ALESSANDRA RIZZOTTI

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Writer, Editor. Created the editorial series on crowdsourcing "Push for Good" for @GOOD Magazine, helping yield over $1 million in donations for various social impact projects. Has written for @hellogiggles' "Women Working To Do Good", an editorial series for the White House about female changemakers. @sixwordmemoirs have been published in three Harper Perennial books and articles have been published on @TakePart, Smith, Heeb, and Neave's online magazines. Pitch packets designed and written for "10 Things I Hate About You"'s Kirsten Smith have helped sell two films now in pre-production at ABC Family and Paramount. Video art has been featured at The Baltic Contemporary Art Museum and Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher's "Learning To Love You More" gallery. Researcher. Thinker. Idea Maker. Connector. Former child model and @FamilyGuyonFOX post girl and Community Manager @GOOD. Currently an Editor at Backstage and writing monologues for Grammy winner Alisha Gaddis' next monologue book for male teens. Follow me @hellorizzotti.

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    "A miracle is a shift in perspective from fear to love."
    B-)

    (Source: jessicacabot)

    — 14 hours ago with 3 notes
    "The more relaxed you are, the better you are at everything: the better you are with your loved ones, the better you are with your enemies, the better you are at your job, the better you are with yourself."
    Bill Murray (via jessicacabot)
    — 14 hours ago with 3 notes

    i’m afraid of being loved
    i have this worry that as soon as it happens
    it will vanish
    and then what?
    how do you find it again?

    — 1 day ago with 2 notes

    my father turned 68 yesterday

    told me he was 32 years away from being 100 or dying

    and i thought he seemed funny in that moment

    until i realized he didn’t ever want to be 100

    but he walks daily

    he eats his breakfast

    even though he doesn’t eat much

    and he tries to stay relaxed

    he says he retired,

    but really his shaking hands

    prevent him from working

    he told an old friend in Arizona

    he settled down in a nice flashy retirement home

    but it’s subsidized housing

    and i worry no one checks in

    — 5 days ago

    i’m a defender of men

    my first name says so

    and yet every time i try

    i feel a weakness 

    because i’m defensive

    factor in my middle and last names

    and you get defender of men, hair, and rice

    seems like all the ingredients necessary

    to make a fulfilling life

    or just a really messy dinner

    i wish i could be as strong as my name says

    i want to seem as powerful

    as Joan of Arc

    i want to defend mankind, not just a few men

    i want to feel the force below me and surrounding me

    know that i can take over 

    know that i can be stronger

    know that i can conquer myself

    my defensive self

    my utterly confusing self

    myself

    — 5 days ago

    My mother doesn’t want her face known
    In any of the family pictures.
    She says she is ugly.
    She doesn’t want people to see.
    This idea comes from within
    And so her outer self seems
    Inconsequential.

    It’s like when you think your hair looks bad
    And you try to fix it
    When it looks the same as every day.
    Or when you feel
    As though your thoughts will never
    Be expressed quite the right way
    So you hide.

    The first time I felt ugly
    Was looking at myself
    After I had wronged someone.
    I wonder if my mother feels that way every day.
    I wonder if we will ever feel beautiful
    For who we are outside our mistakes.

    — 1 week ago with 2 notes
    When you said the birthday present I gave you Hooked you back in I realized how much a hook looks like a Question mark But that good questions are the root of  What makes a relationship stronger And the avoided questions turn Us to a grey area And causes more questions  To hook less

    When you said the birthday present I gave you
    Hooked you back in
    I realized how much a hook looks like a
    Question mark
    But that good questions are the root of
    What makes a relationship stronger
    And the avoided questions turn
    Us to a grey area
    And causes more questions
    To hook less

    — 1 week ago

    I want a marriage simple

    Where dinner days, dog walks, and travel

    Fill the days

    Where we are comfortable

    Knowing that we are enough

    — 3 weeks ago with 1 note

    There was no compass to the map

    No roads to choose from

    Just one way up

    It felt barren

    We needed

    Terrain

    And color

    More nature

    More ways to feel human

    More ways to make mistakes

    — 3 weeks ago

    Details 

    Make my mind swim.

    Make me feel outside myself.

    Make me tired.

    Make me dream of strange things.

    Tables in oceans.

    Heads flying off bodies.

    Floating above it all.

    Finding easier ways to feel.

    — 3 weeks ago

    Sometimes it’s too hard to know
    What I’m feeling
    That the easiest thing to do is to
    Imagine us on another moon
    Encedulus
    Somewhere where there’s water
    I want to live where there’s life

    — 3 weeks ago

    I woke up feeling bloated,
    My stomach swelling from
    The emotional upset of realizing
    I’m not ready for what I want to be ready for
    I thought of the night I was up for hours
    From all those vegan corn cakes
    And the jokes we made
    About blasting off
    I love how I could laugh with you
    Even in immense pain
    You’re the only one I can do that with

    — 1 month ago with 1 note

    This morning I realized I care less about myself 

    When you’re not around

    And that feels like a disservice

    To you and me

    — 1 month ago with 1 note

    I ate a passion fruit today

    Shared the juice

    Made myself taste the sour seeds

    Pulled apart its dry yellow skin,

    Reveling in possibility

    — 1 month ago with 1 note