1. There are seven billion people in this world who have the potential to love you so much that their bones ache with it. There are seven billion pairs of hands to hold, seven billion pairs of lips to kiss. There are seven billion sets of lungs out there, and one of them is anchored deep inside your chest. You will find someone who makes breathing seem worth it. You will find someone who makes you breathless.
2. People who are blind from birth still know how to smile, though they’ve never seen someone else do it. Happiness is locked somewhere deep inside all of us, even you. Especially you. You are a fighter. The key to that happiness is clutched inside your fist. It is tucked beneath bloodied knuckles. Your fight is almost over, darling. You will stand victorious. You will let that happiness out.
3. Sometimes, it hurts to feel. This I know, but I also know it is so much worse to be numb. Let your heart throb against your ribs, let that defiant drumbeat shake the marrow of your bones. Run until your muscles burn beneath you and you feel like a strange mix of animal and machine. Catch snowflakes on your tongue, spit glaciers at the feet of everyone who tried to freeze you out.
4. Make your mark. Scrawl your name on the sides of abandoned buildings at night. Kiss someone before you even catch their name. Leave them stained with red lipstick and the taste of you. When they watch you walk away, don’t look back. Keep moving forward. Leave footprints behind you. There is someone, somewhere, who is dying to follow in them.
5. Hold on, baby. Soon enough, no one will ever let you go.

thatkatylady:

dustoutthedemons:

thatkatylady
I keep seeing stuff that reminds me of you! Like today after work, there was a single sleep streamline camper with a big sunflower painting on the side and I was like mehhhhh, Katy is so far away. Be safe! 

dustoutthedemons
Oh my friend! I miss you so much. I can’t wait to come back and catch up with you! We haven’t talked in way too long.

Working at Starbucks has shown me middle aged white women don’t have shit on the “angry black woman” stereotype

Black women are typed as picky, aggressive, and high maintenance. You haven’t seen any of those things until you forget to take the foam off a middle aged white woman’s venti soy no foam 3 pump skinny vanilla latte with whip.

When I worked at the mall selling heels, most of my customers were black women in their 20s. The mall I worked at was the one closest to the low income areas of my city, compared to the Starbucks I work at now which is in one of the highest level income areas in my city. The different in customers is astonishing. At my old job, I could be loud, I could joke, customers were always smiling. Where I work now I have great customers but most of them come through tight lipped not looking to make conversation.

Anytime someone makes a comment about a black customer being picky I’m just like really?? Had an older white person done the same thing you wouldn’t have batted an eyelid bc it’s seen as acceptable, like bc they’re white and rich they’ve somehow earned a snobby, entitled attitude and how dare this black person order anything more than a black coffee or plain latte…

leucobryumflora:

sissypunks:

Posting what I’ve already said here

I do have a question though. Is there a time where the label “stereotypical white girl” is appropriate? Specifically, when it comes to racism? For example, would calling someone a “stereotypical white girl” for liking pumpkin spice be insulting but calling them one for pulling something like “my black friend said i could say the n-word” be appropriate? I don’t think it’s an okay label to use anytime someone who happens to be white says something annoying, but if they were being racist I could see how the term could be applied.

Honey you were doing good until you tried to say you could be racist to white people

Don’t call me honey, you’re not trying to be nice. I didn’t say shit about being racist towards white people. That’s not even a thing. I asked if calling someone a stereotypical white girl would be appropriate if she said something racist. Don’t put words into my mouth.
Posting what I’ve already said here

I do have a question though. Is there a time where the label “stereotypical white girl” is appropriate? Specifically, when it comes to racism? For example, would calling someone a “stereotypical white girl” for liking pumpkin spice be insulting but calling them one for pulling something like “my black friend said i could say the n-word” be appropriate? I don’t think it’s an okay label to use anytime someone who happens to be white says something annoying, but if they were being racist I could see how the term could be applied.