Hey guys! I’m writing to you from the frontlines of pop culture! (Which, incidentally, is a donut shop in Fresno, California.) This week really proved to be the gift that kept on giving with Ashley Judd’s kick ass “I went to Sarah Lawrence and majored in Having Opinions” feminist essay, the leaked naked Zac Efron pics, and the SNL performance from the gay dancing troupe One Direction! Would you look at all that juiciness? Celebrities are smart! Singers are underage gay porn stars! Zac Efron has an ass that will be never used the way God intended it to! Ugh, I am so blessed. Special shoutout to my very own “Heart Of The Ocean” Gaby Dunn for putting this together and to Widowspeak for providing the hazy music.
Trace the scars life has left you. It will remind you that at one point, you fought for something. You believed.
“You are the only person who gets to decide if you are happy or not—do not put your happiness into the hands of other people. Do not make it contingent on their acceptance of you or their feelings for you. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if someone dislikes you or if someone doesn’t want to be with you. All that matters is that you are happy with the person you are becoming. All that matters is that you like yourself, that you are proud of what you are putting out into the world. You are in charge of your joy, of your worth. You get to be your own validation. Please don’t ever forget that.” — Bianca Sparacino
Excerpted from The Strength In Our Scars by Bianca Sparacino.