"When I was 12 boys slid their hand up my thigh and slapped my butt. I smiled and took it because I didn’t know it was okay to say stop. I didn’t know that I could say no. So, when the principal calls telling me my daughter is suspended for punching a boy who wouldn’t stop touching her, I will cook her favorite meals. When she tells me how she cursed at the boy who wouldn’t move his hands off her knee even though she asked him to, I will smile and pull out her favorite movie to watch together. I will celebrate the fact that she accepts her body as her own and knows she has the right to say no. I never want my daughter to think her body belongs to men, because it is her own and my god should she be proud. I will teach her it’s more than okay to say stop, something I wish I had known when I was that age."

don’t be soft, let the world know you exist // 5-26-14 // 9:01AM (via restrictedthoughts)

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"Nothing made sense to me anymore. I knew I was young, I knew I was small. But I was worried that I might already be ruined."

Augusten Burrough (via psych-facts)

"I learned that people can easily forget that others are human."

"Prisoner" from the Stanford Prison Experiment (1971)

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I don’t have a lot of friends. I just know a lot of people. There’s a difference.

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