"The hours between 12am and 6am
have a funny habit of making you feel
like you’re either on top of the world,
or under it."
"Scream it with me:
You are allowed to miss him.
You are allowed to miss her.
You cannot be expected to find
each bobby pin
she hid behind the couch,
or toss every sweater
he left at your house. Some
things are supposed to be dwelt
upon. And the same way a shell
remembers the sound of the
ocean so too will your heart
remember their sleepy
voiced ‘good mornings.’
You are not required to rush
the immense task of moving on
just because your folks are
worried or your friends are tired
or your ex has been sleeping
with damn near the entire city.
This is your process, you set the pace.
So change the pillowcases and
change the sheets. Know that
your strength is not defined
by the number of days it takes you
to remove them from memory.
a broken heart is
or even a matter or
forgetting. Your heart
is a garden– you must leave
the dead roses in the soil so
others may grow again."
enough poetry about loving me
despite my imperfections.
my scars are not invitations to kiss my skin.
i did not go through hell for you to insist
that the burning coals i walked on
didn’t happen; didn’t exist.
"I am not ready
for you to say
my name next
to verbs that
are past tense."
ACTUAL SUMMARY OF GREEK MYTHOLOGY
- Zeus: im gonna put my dick in it
- Everyone: dont put ur dick in it
- Zeus: toO LaTE
why are you a feminist???
because people are still asking that question
because women are payed less than men in approximately 99% of professions
because chris brown can still have a career after assaulting rihanna but miley cyrus takes her clothes off and there’s a huge scandal
because of this:
because currently it is estimated ten million more girls are out of education than boys (x)
because we’re expected to be mature but hairless like a child, in control but not bossy, sexy but not slutty and definitely not a prude, intelligent but not opinionated, independent but reliant on men, natural but look like the girl in the magazine etc etc
because being called a girl, a pussy or a bitch is an insult
because when i told my mum i refused to get anything less than a’s in my exams she told me it wasn’t ladylike to be so cocky
because my brother and 90% of my male friends think girls who wear revealing clothing are asking for rape
because every person who identifies as female should be allowed to choose if they want to get married, have kids, have a career, go to uni etc etc without expectations
because tampons and sanitary pads are stupidly expensive
because some people reading this will have flinched at the fact i just said ‘tampon’
because there are men out there whose job it is to make young girls feel like absolute shit about themselves just so they can sell the next best beauty product
because female masturbation isn’t considered normal whilst men can talk about their own penises for hours on end
because feminists are still seen as crazy lesbians who dont shave and some still feel like they have to defend themselves by claiming theyre not any of those things when in fact if i want to be a passionate lady who likes other ladies and cant be bothered to shave my legs every twenty minutes then thats my choice and if i want to be someone who wears make up and shaves and goes out partying then thats my choice and if i want to be a combination of the two or anything in between then thats. my. choice.
because i believe anyone who identifies as female is fucking badass and deserves the same rights as every privileged stuck up old white man sitting around and making laws about our bodies
because how can you not be