Stephanie. 25. English Masters Graduate. Looking to gain muscle, strength, and confidence. Ask me about fitness, body image, food; mental health, mental illness, toxic relationships; literature, grammar, Harry Potter; Queer Theory, Gender Studies, Feminism.
There are some things I conveniently choose to forget. This is one of them. I can’t forget this time. I can’t.
He will never change. He will never change. He will never change.
Ever notice how when justifying a child’s misbehavior no one ever says stuff like “girls will be girls” or “she’s a girl”, but the list of things a “young lady” can’t do is almost endless?
You learn from a young age that masculinity comes with freedom; femininity comes with restrictions.
It’s funny how my mother is more hung up on preaching to me how “lost and disillusioned” I am rather than just accepting the fact that our beliefs differ and move on.
Why spend so much effort saying things that clearly push me away when you can just live and let live.
The really great thing about having a “mind over matter” mindset is that you start believing what you tell yourself day in and day out.
The really terrifying thing about having a “mind over matter” mindset is that you start believing what you tell yourself day in and day out.