"When she is happy, she can’t stop talking, when she is sad she doesn’t say a word."

— Ann Brashares

(Source: the-healing-nest, via coldflowers)


Men seek heaven
in the space between
pelvis and thigh
a woman comes to
learn the
pain of being broken
in more ways than she
could ever
have imagined.

torn into, torn apart
and torn out of,
yet all the while
bleeding love.

if you have ever
doubted that
angels exist
or that mercy
is hidden in the clouds
that shelter you
from a blistering sun,
then you have never known
a woman.

mother and friend
who I swear
carries the sent of heaven
within her womb
and its keys
beneath her feet.

(via wordswoman-deactivated20130821)

"Being an artist means forever healing your own wounds and at the same time endlessly exposing them."

— Annette Messager

(Source: beautyisanillusion, via creepyisascreepydoes)

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"I am a collection of dismantled almosts."

— Anne Sexton (via dallonwekes)

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"You don’t really want to escape and be free.
All you really want is to be held so tightly that your ribs ache and you can feel your heart beating through your whole body."

— (via kuffr)

(via lovely-plant)


If you grow up the type of woman men want to touch,
you can let them touch you.

Sometimes it is not you they are reaching for.
Sometimes it is a bottle. A door. A sandwich. A Pulitzer. Another woman.

But their hands found you first. Do not mistake yourself for a guardian.
Or a muse. Or a promise. Or a victim. Or a snack.

You are a woman. Skin and bones. Veins and nerves. Hair and sweat.
You are not made of metaphors. Not apologies. Not excuses.


— Sarah Kay, excerpt from “The Type” (via larmoyante)

(via themoonshoney)

"I have lived
in my body
for years
and still need
maps and lights
to find my way
to how I feel."

— Michelle K., Body of Maps   (via fassyy)

(Source: michellekpoems, via lauraluv11)

"My mission, should I choose to accept it, is to find peace with exactly who and what I am. To take pride in my thoughts, my appearance, my talents, my flaws and to stop this incessant worrying that I can’t be loved as I am."

— Anais Nin (via tirhase)

by Jenny Woods

by Jenny Woods

(via ocularappetite)

"can you feel my prayers.
there and
there and

— nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)

by Mary Robinson on Flickr.

by Mary Robinson on Flickr.

(Source: emissarium, via riddledust)

"I’m a fountain of blood. In the shape of a girl."

— Björk (via observando)

"Most people do not listen
with the intent
to understand;

they listen
with the intent
to reply."

Stephen Covey (via vvolare)

(via me-esoteric)