Eloka Daniels
I have been struggling with major depressive disorder, insomnia and social anxiety for 10+ years, it's taken a massive toll on me emotionally and physically. I have been prescribed countless antidepressants, beta blockers and tried cognitive behaviour therapy yet nothing has helped. This makes me feel even more hopeless, I would just like a place I can vent my feelings.
The question why I would LET Willow cut her hair. First the LET must be challenged. This is a world where women, girls are constantly reminded that they don’t belong to themselves; that their bodies are not their own, nor their power or self determination. I made a promise to endow my little girl with the power to always know that her body, spirit and her mind are HER domain. Willow cut her hair because her beauty, her value, her worth is not measured by the length of her hair. It’s also a statement that claims that even little girls have the RIGHT to own themselves and should not be a slave to even their mother’s deepest insecurities, hopes and desires. Even little girls should not be a slave to the preconceived ideas of what a culture believes a little girl should be.

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you guys do not understand how much i love jada.  like, everything she says about parenting a little girl over the years is just…yes.  she is fierce as a mama.  gawd.  

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COUNSELLING BLOG: Saying "No" to Others »

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It can be hard to say “no” and to do your own thing. We expect disapproval or rejection by our friends. So how do you say “no” in a respectful way when you can’t, or you don’t want to, say “yes” to them?

1. Listen with respect to what the person has to say. Don’t interrupt when they’re…

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It worries me that I might have lost the ability to feel like a healthy person. I find myself slipping into states of nihilistic/ambivalence, where I want so badly to care but I just can’t.
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