"Right now, someone you haven’t met is out there wondering what it would be like to meet someone like you."

Unknown (via loveinspireuniversally)

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I have learned over the years how essential gentleness towards oneself is. When you are having a bad moment, bad day, bad year, or a seemingly bad life you owe it to yourself to be kind, to be patient, and to be loving.

Beating yourself up over mistakes of the past or present doesn’t help you in anyway to do better. It’s an act of abuse against yourself, and it will only make you hurt more.

Don’t break apart your own soul. Don’t crush your heart into pieces. Please don’t destroy yourself from the inside out. Be gentle with yourself every single second of every moment of every single day. You are learning, you are growing — you will fumble and stumble but I know you can and will rise again.

You are worthy of your own attention, care, and forgiveness. If you’ve been treating yourself badly today I really hope that you’ll take this opportunity to no longer speak hate into your life but rather love, hope, healing, and joy.

You are not a bad person.
You are not a failure.
You are not meaningless.
You are not born to suffer.
You are not fated for misery.

You are a precious human being. Sweetheart, YOU ARE A PRECIOUS HUMAN BEING. A bad moment doesn’t change that. A mistake doesn’t undo your worth. You are a magnificent treasure, and I hope that today you would begin the process of restoring your soul.

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With a whole lot of love,

Dele

(via bealightinthedark)

i been going through it but i’m gonna be okay. thank all of you for your kind and loving messages. i read them all and they mean so much, i love y’all.

I'm a young man with "less than desirable" skin. I have been chastised by boys and girls alike - and even my own parents - since puberty began. While I'm certain young women have completely different and highly demanding standards to live up to, there are still nonetheless standards of "acceptability" enforced on young men (typically enforced by other men no doubt) which leave most of us feeling just as self-conscious and disgusted with ourselves when a two minute Proactiv commercial comes on. — Anonymous

You missed the point of my post. I’m not arguing that men don’t have skin issues, i’m stating plainly that when some women have skin issues and refuse to fix them with make up, they’re judged really harshly. You know how they make a new “WOW LOOK AT HOW THESE CELEB WOMEN LOOK WITHOUT MAKE UP GROSS” gallery every other month? When without make up women just look human and might not have perfect flawless skin and features. That’s what I mean by we’re socialized to accept imperfections on a man’s skin. We’d never openly think “damn why won’t homie slap some concealer on those blemishes wtf” or “wow he ain’t got NO eyebrows why don’t he fill them in” but we’ll automatically judge women on these kinds of things. Or better yet demand that if she’s in any way remarkable enough to be famous then she better have it. Where men don’t worry about that.

westendblues:

please stop calling Black children who have different interests and tastes white

it’s damaging and alienating

I don't like iggy azalea as an artist but her body is like perfect! I'm like obsessed with it!! I feel ashamed lol T^T — Anonymous

hey body is fucking amazing ia

I don't understand why you feel the need to call thinner women 'skinny bitches'. if you feel comfortable being overweight, why do you feel the need to put others down? — Anonymous

why are you trying to hurt your own feelings off an errant comment that wasn’t even made in offense and used to describe MYSELF. seek help