Girls have to work harder than boys just to be taken as seriously. Female self-confidence is seen as threatening
Gender roles are bullshit.
Sometimes people judge you for what’s on the outside instead of what’s on the inside.
Standing up for what is right is always a harder choice than doing what’s easy.
There is an invisible force always pushing you to go with the crowd.
No matter how hard you try, some people are just not going to like you and that’s ok.
You don’t have to change yourself or compromise your principles just to please people.
The only people who have the power to hurt you are the ones you allow to do so.
You should treasure your friends, defend them fiercely, and you should express gratitude for them in as many ways as you can.
A relationship that makes you feel bad all the time is not worth maintaining. If you make all your decisions in fear that the other person will leave, then you’re not in a healthy relationship.
You can never know enough and you should never stop learning.
It’s ok to learn new information and let it change what you think is true.
It’s ok to not know things. It’s smart to ask people who know more than you.
There isn’t just one right way to do things. I’ve learned to check my judgment when I feel myself thinking that a way different to my way is the wrong way. (Except with bras. A bad bra is always wrong. That’s my line in the sand y’all, and it’s not moving.)
The idea of “choice” terrifies many people. And I mean any choice – how to create a family, how to dress, how to worship (or not worship), how to eat, how to think, how to BE – can cause anger and panic in others.
One human being isn’t inherently better or more valuable than any other human being but a lot of people think that.