i will tell you, my daughter
of your worth.
not your beauty.
everyday. (your beauty is a given. every being is born beautiful)
knowing your worth
can save your life.
raising you on beauty alone,
you will be starved.
you will be raw.
you will be weak.
always in need of someone telling you how beautiful you are.
Best of 2013 - Makeup
Another year is over which means another year of testing out brand new products. I’ve tried the good, the bad and the ugly this year when it comes to beauty products and whilst some products sorely disappointed be others greatly pleased me. Here are my all-time favourite products of 2013 which I have loved for months on end and get Makeup Tips seal of approval (for reference I have dry skin) Let me know what were your favourite makeup products of 2013?
This is a REAL pamphlet given to a young person at a crisis pregnancy center. According to them, using a condom is “about as safe as hanging over a cliff with a frayed rope.”
Talk about lies and misinformation.
Crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) pose as legitimate reproductive health centers. They have a track record of outright lying to women and work to dissuade people from exercising the right to choose. They often advertise as if they provide abortion services, drawing people in by promising free reproductive health services, including free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, and options counseling.
Rawson Lake with Mt Sarrail, Kananaskis, Alberta. (by Hank888)
Source: Flickr / sonydude
Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia
Here are two pictures of me.
The first picture is from college (for some reason I dyed my hair a different color red than my natural color) and I think this picture was taken about 4 or 5 years ago.
The second picture is recent. In both pictures I am binding.
Take a look at my facial expressions in these pictures.
In the first image, I remember setting up a camera and trying to look tough and/or masculine. I wore the binder inside my house only and was too afraid to go outside wearing it, I was afraid to admit my gender identity to anyone, including myself. It was a hard time for gendery feels.
In the second picture, I am happy. I’m making pancakes for my partner, I am more comfortable in my own skin. I see ME here, not a scared younger person. I’ve created my own masculinity and I am becoming more open to my gender exploration.
I want to share this because I want all the scared kids to know that it’s okay to be you. Here are some words:
A) You are allowed to have the feelings you have. You are a human and this is allowed. Even though it is hard, try not to feel guilty or ashamed.
B) I acknowledge that it sometimes can be really tough. Gender is hard. I would tell my scared old self this. I would tell them that it is a rough path but coming out on the other side of this fear is the most beautiful thing.
C) You’re wonderful. Look at yourself this way. Try to see yourself as the super amazing person that you are. Be you honestly with those you feel safe with. Those people can be on the internet if it’s hard to find them off of the net at the moment. You are a beautiful human being.
I cannot say that I’m perfect, I cannot say that I am not still scared at times. What I can say is that I have learned how to become accepting of myself, I have learned that there are so many things to love about me, and yes, my gender.
Your gender identity is great. Your gender can be whatever it is (binary or not, male or female or both or neither, or anything else) and that is okay. People who say otherwise are full of bull and their opinion of you is not worth your or anyone else’s time.
YOU ARE AMAZING.
And just when I thought I couldn’t love you more….
this is great because i bet that’s what they felt like. Like everything else in the world had stopped and it was just the two of them. So freaking cute i’m sad
I’m gonna fucking cry
I can’t wait for this to be me
all im interested in right now is laying in bed and kissing a lot
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