1. kawaiiabetes:

    interruptmag:

    By 13 years-old 53% of girls say they are unhappy with their bodies. When were we happy? Marie C. photographed and interviewed 4-8 year old girls and asked them what they liked about their bodies to find out.

    "i like my body because it’s magic"

    this will heal me

    (via kalokagathias)

     

  2. "In a community where everyone asks about what you do and no one asks about what you love, it’s easy to become discouraged and uninspired. Many of us cease to think of ourselves as “artists” as our minds and our days are consumed with the tedium of the jobs we take on to afford living in New York. So what’s the point?"
    — 

    I Am Not My Job: Why I Left New York City |  (via thatkindofwoman)

    STEPHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ITS OUR BOOK LOOK

    (via kalokagathias)

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  3. "

    In our culture “good sex” is usually defined in terms of technique and performance. We overlook that sex is a creative act, which doesn’t need to be critiqued or evaluated.

    Sex is creative when it produces a new feeling, insight, or experience. In this exercise some of these possibilities are explored. Look at the following list of experiences. Put a check by any you have had at least once during sex. These are suggestive phrases, to be interpreted as you wish–your own perception of bliss, carefreeness, playfulness, and so on is all you need to go by.

    Delighted laughter
    Sense of timelessness
    Ecstasy
    Warm flow in the heart
    Merging with partner
    Floating sensation, as if the body disappears
    Warmth or visible light flowing up the spine
    Loss of ego
    Carefreeness
    Playfulness
    Nonattachment to your performance
    Complete letting go
    Expansion
    Sense of wholeness, safety, belonging
    Blessings
    Bliss
    Acute awareness of self or surroundings
    Unbounded love
    Contentment
    Peace in the center of your heart.

    Now look back over your answers; the experiences you have checked indicate your spiritual horizon. That is, you have learned to use sexual energy to create these experiences.

    If you have some only once, these are the envelope of your inner growth. The experiences you have had more than once, especially if recently, indicate the growth you have already integrated into your loving personality.

    Go back over the list and mark experiences you haven’t had but think could happen next. These are your spiritual goals. Your desire for them is enough to bring them about; on your inner landscape you are already working toward them.

    With spiritual growth comes new creative potential–which can take the form of sexual expression–leading to the realization that you are pure potential, able to fulfill any creative impulse.

    "
    — Deepak Chopra (via mindofataurus)

    (via kalokagathias)

     

  4. "

    1.
    I say, ‘I am fat.’
    He says ‘No, you are beautiful.’
    I wonder why I cannot be both.
    He kisses me
    hard.

    2.
    My college theater professor once told me
    that despite my talent,
    I would never be cast as a romantic lead.
    We do plays that involve singing animals
    and children with the ability to fly,
    but apparently no one
    has enough willing suspension of disbelief
    to go with anyone loving a fat girl.
    I daydream regularly
    about fucking my boyfriend vigorously on his front lawn.

    3.
    On the mornings I do not feel pretty,
    while he is still asleep,
    I sit on the floor and check the pockets of his skinny jeans for motive,
    for a punchline,
    for other girls’ phone numbers.

    4.
    When we hold hands in public,
    I wonder if he notices the looks —
    like he is handling a parade balloon on a crowded sidewalk;
    if he notices that my hands are now made of rope.

    5.
    Dear Cosmo: Fuck you.
    I will not take sex tips from you
    on how to please a man you think I do not deserve.

    6.
    He tells me he loves me with the lights on.

    7.
    I can cup his hip bone in my hand,
    feel his ribs without pressing very hard at all.
    He does not believe me when I tell him he is beautiful.
    Sometimes I fear the day he does will be the day he leaves.

    8.
    The cute hipster girl at the coffee shop
    assumes we are just friends
    and flirts over the counter.
    I spend the next two weeks
    mentally replacing myself with her
    in all of our photographs.
    When I admit this to him
    we spend the evening taking new photos together.
    He will not let me delete a single one of them.

