Having a low opinion of yourself is not modesty. It’s self-destruction. —
Bobbe Sommer (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
I need to remember this.
To them, ‘Asian’ is our defining characteristic, in a way that ‘white’ would never be used to define themselves. When the “Yellow Fever”ed men speak to me, they aren’t speaking to me, they’re speaking to their idea of an Asian woman, their fantasy made flesh. They’re speaking to every Asian woman they’ve ever seen in the media, every Asian porn actress they’ve ever leered at on their computer screens. My personality tries to push itself forward, but is rendered invisible, obscured by the lenses of racial stereotype. —Exotification – I’m Not Your Pretty Little Lotus Flower | Crates and Ribbons (via brutereason)
There’s all these songs about loving a girl who doesn’t know she’s beautiful. But what about loving a girl that does? How come liking myself makes me less appealing? —My 12 year old cousin is actually pretty deep (via imjust-a-girl)