Sometimes you are brave and courageous and stressed out and falling apart all at the same time. 

These things are not mutually exclusive.

Reminder: You are under no obligation to look pretty.


Not when you are laying around the house, not when you go to the grocery store, not when you sit in a classroom, not when you go to the gym. You are never obligated to get dressed up just so you are pretty for others.

Pretty is not the rent you pay to exist in the world as a woman. 


something that i think we forget sometimes

“There is a magnificent Mark Eitzel song titled “It Is Important Throughout Life To Proclaim Your Joy”. It is also important to admit, on occasion, to the righteousness of your fury. To the justness of your cause in the face of those who would do you wrong, and who would rob you of your youth, and who would ignore what’s good and beautiful in you. I know this is all corny platitude stuff, but I know people who got sent to places… and it sucked for them. They can’t even say how bad it was.” — John Darnielle


What Guys Look For In Girls - a response to Nash Grier’s “What Guys Look For In Girls” video


Loving your body isn’t conceited

Feeling proud of yourself doesn’t make you a narcissist

Giving yourself credit for something won’t make you lose motivation to keep bettering yourself

Caring about your own happiness isn’t shallow

Putting your recovery first isn’t selfish

“We live in different realities but when you deny what this person is going through or what this person is going through, you’re denying their reality. We are as different on the outside as we are on the inside and we have the right to be so.
Don’t deny differences. Accept them, appreciate them, recognize them and cherish them. They are extremely important.” — Jane Elliott (The Angry Eye)