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This is for the girls who lie awake at night
pulling at their covers to keep them warm,
Drenched in sins of deprecation,
Tossing and turning on their twin-sized beds
because there is not enough room to fit expectations,
let alone their own.

This is for the girls who stare at themselves in front of their mirrors,
Pinching at the extra layers of skin that hang around their tummies,
“Rolls of fat” as they call it, I prefer the term “beauty.”

This is for the girls who have shoulders and backs
plastered in scars from the bras that were one cup too small,
Overly adjusted and tightened straps to push their breasts up so that boys may find them attractive enough to look underneath the surface,
because who could ever love a monster.

This is for the girls who fall prey to the fallacies of magazine stands,
Captivated by the bold letters bleeding off the covers:
“365 ways to style your hair!”
“How to get the perfect butt!”
“Turn the lights off to look good naked!”
“How to make him love you.”

Pull apart the flesh and look beneath your skin,
You are not defined by the number of eyes
that manifest lust towards you,
You are not the number of hands that plead to saunter
their way towards your hips,
You are not the number of inches that space your thighs,
Or the visibility of the muscles that line up on your stomach.

You do not need to look good naked,
Don’t turn off the lights,
Your butt looks fine,
Stop falling victim to the media,
to the photoshopped ads of puppets who look nothing like you,
Because you are real.
And if you want a man to love you
he must learn to accept you with your extra scars, flaws, and fat,
Because that sack of bones known as a “model” on a Cosmopolitan cover will not keep him warm at night.

It is inscribed in the atoms that make you a person,
You are a three-dimensional beautiful masterpiece,
You are not a computerized pixelated image,
Reshaped and resized, retouched and revised,
Stop letting society dehumanize a woman,
You are a woman.

Allow the fury to slither through your limbs until you shake
with anger and purpose,
Acknowledge the value of your worth for you are more than just a waste of space,
You are space.

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Andra Nechita, “You hold the stars up in the night sky.” (via prettypunkass)

This made me want to cry. So beautiful.

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"Why do you put your self esteem in the hands of complete strangers?"

Helena Bonham Carter (via qoldlush)

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"If you find yourself thinking “Wait. Can’t say that. He’ll think I’m weird and fucked up.” Ditch them and find someone who responds with something twice as weird and three times as fucked up."

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Twin Peaks stairs

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Twin Peaks stairs

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i want a hot body but i also want hot wings

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wentzslut:

LETS GET HIGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!grades

Srsly

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1) A boy telling you you’re pretty won’t make you see the beauty in the fullness of your cheeks, in redness of your lips at 2 in the morning when tequila is making the bar bathroom spin. He can’t take away the ugliness that you see in yourself, you have to do that.

2) You have to be ready to hear someone say they love you. You have to be ready, and you have to be willing, and you have to listen. Because sometimes, they won’t say those three words, they’ll put a blanket over you while you’re watching a movie, they’ll kiss your cheek when they think you’re asleep, they’ll smile when they see you first thing in the morning. But you, you have to be willing to see it, feel it, let it in. Letting someone love you takes practice.

3) Don’t make compromises you can’t live with. Compromise is a different version of what you want, not a whole other Universe.

4) Learn to say no. No - to a movie you don’t want to watch; no - to sex you don’t want to have, no- to a relationship that’s driving you mad. Say no - to things that hurt you, to people that extinguish your fire, to jobs you hate and places that are desolate. There are bad things that we can’t control, bad things that happen and we are sucked into and have to feel with every fibre of our being, but the rest - learn to distance yourself, learn to say no.

5) Don’t expect people to walk through fire for you - not your parents, not your friends, not the person you’re in love with. Love doesn’t mean sacrifice, love shouldn’t mean sacrifice. Don’t expect someone to give away pieces of them, so they could fit you better. And don’t feel hurt when they refuse to - it’s self-preservation. Instead - learn from them. Do it as well.

6) Don’t tether yourself to people. Learn to make connections, to love, with both your feet steady on the ground. Learn to let people pass through your life; like a summer breeze, not a storm that’s just been unleashed.

7) Learn the difference between growth and growing up before it’s too late. Rooftops and water fights and ice cream for breakfast can be a part of your life at 10, 25, or 35. But by the time you’re 35 you need to learn to say enough, to be able to walk away, you need to be able to love yourself. Love yourself the way you loved yourself at 10, before the world had a chance to fill your head with ugliness.

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m.v., The list of things I learned before turning 22, pt.1. (via findingwordsforthoughts)

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"I’m not where I need to be, but thank god I’m not where I used to be."

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1. Your skin may never be perfect, and that’s okay.

2. Life is too short not to have the underwear, the coffee, and the haircut you want.

3. Everyone (including your family, your coworkers, and your best friend) will talk about you behind your back, and you’ll talk about them too. It doesn’t mean you don’t love each other.

4. It’s okay to spend money on things that make you happy.

5. Sometimes without fault or reason, relationships deteriorate. It will happen when you’re six, it will happen when you’re sixty. That’s life.

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Five things I am trying very hard to accept (via kordash)

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"Friendship isn’t about who you’ve known the longest. It’s about who walked into your life, said “I’m here for you” and proved it."

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