"give your daughters difficult names. give your daughters names that command the full use of tongue. my name makes you want to tell me the truth. my name doesn’t allow me to trust anyone that cannot pronounce it right."
- Warsan Shire (via ethiopienne)
"I take pleasure in my transformations. I look quiet and consistent, but few know how many women there are in me."
- Anais Nin (via fernsandmoss)
"Don’t think about what can happen in a month. Don’t think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be."
- Eric Thomas (via thatkindofwoman)
"You are allowed to be alive. You are allowed to be somebody different. You are allowed to not say goodbye to anybody or explain a single thing to anyone, ever."
- Augusten Burroughs (via calmingcalamity)
"Laughter is the evidence that we’re still here, the proof that our tragedies will not define us forever. Laughter is the language of the survivor."
- Josh Riebock (via calmingcalamity)