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"It’s not my responsibility to be beautiful. I am not alive for that purpose. My existence is not to fulfill yours about how desirable you may find me."
Warsan Shire (via nourishyouruniverse)

(Source: bonvivantx, via gettingahealthybody)

— 3 days ago with 13600 notes
#warsan shire  #quote  #citation  #women  #feminism  #purpose  #beyond beauty  #male gaze  #self-esteem 
"Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it."
Vincent van Gogh (via liberatingreality)

(via kimjungho)

— 3 days ago with 1685 notes
#vincent van gogh  #quote  #citation  #normal  #growth  #self-actualization 
"The past does not control your present or your future. Every day’s a new beginning and a chance to start again."
— 3 days ago with 1767 notes
#quote  #citation  #new beginning  #start again  #daily choice 
"Let people feel the weight of who you are and let them deal with it."
John Eldridge (via creatingaquietmind)

(Source: arrayedlike1ofthese, via picnic-lightning)

— 1 week ago with 40911 notes
#john eldridge  #accountability  #quote  #citation  #be yourself  #responsibility 
"they called her witch because she knew how to heal herself."
Here We Are, Reflections of A God Gone Mad (2nd edition)

(Source: tevsmith, via illuseevil)

— 1 week ago with 22763 notes
#here we are  #reflections of a god gone mad  #quote  #citation  #witch  #healing  #women 
"The best way to take care of the future is to take care of the present moment."
— 1 week ago with 1942 notes
#thich nhat hanh  #quote  #citation  #wisdom  #be here now  #live for the moment  #daily choices 
"Some women are
lost in the fire.
Some women are
built from it."
— 1 week ago with 90645 notes
#michelle k  #poetry  #some  #women  #resilience