It is impossible to forget. The wound is there and does not go away, no matter what you try to do or even try to ignore it. It is part of your body, and it will not go away. I’ve tried many times to forget. I’ve tried many times before going to bed, thinking that I will not dream about it, but it is impossible. I cannot get it out of my mind. How can you forget?
survivor of the Armenian Genocide (1915-1923), interviewed by Donald E. Miller and Lorna Touryan Miller in Survivors: An Oral History of the Armenian Genocide
Don’t tell thin women to eat a cheeseburger. Don’t tell fat women to put down the fork. Don’t tell underweight men to bulk up. Don’t tell women with facial hair to wax, don’t tell uncircumcised men they’re gross, don’t tell muscular women to go easy on the dead-lift, don’t tell dark-skinned women to bleach their vaginas, don’t tell black women to relax their hair, don’t tell flat-chested women to get breast implants, don’t tell “apple-shaped” women what’s “flattering,” don’t tell mothers to hide their stretch marks, and don’t tell people whose toes you don’t approve of not to wear flip-flops. And so on, etc, etc, in every iteration until the mountains crumble to the sea. Basically, just go ahead and CEASE telling other human beings what they “should” and “shouldn’t” do with their bodies unless a) you are their doctor, or b) SOMEBODY GODDAMN ASKED YOU.
The story of my personal and professional life.
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oh my good look at this highlight
one day my highliter will look as amazing as this
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Elie Saab has the most beautiful dresses ever
The beadwork is just….