if you’re going to love me
do it right,
do it hard
but be gentle.
― alex elle   (via shayeofodile)

(Source: alexandraelle)

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And so what if you don’t belong?
A fish will only grow to fit within
the borders of its confinement,
but that does not mean it is small.

Remember this,
you were made for greater things.

You do not belong because
you cannot find your place in this world,
but because the world is too small
to fit the universe that is you.
― ||  Maza-Dohta (via maza-dohta)
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1. You’re going to have to treat every man like an explosive until he proves to you that he’s burnt out. Often, the wolves are disguised as woodcutters.
2. Being a lady ain’t easy, honey, but somebody’s gotta do it.
3. When he asks to see your body, show him your fists.
4. Do not try to be pretty. You weren’t meant to be pretty; you were meant to burn down the earth and graffiti the sky. Don’t let anyone ever simplify you to just “pretty.”
5. If they ask you to give them a smile, spit on their shoes.
6. Never be afraid to take up space – you’ve earned it. You deserve it.
7. When a boy claims to be a gentleman and keeps asking for your hand, tell him you’ll give him a finger. Yeah, you know the one I’m talking about.
8. ‘No’ is your friend. Practice saying it in the mirror so it will slip out like venom when he puts his hands on you.
9. Your worth is measured only by how happy you are. Nothing more, nothing less.
10. You are a fucking firework. I’m so proud of you.
― 10 Things I Wish My Mother Had Taught Me | d.a.s (via backshelfpoet)
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