"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
pain of being broken
in more ways than she
torn into, torn apart
and torn out of,
yet all the while
if you have ever
or that mercy
is hidden in the clouds
that shelter you
from a blistering sun,
then you have never known
mother and friend
who I swear
carries the sent of heaven
within her womb
and its keys
beneath her feet.
"Being an artist means forever healing your own wounds and at the same time endlessly exposing them."
— Annette Messager
(Source: beautyisanillusion, via creepyisascreepydoes)
"I am a collection of dismantled almosts."
— Anne Sexton (via dallonwekes)
(Source: violentwavesofemotion, via flecksofiris)
"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)
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)
"I have lived
in my body
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)
"can you feel my prayers.
— nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)
"I’m a fountain of blood. In the shape of a girl."
— Björk (via observando)
"Most people do not listen
with the intent
with the intent
— Stephen Covey (via vvolare)