This Is a Story of a Girl

I'm just a girl and this is just an insight to my story.

But women can never be careful enough, can we? If we take naked pictures of ourselves, we’re asking for it. If someone can manage to hack into our accounts, we’re asking for it. If we’re not wearing anti-rape nail polish, we’re asking for it. If we don’t take self-defence classes, we’re asking for it. If we get drunk, we’re asking for it. If our skirts are too short, we’re asking for it. If we pass out at a party, we’re asking for it. If we are not hyper-vigilant every single fucking second of every single fucking day, we are asking for it. Even when we are hyper-vigilant, we’re still asking for it. The fact that we exist is asking for it.

This is what rape culture looks like.

This is what misogyny looks like.

Too many young women I think are harder on themselves than circumstances warrant. They are too often selling themselves short. They too often take criticism personally instead of seriously. You should take criticism seriously because you might learn something, but you can’t let it crush you. You have to be resilient enough to keep moving forward, whatever the personal setbacks and even insults that come your way might be. That takes a sense of humor about yourself and others. Believe me, this is hard-won advice I’m putting forth. It’s not like you wake up and understand this. It’s a process.

There’s something so real about holding hands; some kind of complex simplicity, saying so much by doing so little. I love it.

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smartgirlsattheparty:

thetrevorproject:

recovery-atitsfinest:

Recovery is key to accepting yourself. Recovery blog. 

One day at a time. You’re getting there.

Our motto is, “Change the world by being yourself” and one of our favorite  Meredith Walker quotations is, “Being yourself is a life long quest.”
We love you, Smarties!

smartgirlsattheparty:

thetrevorproject:

recovery-atitsfinest:

Recovery is key to accepting yourself. Recovery blog. 

One day at a time. You’re getting there.

Our motto is, “Change the world by being yourself” and one of our favorite  Meredith Walker quotations is, “Being yourself is a life long quest.”

We love you, Smarties!

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You will be stupid. You will worry your parents. You will question your own choices, your relationships, your jobs, your friends, where you live, what you studied in college, that you went to college at all… If that happens, you’re doing it right.

—Ira Glass (via stay-ocean-minded)

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ourtimeorg:

A good thought to start your day off right.

ourtimeorg:

A good thought to start your day off right.