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SEE THE THING IS, he said, BIG GIRLS LEAVE MORE SPACE FOR ME TO GRAB AHOLD OF
but
i’m not your handlebars

SEE THE THING IS, she said, BIG GIRLS ARE BETTER THAN SKINNY ONES BECAUSE MEN DON’T LIKE BONES
but
other girls are not graveyards

SEE THE THING IS
a baby girl isn’t beautiful because somebody is gonna hold her
i mean we all wanna be loved but i want her to
love herself
first

a baby girl isn’t beautiful because a man’s fingertips can dig
bruises into her hips, she’s beautiful because
she just is

in nature we don’t say a flower is beautiful
when somebody wants to pick it

in fact we say that nature’s beauty is at the height of purity
when it would destroy you to even touch it

SEE THE THING IS
i would rather be an ocean of danger and deep black and
thick mermaid thighs rather than
a body you want to cruise across
i would rather be the night sky and crush ribs with a suffocating sense that we are all small and purposeless
rather than a landscape of freckles someone happens to think
are akin to constellations
i would rather be storms and lightning and a bright sun rising, i
would rather make you quake in your boots than get your heart
pounding,

i would rather be beautiful like a cold spring stream:
not beautiful because you said so
but beautiful because
i am me.

By Don’t really wanna be your girl? Just wanna belong to me? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ /// r.i.d (via inkskinned)

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Commune With Nature In These 6 Productivity-Boosting Offices

We spend a third of our day, at least, in offices that aren’t always conducive to productivity and mental health—some are even actively hurting us. At a basic level, being outside, surrounded by nature, is good for us; even just having some plants around can improve morale and, in turn, productivity. Studies have also shown that natural light can help elevate productivity. So why not combine them? Here are six offices that blur the divide between the indoors and outdoors, making a day at work feel like a walk in the park (well, almost).

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La Joven de los Limones by Jesus Helguera | 1940-50’s

Jesús Enrique Emilio de la Helguera Espinoza (28 de mayo de 1910 en Chihuahua - 5 de diciembre de 1971 en la Ciudad de México) fue un pintor e ilustrador mexicano, hijo de Álvaro de la Helguera García, un inmigrante español en México y de María Espinoza Escarzaga.

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tolteka:

La Joven de los Limones by Jesus Helguera | 1940-50’s

Jesús Enrique Emilio de la Helguera Espinoza (28 de mayo de 1910 en Chihuahua - 5 de diciembre de 1971 en la Ciudad de México) fue un pintor e ilustrador mexicano, hijo de Álvaro de la Helguera García, un inmigrante español en México y de María Espinoza Escarzaga.