I look for validation sometimes
in the form of numbers on
social networking sites
the number of notes,
number of followers,
number of likes.

If we’re being honest,
I think they make me hate
myself a little less.

If we’re being honest
I would tell you that
I feel like too much
all the time.

I need reminders
that it’s okay
to be bursting
at the seams,
that people still
like me even
when I have trouble
liking myself.

The stretchmarks
on my skin are
reminding
me that I’m
too much for my own
skin to handle.

I feel like
explosions trapped in
a body sometimes.

I don’t know how to
be any less than I am.

This is for anyone
that feels like too much
of anything.

I hope you never
let anyone water you down.

Write this down:
I validate my own existence.

Write it anywhere you’ll see it often.
Remind yourself until you start
to believe it.

For what it’s worth,
if you think you’re a handful,
most people have got two.

If they don’t,
people have ears to listen,
arms to hold you,
mouths to comfort you.

Let them breathe you in.

8:05 p.m. (I hope you never let anyone change you)

I need this poem more than air tonight.

(via ravenous-ghosts)

HEADS UP: I didn’t write this. Van wrote this. 

(via lora-mathis)

vimeo:

CRUSH by Rachel Antonoff

It’s just a little crush… until it’s marriage.

Clothing designer Rachel Antonoff tells the story of how her parents met with the help of “Community” star Gillian Jacobs and Fun guitarist Jack Antonoff. 

Another pasta plate featuring:  chicken, basil/garlic/oregano marinated tomatoes, fresh basil, arrabiata sauce, and mozzarella 👅💦 #nomnom

Another pasta plate featuring: chicken, basil/garlic/oregano marinated tomatoes, fresh basil, arrabiata sauce, and mozzarella 👅💦 #nomnom

#Tbt to every evening in La Jolla 🌊👌 @powdapuff #blacksbeach #lajollalookingfiiiinnee

#Tbt to every evening in La Jolla 🌊👌 @powdapuff #blacksbeach #lajollalookingfiiiinnee

I didn’t want you
to only fuck me,
I wanted you to
love me.

But I didn’t know what to
convince you with
besides my body.

Hot Winds, Holy Thoughts | Lora Mathis (via lovequotesrus)

i’m not interested in being easy on the eyes
i want them to flinch, think twice before they reach out their callous hands to bruise.
i want to be a constant reminder to men that not everything is theirs for the taking.

fabiola - for girls who aren’t interested in being easy on the eyes  (via 33113)