Take a moment to breathe in and breathe out. Feel this moment. Wherever you are, you have made it to this point in life. Bad memories or good memories, you are here. Give yourself even the slightest credit to your inner strength and perseverance. Encourage that inner part of yourself and know there is at least one person in this tumblr community who will be there for you. You will always matter to someone.
"Girls are trained to say, ‘I wrote this, but it’s probably really stupid.’ Well, no, you wouldn’t write a novel if you thought it was really stupid. Men are much more comfortable going, ‘I wrote this book because I have a unique perspective that the world needs to hear.’ Girls are taught from the age of seven that if you get a compliment, you don’t go, ‘Thank you’, you go, ‘No, you’re insane.’"
"You don’t have to be pretty like her. You can be pretty like you."