rise up

Oftentimes we feel the urge to numb our painful feelings and do something to make them go away. But the thing is, the more you try to hide your feelings, the more they show and the more you try to deny them, the more they actually grow. The result? You lose t yourelf in destructive behaviors to make them go away, but treating painful feelings and emotions as enemies to be overcome, will only make them stronger. In order to heal you have sit with your true emotions and pain first. Allow yourself to embrace and accept your feelings fully as they are, knowing that this pain will pass. It won’t last forever. So have patience warrior, some day you will feel healed, empowered and alive again. One day, you’ll be free! Happy Friday!


You will fall,
and things will crumble
when you hold too tightly.
No one is perfect,
and you cannot fix everything.
People will set you ablaze,
and you will drown in the ashes.
This will eat you alive.
But you will rise up
like you were born to do,
and you will survive this.
—  Michelle K., To the Sixteen Year Old on the Bathroom Floor.

Yesterday I marched in NYC’s peaceful protest against Trump and the misogyny, sexism, racism, homophobia, xenophobia, climate change denial, and overall hate that he has legitimized.

I want to spread the message that we must join together and support each other in sustained action against this — so I borrowed some words from Lin and Hamilton.

Rise up.