If you are a woman. If you are a person of colour. If you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, if you’re a person of size, if you’re a person of intelligence, if you’re a person of integrity— then you are considered a minority in this world. And it’s gonna be really hard to find messages of self-love, and support anywhere, especially women’s and gay men’s culture. It’s all about how you have to look a certain way or else you’re worthless. You know when you look in the mirror, and you think, ‘Ugh, I’m so fat, I’m so old, I’m so ugly’, don’t you know that’s not your authentic self, but that is billions upon billions of dollars of advertising, magazines, movies, billboards, all geared to make you feel shitty about yourself so that you will take your hard-earned money and spend it on some turnaround cream that doesn’t turnaround shit.
When you don’t have self-esteem, you will hesitate before you do anything in your life. You will hesitate to go for the job you really wanna go for. You will hesitate to ask for a raise. You will hesitate to report a rape. You will hesitate to defend yourself when you are discriminated against because of your race, your sexuality, your size, your gender. You will hesitate to vote. You will hesitate to dream.
For us to have self-esteem is truly an act of revolution. And our revolution is long-overdue.
“It turns out your conscious mind — the part you think of as you — is really the smallest part of what’s happening in your brain, and usually the last one in line to find out any information.”—David Eagleman (via kateoplis)
“‘Don’t make me talk about him,’ pleads Cotillard when I bring up Canet. But there is a squeak of excitement in her voice, and when I ask her what made her feel ready for motherhood, she answers in that calm, unshakable way of hers: ‘Love tells you that you’re ready. The right person tells you that you’re ready. He is one of the best directors I have ever worked with, and I am not just saying that because I am madly in love with him and because he is the father of my child.’”—Marion Cotillard talks about Guillaume Canet in Vogue (via nicolebonnet)
“Cualquier movimiento mata algo.
Mata el lugar que se abandona,
el gesto, la posición irrepetible,
algún anónimo organismo,
una señal, una mirada,
un amor que volvía,
una presencia o su contrario,
la vida siempre de algún otro,
la propia vida sin los otros.”—Fragmento de Cualquier movimiento mata algo, Roberto Juarroz (via poesianoerestu)