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joel:

Jᴏᴇʟ x VSCO

joel:

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laura-loveless:

skankmcmeow:

I see your shifting gaze, that disgusted glance. I know you’re questioning my parenting from across the elementary school assembly.

Let me tell you a little story about the kindergarten student with bright purple hair, my little Raven Marie…

A month before school started she decided to play hair stylist with the craft scissors, and to save what was left I had to opt for a pixie cut. She was absolutely devastated. It was about three hours before she stopped her harsh sobbing and hiccups.

Why?

She has thought that the length of a girls hair was what made her “girly”. I know I’ve personally had many hairstyles around her before, including a purple mohawk, which many people criticized as not being “girly” enough. Media, other children, other parents, and society made it worse. She would randomly burst in tears while out in public for the first week of her new style, screaming that she looked like a boy. That everyone would think she’s a boy.

At one point she took off her bow in her hair, threw it at a cashier and screamed, “I DON’T NEED THIS BOW TO TELL YOU THAT I’M NOT A BOY, BECAUSE I’M NOT”

Proudly stomping away in her blue jean overalls, head held high.

Once we edged closer to the first day of school she kept asking questions like, “Do you think the other kids will like me? Do you think they’ll be my friend? Will they think I’m a boy? Will they pick on me because I have boy hair?”

So I went to the grocery store, bought some dye, and spent the whole night transforming my bright blonde little girl into a plum punk rock fairy. I then assured her that if any of the kids didn’t like her, they were just jealous.

As for you, mothers and teachers with the wandering eyes filled with disgust and judgement, I’m in the business of raising a free spirit.

Here’s to you, Raven Marie. I love you.

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"I lie there and wait, and remind myself over and over that it doesn’t last forever. That there will be another day and after that, yet another day. One of those days, I’ll get up and eat breakfast and feel okay."

E. Lockhart - We Were Liars (via letgoandgrabon)

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humansofnewyork:

"I’m afraid of everything. I’ve been reading psychology books to try to figure out why. Logically, I know everything is fine. I know that I’m only twenty, and I have so many blessings and advantages. Yet I’m afraid I haven’t accomplished enough yet. I’m afraid of the future. Afraid of getting older. Afraid of being alone. Afraid of having a child. And afraid of the dark. I’m really, really afraid of the dark."(Kiev, Ukraine)

humansofnewyork:

"I’m afraid of everything. I’ve been reading psychology books to try to figure out why. Logically, I know everything is fine. I know that I’m only twenty, and I have so many blessings and advantages. Yet I’m afraid I haven’t accomplished enough yet. I’m afraid of the future. Afraid of getting older. Afraid of being alone. Afraid of having a child. And afraid of the dark. I’m really, really afraid of the dark."

(Kiev, Ukraine)

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cuprikorn:

untitled by sadie w. harris on Flickr.

cuprikorn:

untitled by sadie w. harris on Flickr.

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englishsnow:

by rosa joy

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humansofnewyork:

Seen in Bila Tserkva, Ukraine.

humansofnewyork:

Seen in Bila Tserkva, Ukraine.

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earthdaily:

Blanket of rain. by Moeys Photography on Flickr.

earthdaily:

Blanket of rain. by Moeys Photography on Flickr.

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closings:

IMG_0013 by koion on Flickr.

closings:

IMG_0013 by koion on Flickr.

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curly-qphotography:

Candid. New York City, NY. March 2014
[zachary hall]

curly-qphotography:

Candid. New York City, NY. March 2014

[zachary hall]

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swiftbeat:

(by Denn-Ice)

swiftbeat:

(by Denn-Ice)

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