I sit before flowers

hoping they will train me in the art 
of opening up.

I stand on mountain tops believing 
that avalanches will teach me to let go.

I know 

but I am here to learn.

Shane Koyczan (via veganlove)

(via shamswanoor)

Sometimes people try to destroy you, precisely because they recognize your power—not because they don’t see it, but because they see it and they don’t want it to exist.

excerpt from Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock (via queerbetweenthelines)

A space that was designed to combat gender violence and sexism should champion all genders. The role of feminism is not to police women. Womanhood is not yours to police, but it is yours to respect and embrace. If the Girl Scouts can do it, why not women’s colleges?

Janet Mock, on trans inclusive admissions policies at women’s colleges