humansofnewyork:

"Are you lonely?""It’s been a lifetime of loneliness. I decided early on that I better get used to it. I go to movies by myself. If the movie theater is completely empty, I’m even happier. I learned early on that if I wanted to go to restaurants, I better learn to go by myself. One benefit to being big is that people don’t bother you. I’m shocked that you came up to me. Nobody’s ever done that. When I started to go to therapy, it took me several sessions before I even spoke a word. I’d just sit there and cry. And honestly, you caught me on a tough day. I was sitting here feeling really bad about myself. Because I went to the doctor today, and I was sure that I’d lost weight. But I’d gained some."

There’s so much I want to say about this, but I keep deleting what I type because I can’t find the words so I’m just going to share this HONY post and ask that you think about it in relation to connecting with people…

humansofnewyork:

"Are you lonely?"
"It’s been a lifetime of loneliness. I decided early on that I better get used to it. I go to movies by myself. If the movie theater is completely empty, I’m even happier. I learned early on that if I wanted to go to restaurants, I better learn to go by myself. One benefit to being big is that people don’t bother you. I’m shocked that you came up to me. Nobody’s ever done that. When I started to go to therapy, it took me several sessions before I even spoke a word. I’d just sit there and cry. And honestly, you caught me on a tough day. I was sitting here feeling really bad about myself. Because I went to the doctor today, and I was sure that I’d lost weight. But I’d gained some."

There’s so much I want to say about this, but I keep deleting what I type because I can’t find the words so I’m just going to share this HONY post and ask that you think about it in relation to connecting with people…

buttonpoetry:

Ariana Brown & Arati Warrier - “Invisible” (CUPSI 2014)

"Before I know who is worthy, I have already opened my mouth for them."

A beautiful group piece from UT Austin, champions of this year’s College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational.

Whoa.

vvni:

Men and Women, stages of fear

Men’s biggest fear is that women will laugh at them. Women’s biggest fear is that men will kill them.” Margaret Atwood#YesAllWomen

…you’re beautiful
but that’s not the point.
Marty McConnell, from Miniature Bridges, Your Mouth (via ceremonialize)
conniecann:

 [etsy/society6]

Yup.
Therapy

It hurts to speak. My words have become so defensive they throw fists in my heart. And that is why it pounds, it throbs. Punch after punch I try to tell my words that I am not the enemy, that there is no need to beat me. That it is okay for them to sit still on the couch next to me instead of gasping for air in my lungs. I tell them, no one can hear them when they only scream in my throat—their echoes forming a painful lump. Let me speak you into existence, I plead. I know it hurts to speak, but the silence is deadly. The silence is deadly and we deserve life. 

What Is Woman

what is woman
that her intelligence
is either questioned or questionable 
that her beauty
is chased by lust or with criticism
that her voice 
is silenced by shame, abuse, assault, disregard, or expectation 
that the space her body takes up
is too much or not enough

what is woman
that she is always too much
while at the same time
not being enough 

what is woman
that I am fearful of being her 
and therefore fearful of being me

what is me?

humansofnewyork:

"We’re eye doctors.""What’s something about the eye that most people don’t realize?""The eye doesn’t see. The brain sees. The eye just transmits. So what we see isn’t only determined by what comes through the eyes. What we see is affected by our memories, our feelings, and by what we’ve seen before."

humansofnewyork:

"We’re eye doctors."
"What’s something about the eye that most people don’t realize?"
"The eye doesn’t see. The brain sees. The eye just transmits. So what we see isn’t only determined by what comes through the eyes. What we see is affected by our memories, our feelings, and by what we’ve seen before."

thepianofarm:

Van Jones/ Charles Clymer via theblogofaudrey

His one trick, but it’s a good one. :) #whiskeyjack #pray #lutheran #gooddog