    9.
    The phrase “Big girls need love too” can die in a fire.
    Fucking me does not require an asterisk.
    Loving me is not a fetish.
    Finding me beautiful is not a novelty.
    I am not a fucking novelty.

    10.
    I say, ‘I am fat.’
    He says, ‘No. You are so much more’,
    and kisses me
    hard.

    "
     
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  6. "I hope one day
    you have sunflowers
    wrapped around your
    lungs.
    I hope one day
    Self love is the key
    language when you
    talk about yourself."
    — Alexa Evangelista | you deserve betters (via vodkakilledtheteens)

    (Source: vodkakilledtheteens, via ringlet-warrior)

     

  7. "I change my life when I change my thinking.
    I am Light. I am Spirit.
    I am a wonderful, capable being.
    And it is time for me to acknowledge
    that I create my own reality with my thoughts.
    If I want to change my reality,
    then it is time for me to change my mind."
    — Louise L. Hay   (via shaktilover)

    (via maurrrr)

     

  8. (Source: patheticjunkies, via maurrrr)

     

  9. "Notice the people who are happy for your happiness, and sad for your sadness. They’re the ones who deserve special places in your heart."
    — 

    (via exercise-for-confidence)

    this is the truest of the truths

    (via waakeme-up)

    (Source: moeyhashy, via naosejasojoao)

     

  10. "I swear to every heaven ever imagined,
    if I hear one more dead-eyed hipster
    tell me that art is dead, I will personally summon Shakespeare
    from the grave so he can tell them every reason
    why he wishes he were born in a time where
    he could have a damn Gmail account.
    The day after I taught my mother
    how to send pictures over Iphone she texted
    me a blurry image of our cocker spaniel ten times in a row.
    Don’t you dare try to tell me that that is not beautiful.
    But whatever, go ahead and choose to stay in
    your backwards-hoping-all-inclusive club
    while the rest of us fall in love over Skype.
    Send angry letters to state representatives,
    as we record the years first sunrise so
    we can remember what beginning feels like when
    we are inches away from the trigger.
    Lock yourself away in your Antoinette castle
    while eat cake and tweet to the whole universe that we did.
    Hashtag you’re a pretentious ass hole.
    Van Gogh would have taken 20 selflies a day.
    Sylvia Plath would have texted her lovers
    nothing but heart eyed emojis when she ran out of words.
    Andy Warhol would have had the worlds weirdest Vine account,
    and we all would have checked it every morning while we
    Snap Chat our coffee orders to the people
    we wish were pressed against our lips instead of lattes.
    This life is spilling over with 85 year olds
    rewatching JFK’s assassination and
    7 year olds teaching themselves guitar over Youtube videos.
    Never again do I have to be afraid of forgetting
    what my fathers voice sounds like.
    No longer must we sneak into our families phonebook
    to look up an eating disorder hotline for our best friend.
    No more must I wonder what people in Australia sound like
    or how grasshoppers procreate.
    I will gleefully continue to take pictures of tulips
    in public parks on my cellphone
    and you will continue to scoff and that is okay.
    But I hope, I pray, that one day you will realize how blessed
    you are to be alive in a moment where you can google search
    how to say I love you in 164 different languages."
    — 

    b.e.fitzgerald (Art is a Facebook status about your winter break.)

    This.

    (via byrdiegrey)

    This is important.

    (via hextrovert)

    (via lavender-lovee)

     

  11. "I can’t think of anything but nights with you."
    — 

    Zelda Fitzgerald to Scott Fitzgerald

    Everything you love is here

    (via lovequotesrus)

    (Source: larmoyante, via moratoriu-m)

     
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  13. stefdelima:

    At first I was like “hmmm, I don’t know…”

    Now I’m obsessed.

    (Source: mrjohnmayer)

     

  14. stefdelima:

    At first I was like “hmmm, I don’t know…”

    Now I’m obsessed.

    (Source: mrjohnmayer)