"When I was 12 boys slid their hand up my thigh and slapped my butt. I smiled and took it because I didn’t know it was okay to say stop. I didn’t know that I could say no. So, when the principal calls telling me my daughter is suspended for punching a boy who wouldn’t stop touching her, I will cook her favorite meals. When she tells me how she cursed at the boy who wouldn’t move his hands off her knee even though she asked him to, I will smile and pull out her favorite movie to watch together. I will celebrate the fact that she accepts her body as her own and knows she has the right to say no. I never want my daughter to think her body belongs to men, because it is her own and my god should she be proud. I will teach her it’s more than okay to say stop, something I wish I had known when I was that age."

— don’t be soft, let the world know you exist // 5-26-14 // 9:01AM (via sunflower-mama)

"Be with someone that requires you to grow, makes you forget your problems, holds your hand, likes to kiss, appreciates art, and adores you."

— Mama Zara (via sunflower-mama)

"I don’t want to be
the other half of your soul.
I want to be the one
who reminds you
that you’re already whole."

— G.S., soulstice  (via sunflower-mama)

"Reduce intellectual and emotional noise
until you arrive at the silence of yourself
and listen to it."

Richard Brautigan, ”Karma Repair Kit: Items 1-4 (via intheflowersss)





watching the sun set in an outdoor bath could cure any sadness in the world

this is freaking magical


All I need

I release and I let go,
Let the spirit guide my soul.
I am here in my spirit
And I’m only here for love.

No more troubles, no more strife,
With my faith I see the light.
I am here in my spirit,
And I’m only here for love.


— (via sunflower-mama)

"That was one of the most rewarding things about spending nights in the open. Birds were bound to wake you up, and whether they carried good or bad luck, at least they woke you up with music."

— Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Wizard of the Crow (via larmoyante)


—Oscar Wilde