my chemical romance is the best band of all time
thought this for the first time when i was 12, and now I’m nearly 22 and I stand by this statement
we need to stop idealizing “speaking out” to the point where victims/survivors feel coerced to share their traumatic experiences around sexualized violence because they feel like they need to prove that they deserve support for being “brave enough” to speak out about it. there is tremendous strength and vulnerability in silence. i need us to stop relying on this model of bleeding ourselves dry in order for transformation of the self and others to happen.
Rihanna for Vogue Brazil #8
"Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it."
Maya Angelou (via buddhabrot)