thelacey
Fall in love with someone who wants you, who waits for you. who understands you even in the madness; someone who helps you, and guides you, someone who is your support, your hope. fall in love with someone who talks with you after a fight. Fall in love with someone who misses you and wants to be with you. Do not fall in love only with a body or with a face; or with the idea of being in love
Unknown  (via timmy)
weareallmixedup
The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is bigger than that. Racism is a complex system of social and political levers and pulleys set up generations ago to continue working on the behalf of whites at other people’s expense, whether whites know/like it or not. Racism is an insidious cultural disease. It is so insidious that it doesn’t care if you are a white person who likes black people; it’s still going to find a way to infect how you deal with people who don’t look like you. Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another. And so on. So while I agree with people who say no one is born racist, it remains a powerful system that we’re immediately born into. It’s like being born into air: you take it in as soon as you breathe. It’s not a cold that you can get over. There is no anti-racist certification class. It’s a set of socioeconomic traps and cultural values that are fired up every time we interact with the world. It is a thing you have to keep scooping out of the boat of your life to keep from drowning in it. I know it’s hard work, but it’s the price you pay for owning everything.
Scott Wood (X)
no-more-ramen

enliven-ed:

I’ve been drawing in my recovery journal again! :)

Positive Meal Time Affirmations:

  • Life is more than a number.
  • Food is not the enemy.
  • I deserve to nurture myself.
  • I trust my body to feed me in such a way that I remain at a natural, comfortable weight.
  • Strength and control come from exercising my personal power in the world not from refusing to eat.
  • I trust my body to make appropriate food choices and to know when it is satisfied with food.
  • I deserve to respect my body and to treat it with care and love.
  • My happiness depends on who I am and what I do, not my weight or size.
  • Food will not make me gain unnecessary weight.
  • My feelings have nothing to do with whether or not I should eat.
  • Food will be absorbed by my body, and used for energy and healing.
  • Fats are necessary: lipids do not fatten us, but nourish us.
  • This feeling too shall pass.