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How do you survive?

You just do.
There is no other choice,
no other viable options.

You throw yourself into it,
head first
and make a mess along the way.
Gain a few too many scars,
break some things,
mend others.

you find yourself with
a couple of friends
and a few precious tools.

You just have to.
You will.


- Michelle K., How Do You Recover? pt. 7 (via michellekpoems)

"It is just a body. The more you can be neutral about a body, the better. Bodies change, and many times they change from things out of your control. Bodies do not, and never will, have anything to do with your value."

- Bevin Branlandingham

(Source: queerfatfemme)

"If someone comes along and shoots an arrow into your heart, it’s fruitless to stand there and yell at the person. It would be much better to turn your attention to the fact that there’s an arrow in your heart."

- Pema Chödrön

"Empowerment should be as much about teaching women and girls to support each other and confront the system collectively as it should be about individual experiences."

"Don’t ever compliment me by insulting other women. That’s not a compliment, it’s a competition none of us agreed to."

- jaythenerdkid, “You’re not like other girls.”

(Source: escapedgoat)

"We can’t hate ourselves into a version of ourselves we can love."

- Lori Deschene

(Source: angryasianfeminist)