Found this at Starbucks today. I thought it was so cute and adorable. I just took a pic of it because I want someone to come across it who really could use the message.
Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet.
Maya Angelou (via purplebuddhaproject)
Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything - anger, anxiety, or possessions - we cannot be free.
Thich Nhat Hanh (via thecalminside)
I remember one instance where I was sitting at work with my black, male coworker, who insisted that the only reason that we were hired for our minimum wage, customer service job was because we were minorities. My coworker and I argued this for a while, him also telling me that the reason I was a minority in an upper-middle class town was solely because my parents got lucky. No, my parents worked hard. Every successful person has had luck here and there, but don’t you dare say that minorities, especially my parents, can only become successful with luck.
My biggest problem with my conversation with him was that, yes, I understand privilege. Yes, I understand that some businesses want to look like they are celebrating diversity, so they hire minorities. I also understand that some go on to not hire minorities. But I’m tired of people saying I don’t get things because I am a minority, but that I do gain things because I am a minority as well. With this type of thinking, really, I cannot win either way.
Have good trust in yourself — not in the One that you think you should be, but in the One that you are.
Maezumi Roshi (via thecalminside)
‘Men get raped and molested,’ should be a whole sentence. If you have to tack on the word ‘too,’ then you’re using the experience of male victims to silence females instead of giving them their own space.
Not sure if I’ve reblogged this before but it always bears repeating.
If the only time you talk about male rape survivors is when you are interrupting women and non-binary people talking about sexual assault statistics and their own experiences, don’t pretend you give a shit about male rape survivors.
Truth bomb.(via fuck-yeah-feminist)
I sincerely believe that when women advise other women not to make waves, they truly think they are looking out for their peers’ best interest. They believe this is the only way to get ahead. But this is one of the most dangerous aspects of the patriarchy: it manipulates even those it oppresses into upholding it. What do women gain from upholding a system that is biased against them? I refuse to keep quiet about sexism and racism in the workplace even when I’m scared that speaking up will work against me, because my silence won’t change anything but my words might.
Some days, it feels like nothing I do can make even a dent in the corporate world. But other days, when a colleague approaches me to say they admire that I speak up, I feel hopeful. Well-behaved women never make history, and quiet employees never achieve change. I am neither of those things.
Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.
Albert Einstein (via purplebuddhaproject)