"We never say that all men deserve to feel beautiful. We never say that each man is beautiful in his own way. We don’t have huge campaigns aimed at young boys trying to convince them that they’re attractive, probably because we very rarely correlate a man’s worth with his appearance. The problem is that a woman’s value in this world is still very much attached to her appearance, and telling her that she should or deserves to feel beautiful does more to promote that than negate it. Telling women that they “deserve” to feel pretty plays right in to the idea that prettiness should be important to them. And having books and movies aimed at young women where every female protagonist turns out to be beautiful (whereas many of the antagonists are described in much less flattering terms) reinforces the message that beauty has some kind of morality attached to it, and that all heroines are somehow pretty."

You Don’t Have To Be Pretty – On YA Fiction And Beauty As A Priority | The Belle Jar (via brutereason)

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"Treat a heavy heart with
the same cautious softness
as the first chirps of
a morning lark to a day
that has not broken yet —
remind it darkness is only
a temporary state while
waiting for the sun again."

— Lucy Quin

Dedicated to my favourite person: My heart is yours.(“Lullabies” by Lang Leav)

Dedicated to my favourite person: My heart is yours.

(“Lullabies” by Lang Leav)


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"I go through phases. Some days I feel like the person I’m supposed to be, and then some days, I turn into no one at all. There is both me and my silhouette. I hope that on the days you find me and all I am are darkened lines, you still are willing to be near me."

— Mary Kate Teske

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Pacific Coast | Colin Gallagher

Pacific Coast | Colin Gallagher

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"You told me once before that you wanted to change the world, to make it better. Little did you know, you’ve made that happen before you spoke. You’ve changed my world and I’ve become better because of you."

— 藍慧晴, seaphilia.tumblr.com

"The world can burn and consume you, but remember, you are made up of 75% water, and water puts out fire. You have every element in your body to fight off whatever it is that wounds your soul."

— 藍慧晴, seaphilia.tumblr.com

"When people stop writing, it’s one of two things - they are either really happy or broken beyond repair."

— Ming D. Liu

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"it was love at

'first, last' by Della Hicks-Wilson

"And you think she deserves better than you. You are right. So be better than you."

— Rachel Wiley, from “Her Name

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