“I pray you are never infected by the insecurities that plagued your mother.
Or the late night devastation that comes from not loving even a sliver of yourself.
I pray that you never wake up in the morning, with loneliness waiting for you at the foot of your bed.
I promise he is no companion.
I pray I can teach you the value of your body, the value of your heart.
I pray you never find yourself kneeling in front of a toilet, with two fingers pressed down into the back of your tongue, trying to paint the toilet bowl in your self loathing.
It’s a colour that is unbecoming, even on you.
I pray that I can teach you that beauty is subjective, this is something I didn’t begin to understand until I was twenty.
I pray most of all, that you learn how important fajr is.
And how truly blessed you are to be a woman.”—Key Ballah, More Lessons For My Daughter (via keywrites)
“Race is not a biological category that naturally produces health disparities because of genetic differences. Race is a political category that has staggering biological consequences because of the impact of social inequality on people’s health.”—Dorothy E. Roberts, Fatal Intervention (via betheintrepid)
“I think a huge mistake we make is not allowing ourselves to feel. Whenever I’m driving in my car and a memory pops into my head that forms a lump in my throat my first instinct is to immediately shut it away. But I try to force myself to feel it, the loss. I let myself cry and slam my fists into the steering wheel because I know my mind needs my body. Sometimes the spaces in our head aren’t big enough for the pain we feel and it’s our bodies job to set it free.”—Jenna Anne. (via escapetosunsets)
white girls can’t wear bindis because in sixth grade one time i was dropped off at school by my aunt who was wearing a bindi at the time and some girl’s mom whispered to her friend how she would never let her daughter play with me because my family had probably been happy about 9/11 and then four years later that daughter showed up to school wearing a bindi as part of her “”“boho”“” look
“While evolutionary psychology suggests that women pass on casual sex due to an inherent lack of sexual desire, Conley says there’s an entirely different reason. She posits that women say “thanks, but no thanks” for fear of being judged. She also says that women have serious reservations about whether a one-night stand would be enjoyable with a new partner. She tries to explain to men, “The reason women are turning you down for casual sex seems to be that, for one thing, a lot of you are calling them sluts afterward.” Also, “A lot of you aren’t bothering to try to be good in bed.” Preach.”—Women Want Sex & That’s What’s Up - Vanessa Golembewski (via honeyedheroine: ladonnapietra: note-a-bear: menstruatepowerfully)
“Never mind what-is. Imagine it the way you want it to be so that your vibration is a match to your desire. When your vibration is a match to your desire, all things in your experience will gravitate to meet that match every time.”—Abraham Hicks (via jagerbombnarcissism)