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"There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm" - Willa Cather

theambitiouswoman:

No one knows what you are capable of accomplishing; because no one knows how much you can really take, but you. 

All of this!!!

When they told you that your body is a temple they failed to mention that your skin is what keeps your haven safe. I can see inside of your window eyes and I can see that your so-called sanctuary is caving in. That the stones that once kept you safe, that once held you up when there was no trace of strength inside of you, are starting to collapse around your fragile body. You think that no one can see the pain inside of you, but I can see that what took you so long to build, what has now bruised your hands and left you to fight alone, is failing you now when you need its protection the most.

If it’s true what they said, that your body really is a temple that should be treated with the highest form of respect, than they must have never been through the great storm. The storm that came so suddenly but still has yet to pass, even when the skies have cleared and the sun has revealed itself to you. It’s still alive, still burning, still full of the energy that you have always envied since you first learnt of it’s true power. But I promise, you warrior that has seen struggles that not even the bravest of men could face, that what the great storm has left behind will someday dry up. Even if someday is months or years away, your skin; your shelter of protection will soon heal.

One day you will be able to start building yourself again. You will come out of this war with blood on your hands, but this time it won’t be your own. This time you will laugh in the presence of your own misfortune and you will thrive from their memories of the long and tiring journey that once seemed too impossible to complete. I promise you that one day you will be able to speak of the great storm without your eye like windows forming a monsoon of its own. I promise that one day you will look at your battle scars and you will be able to say with confidence that you survived. That in the end, you came out of the storm as a hero.

"A letter to your self-doubt," - Colleen Brown (via mostlyfiction)

(via alittlelionheartedgirl)

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Experiencing the most uncomfortable “out of body experience” ever…
Feel like it’s happening all over again & I’m just trying to understand if I missed anything… If there was just a sign maybe…
Because #rapeculture

A year ago,
On this day
this happened —>
http://evpo.st/1B0Sbd1

mayjohannesburgblessyou:

"I must have been 17 then, and she was my very first girlfriend. She saved my life by not letting me sleep with her. As much as I wanted to, I somehow understood that she was protecting me ruining my own childhood. So I was very patient with her, her parents liked very much and I wanted to marry her. But one day a guy from Johannesburg came to my village and impregnated her. He never married her"

#MayJohannesburgBlessYou

mayjohannesburgblessyou:

"I must have been 17 then, and she was my very first girlfriend. She saved my life by not letting me sleep with her. As much as I wanted to, I somehow understood that she was protecting me ruining my own childhood. So I was very patient with her, her parents liked very much and I wanted to marry her. But one day a guy from Johannesburg came to my village and impregnated her. He never married her"

#MayJohannesburgBlessYou

03:53…

Time…

Music, Wine & Words.

tapiwamugabe:

“From One who says, “Don’t cry. You’ll like it after a while.”
and Two who tells you thank-you after the fact and cant look at your face.
To Three who pays for your breakfast and a cab home and your mother’s rent.
To Four who says, “But you felt so good I didn’t know how to stop.”
To Five who says giving your body is tough but something you do very well.
To Six Who smells of tobacco and says “Come on, I can feel that you love this.”
To those who feel bad in the morning yes, some feel bad in the morning and sometimes they tell you you want it and sometimes you think that you do.
Thank heavens you’re resetting ever setting and resetting.
How else do you sew up the tears?
How else can the body survive?”

'bone'

title poem from Yrsa Daley-Ward, ‘bone.’

now available at amazon.com

(via
yrsadaleyward
)

This had me in tears at 01:45… This had me crying with a lump in my throat, not just for myself, but for everything wrong in the world, for everyone huting in the worl, for everyone who has gone through this burden…

i just… man i just can’t.

slayinggoliath:

#notebook #runtheworld14 #design #illustration

YAAAAAAAS!!! Slayin Goliaths on the Daily

slayinggoliath:

#notebook #runtheworld14 #design #illustration

YAAAAAAAS!!! Slayin Goliaths on the Daily

theafrikahnpoet:

“Young men need to be socialized in such a way that rape is as unthinkable to them as cannibalism.”

— Mary Pipher, Reviving Ophelia (via ohdreaming)

YAAAAASSSS!!!!! All of This

(Source: larmoyante)

A While ago, I was invited by #IAmSouthAfrican on #ANN7 to speak about my depression…
I keep watching this and I realize how far I’ve come, and that make the journey ahead of me so much more easier to face.

Depression is not just a mood switch, you can’t just “get over it” i’m blessed that i am able to manage it and live with it. I have my highs and my lows and i let myself be…

I just wish everyone took #Depression seriously and can take a minute to look around them and pay attention to the people around them. It’s not easy to reach out for help when you’re depressed… so take time out love, pay attention to those around you.

(Source: youtube.com)

“give your daughters difficult names. give your daughters names that command the full use of tongue. my name makes you want to tell me the truth. my name doesn’t allow me to trust anyone that cannot pronounce it right.” 

Warsan Shire

“i found god in myself
and i loved her
i loved her fiercely” 
― Ntozake Shange

By @slaying.goliath “Day 25: Meet Nikita Sadomba. Equipped with the energy of an expresso shot and the congeniality of a warm cup of lavender tea, Nikita is the perfect mix of personality to add to any creative team. So I’m rolling with this fresh Shona Princess of Soweto till the wheels fall off yo. An important part of Run The World as a digital campaign,  she’s a PR mastermind and her BA in Corporate  Communications coupled with her love for art is the reason my campaign has had exposure on tv, print, radio,  and on the web. She’s the Starring Superwoman of all this. The sanity behind my madness. Warm and Hardworking and a White Wine expert. Happy Women’s Month Nikita NinjaMoon. #runtheworld14 #womensmonth #instabition #illustration #digitalart” via @PhotoRepost_app

By @slaying.goliath “Day 25: Meet Nikita Sadomba. Equipped with the energy of an expresso shot and the congeniality of a warm cup of lavender tea, Nikita is the perfect mix of personality to add to any creative team. So I’m rolling with this fresh Shona Princess of Soweto till the wheels fall off yo. An important part of Run The World as a digital campaign, she’s a PR mastermind and her BA in Corporate Communications coupled with her love for art is the reason my campaign has had exposure on tv, print, radio, and on the web. She’s the Starring Superwoman of all this. The sanity behind my madness. Warm and Hardworking and a White Wine expert. Happy Women’s Month Nikita NinjaMoon. #runtheworld14 #womensmonth #instabition #illustration #digitalart” via @PhotoRepost_app

On the eve of my #TwentyFifth birthday… I’m taking the last bit of stock over some amazing #music ( #Bonobo) & #chardonnay…
 I’m blessed and favored.
Nothing happens in vain… 
God loves me,
God blesses me,
God is working in my life.

I’ve come a long way!
#August #TwentyFive #Neocentia #SelfLover

On the eve of my #TwentyFifth birthday… I’m taking the last bit of stock over some amazing #music ( #Bonobo) & #chardonnay…
I’m blessed and favored.
Nothing happens in vain…
God loves me,
God blesses me,
God is working in my life.

I’ve come a long way!
#August #TwentyFive #Neocentia #SelfLover

I’ve come a long way