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
“Like most sensitive souls, you already know you’re sensitive.
You soak up others’ moods and desires like a sponge. You absorb sensation the way a paintbrush grasps each color it touches on a palette. The ethereal beauty of a dandelion, the shift of a season, the climax of a song, or a certain stirring scent can evoke such wonder it’ll behave as your very breath itself- moving through cells as fuel does to fire and wind does to waves.”—Victoria Erickson (via awakenedvibrations)
“Propagandistic persuasion: wherein through various media and forms of indoctrination techniques the subject is influenced to accept certain opinions or beliefs which lead him to think that he is acting in his own interests when this really is not the case.”—Dr. Amos Wilson
“I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.”—Margaret Thatcher (via psych-quotes)
“what i never
from my mother
just because someone desires you
not mean they value you.
desire is the kind of thing that
leaves you starving.”—The Color of Low Self Esteem (Nayyirah Waheed)
“There are infinite numbers between 0 and 1. There’s .1 and .12 and .112 and an infinite collection of others. Of course, there is a bigger infinite set of numbers between 0 and 2, or between 0 and a million. Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. A writer we used to like taught us that. There are days, many of them, when I resent the size of my unbounded set. I want more numbers than I’m likely to get, and God, I want more numbers for Augustus Waters than he got. But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful.”—John Green, The Fault in Our Stars (via observando)
“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)