If you are a woman, if you’re a person of colour, if you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, if you are a person of size, if you are a person of intelligence, if you are a person of integrity, then you are considered a minority in this world.
…And it’s going to be really hard to find messages of self-love and support anywhere. Especially women’s and gay men’s culture. It’s all about how you have to look a certain way or else you’re worthless. You know when you look in the mirror and you think ‘oh, I’m so fat, I’m so old, I’m so ugly’, don’t you know, that’s not your authentic self? But that is billions upon billions of dollars of advertising, magazines, movies, billboards, all geared to make you feel shitty about yourself so that you will take your hard earned money and spend it at the mall on some turn-around creme that doesn’t turn around shit.
When you don’t have self-esteem you will hesitate before you do anything in your life. You will hesitate to go for the job you really wanna go for, you will hesitate to ask for a raise, you will hesitate to call yourself an American, you will hesitate to report a rape, you will hesitate to defend yourself when you are discriminated against because of your race, your sexuality, your size, your gender. You will hesitate to vote, you will hesitate to dream. For us to have self-esteem is truly an act of revolution and our revolution is long overdue.
This is what we’re supposed to do. We’re supposed to get him back to his wife. Nate would do it, Sophie would do it, Hardison would do it. They would do the right thing. I want to do the right thing.
Parker | Leverage | 4.01 “The Long Way Down Job”
“I want to do the right thing!”
Eliot is here and important but I only want to talk about this perfection right now. My girl. My darling, messed up girl. You’re trying so hard but it’s not gonna work out and you want to be like Nate/Sophie/Hardison but you can’t and you know it and it kills you because you want to be good and take the body back but you can’t stop that part of you that’s programmed to survive above all else and you think it not only makes you not good but also less part of the family you’ve scrounged up.
Oh my gosh, Toothless is so cute ;w;
UGH. UGLY CRYING ALL OVER MY FACE.
Artemisia Gentileschi. Judith and Holofernes. 1623/5.
She is one of my favorite artists.
When I was in 9th grade, my social studies teacher had us all dress up as famous people from the Renaissance and do a presentation on the inventor, artist, etc. I chose to be the fierce bitch that painted this picture and my teacher approved, even though she was really more Baroque than Renaissance.
”We do not want to improve the actual system; we want a profound change – to stop seeing education as a consumer good, to see education as a right where the state provides a guarantee.”