Do not teach your daughters to be ‘pretty.’

Do not entomb her in a pretty pink tower
and insist that only the degree of her physical appeal
may set her free.
Teach her to fight her way out,
to consume books and spit knowledge
to lesser boys who insist she is just beautiful
and nothing more.

Teach her to love her body
not to manipulate and put a price tag on herself
as a defined worth
she shall be immeasurable
she shall be more than this.

Do not let her break herself down
when the boy in kindergarden hits her
because he likes her.
What are you really teaching her?
Pain and love are not synonymous
neither are pretty and perfection.

Teach her to be kind
to be harsh
to be demure
to be wild
to be sensitive
to be thick-skinned

But good god,

Do not teach your daughters to be ‘pretty.’

- Michelle K., Do Not Teach Your Daughters to Be ‘Pretty.’ (via michellekpoems)

darrenchris:

lallowethyu:

darrenchris:

jennstarkid:

accioguitardis:

cyberunfamous:

trillow:

how much do islands cost i want one

Less than a college education

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what the fuck

IT SHOCKS NO ONE THAT AN ISLAND COSTS LESS THAN A COLLEGE EDUCATION IN AMERICA

NO BUT IT DOES SHOCK ME THAT ONE OF THESE IS LESS THAN A SEMESTER’S TUITION

hey scifi let’s buy an island

#quick a baby drop out and use your extra money for hall island

pink-vulva:

reasons i want to look GOOD <3

  • for myself
  • for myself
  • to plant the seed of envy in other bitch’s hearts
  • for myself

flawfulbelle:

herhmione:

the thing i regret the most about getting a tumblr is that suddenly i’m staying up all night on this website instead of staying up all night reading a book

This is the most accurate thing I’ve ever read.