“I will teach my daughter not to wear her skin like a drunken apology.
I will tell her ‘make a home out of your body, live in yourself, do not let people turn you into a regret, do not justify yourself. If you are a disaster it is not forever, if you are a disaster you are the most beautiful one I’ve ever seen. Do not deconstruct from the inside out, you belong here, you belong here, not because you are lovely, but because you are more than that.’”—Azra.T “Your hands are threads, your body is a canvas.” (via sourirefugace)
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. It is through education, that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.”—Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa, 1993 Nobel Peace Prize laureate (via bookmania)
It is impossible to imagine a color you have not seen. I can’t call my mother because she makes me panic. When I say I am crying what I really mean is that I want to cry but can’t. Instead of dying, the jellyfish simply ceases to move. Glass moves like any other liquid, but slower. Sex is another…
“But why do I notice everything? She thought. Why must I think? She did not want to think. She wanted to force her mind to become a blank and lie back, and accept quietly, tolerantly, whatever came.”—Virginia Woolf, The Years (via kyokus)