Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.
—Brené Brown (via thatsyourgold)
You either like me or you don’t. It took me twenty-something years to learn how to love myself. I don’t have that kinda time to convince someone else.
— Daniel Franzese (via thatsyourgold)
Of course I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in.
—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (via thatsyourgold)