for not feeling that way anymore. So many of you have touched me in ways you'll never know. Because of this, I have left some of my (and your) favourite posts. I hope they can touch you in a similar way.

Thank you. It's been quite the ride.


53 comments:

tess said...

oh no! I've loved your blog. you're so inspiring and have showed me some fantastic articles, websites, people, music and movies. but in the end blogging is for you and not everyone else and if it is no longer what you want and feels more like a burden, then I salute you stepping away.

Allie said...

Barkley.Allison (at) gmail (dot) com

katie said...

I loved this blog, it was my homepage. id love to keep up with you still.
miss.katherine.kaestner(at)
gmail(dot)com

Katie said...

This was awesome. Hail Mary introduced me to blogging and to a lot of interesting perspectives,people and places.
Thanks :)

Belle said...

Mary,
I am extremely sad to hear that you will not be posting here anymore.
I hope that everything goes well with you, and I want you to know that you have inspired me in many ways, and that your blog will be missed. I hope that you continue with all of your causes.

Belle

peachescorner said...

:(

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Chelsea said...

dearilou (at) gmail (dot) com

Gato said...

rosiekat16 (at) aol (dot) com

...
Good luck with everything going forward.

David Haigh said...

Hey. Caught your blog at random but came back because it was interesting, varied and well written. It was also different to what I usually read. Hope all goes well with the new thing.

jessie.mae said...

if you so decide would love to continuing following you my dear! jessiemagness (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

This blog has been a continued inspiration for the past year. I think that you are such a wonderful person and it has inspired me to become a better person as well as realize the little things in life. Even if you don't open the new blog some of your posts will always be in my bookmarks.

This has gotten me through some extremely tough days and I seriously appreciate it!

Thank you so much!

Summer

azulsloanebritt(at)yahoo(dot)com

Caddy said...

Your blog was inspiring and a great place to learn and be introduce to so many new things.

Thanks for sharing it with us.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much, Mary. Your blog was amazing, and I loved reading it and watching it grow and being inspired by you. You're going to go on to do amazing things - and you already have.

I hope that wherever life takes you, you find happiness!

miss virginface said...

stay strong!

winniedomination (at) aim (dot) com

In-tree-gue said...

I've loved your blog since the day I saw it featured on the Teen Vogue website. I'm embarassed to say that I've gone through your entire blog's archives and your summer school posts were always so wonderful.
best of luck!

intreegue@gmail.come

Anonymous said...

your blog is amazing and i hope you leave it preserved on the internet for people to stumble upon and read and enjoy it as much as we, the current readers have.

therandomsheepelf (at) hotmail (dot) com

Maria@chicisimo said...

Thanks to you sweety!! You did a great job here, and it was great to follow your posts :D!
Good luck on your new projects in life!!!
xx

MarĂ­a

my, oh my! said...

I'm terribly sad that you've decided to end this blog but am glad that you are doing what makes you happy. All I really want to say is "thank you". For everything.

kristine said...

I have loved your blog for a very long time. It's the blog that I would read to ground myself when I get carried away with.. well life. but if it is not who you are, & not what you feel is right, then I think you are making the right decision. & there's a bit more inspiration for all of us.

if you do continue ...
kcrowley(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Oh no! The only fashion AND social justice blog I know of! Le sigh. Though I appreciate you doing what is best for you, and if you ever open your new blog up to the public, I'd greatly appreciate being told about it (though I've never commented before, really). lctaylor at owu dot edu

alexis said...

Mary! I've always loved your blog.

gravitysmiled (at) aim (dot) com

alexis said...

Mary! I've always loved your blog.

gravitysmiled (at) aim (dot) com

Anonymous said...

I'll miss your blog. You are the most beautiful redhead, and I will miss your gorgeous pictures. Sorry if this sounds hella creepy haha.

Mary said...

I'm so sad to see that this blog has come to an end, but, thank you so much for all you have done! You really brought a great point of view amongst all the fashion blogs out there. I really am glad that you have shared with us not only your outfits but also compassion for social issues.
I'd love to keep up with what you post
andnicelydone(at)aim(dot)com
Mary

Lydia said...

Mary! I've always loved perusing your blog, even if I would forget to do so on a regular basis. You always had the most fascinating things to show us, and they always made me feel.. better? More optimistic? A little more peaceful? Besides, you has so many great points to share, especially about social justice, and your outfits were always amazing!
I'm glad you're doing what you think is best, though, even if you are shutting down this amazing blog :) If you ever decide to open up your new blog to public, I'd love to be able to read it again - thecoolestredhead (at) gmail (dot) com.

Thanks for sharing so much of your awesomeness with us, Mary. I hope you're doing well!

