Lucy. I'm 20, I live in New Zealand. Pro-choice, sex-positive, body-positive, intersectional feminism. International Relations and Media Studies majors. Mainly blog about intersectional feminism, gender, politics, and anything else that inspires me. I struggle with PTSD, depression, and anxiety so I sometimes post recovery things too. I have a soft spot for conscious rap and I also post an abundance of selfies.
Just working and studying and trying to figure myself out. Life is mostly good right now and I am grateful.
I have white privilege and cisgender privilege. This blog is queer and trans friendly.
We had a lot of trouble with western mental health workers who came here immediately after the genocide and we had to ask some of them to leave.
They came and their practice did not involve being outside in the sun where you begin to feel better. There was no music or drumming to get your blood flowing again. There was no sense that everyone had taken the day off so that the entire community could come together to try to lift you up and bring you back to joy. There was no acknowledgement of the depression as something invasive and external that could actually be cast out again.
Instead they would take people one at a time into these dingy little rooms and have them sit around for an hour or so and talk about bad things that had happened to them. We had to ask them to leave." @18 hours ago with 10833 notes
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Just saw a woman say “kinky is my sexual orientation” and my eyes rolled so far back into my head that I can actually see the wrinkles in my brain
Do you ever have that moment when a kid is looking at you and you realize that they’re looking at you as a grown up? Then its like no child im a children too, dont. Im sorry my outward appearance confuses you.
MY 4 YR OLD SISTER thinks of me as a grown up and i absolutely cannot deal with that
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Be kind to yourself. Stop telling yourself that whatever you are struggling with “should” be easy. If something is hard for you, it is hard for you. There are probably Reasons, though those may just be how you are wired. Acknowledge these things. When you finish something hard, be proud! Celebrate a little.
And really, just stop saying “should” to yourself about your thoughts and feelings in any context. You feel how you feel. The things in your head are the things in your head. You can’t change either directly through sheer force of will. You can only change what you do. Stop beating yourself up for who and what you are right now–it isn’t productive. Focus on moving forward."
baby steps to learning to love yourself :
- look in the mirror everyday and say “wow i’m super cute”
- drink lots of h20
- wear whatever you’d like and don’t let anyone stop you
- ignore the scale
- eat lots of strawberries
- spend time with nature
- do things that make YOU feel good
- you got this
- i believe in you
- you’re worth it
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Easy self-care for the home-bound and rotten-feeling:
- Take everything off your face— cleanse, tone, moisturize.
- Brush your teeth (if possible, use a new toothbrush, just like Drake said).
- Drink two big glasses of water at a comfortable, but speedy pace.
- Do something you love but don’t usually do— listen to your favorite album from start to finish and do nothing else. Watch a stupid movie while you give yourself a pedicure. Sit under a bunch of blankets with a fan on you. Indulge a little and be generous to yourself. Don’t worry about being a teensy bit wasteful.
- Look at your favorite pictures of yourself. Soak in how cute you really are.
- Plan a big trip, even if you can’t go. Look at everything; locations, prices, and whatever you want to see. They’ll be there when you can go, and you already know all about them.
- Do some low-impact, low-commitment exercise. Yoga, walking, even just some stretches to get that tension out of your body.
- Drink something hot and comforting— coffee, tea, milk and honey, hot chocolate, whatever.