"One day I’ll give birth to a tiny baby girl
and when she’s born she’ll scream
and I’ll tell her to never stop.

I will kiss her before I lay her down at night
and will tell her a story so she knows
how it is and how it must be for her to survive.

I’ll tell her to set things on fire
and keep them burning
I’ll teach her that fire will not consume her
that she must use it."

- Nicole Blackman, excerpt from “Daughter” (via larmoyante)

"Let’s be shameless. Be greedy. Pursue pleasure. Avoid pain. Wear and touch and eat and drink what we feel like. Tolerate other women’s choices. Seek out the sex we want and fight fiercely against the sex we do not want. Choose our own causes. And once we break through and change the rules so our sense of our own beauty cannot be shaken, sing that beauty and dress it up and flaunt it and revel in it: In a sensual politics, female is beautiful."

- The Beauty Myth  (via agtbeckett)

"The future is scary, but you can’t just run back to the past because it’s familiar."

- Robin Scherbatsky (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

another reminder.

sinandserotonin:

the world is heavy
but your bones
(just a cubic inch)
can hold 19,000 lbs

ounce for ounce
they are stronger than steel

atom for atom
you are more precious than diamond

and stars have died
so that you may live

you need to remember these things
when you say that you are weak
and worthless

archemicstar:

When did you decide to go to Los Angeles? What were your plans and how were they different from the reality you found?I came to Los Angeles in the summer, after I finished at the academy. My parents gave me some money and their blessing, and I drove for four days to Los Angeles. I thought I had a firm agreement with the agency, but when I arrived, I found that wasn’t the case. I came to Hollywood, but I’m not doing this for fame, but for the art. Anyways, I came here without an agent, acquaintances, and with very little money. I knew that if I wanted to stay, I’d have to do everything on my own. […] The first few months really weren’t easy. I slept in hostels, sometimes in the car, just to save money. After a while, I got a job - I sold furniture in a department store in Los Angeles - which made it a little easier because I was able to rent an apartment. Shortly after that, I met my manager, with whom I still work with today, and started to make my way into film and television.
Do you believe in fate?I believe that everyone is responsible for their own happiness. I believe that anything is possible. Of course, you need a lot of hard work and a strong will. I am convinced that everyone - and I really mean this - is able to achieve their dreams. So, do I believe in fate? No, I believe in dreams and serious, tedious work. [x] || [x]

archemicstar:

When did you decide to go to Los Angeles? What were your plans and how were they different from the reality you found?
I came to Los Angeles in the summer, after I finished at the academy. My parents gave me some money and their blessing, and I drove for four days to Los Angeles. I thought I had a firm agreement with the agency, but when I arrived, I found that wasn’t the case. I came to Hollywood, but I’m not doing this for fame, but for the art. Anyways, I came here without an agent, acquaintances, and with very little money. I knew that if I wanted to stay, I’d have to do everything on my own. […] The first few months really weren’t easy. I slept in hostels, sometimes in the car, just to save money. After a while, I got a job - I sold furniture in a department store in Los Angeles - which made it a little easier because I was able to rent an apartment. Shortly after that, I met my manager, with whom I still work with today, and started to make my way into film and television.

Do you believe in fate?
I believe that everyone is responsible for their own happiness. I believe that anything is possible. Of course, you need a lot of hard work and a strong will. I am convinced that everyone - and I really mean this - is able to achieve their dreams. So, do I believe in fate? No, I believe in dreams and serious, tedious work. [x] || [x]

"Wake up every morning and tell yourself that you’re a badass bitch from hell and that no one can fuck with you and then don’t let anybody fuck with you."

- Kate Nash’s advice to college students (via pretendings)

"He was telling me that his culture’s belief is like a river — when a pathway opens up, that’s a pathway for you to flow into and it should be easy to go in that direction, and if there’s a deep struggle in that direction, then that’s not the path for you. You just have to move on a different way. When I heard him say that I thought, geez, there are so many things we struggle with on a daily basis and maybe it’s not the thing we should be struggling for — maybe it’s a lot simpler, you know? That’s the way my decision making goes. When I am exploring my intuition, it’s like a river. If it feels right, I move easily in that direction. There is no “should I, shouldn’t I?” or a pros and cons list — no debate. This is the way to make sense to what to do and that’s the way I pretty much lead my life."

- Stana Katic (via breathlifein)