"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.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I am going to be a woman,
but I’d like to be a human, too."
Terms and Conditions - Meghan Lynn  (via yesdarlingido)
"…And please remember that you were beautiful before he told you that you were."
"Never mix culture and Islam."
"You’re not a bad person for the ways you tried to kill your sadness."
"No one loves anyone else; he loves
what he finds of himself in the other.
Don’t fret if others don’t love you. They feel
who you are, and you’re a stranger.
Be who you are, even if never loved.
Secure in yourself, you will suffer
few sorrows."
Fernando Pessoa  (via noumenalna-stvarnost)

lucid blog
"You have to learn to say no without feeling guilty. Setting boundaries is healthy. You need to learn to respect and take care of yourself."
(via frowly)