I think my greatest struggle at this point in my life is learning how to be gentle with myself. Having gentle thoughts, treat my body gently.

Growing up, your parents will tell you “treat others how you would want to be treated”. As wonderful of a lesson that is, I wish my parents had told me to treat myself kindly as well. Because I’m starting to learn that even if you treat others gently, with love and respect and kindness… life does not guarantee any karmic return. 

My negative thought patterns are ruining my life. Not only do I get negative feedback from others, but it’s coming from inside now. My mind is supposed to be the one safe place, and it’s a war zone. Rough year, guys. Rough year. 

nprbooks:

dcpubliclibrary:

bklyninfocommons:

mildhorror:

I love you, Seattle Public Library. #spl #seattlepubliclibrary

We in the Info Commons feel Seattle on this one.

We couldn’t have said any better ourselves. Thanks, Seattle Public Library.
#teenlibrarianproblems 

Moving to Seattle in 3…2…1…

nprbooks:

dcpubliclibrary:

bklyninfocommons:

mildhorror:

I love you, Seattle Public Library. #spl #seattlepubliclibrary

We in the Info Commons feel Seattle on this one.

We couldn’t have said any better ourselves. Thanks, Seattle Public Library.

#teenlibrarianproblems 

Moving to Seattle in 3…2…1…

sturmtruppen:

the person pretended to be a goat so the goat pretended to be a person

sturmtruppen:

the person pretended to be a goat so the goat pretended to be a person

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This hot mess cheered my up a bit today. 

This hot mess cheered my up a bit today. 

(Source: unclefather)

I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that.
crystalsrad:

this is my FAVORITE one so far

crystalsrad:

this is my FAVORITE one so far

heart-filled-with-hope:

If you’re battling a mental illness and didn’t want to wake up this morning but did anyways, you’re a motherfucking badass. Because living with a mental illness is hard and I’m damn proud of you for still being here and fighting. You’re metal as hell and tough as nails. So keep on fighting, you kickass Viking warrior. You can win this.

This made me cry because I needed it so badly. Thank you. 

fast-and-fit:

rubyetc:

some thoughts from the past few days 

This is such a wonderful perspective ruby, I love it!

fast-and-fit:

rubyetc:

some thoughts from the past few days 

This is such a wonderful perspective ruby, I love it!

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hartbigcanon:

Honestly Cosmo, I came out to have a good time and I’m feeling so attacked right now.

hartbigcanon:

Honestly Cosmo, I came out to have a good time and I’m feeling so attacked right now.

#YesAllWomen

Because my cousin shared 3 rape experiences she had
And on all three occasions
She was wearing sweats and was brutally beaten

So there goes your excuse
That my tight dress was asking for it
It might have escaped your attention,
But I don’t wake up in the mornings,
And put on a skirt thinking,
Will this get me raped?
I don’t put on a tank top hoping,
Maybe this one will.

#YesAllWomen

Because in school, they teach us that our bodies are offensive.

They pull us from classrooms
And hallways
Demanding if we have longer shorts,
Or even a sweater,
Reminding us that the boys are distracted,
That the boys go wild for a peeking shoulder,
Or the sight of a sun burned thigh,
Because their education is more important than ours.

#YesAllWomen

Because white men in pressed suits,
Expensive watches hanging from their wrists,
Red faces glinting with arrogance,
Have more say over my body than I do.

Because those same men,
Quoting the Bible and fake statistics,
Have never shed blood,
As a twisted sacrifice for being a woman.

Because those same men,
Have never walked the streets,
Fearing for their lives,
Clinging to keys between their fingers like a lifeline
With pepper spray in their bags,
Ready for someone to feel entitled to their body.

#YesAllWomen

Because when a man says no to us,
It is a fault in OUR character.
It is because we are not
Thin, tan, or perky enough for HIM.

Because when WE say no to a man,
It’s still a fault in OUR character,
We are the cold, ruthless bitch,
Saying no to the nice guy,
Who offered to buy us a drink,
And who complimented our hair.

#YesAllWomen

Because a UCSB entitled nineteen year old boy,
Can record a video
Of his plans to shoot down all the
“Blonde bimbos who denied him his right,”
And then do so,
Only to have his actions excused by the media,
Claiming he was depressed,
Instead of admitting that male entitlement is dangerous.

#YesAllWomen

Because I am done being silenced
And I am done being polite.
I am done sitting by
And watching
As a country hypocritically cries
Equality and justice
But doesn’t have equal pay
Lets men make decisions for a woman’s body
And blames the victim for the actions of a rapist.

#YesAllWomen

Because our NO won’t be enough one day.

#YesAllWomen

Because I wasn’t asking for it.

#YesAllWomen

Because “Boys Will Be Boys,” is still an excuse

#YesAllWomen

Because “Not All Men Are Like That,” is still a defense.

#YesAllWomen

Because enough blood has been spilled.

#YesAllWomen

Because I am sixteen years old, and I am so afraid, when I shouldn’t have to be.

itakethewordsandscatterthem:

me on my way to steal your man

itakethewordsandscatterthem:

me on my way to steal your man

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pardonmewhileipanic:

BLESS THIS FUCKING CHILD OMG

HAHAH, PERFECT. What a win. 

(Source: meanplastic)