somewhat inspired by this gorgeous piece, and partly inspired by recent events.
probably could have worked on the text at the end but w/e i made this in like a hour.
respect your friends and the people you meet, yo.
Don’t fucking ask people if they are a boy or girl. Ask if they have preferred pronouns. Or stop worrying about their gender altogether, as if it bears weight in whether or not they deserve your respect. If someone wants you to know about their gender, they’ll probably tell you..
for anyone interested in reading more about how schizophrenia moved from being a diagnosis assigned to white, middle-class women to one used to pathologize and institutionalize noncompliant black men in the 1960s, jonathan metzl’s the protest psychosis: how schizophrenia became a black disease is a good place to start. i have a PDF scan of it, too — just ask.
"no one can love you until you love yourself"
that is complete bullshit
don’t let anyone tell you that you don’t deserve love from other people because you struggle with loving yourself
I’ve been thinking about how completely shit this phrase is for like the past month! Sometimes, others loving you even aides you in your struggle to find confidence and self love. Just don’t let it be your excuse to fuck up your lover with your apathy. Sad/bad feels don’t justify being a fucker.