The problem is not how trauma survivors choose to cope. The problem is society not choosing to aid trauma survivors and finding ways to either blame them and protect their abusers. If only we open our minds to the possibilities of how different trauma speaks through each individual only then we will move forward as a society and stop violence and harassment.
People Who Speak Their Minds
Who you are is someone to be proud of. The way you stand is something to admire. Your faith and strength, your ability to speak when others are against you—those are powerful traits of a powerful girl.
In the way you care for yourself, appreciate your imperfect, beautiful being—that is how you teach people how to treat you
They embrace imperfections. They embrace chaos. They embrace differences and they’re compassionate. Their mission is to heal and fix people. Their mission to is to try to rebuild what others have destroyed.
Dating someone who won’t ever change their mind about you means that even if things don’t work out they won’t forget or regret you.
They do not simply wait for their turn to talk, but actually listen to others. They know they can learn something from everyone, and everything fascinates them.
I want to be the kind of person whose laugh lights up a room, whose smile brings one across your face unconsciously. The kind of person who never half-does or half-loves, but pours her entire heart into everything and everyone.
It was just another day at school for Sam Zeif when the shots rang out and students and teachers began taking cover. But Sam wasn’t just worrying for his own safety in that moment — he was worrying about his brother, who was on the floor above him.
Take every single person who lessened your shine and bury their memory, without mercy under glow of everything that makes you who you are. And who you are right now, in this moment, is a living, breathing example of how you can survive hell and still, still keep shining.
Marry an artist because their portraits of you will illustrate every part of your soul, not only your physical appearance, but how they see you and the inner depths of your personality.