Who we are as people is not comprised of the negative pieces of our lives, but the positive. By the ways we’ve stood back up after being pushed down, risen after falling. By the way we’ve continued, and never given up.
Taking yourself out of a toxic situation, or into a healthy one is not wrong. Establishing where you stand in regards to a certain issue or choice is not wrong. Being honest about your emotions, even if it might make someone feel ‘bad’ in the process is not wrong.
Stop waiting for the right person, right career, right opportunity to fall in her lap.
Negative self-talk, even in the wake of failure.
Regardless of region, area, culture, heritage, skin color, size, or even the amount of clothing one wears, these artists show that true beauty is confidence—in your sexuality, and in yourself.
You cannot break a woman whose self-love is centered on possibility, on hope, on the potential she has to become something even more wild and wonderful than she already is.
You don’t need him to tell you that you deserve better. You don’t need him to tell you how wonderful you are, how lucky someone else will be to have you. You don’t need his affirmation, his testimony to how awesome of a person you are.
To be ‘like a girl’ is to be confident, resilient, brilliant and strong.