Always Dream

I am Sydney.
I am here to live. Welcome to the journey with me

September 22, 2014 7:02 am
"Three simple rules in life. 1. If you do not go after what you want, you’ll never have it. 2. If you do not ask, the answer will always be no. 3. If you do not step forward, you will always be in the same place."

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5:11 am

samdesantis:

a friendly reminder:
don’t hang out with people that make you feel bad about yourself

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4:15 am September 20, 2014 3:21 pm
sugarkisslove:

Attempting some tummy love tonight. 😁☺️

sugarkisslove:

Attempting some tummy love tonight. 😁☺️

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September 19, 2014 3:00 am 2:42 am
"I find that most people worth knowing are fucked up in some way or another."

Jonathan Tropper   (via forlornes)

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2:37 am
"Whatever happens, happens to you, by you, through you; you are the creator, enjoyer, and destroyer of all you perceive."
September 18, 2014 7:13 pm 6:10 pm
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It’s going to take time, much more time than you’d like it to. It’s not that time heals all wounds but rather wounds need time to heal.

Your wounds are deep and complicated. They’ve spent years tearing you apart, keeping you up at night, and twisting you into less than you are.

It will take time. Don’t think about how little or how much. Dot worry about time, focus on healing. Use the time however short or long it takes to take care of yourself from the inside out.

Don’t stuff down your feelings. Don’t pretend to feel what you don’t feel. Be honest with yourself. Be real about your pain. You’ve suffered so much trying to hold it in all these years. Don’t suffer alone anymore. Don’t stay silent about what hurts. You don’t need to be ashamed of the scars you carry. You don’t need to hide your wounds ever again.

You can’t heal when you hide. You can’t recover when you pretend there is nothing to recover from. You can’t get help when you aren’t willing to ask for it. The process of healing requires your full participation. No one can fix you for you. You have to find the will to be healed, and to be helped.

It will take time. You will sway back and forth between who you’ve been and who you hope to be. You will cry a lot more than you’d like. You will find yourself afraid to reach into those awful moments and memories. The process of healing breaks you at times but always to make you whole in the places you’ve been broken.

It will be okay.
It will be okay.
It will be okay.

You deserve to heal.
You deserve to heal.
You deserve to heal.

Let today be the beginning of laying to rest everything that haunts you. Let today be the day you start to let the light into your pain. Let today be the day you see that your story didn’t end with what happened to you. Your story is still being written. Whatever dark things fill your past don’t have to be your present nor future.

We can’t move on until we make peace with what has kept us prisoners. We can’t make peace until we confront what chains us to the past and to pain.

I pray today with all my soul that you’ll no longer choose to run away, numb yourself, hurt yourself, or hate. I pray that today would be a day when you choose to go through your pain and accept the truth of the depth of hurt in your heart so you can begin to heal.

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With love,
Dele (via aprayerfortoday)

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September 17, 2014 11:43 pm 9:46 pm

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"Image Credit: Carol Rossetti

When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become. 

Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy. 

"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."

Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet. 

"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself."

Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.

One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.

It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.

"I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."

From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.

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8:26 pm

spuandi:

literally rule to live by

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8:25 pm 7:53 pm
"Don’t ever feel bad for making a decision that upsets other people. You are not responsible for their happiness. You are responsible for your happiness."

Isaiah Henkel (via mermaidporn)

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7:53 pm

fragilegifts:

Sometimes recovery is waking up early to write in coffee shops and practicing yoga and eating lots of fruit and chocolate and sometimes it’s staying in bed all day and hiding from the world until you can stop crying. All of this is okay. What’s important is that you take care of yourself no matter what kind of day you’re having.

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