She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. Proverbs 31:25 | Ride or die. I'm that girl, I'm gonna change your world.
Feeling numb. It is a feeling I constantly struggle with. I lose interest in everything, including myself, and it frightens me. And I know I did this a lot to you. I would like you too much one day, and the next day I would lose myself and lose what I felt for you. At moonlight my feelings poured a storm, while at morning light my feelings were desert sand. I am never steady like the pavement we place our feet on, I fluctuate like the ocean we get lost in.
We teach girls to shrink themselves
To make themselves smaller
We say to girls,
"You can have ambition
But not too much
You should aim to be successful
But not too successful
Otherwise you will threaten the man.”
Because I am female
I am expected to aspire to marriage
I am expected to make my life choices
Always keeping in mind that
Marriage is the most important
Now marriage can be a source of
Joy and love and mutual support
But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage
And we don’t teach boys the same?
We raise girls to see each other as competitors
Not for jobs or for accomplishments
Which I think can be a good thing
But for the attention of men
We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings
In the way that boys are
Feminist: the person who believes in the social
Political, and economic equality of the sexes
The greatest fulfillment a child could feel is to hear her parent saying thanks because she might get older every year but she’s happier than she was a year ago. Happy Birthday mother dear! C=
Walter White, Breaking Bad —
Funny how news and things find its way to me when I don’t even ask for them myself. I know a lot more than you know I do, but don’t worry.. they are safe with me.
Sade Andria Zabala (surfandwrite) | A Haiku on Plants —