“I am a woman with a body. For that I offer no explanation, shame, excuse or apology. In a culture obsessed with women shrinking, confidence is controversial. It is courage. I’m taking my peace back.”—Erin Brown (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)
“There’s always going to be bad stuff out there. But here’s the amazing thing — light trumps darkness, every time. You stick a candle into the dark, but you can’t stick the dark into the light.”—Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart (via feellng)
“Sometimes you meet someone, and it’s so clear that the two of you, on some level belong together. As lovers, or as friends, or as family, or as something entirely different. You just work, whether you understand one another or you’re in love or you’re partners in crime. You meet these people throughout your life, out of nowhere, under the strangest circumstances, and they help you feel alive. I don’t know if that makes me believe in coincidence, or fate, or sheer blind luck, but it definitely makes me believe in something.”—(via thequotesymposium)
all of my roommates are gone (again) and i have been left alone hopelessly searching online for a job during the school year. this all translates to: please talk to me before i blow my brains out so i can get to know you better
No one can tell what goes on in between the person you were and the person you become. No one can chart that blue and lonely section of hell. There are no maps of the change. You just come out the other side.
“Get off the couch. Talk to strangers. Experiment with food. Experiment with clothes. Dye your hair blue, or don’t (seriously). Cry into your pillow. Cry with joy. Gain a few pounds. Get fit. Travel outside of your country. Travel within your city. Travel within yourself. Make promises that you keep. Stop lying to yourself. Get in fights with the people you love. Enjoy the evolution of the apology to follow. Start a revolution. Be a revolution. Be an adventure.
“When I was a little girl they told me
I could be whatever I wanted.
They forgot to tell me
that people would ask my husband about his job,
and me about the kids,
forgot to tell me that the company for which I work
will have more rights that I will,
forgot to tell me that my body will be up for debate in
political circles, internet forums, the comment sections
by people who cannot name the parts of woman
that make a child,
but will tell you the cells inside a womb
are more important than those around them.
They didn’t mention that if I tried to be
a career woman and a mother
that people would ask how?
That trying to have it all
would earn criticism
instead of praise.