Just because one person’s problem is less traumatic than another’s doesn’t mean they’re required to hurt less.

J.A. Redmerski, The Edge of Never  (via thewastedgeneration)

Make no mistake, when school administrators patrol hallways checking out the legs, arms, shoulders and skin of 10- and 11-year-old girls, and micromanaging their appearance, they are objectifying them and encouraging them to self-objectify in the same way that popular media or purity cultures do.

Soraya Chemaly, School Dress Codes: The Funny-Not-Funny Video You Have to See  (via thewastedgeneration)

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (via teenager90s)

I wanted to tell you that wherever I am, whatever happens, I’ll always think of you, and the time we spent together, as my happiest time. I’d do it all over again, if I had the choice. No regrets.

Cynthia Hand, Boundless (via teenager90s)