“People need to be encouraged. People need to be reminded of how wonderful they are. People need to be believed in—told that they are brave and smart and capable of accomplishing all the dreams they dream and more. Remind each other of this.”

-Stacey Jean Speer

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I am more than: my relationship status. My job. My age. My sexuality. My degree or lack of. My last name. My appearance. My gender. My sex. My shortcomings.

I am: rusted thoughts. A bloody tongue. Every city I have breathed in. Every bedroom I have loved in. Piles of words. Twisted metaphors. My thoughts. My actions. My dreams.

And I am not looking to be loved. I am looking to be seen.


I Am Not | Lora Mathis (via imaan-daar)

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What is humility, when you only surround yourself with those who have less than you?

What is control, when you don’t put yourself in situations that test it?

What is Fear, when you fear death but not the state in which you’ll die?

What is Love, when you love the world but not the One who created the heavens and the earth, and everything that belongs in it?

What is Truth, when you preach one piece of knowledge, but apply another? 

(via imaan-daar)

"Do not try to be pretty. You weren’t meant to be pretty; you were meant to burn down the earth and graffiti the sky. Don’t let anyone ever simplify you to just “pretty.”"

Things I Wish My Mother Had Taught Me | d.a.s  (via solacity)

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"I want connections, I want people. I want places. People and places I miss more than anything, people and places I have yet to meet. I want long talks and I want laughter."