tighten your blindfold baby

→ Apr 2014 "

So, maybe we’re the
generation of the selfie,
but we’re also the generation
that grew up in a tainted,
Photoshopped world
with every impossible beauty standard
shoved down our throat
through a tube
because eating has become
a guilty pleasure
and condemning beauty ideals
won’t go straight to our thighs.

And if, by chance,
we are able to destroy the
demons that you’ve planted
inside of us with your
constant advertisements and rules
that play behind our eyelids and
take root in our brains,
then let us take our fucking pictures
and capture that moment when
we felt beautiful because all this world
has taught us is that
our beauty is the greatest
measure of our worth.

Scoff at our phones all you like,
these delicate extensions of
our fingers, but know that
through this technology
that you couldn’t even
begin to understand,
we have smudged the entire
world with our fingerprints.
We are the generation of knowledge,
and we are learning more than
any that came before us.
So, frown at my typing fingers;
I am using them to grasp power
by the throat.

Try to invalidate us,
but we’ve heard our
parents talking about
the world’s crashing and burning
since we had sprung from the womb.
We know you’ve fucked up,
and we’re angry about it-
the kind of anger that
fuels knowledge,
that I feel in my veins every time
I read the news from my phone
before school,
that sticks in my throat like honey
in a debate;
the kind of anger that simmers,
that sharpens teeth into daggers,
that makes this generation more dangerous
than you could have ever imagined.

We are the generation of change,
and goddammit, we’re coming.

" — Emily Palermo, An Open Letter to the Men Who Told Me to Stay Out of Adult Conversations (via starredsoul)

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→ Apr 2014
→ Apr 2014 thebeachthing:






this fucked me forever

→ Apr 2014 "If you really want something, you don’t stop for anyone or anything until you get it." — Blair Waldorf (via appetites)

(Source: eclait, via coffeeandsomesmokes)

→ Apr 2014


Every time Brandon Flowers smiles an angel gets its wings.

(via give-me-a-shot-at-the-night)

→ Apr 2014
→ Apr 2014 "At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets." — ― Steve Maraboli (via psych-quotes)

(via scriptomania-c)

→ Apr 2014 arcticmantra:

→ Apr 2014 "Date someone who would rather watch your favorite movie with you then go to a party on Friday night. Date someone who will share their food with you even though you said you didn’t want any. Date someone who will warm your hands in the winter and kiss your pink nose. Date someone who will text you they love you at 2am and at 9pm. Date someone who will let you change the station in the car when they’re driving. Date someone who can make you smile when you would rather die. Date someone who makes your insides feel like you’ve just downed a bottle of vodka. Date someone who makes you better." — (via jessielou24)

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→ Apr 2014
→ Apr 2014
→ Apr 2014 "You can tell how dangerous a person is by the way they hold their anger inside themselves quietly." — (via drunkvogue)

(Source: sincerelynargis, via avere--fiducia)

→ Apr 2014
→ Apr 2014
→ Apr 2014 "

And sometimes I have kept my feelings to myself, because I could find no language to describe them in.

" — Jane Austen, from Sense and Sensibility (Penguin Classics, 2003)

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