"Opportunity is fleeting. Be impatient. You can’t wait for the perfect moment—that moment is now. Risk begets reward; safety begets sameness."

@3 weeks ago with 3 notes
#words to live by #things to remember #relevant #inspiration #advice 

"

A co-worker closed the door to the staff room behind him.
It locked automatically
and I started planning what I could use as a weapon:
smash the glass beside the fridge into his eye.
pick up the fork next to me and sink it into his leg.
claw him across the face if I couldn’t get to anything in time.
As I calculated how hard it would be to shove his body weight off of me,
he finished making his lunch, said, “Sup,” and left,
the door automatically locking behind him.
I expect if I told him I was prepared to stab him with the corner of my staff ID if I had to,
he would say what I’ve heard too often, the one we all know
but are getting wearily suspicious of:
Not all men are like That.

When I was eleven, all the girls in my class got sent to self-defence
because they assumed we’d need it one day.
When I was twelve, there was a prostitute’s body dumped in the river next to my house
because someone thought she was disposable.
When I was thirteen, it happened again and this time the man went to jail
and people stood outside the courtroom and held up signs that he did the right thing.
When I was fourteen, my friend showed up to a sleepover late, chest heaving from sobbing
and from running four blocks after getting chased by a man that followed her off the bus.
When I was fifteen, my mother accused me of being a Man Hater
and I said, “No, but god, would you blame me if I was?”

I got catcalled and then got laughed at when I flipped them off.
they pulled up beside me and I clutched my bag tighter,
my hand going in for my keys and my mind going over how their noses would look
if I smashed them in with my elbow.
“What’s the big deal,” the guy at the steering wheel asked. “We’re just complimenting you. We’re not like That.”

Sorry, but I’m not going to trust you in case I end up on a poster labelled ‘MISSING.’
Even if you seem like the nicest guy, I’ll still have one hand holding my keys
as the only knife I’m allowed, because I don’t know how far you’re going to take it:
if you won’t back off when I tell you I don’t want to date you
if you’ll shout BITCH at me when I don’t respond well to your catcall
if you’ll expect my body as a reward for treating me like a human being
if you’ll try to take what you think you’re owed by being a man
if you’ll turn me into another statistic that people shudder away from.

I have been trained to assume that it’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing
or face the consequences.
I don’t know if you’ll nod when I reject you
or pump me full of bullets.

Every single woman I’ve talked to has a story where they haven’t felt safe in their own body
because of what a man said or did.

Not all men are like That, but god, it’s enough.

"

'Welcome to Girlhood: None Of Us Are Safe,'

(Source: theappleppielifestyle, via loveyourchaos)

@3 months ago with 101035 notes
#relevant 

"That’s who you really like. The people you can think out loud in front of."

 
@3 months ago with 7 notes
#so real #relevant #things to remember #words to live by #important #advice 

"Decide what makes you happy and fight for it."

@3 months ago with 28 notes
#words to live by #things to remember #advice #life #relevant 
@7 months ago with 13 notes
#hahahahaha #relevant #filter #instagram 

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall."

@10 months ago with 54 notes
#this is so real #relevant #words to live by #things to remember #life #2013 

"You cannot spend all of your time with negative people and expect to have a positive life."

@10 months ago with 5 notes
#relevant #real talk #words to live by #things to remember 
a million times, this.

a million times, this.

(Source: instagram.com, via loveyourchaos)

@2 months ago with 19934 notes
#relevant 

Why We Need To Talk About Elliot Rodger 

we need to teach our boys that women are equal to us and they are not entitled to force her hand in decision making – especially when it comes to sex or relationships. And, we need to teach our girls that they have absolutely no obligation to accept any invitation from any man whom they do not desire in return. Additionally, that their self worth does not come from the acceptance of others, but from within. That’s why it’s called *self* worth.”

@3 months ago with 14 notes
#so real #relevant #news #real talk 

"Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would otherwise fall apart is true strength."

@3 months ago with 18 notes
#keep on keepin on #words to live by #things to remember #relevant #advice #inspiration #you got this 

"You don’t have to be great to start. But you have to start to be great."

@3 months ago with 5 notes
#relevant #life #advice #words to live by #things to remember 

"Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once."

P. C
@10 months ago with 59 notes
#words to live by #things to remember #relevant 

"There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living."

