"Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love us dearly. Many of them have good intentions. Most are toxic to our being simply because their needs and way of existing in the world force us to compromise ourselves and our happiness. They aren’t inherently bad people, but they aren’t the right people for us. And as hard as it is, we have to let them go. Life is hard enough without being around people who bring you down, and as much as you care, you can’t destroy yourself for the sake of someone else. You have to make your wellbeing a priority. Whether that means breaking up with someone you care about, loving a family member from a distance, letting go of a friend, or removing yourself from a situation that feels painful — you have every right to leave and create a safer space for yourself."
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Daniell Koepke (via princest-leia)

this is so important. so so important 

(via dirtyflowerchild)

(Source: internal-acceptance-movement, via lattesandlaughter)

All About That Bass

So I have a real problem with this song being the new self-esteem anthem.

"Yeah, my mama she told me don’t worry about your size, She says boys like a little more booty to hold at night"

Why are we promoting the teaching of young girls that their beauty and self-worth comes from a man’s opinion?

So can we please stop praising this song as the be all end all of body positivity?  Thanks.

(Source: Spotify)

all about that bass self-image body positive

rapunzelie:

chocolatemermaidya:

rapunzelie:

do you ever feel like there’s just so many pretty girls but most dudes are just subpar like there are radiant goddesses everywhere and just piles and piles of guys in backwards baseball caps and sandals

it’s called makeup

you can put eyeliner on a frat boy that doesn’t change the fact that’s he’s wearing a neon muscle shirt and nike flip flops

(via letstoastfortheyoungblood)

"And sometimes I have kept my feelings to myself, because I could find no language to describe them in."
- Jane Austen, from Sense and Sensibility (Penguin Classics, 2003)

(via thelifeyouveimagined)

"Become friends with people who aren’t your age. Hang out with people whose first language isn’t the same as yours. Get to know someone who doesn’t come from your social class. This is how you see the world. This is how you grow."
- note to self  (via koreyan)

(Source: c0ntemplations, via long-lost-freedom)