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The danger lies in ranking the oppressions. The danger lies in failing to acknowledge the specificity of the oppression. The danger lies in attempting to deal with oppression purely from a theoretical base. Without an emotional, heartfelt grappling with the source of our own oppression, without naming the enemy within ourselves and outside of us, no authentic, non-hierarchical connection among oppressed groups can take place.
-Cherrie Moraga, from “La Guera,” This Bridge Called My Back (1981)

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sticks and stones may break my bones, but language dictates everything from social norms to legislation and it’s indeed often used to bolster violence and oppression sooOo

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I like it when it rains hard. It sounds like white noise everywhere, which is like silence but not empty.
-Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time  (via draculahs)

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Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.
-Stephen R. Covey (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

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If you’re struggling, you deserve to make self-care a priority. Whether that means lying in bed all day, eating comfort food, putting off homework, crying, sleeping, rescheduling plans, finding an escape through a good book, watching your favorite tv show, or doing nothing at all — give yourself permission to put your healing first. Quiet the voice telling you to do more and be more, and today, whatever you do, let it be enough. Feel your feelings, breathe, and be gentle with yourself. Acknowledge that you’re doing the best you can to cope and survive. And trust that during this time of struggle, it’s enough.
-Daniell Koepke (via femmeanddangerous)

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i’m not kidding the worst sound ever is the crack in the voice of a person who is about to cry

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ladies, if a guy doesn’t eat pussy but still expects to get his dick sucked… laugh right in his face. laugh as you put your clothes back on. leave the room in the midst of your laughter. go home while laughing. keep laughing for the rest of your life. never stop laughing.

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1. Lay on the floor of your shower until you can breathe again. Water will always love to love your skin.

2. Start writing with the intention of filling up one page. Write until your pen stops working.

3. Reread a book that once made you cry. Learn something new on every page. Notice how different chapter make you sad. Notice how the book didn’t change and grow; you did.

4. Sleep with your windows open. You can hear both the rain and boys drunkenly singing Frank Sinatra on their deck. Both are equally good.

5. Don’t forget that honey will always taste sweet, but the best way to eat it is off your fingers, laughing.

6. Remember that, sometimes, getting out of bed is enough.

- For unhappy girls who like sitting in the sun (h.f.j.)

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Writing is an underestimated art,
you are painting colorful images
in people’s minds by using words
of black and white.
-i.c. "The Art of Writing" (via delicatepoetry)

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Nudity is natural—none of us were born with clothes on. Nudity does not even have any necessary relationship to sex (you can very well have sex with a lot of your clothes on), and thus it should not be constrained to purely sexual contexts.
-Barely Empowering,” The Columbia Spectator, April 3, 2014. (via bedsider)

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A boy may be as disagreeable as he pleases, but when a girl refuses to crap sunshine on command, the world mutters darkly about her moods.
-from Republic of Thieves, by Scott Lynch (via kammartinez)

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You have more to do
than be weighed down
by pretty or beautiful
you are a fiery heart
and a wicked brain
do not let your soul
be defined by its shell.
-Michelle K., You Look So Pretty! (via michellekpoems)

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I hate crying. Because even after the emotions are gone, you still have those salty remnants stuck to your eyes for hours to remind you that you’re supposed to be sad.
I have come to realize that making yourself happy is most important. Never be ashamed of what you feel. You have the right to feel any emotion that you want, and to do what makes you happy.
-Demi Lovato (via disbar)

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