“ The sense, that when you’re at the lowest you can possibly go, it’s kind of freeing. Because the very worst thing that could possibly happen has happened, so what is there left to be afraid of? You know, you won’t be happy forever, but you won’t be sad forever. You know, it’s like a tipping point.” — Florence Welch
Energy, like you, has no beginning and no end. It can never be destroyed. It is only ever shifting states.
Until you get comfortable with being alone, you’ll never know if you’re choosing someone out of love or loneliness.
Just a fraction of the cool stuff I learned when researching women’s history.
I also recently discovered that the first woman getting a university degree was italian, her name was Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia. She wanted to get a theology degree but the University of Padova refused it. After a long fight she obtained what she wanted, but only in philosophy, not in theology.
It was the year 1710, and she was the first woman getting a Laurea.
10 BETTER BODY AFFIRMATIONS FOR YOUNG WOMEN
1. Your body is in flux for the rest of your life. Think of your body as fluid instead of static — it’s always going to change. So get comfortable with those changes.
2. No one will love you or not love you because of your body. You are lovable because you’re you, not because your body looks a certain way.
3. The most intensely personal relationship you’ll ever have is with your body. It’s a lifelong relationship that’s well worth investing in and nurturing the same way you would with loved ones.
4. You don’t owe your body to anyone. Not sexually, not aesthetically. Your body is yours. Period.
5. What someone else says about your body says more about them than it does about you. Look past the actual snark to the person who’s saying it, because it’s only a reflection of what they think of themselves. That’s when you’ll see how little power their words have.
6. Your body is not a reflection of your character. It’s a physical home for the complex and wondrous and unique being that is you.
7. Take up as much space as you want. You don’t have to be small, or quiet, or docile, regardless of your physical size.
8. Everything you need to accept your body is already inside you. There’s no book, or diet, or workout routine or external affirmation that you need to feel good about your body right now.
9. Your body is a priority. It’s always trying to tell you things. Taking the time to listen to is of the utmost importance.
10. Wear whatever you want. Your body shape does not dictate your personal style, and fashion rules that say otherwise are wrong. Dress yourself in a way that makes you feel happy and confident and beautiful, because guess what? You are.
To wish you were someone else
is to waste the person you are.
Make Your Move is an effort from Missoula’s Intervention in Action Project, a group of community organizations dedicated to ending sexual violence. Its campaign’s goals are to: 1) Engage men and women as allies to prevent sexual violence by increasing awareness and education about the dynamics of sexual violence and 2) Encourage bystanders to foster healthy non-violent relationships and interrupt attitudes, language and actions that support sexual violence.
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