Men are taught to suppress their emotions, such as sadness, surprise, fear. These are so-called signs of weakness. There is, however, one emotion we’re allowed to indulge in: anger.
I never thought I would have to watch my mother fight for her life. And after she won, I never thought I’d have to watch anyone else in my life do it again.
This finding highlights part of what makes being a woman so terrifying — that we not only have to fear the strangers in dark alleyways, but also the people we trust the most in broad daylight.
Say it with me, it’s all a bunch of BULLSHIT.
Our society does not take mental health seriously and it makes me wonder how many more need to die before we start to realize that our mental state defines our physical state.
You deserve it!
“Are you sure you’re not running away from your problems?” What they really mean: “I don’t understand why or how you travel so much, so you must have issues.”
White lives are valued more highly than the lives of young people of color.
Looking back when our hands and wrinkled and we get older and knowing we made it.
Right now, I am here — without you, and in this universe I am teaching my heart to be okay with that. Right now, I am learning that it is okay to stop fighting. To lay down my arms. To let things be.