i want to apologize to all the women i have called beautiful
before i’ve called them intelligent or brave
i am sorry i made it sound as though
something as simple as what you’re born with
is all you have to be proud of
when you have broken mountains with your wit
from now on i will say things like
you are resilient, or you are extraordinary
not because i don’t think you’re beautiful
but because i need you to know
you’re more than that
"why are you wearing red lipstick? men don’t like it—”
"you look better when you don’t wear any makeup—"
"you shouldn’t wear high waisted shorts, guys hate them—”
I watched a girl in a sundress kiss another girl on a park bench, and just as the sunlight spilled perfectly onto both of their hair, I thought to myself: ‘How bravely beautiful it is, that sometimes, the sea wants the city, even when it has been told its entire life it was meant for the shore.’
A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.
You’re a Disney princess who is just currently in the sad part of her feature film. It’s going to be okay.