White privilege is being the #1 consumers of welfare, food stamps, general government aid, and illegal drugs, but STILL blaming POC for all of those things as well as incarcerating them at an exponentially higher rate.
“When you’re young, you think everything you do is disposable. You move from now to now, crumpling time up in your hands, tossing it away. You’re your own speeding car. You think you can get rid of things, and people too—leave them behind. You don’t yet know about the habit they have, of coming back.”—Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin (via hungerasylum)
little one, if you are lost, remember your bones are made of starlight, and the freckles on your cheeks represent the tiny pebbles on the ocean floor, and your eyes are a universe that only you exist in. you are not war torn or collateral, you are the most beautiful royal. and your body cradles the earth, your home. so love yourself. love the body you have, you, and your stardusted soul.
“The twenties are as frenetic a decade as the teens. You have a voice inside your head repeating I want, I want, I want, but you don’t know what you want or how to get it. You hardly know who you are. You go on instinct. And your instinct mostly pushes you toward adventures you won’t grasp until you look back on them. Life can only be understood backward, but it must be lived forward, some sage once said.”—Erica Jong, in Fear of Flying’s Afterword. (via staygoldjess)
There’s this shitty thing that happens when you learn about the reality of racism, sexism and misogyny. You start to hear it from the mouths of your parents, grandparents, friends and siblings and you can’t ignore it anymore but you’ll see how many of them will ignore you when you speak out about it.