Happy 38th Birthday — May 21st, 1976
» to the endlessly talented, powerful, and kindhearted witch, Lindsey Ann Way.

"When I was in that shitty town, I was going to shows and watching boys have all the fun, and I never had anyone to look up to. Somewhere, somehow, I created my own world and became what I wanted to see. There seems to be so much pressure on girls to be perfect and look so perfect all the time but for me, it’s like, no. You have to create things that you can talk about. It’s not about being good or being amazing, it’s about standing out, being different, and trying."





What makes me so happy about this is that she isn’t telling you you must love your body or that you are obligated to. She saying you have permission to. And that’s important, because there are a lot of reasons why people have trouble with self-love.  But the idea that you aren’t supposed to love your body, that you aren’t allowed to for whatever reason, needs to be crushed. If you can’t love you body right now, if your body causes you pain or disphoria or distress, you aren’t required to love it. But you are ALLOWED to. You are entitled to the chance to make peace with your body, if you ever reach a point where you are ready to. No one else should be trying to stop you.

Sometimes I see or read things, and I didn’t realize that I needed them until they are two GIFs of Nicki Minaj and some amazing commentary that come across my dash and I instantly burst in to tears and feel a weight lifted off my chest.