Logically, I know everything is fine. I know that I’m only twenty, and I have so many blessings and advantages. Yet I’m afraid I haven’t accomplished enough yet. I’m afraid of the future. Afraid of getting older. Afraid of being alone. Afraid of having a child. And afraid of the dark. I’m really, really afraid of the dark.

Humans of New York (Kiev, Ukraine)

I never got to be that… Dumb, maybe, but never a kid.
They called me ‘the little grown-up’ and I was so proud of that, being good and following the rules. Anything to be the teacher’s pet. But then you grow up and there’s no teacher to please, just some idea of what people expect from a pretty girl. You make a nice home and you raise well behaved children. Don’t make waves, you don’t make trouble and keep your voice down.
And you go along like that. And your wanting to be good makes you quiet, so quiet you forget the sound of your own voice. People forget that you’re there.
Maybe you aren’t.

Libby Masters, Masters of Sex (via maidofwinter)

Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be strong. It is time we see gender as a spectrum, and not as two sets of opposing ideals.

Emma Watson, He For She Campaign (via dutchster)