"Shemale" is a term used to erase and invalidate a trans woman’s identity as a female or fetishize us. It’s not funny. Words like "tranny" and "shemale" are not funny or cute. They’re cruel and derisive. You’re no trans ally if you use them. "Trap" is a word created to imply that trans women are deceiving men for sex. It propagates the fear that gets us murdered. Trans people asking folks to stop using "tranny" isn’t censorship/word-policing. We’re just asking to not be verbally bashed. - @MariTheTNF (via gwydionmisha)

(via cisheterotroph)

It’s not my responsibility to be beautiful. I’m not alive for that purpose. My existence is not about how desirable you find me. - Warsan Shire (via quotes-shape-us)

(via fight-0ff-yourdem0ns)

I won’t glorify or romanticize heartbreak, for me it was a kind of death and I was forced to keep living. - Warsan Shire (via innerbohemienne)

(via fight-0ff-yourdem0ns)

I got dressed this morning. For myself.
Put on eye liner. for myself.

Put on my favorite red lipstick. for myself.

Showed a bit of skin. for myself
I wanted to be beautiful. For myself.
- (via bl-ossomed)

(Source: planetfaraway, via jazzylifts)


Since the dawn of time


"Continue to create," they say. But they’re not aware they’re actually telling me to continue to be unhappy.

They want me to be an artist, but I’m not. I am a meteoric mess composed of self-doubt, of lack and excess. A fucked up fallout.

I don’t have the heart to tell…