beeatricepriors:

Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.”


We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, ‘You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise you will threaten the man.’ Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support. But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors – not for jobs or for accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are.


I have something to tell you,” he says.



September 1st via source ♥ 6,242 notes

“What else? She is so beautiful. You don’t get tired of looking at her. You never worry if she is smarter than you: You know she is. She is funny without ever being mean. I love her. I am so lucky to love her, Van Houten. You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world, old man, but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices. I hope she likes hers.”




I wasn’t some weird loner in school, but I definitely wasn’t invited to any of the cool parties.




I’ve reached a point where I’m comfortable in my own skin, and I do what I need to do to feel good, but I’m built the way I am. The dancer’s feet, the bruises on my legs, they’re not going to go away. I think real girls have bruises. Tough chicks get bruised. They get dirty. And they have fun. 



August 31st via ♥ 230 notes

Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.”








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