Life is about change, about adapting to our situation in order to better ourselves. Life is about growth. We learn from the things we must endure, and sometimes we become better people because of those things. This is my journey. In 28 short years I have already learned so much, but I have a long way to go. It's time to take my life back, it's time for me. This is my self discovery.

 

Anonymous asked
what would you say to someone who feels they dont deserve love because theyve been sexually assulted multiple times and feel theyre just too damaged?

I’m sorry if you’ve been waiting for my reply - I haven’t been on much recently. I would say that I completely understand feeling that way, but I’d argue that everyone deserves love. Most importantly, everyone deserves to know and feel self love. It can be difficult to accept love after you’ve been through such traumatic events, but you can heal. What you went through isn’t your fault and certainly doesn’t lessen your value as a person. Healing takes time, and different methods will help different individuals, but don’t be discouraged. You deserve to know that you are not damaged, that things can get better, and that you deserve love. Don’t give up, don’t stop fighting. <3

I have so many people in my life who love me, who genuinely care about how I’m feeling and what is going on in my life…

So why do I bottle everything up? Why do I go on and on and on feeling sad and hopeless and overwhelmed? Why do I let the things in my mind control me? Why can’t I talk to people about it?

I know why. I know it can be hard to listen to other people, and I know it can be overwhelming to listen to them talk about negative emotions all the time. I don’t want to overwhelm anyone. I don’t want to bring anyone else down.

So I talk to my husband, but sometimes that’s not enough. I need to take care of myself. <3

mdthwomp:

Unfriendly reminder that in America it’s reasonable to say an unarmed black kid deserved to be shot six times because he might have robbed a convenience store, but a white kid shouldn’t be kicked off the high school football team just because he violently raped a girl.

Anonymous asked
Why are you doing the ice bucket challenge it means nothing if you don't donate the money like how in the hell will a dumb 5 second video of someone pouring cold water on there head is suppose to help

itsmemacleod:

I’ll probably donate as well, but it shows activism and spreads the message.

It has raised their average raising of $1.9Million (during the same period of time) in 2013 to over $23 million as of tuesday morning just for this year.

The ALS Association and its chapters collectively raised about $64 million last year, spokesperson Carrie Munk told me. But in the past three weeks, the organization has seen more than a 1100% increase in year-over-year donations — all attributable to the challenge.

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The challenge has provided an important bonus, too: The hard-to-value reward of awareness.

“The money is wonderful, but the real positive story out of this is the visibility that this disease is getting,” Munk pointed out. The ALS Association recently surveyed about 1,000 people with a history of giving to philanthropic causes, and while nearly everyone knew about disease like HIV/AIDS, only about half were aware of ALS.


So that dumb 5 second video? It’s fucking brilliant to raise awareness.

no-you-cant-watch:

god-damn-demetria:

dirtyjanoskiansimagines:

still-fighting:

mirandarph:

The Trevor Project

1-866-488-7386

Stop re-blogging One Direction and re-blog this shit. 

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It doesn’t matter which kind of blog you are, this deserves to be reblogged

Ellen’s part always gets me

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taliabobalia:

dwarferinthetardis:

lillith-thesubmissive:

imaginebaggins:

Russell Brand Messiah Complex

Wisdom.

This man is far more intelligent than many people give him credit for.

comedians generally are.

forever:

i like staying up at unhumanly hours but i also like getting 12 hours of sleep do u see my problem