“My girl is holy, is sacred, is pure, is clean, is loved, is whole, is beautiful, is worthy, is okay, is alone, is just fine just the way you are girl just the way you look babe with that dirty mouth and those hands, wherever they have been and that sadness, whatever caused it and that anger, wherever it came from and that fear, who ever brought it you are my girl, girl, you are me.” - Warsan Shire. Happy International Women’s Day!
happy international women’s day! this is a reminder for u to include women of colour, disabled women, LGBT+ women, women of all religions and nationalities, poor women, fat women - ALL WOMEN in your activism. you only fight for women if you fight for all of them.
the advocacy of women’s rights on the basis of equality for the sexes
synonyms: because her heart skips a beat every time she walks home in the dark; because i am told to cover up at the same time she is told to take off her hijab; because another little girl goes from playing house to keeping house every two seconds; because she is talked over every time she opens her mouth; because people call her cold for not smiling; because she is told that her skin is too dark for her to be pretty; because she is told that her love is wrong; because her uterus is policed; because they tell her she will never be a real woman; because her accomplishments are blotted from history; because she sits on the bed and cries, violated and broken.