keep yourself as is it

You don’t need to wait for someone else to take you on an adventure, for you already have an explorer within you. So grab yourself by the hand, take a breath, and get ready for the amazing journey that lies ahead.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin

I always knew that exclusionists were out of touch, but after working in offline, physical LGBTQ+ spaces it reeeeaaaallllly hits that point home. At the LGBTQ+ Center I work at, we encourage everyone who comes in to sign in. This is because the more visitors they get, the more funding they’re given. Trying to deny resources to people you don’t think are “gay enough” is literally counter-productive because of how funding works. The only time we’re going to have a problem with you is if you’re openly being disrespectful or bigoted, which is how communities should be filtered. That’s why you’re gonna be asked to leave if you’re being a dick to the aroace kid or the bi girl with her boyfriend or the straight ally who walks in. We’re not prioritizing them over you for their orientation or yours, you’re just an asshole.

It’s alright if you’re still searching for yourself. It’s okay if you have yet to find your big life’s purpose. The important thing is that you haven’t stopped looking.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin

Protip: Don’t tag an artist’s work with backhanded compliments. “I dislike/hate X but I like the art/etc.” is a backhanded compliment. The artist drew X because they like X. So to see people reblog their work of X saying they hate X is annoying and unwanted.

Remind yourself that you have the power within you to overcome anything imaginable. Absolutely anything. There is no challenge that you cannot conquer. Not a single fear that you cannot defeat. You are ever so powerful, and it’s up to you to see it.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin