"Listen to me, your body is not a temple. Temples can be destroyed and desecrated. Your body is a forest — thick canopies of maple trees and sweet scented wildflowers sprouting in the underwood. You will grow back, over and over, no matter how badly you are devastated."

Beau Taplin || T e m p l e s (via cosmofilius)

(Source: afadthatlastsforever, via cosmofilius)

"Date yourself. Take yourself out to eat. Don’t share your popcorn at the movies with anyone. Stroll around an art museum alone. Fall in love with canvases. Fall in love with yourself."

"A woman sitting by herself is not waiting for you."

Caitlin Stasey (via nobunnyluvsyou)

(Source: mysharona1987, via musingsofanawkwardblackgirl)

"I don’t think people love me. They love versions of me I have spun for them, versions of me they have construed in their minds. The easy versions of me, the easy parts of me to love."

kwamejaw:

nianiadina:

Shoutout to the men who don’t have to wait to have a daughter in order to know how to respect and cherish a female.

a woman*

"But you need to breathe. And you need to be."

Albert Camus, from Notebooks, 1951-1959 (via requiemforthepast)

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