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Do not teach your daughters to be ‘pretty.’

Do not entomb her in a pretty pink tower
and insist that only the degree of her physical appeal
may set her free.
Teach her to fight her way out,
to consume books and spit knowledge
to lesser boys who insist she is just beautiful
and nothing more.

Teach her to love her body
not to manipulate and put a price tag on herself
as a defined worth
she shall be immeasurable
she shall be more than this.

Do not let her break herself down
when the boy in kindergarden hits her
because he likes her.
What are you really teaching her?
Pain and love are not synonymous
neither are pretty and perfection.

Teach her to be kind
to be harsh
to be demure
to be wild
to be sensitive
to be thick-skinned

But good god,

Do not teach your daughters to be ‘pretty.’

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Michelle K., Do Not Teach Your Daughters to Be ‘Pretty’ (via creatingaquietmind)

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quickweaves:

quickweaves:

White people destroyed 3/4s of the world for spices and have the nerve not to season their food.

this post wont die 

oh no! I’m one of these people

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stonelions:

give yourself over to the wolf. let it eat the parts of you that are sick, that are damaged beyond salvage. let the wolf in and let it clean house, and let it leave again. the wolf knows which parts must be swallowed. you do not need what it takes, and where it bites you the wounds will heal. let the wolf in and let it eat you, and let it leave again.  

come here wolfy wolfy wolfy *whistles* here girl

stonelions:

give yourself over to the wolf. let it eat the parts of you that are sick, that are damaged beyond salvage. let the wolf in and let it clean house, and let it leave again. the wolf knows which parts must be swallowed. you do not need what it takes, and where it bites you the wounds will heal. let the wolf in and let it eat you, and let it leave again.  

come here wolfy wolfy wolfy *whistles* here girl

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#gorge #Oregonside #sunnydayinportland #hiking #multnomahfalls #pdx

#gorge #Oregonside #sunnydayinportland #hiking #multnomahfalls #pdx

beachballcomics:

Ah yeah!  You guys ready for a great signing heading your way?Well, you better be!!Next Thursday (April 11) we’re pleased to launch Lumberjanes, a new series from Boom Studios’ Boom!Box imprint!!It’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Gravity Falls and features five buttkicking, rad teenager girls wailing on monsters and solving a mystery with the whole world at stake. Come meet co-writer NOELLE STEVENSON and co-creator SHANNON WATTERS, at Beach Ball Comics at 5pm!It’s sure to be super groovy!!!

beachballcomics:

Ah yeah!  You guys ready for a great signing heading your way?
Well, you better be!!
Next Thursday (April 11) we’re pleased to launch Lumberjanes, a new series from Boom Studios’ Boom!Box imprint!!
It’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Gravity Falls and features five buttkicking, rad teenager girls wailing on monsters and solving a mystery with the whole world at stake.
Come meet co-writer NOELLE STEVENSON and co-creator SHANNON WATTERS, at Beach Ball Comics at 5pm!
It’s sure to be super groovy!!!

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"Girls are trained to say, ‘I wrote this, but it’s probably really stupid.’ Well, no, you wouldn’t write a novel if you thought it was really stupid. Men are much more comfortable going, ‘I wrote this book because I have a unique perspective that the world needs to hear.’ Girls are taught from the age of seven that if you get a compliment, you don’t go, ‘Thank you’, you go, ‘No, you’re insane.’"

Lena Dunham, in an interview with The Guardian (x)  (via blackbruise)

I’m not all about Lena Dunham, but this is important.

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Shit.

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tastefullyoffensive:

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I laughed about the gif for like 5 minutes. DAT BEAR! super cute

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My new elephant hanging out with my other elephants. Inside the golden colored one is another elephant! #elephantception #elephants #collections #special

My new elephant hanging out with my other elephants. Inside the golden colored one is another elephant! #elephantception #elephants #collections #special

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Rain don’t change the sun #rainbow #rainydayinPortland #pdx

Rain don’t change the sun #rainbow #rainydayinPortland #pdx

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sarahseeandersen:

This is for all the people who behave like cats and use their laptops for heat.
Also, if you see in the second panel, I’ve made a little shout out to the humor blog Tastefully Offensive!  The guy who runs it, Christian Baker, has had Doodle Time’s back since the wayy beginning and I owe a great deal of my success to him.  So please go check out that blog if you’re looking for more funny stuff :)

sarahseeandersen:

This is for all the people who behave like cats and use their laptops for heat.

Also, if you see in the second panel, I’ve made a little shout out to the humor blog Tastefully Offensive!  The guy who runs it, Christian Baker, has had Doodle Time’s back since the wayy beginning and I owe a great deal of my success to him.  So please go check out that blog if you’re looking for more funny stuff :)

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"I won’t kiss you. It might get to be a habit and I can’t get rid of habits."

F. Scott Fitzgerald, Flappers and Philosophers (via unculturedmag)

For real tho.

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Step 322: Have a Pouch of Responsibility inside your purse

adulting:

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Inside a clear, zippered pouch goes the following: Three tampons, a pack of gum, Kleenex, some hand-sanitizer, safety pins, bobby pins if you need them, a few band-aids and ibuprofen. Then, when minor crisis looms, you can shout (inside your head) “TO THE RESPONSIBILITY POUCH!”

Special thanks to Anna for the suggestion!

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Ten questions to ask a friend who just read your novel

mordinwrites:

Found this article. Found it incredibly helpful. Be sure to go read the full story, but these are the ten questions the author (Lydia Netzer) covers in it:

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