Fight Like A Girl

We are empowered with the voices we have been given to speak up, to scream at the top of our lungs. We have been given the power in our souls, in our minds, to dismantle the evils around us and create something better. We have been given the power in our hands and in our hearts to build, to destroy, to love, and to hate. We have been given the power to take back what this world stole from us, the day we realized that no matter what we did, or who we grew up to be, we would always be scared, scared of the man in the dark hiding, scared of our own voices, scared of our own thoughts. We have the power to take back our peace of mind, to take back our bodies, to take back our voices that they hushed from birth. We have the power to stand up, to speak up, we have the power to be heard. We are not just women, we are starlight and lightning, we are hell in high heels, we are venom and fangs and claws, we are mothers, sisters, and daughters, we can fight, we can win.

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socialjusticekoolaid:

Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part I)

The St Louis County Council wasn’t as bad as Ferguson’s Council, but still very few answers and virtually no accountability from the folks who unleashed unholy hell on the residents of Ferguson, following Brown’s murder. #staywoke #farfromover

KEEP POSTING I NEED TO KNOW! DONT STOP POSTING ABOUT THIS. IT IS NOT OVER!

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thebodyisnotanapology:

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littlebleubox:

Found this gem posted on my colleges sexual health advocacy groups (SHAG) fb page

There is a tendency to judge the actions of those with the least amount of power the same as those with more power and then ask, “Isn’t that what equality means?” It’s a clever rhetorical evasion of the issue. Equality is the goal, but to pretend that we actually exist as equals right now is to ignore reality.
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, women who LEAVE their abusive partners are at a 75% greater risk of being killed than those who stay.

Why Do Victims Stay (via thesurvivorsmark)

Well that’s just lovely.

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Please stop asking why people stay, this is why.

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knitmeapony:

I love my skin!

Oh my god SO IMPORTANT SO SO SO IMPORTANT

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kim-jong-chill:

i’m just going to leave this here

Wow.

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