We’re a species that has had a space station floating above the Earth for 20 years. We even have a rover on the surface of Mars. How can we be the same species that is telling people — legislators and legislation, in certain places — that tells women what they can and cannot do with their bodies? How is that possible? And when I say equality, I mean equality for everybody. Who are you telling who they can marry and who they can’t? What is this? This is 2014.
I want us to make each other better.
Never apologize for burning too brightly or collapsing into yourself every night. That is how galaxies are made.
Stop hating yourself. Try going one day without saying anything bad about yourself. Try complimenting yourself. Do it again. Buy yourself dinner. Put soft things against your skin. Listen to your favorite songs. Eat ice cream. Eat ice cream naked. You have to spend the rest of your life with you. You’re all you’ve got. Be kind, start loving yourself.