uplift!

Doubting yourself is a silent killer. It tells you that you’re just not good enough to get to point B. It cuts you short from reaching your highest potential. It brings you down on the beautiful person that you are. Ignore the ugly voice of doubt, for all it tells are lies.

geekypinky  asked:

Heya! Just wanna say how proud I am of everyone who went for the protest! It's inspiring to see so many women (and men!) gather together to support the same cause. We didn't have one here in Malaysia as we are still catching up (we're considered a developing nation), but one day I hope we get to be on the same level with other developed countries in terms of women's rights, LGBT, etc.

Originally posted by samera-flowers

We’re going to get there together. Yesterday was such a beautiful outpouring of support, love, and camaraderie, and across all seven continents and the tens of countries that participated, we all have work to do. We’ll be fighting right alongside you. I hope yesterday will be a global catalyst for positive change, and I know women like us and you and people everywhere can help make that change.

Yes we can.

Also, problematic opinion, but the energy we burn trying to maintain these exploitative and shaky alliances with cis women, especially within the framework of liberal feminism, would be way better spent on, say, actually upholding the imperative of helping to uplift TWOC, especially black trans women.

Like, as much as cis women can be accused of just paying lip service with their empty “no terfs” “trans women are women” rhetoric, we white trans women have long used “support TWOC!” as an empty phrase to project the image of being ideologically pure or w/e, so like we need to stop burning energy on our cisters and start actually figuring out what we can do to meaningfully answer that call to action.

If you inherently long for something, become it first. If you want gardens, become the gardener. If you want love, embody love. If you want mental stimulation, change the conversation. If you want peace, exude calmness. If you want to fill your world with artists, begin to paint. If you want to be valued, respect your own time. If you want to live ecstatically, find the ecstasy within yourself. This is how to draw it in, day by day, inch by inch.
—  Victoria Erickson
You are a warrior. You’ve been up against battle after battle; each challenging in its own way. Yet, you’re still standing. You’re still alive, and stronger than ever. You’ve got this.