Nelson Mandela
@10 months ago with 20 notes
#words to live by #things to remember #relevant #new beginnings 
"Opportunity is fleeting. Be impatient. You can’t wait for the perfect moment—that moment is now. Risk begets reward; safety begets sameness."
3 weeks ago
#words to live by #things to remember #relevant #inspiration #advice 
a million times, this.
2 months ago
#relevant 
"

A co-worker closed the door to the staff room behind him.
It locked automatically
and I started planning what I could use as a weapon:
smash the glass beside the fridge into his eye.
pick up the fork next to me and sink it into his leg.
claw him across the face if I couldn’t get to anything in time.
As I calculated how hard it would be to shove his body weight off of me,
he finished making his lunch, said, “Sup,” and left,
the door automatically locking behind him.
I expect if I told him I was prepared to stab him with the corner of my staff ID if I had to,
he would say what I’ve heard too often, the one we all know
but are getting wearily suspicious of:
Not all men are like That.

When I was eleven, all the girls in my class got sent to self-defence
because they assumed we’d need it one day.
When I was twelve, there was a prostitute’s body dumped in the river next to my house
because someone thought she was disposable.
When I was thirteen, it happened again and this time the man went to jail
and people stood outside the courtroom and held up signs that he did the right thing.
When I was fourteen, my friend showed up to a sleepover late, chest heaving from sobbing
and from running four blocks after getting chased by a man that followed her off the bus.
When I was fifteen, my mother accused me of being a Man Hater
and I said, “No, but god, would you blame me if I was?”

I got catcalled and then got laughed at when I flipped them off.
they pulled up beside me and I clutched my bag tighter,
my hand going in for my keys and my mind going over how their noses would look
if I smashed them in with my elbow.
“What’s the big deal,” the guy at the steering wheel asked. “We’re just complimenting you. We’re not like That.”

Sorry, but I’m not going to trust you in case I end up on a poster labelled ‘MISSING.’
Even if you seem like the nicest guy, I’ll still have one hand holding my keys
as the only knife I’m allowed, because I don’t know how far you’re going to take it:
if you won’t back off when I tell you I don’t want to date you
if you’ll shout BITCH at me when I don’t respond well to your catcall
if you’ll expect my body as a reward for treating me like a human being
if you’ll try to take what you think you’re owed by being a man
if you’ll turn me into another statistic that people shudder away from.

I have been trained to assume that it’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing
or face the consequences.
I don’t know if you’ll nod when I reject you
or pump me full of bullets.

Every single woman I’ve talked to has a story where they haven’t felt safe in their own body
because of what a man said or did.

Not all men are like That, but god, it’s enough.

"
'Welcome to Girlhood: None Of Us Are Safe,'

(Source: theappleppielifestyle, via loveyourchaos)

3 months ago
#relevant 
Why We Need To Talk About Elliot Rodger→

we need to teach our boys that women are equal to us and they are not entitled to force her hand in decision making – especially when it comes to sex or relationships. And, we need to teach our girls that they have absolutely no obligation to accept any invitation from any man whom they do not desire in return. Additionally, that their self worth does not come from the acceptance of others, but from within. That’s why it’s called *self* worth.”

3 months ago
#so real #relevant #news #real talk 
"That’s who you really like. The people you can think out loud in front of."
 
3 months ago
#so real #relevant #things to remember #words to live by #important #advice 
"Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would otherwise fall apart is true strength."
3 months ago
#keep on keepin on #words to live by #things to remember #relevant #advice #inspiration #you got this 
"Decide what makes you happy and fight for it."
3 months ago
#words to live by #things to remember #advice #life #relevant 
"You don’t have to be great to start. But you have to start to be great."
3 months ago
#relevant #life #advice #words to live by #things to remember 
7 months ago
#hahahahaha #relevant #filter #instagram 
"Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once."
P. C
10 months ago
#words to live by #things to remember #relevant 
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall."
10 months ago
#this is so real #relevant #words to live by #things to remember #life #2013 
"There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living."
Nelson Mandela
10 months ago
#words to live by #things to remember #relevant #new beginnings 
"You cannot spend all of your time with negative people and expect to have a positive life."
10 months ago
#relevant #real talk #words to live by #things to remember