1. "

    What To Do When Your Boyfriend’s Asshole Best Friend Says, “Hey, Never Trust Anything That Bleeds For Seven Days And Doesn’t Die,
    Right?”
    OR The Only Poem I’ll Ever Write About Periods.

    Don’t excuse him because he’s had
    at least three lite beers
    and is sweating through his black button down
    that his mom or exgirlfriend
    probably bought him.
    Don’t excuse him because he’s been turned down
    by the last six girls he went on dates with
    after meeting them on tindr
    with a picture that’s seven years old
    Don’t excuse him because
    he’s usually such a nice guy
    because you don’t want to be a bitch
    because you don’t want to cause a scene
    because when you were seventeen
    your sister told you
    no one likes an angry feminist

    Tell him,
    Hey, Asshole:
    Let me explain something to you.
    Every goddamn motherfucking month since I was eleven,
    a part of me
    tore itself to shreds
    ripped itself apart inside me
    and then remade itself.

    So yes, I bleed for seven days
    and I don’t die
    You know what else can do that?
    Gods.
    Immortal beings.
    Things of legend.
    Fuck, I can even
    create life.

    So I say, never trust anything that can’t
    bleed for seven days and not die.
    You know what that makes it?
    Weak
    Fallible
    Mortal.
    So let’s see, hon,
    What you’re made of.
    If you can bleed for seven days
    and not die.

    Rip out his jugular with your teeth.
    And when he bleeds for seven seconds
    and dies,
    spit on his corpse and say,
    I thought not.

    "

    Katherine Tucker (determined-in-slc)

    (via ted-bundys-cabin)

  2. "We praise people for being “naturally” smart, too, “naturally” athletic, and etc. But studies continue to show, as they have for some time now, that it is generally healthier to praise schoolchildren for being hardworking, than for being naturally gifted. We know now that to emphasize a child’s inherent ability places pressure on that child to continue to be accidentally talented, which is something that is hard for anyone to control. When the children who are applauded for their natural skills fail, they are shown to take the failure very personally. After all, the process of their success has always seemed mysterious and basic and inseparable from the rest of their identity, so it must be they who are failing as whole people. When students are instead complimented and rewarded for their effort and improvement, they tend to not be so hard on themselves. When they fail, they reason, “Well, I’ll work harder next time.” They learn that they are capable of success, rather than constantly automatically deserving of it, and they learn simultaneously that they are bigger and more complex than their individual successes or failures."

    Kate of Eat the Damn Cake, The Stupidity of “Natural” Beauty (via theimperfectascent)

    I lost whole years of my life to self-loathing and self-sabotaging because I couldn’t sustain being ‘gifted’.  Don’t make the same mistake.

    (via mossonhighheels)

    Well, this is relevant.
  3. "I hope my daughter never bears her soul at a poetry showcase with her first love sitting in the audience,
    knowing that the hands she’ll use to applaud her with, will be the same hands that will never hold her again."
    Jasmine Mans, Dear Ex-Lover (via batmanliveshere)
  4. "

    How to talk to your daughter about her body, step one: don’t talk to your daughter about her body, except to teach her how it works.

    Don’t say anything if she’s lost weight. Don’t say anything if she’s gained weight.

    If you think your daughter’s body looks amazing, don’t say that. Here are some things you can say instead:

    “You look so healthy!” is a great one.

    Or how about, “you’re looking so strong.”

    “I can see how happy you are – you’re glowing.”

    Better yet, compliment her on something that has nothing to do with her body.

    Don’t comment on other women’s bodies either. Nope. Not a single comment, not a nice one or a mean one.

    Teach her about kindness towards others, but also kindness towards yourself.

    Don’t you dare talk about how much you hate your body in front of your daughter, or talk about your new diet. In fact, don’t go on a diet in front of your daughter. Buy healthy food. Cook healthy meals. But don’t say “I’m not eating carbs right now.” Your daughter should never think that carbs are evil, because shame over what you eat only leads to shame about yourself.

    Encourage your daughter to run because it makes her feel less stressed. Encourage your daughter to climb mountains because there is nowhere better to explore your spirituality than the peak of the universe. Encourage your daughter to surf, or rock climb, or mountain bike because it scares her and that’s a good thing sometimes.

    Help your daughter love soccer or rowing or hockey because sports make her a better leader and a more confident woman. Explain that no matter how old you get, you’ll never stop needing good teamwork. Never make her play a sport she isn’t absolutely in love with.

    Prove to your daughter that women don’t need men to move their furniture.

    Teach your daughter how to cook kale.

    Teach your daughter how to bake chocolate cake made with six sticks of butter.

    Pass on your own mom’s recipe for Christmas morning coffee cake. Pass on your love of being outside.

    Maybe you and your daughter both have thick thighs or wide ribcages. It’s easy to hate these non-size zero body parts. Don’t. Tell your daughter that with her legs she can run a marathon if she wants to, and her ribcage is nothing but a carrying case for strong lungs. She can scream and she can sing and she can lift up the world, if she wants.

    Remind your daughter that the best thing she can do with her body is to use it to mobilize her beautiful soul.

    "

    skoppelkam on Wordpress  (via rabbrakha)

    So much yes in this.

    (via underthecarolinamoon)

  5. "Apologies are like oxygen masks on hijacked planes; forgive yourself before you ever forgive the person that’s sitting next to you."
    Jasmine Mans (via lasciviousangie)
  6. "Why didn’t I learn to treat everything like it was the last time. My greatest regret was how much I believed in the future."
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close  (via floatingonatidalwave)
  7. "How long has it been since someone touched part of you other than your body?"
    Laurel Hoodwrit
  8. "Do not try to be pretty. You weren’t meant to be pretty; you were meant to burn down the earth and graffiti the sky. Don’t let anyone ever simplify you to just “pretty.”"
    Things I Wish My Mother Had Taught Me | d.a.s (via vittamin)
  9. flinch-nerds:

This tweet is so important to me

    flinch-nerds:

    This tweet is so important to me

  10. You’re gonna need a pep talk sometimes. That’s okay. For now, remember this: You’re awake. You’re awesome. Live like it.

  11. delectabledelight:

Roasted Corn and Pesto Quinoa Pizza from Almonds and Avocados(Vegan, Gluten-Free)

YES

    delectabledelight:

    Roasted Corn and Pesto Quinoa Pizza from Almonds and Avocados
    (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

    YES

  12. "When you give someone your time, you are giving them a portion of your life that you’ll never get back. Your time is your life. That is why the greatest gift you can give someone is your time."
    Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life  (via floatingonatidalwave)

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