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"I asked God if it was okay to be melodramatic
and she said yes
I asked her if it was okay to be short
and she said it sure is
I asked her if I could wear nail polish
or not wear nail polish
and she said honey
she calls me that sometimes
she said you can do just exactly
what you want to
Thanks God I said
And is it even okay if I don’t paragraph
Sweetcakes God said
who knows where she picked that up
what I’m telling you is
Yes Yes Yes"
God Says Yes To Me,
Kaylin Haught(via tensive)
"The year of letting go. Of understanding loss, grace of the word “no,” and also being able to say “you are not kind.” The year of humanity / humility, when the whole world couldn’t get out of bed. Everyone I’ve met this year says the same thing: “You are so easy to be around, how do you do that?” The year I broke open and dug out all the rot with own hands. The year I learnt small talk and how to smile at strangers. The year I understood that I am my best when I reach out and ask, “Do you want to be my friend?” The year of sugar, everywhere. Softness. Sweetness. Honey honey. The year of being alone and learning how much I like it. The year of hugging people I don’t know because I want to know them. The year I made peace and love, right here."Warsan Shire (via theradiodaze)
loving yourself as a form of activism…
self doubt, self loathing, low self esteem, low self confidence, poor self image, skewed sense of self, so cruel to yourself, say sorry."Warsan Shire, via twitter (via hiddenshores)
"It’s not my responsibility to be beautiful. I’m not alive for that purpose. My existence is not about how desirable you find me."Warsan Shire (via china-rose)
"two people who were once very close can
or grand betrayal
perhaps this is the saddest thing in the world."Warsan Shire (via feellng)
"later that night
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
where does it hurt?
everywhere."Warsan Shire (via petrichour)
He says ‘I don’t get it, why are you still a virgin at 24?’
He says ‘I don’t believe you, I’ve seen you walk, virgins don’t walk like that’
He says, ‘That ain’t natural, people are supposed to fuck.’
He asks ‘Why though? No offence though.’
I ask ‘When was your first time?’
He says ‘I was 12’
He says ‘I know what you’re thinking, that’s too young.’
I look at his knuckles, he has two good hands.
He says ‘She was older than me.’
I ask ‘How old?’
And he says ‘It’s better that the girl is older, that’s how I learnt all things I know’
He licks his lips.
I ask again ‘How old?’
He says ‘I could use one finger to make you sob’
I think of my brother in prison and I can’t remember his face.
I ask again ‘How old?’
He says ‘Boys become men in the laps of women, you know?’
I think of my mothers faced lined with her bad choices in men.
He says ‘If you were mine you wouldn’t get away with this shit, I’d eat you for hours, I’d gut you like fruit.’
I think of my cousins circumcision, how she feels like a mermaid, not human from the waist down.
He says ‘I’d look after you, you know?’
I laugh, I ask for the last time ‘How old?’
He says ‘34.’
He says ‘She was beautiful though and I know what you’re thinking but it’s not like that, I’m a man, I’m a man, I’m a man. No one could ever hurt me’."Warsan Shire, Crude Conversations With Boys Who Fake Laughter Often (via cactuslungs)
"While most students at Columbia University will spend the first day of classes carrying backpacks and books, Emma Sulkowicz will start her semester on Tuesday with a far heavier burden. The senior plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size mattress across the quad and through each New York City building – to every class, every day – until the man she says raped her moves off campus.
‘I was raped in my own bed,’ Sulkowicz told me the other day, as she was gearing up to head back to school in this, the year American colleges are finally, supposedly, ready to do something about sexual assault. ‘I could have taken my pillow, but I want people to see how it weighs down a person to be ignored by the school administration and harassed by police.’"
"Autumn makes me want to fall in love… Autumn feels like home to me."(via foxfoxwolf)