Emily Rachel said...

I'll never forget the day that you wrote a post because I suggested you write one about shopping for prom shoes for small feet! It was incredibly exciting for me. :) And now that my roommate is switching schools and moving to halifax, I can tell her all the cool places to go, thanks to you! So I hope you open up your new blog to the public, because I'd love to read it.
erl1054 (at) hotmail (dot) com

McKenzie said...

Definitely a loss in the blog world.

You'll be missed.

Also, I didn't really know if you were referring to Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five with your title, but if so, I love you even more.

mckenzie(dot)dial(at)gmail(dot)com

Lee said...

You completely changed my life, Mary, no hyperbole intended! I'm still the little monster I was before, but it's not so bad. I'm a feminist monster now. I know about Darfur, I know about the awesomeness of headscarves and little blue trenches, and all about amazing graffiti. I've said it before, and I will say it again: I'm keeping my eye out, cos Mary will be president some day.

Love,
Lee

megan said...

I'd love to read your new blog- I also have a personal/writing based blog and it would be cool if you check it out! http://combatbabyxx.blogspot.com

megan
megangray_is (at) hotmail (dot) com

Daisy said...

I have been a big fan of your blog for so long. Your posts were filled with lovely photos, fashion, music, the most interesting links to the most fantastic articles as well as a lot more! Thank you for all your inpiration and opening my eyes to so many new things. I really did feel I could relate to you on so many levels.

I hope you are well and I am sure that you will be going onto fab things in your life !

If you do open up your new blog: alittlebitdaisy (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Mary!
Thanks for sharing who you are with us. You've always seemed like an amazing person that I wished I could have been real-life friends with instead of this strange, one-sided blog friendship. Yours was so much more well-rounded then a lot of other blogs, too! You reminded me that you can be global minded and still love girliness. You can be a great, kind person, a sartorial person - that you can have it all! I'm sure that you'll continue to inspire people long after this blog is just a memory.

I'd love a link to your new site, if you get the chance.
fergusonsarah10(at)yahoo(com)

Xo,
Sar

Anonymous said...

charlottegoodrum@hotmail.co.uk

I have loved your blog and will miss it enormously!

xx

FASHION TALE / said...

Ah, too bad :S

Erin said...

I loved this blog, thank you so much for it!

erin.harue (at) gmail (dot) com

dewfall said...

Your blog was amazing and very real. I would love to continue reading your writing!

dewfallen@gmail.com

Claire said...

I've been reading your blog since I was in 8th grade...I'm going into 11th now. I'm always blown away by your outfits, insight, and passion about the things you care about. I miss it! If you ever decide to open your other one up, let me know.

claire(dot)boston01(at)gmail(dot)com

Haley said...

msvoguex3(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I'll miss the blog!
greeneyedgeek19(at)aol(dot).com

Sorcha said...

I'm sad that you're no longer going to be posting to this blog, it's so interesting and unique! But then, it's not about me it's about you. If you feel like doing this blog isn't what you want it to be then it's your choice and I very highly respect that. sorchanf(at)gmail(dot)com
I'll miss you :)

Alli said...

Hi,

If you do decide to share your other blog, I would love to be able to read it. Like the others who commented before me, I want to thank you for giving me more perspective! I remember reading the Darfur posts and in my History class, the teacher started talking about genocide in Darfur. No one else knew a lot of facts, but I did thanks to your posts. So again, thank you! My email is: aserio2@gmail.com

the ranter. said...

i'll really miss you, mary. wish you the best with all future endeavors.. lots of love xox

xxsilverheartzxx(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kwassa (from teen vogue) said...

ophelialovibond (at) gmail (dot) com :)

Tavi said...

stylerookie (at) gmail (dot) com
<3

*emi_vampire* said...

:S :(

ma.emilia_ampuero (at) hotmail (dot) com

joven said...

beautiful blog..pls visit mine and be a follower.. thanks and God bless..

http://forlots.blogspot.com/

MISS VIAN said...

I love your blog!!!

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TumorAttitude said...

I wish you happiness and success.
<3

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Becca Jane said...

beccajanie (at) gmail

Elaine Bowen said...

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Elaine Bowen said...

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Anonymous said...

What a wonderful blog. Your links to jezebel.com turned me resulted in my becoming a feminist which has had such a significant, wonderful impact on me. Hopefully you're still checking this because I'd love to continue reading your thoughts.

akoalae (at) yahoo (dot) com

Thanks!

Harry Fear said...

mail (at) harryfear (dot) co (dot) uk
Thanks!

Petty Arniza said...

:( I love your blog too much.. I've been your silence reader since 2008..

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