the evolution of normani kordei

malformalady:

Black sand beach, Vik, Iceland

We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, ‘You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise you will threaten the man.’ Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support. But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors – not for jobs or for accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are.(x)

I’m so fucking proud of them<3

sheeriosandsoymilk:

louishascreepyeyes:

Ed Sheeran signed my friend’s artificial leg.

She asked him to put his lyrics “When your legs don’t work like they used to before…”

He’s a doll.

this is really sweet

We’re not encouraging for anyone to dress like that or to dress in a certain way, we’re encouraging all women to dress how they would like to dress and how they would like in order to feel confident and in order to feel good, because at the end of the day we’re the only ones that should be making that call. And whether or not somebody sexualizes you for wearing an outfit, that’s their problem and not yours, I think. And, yeah, I think there’s this whole movement dedicated to that now: the feminist movement of women wearing what they want to wear for them and not for anybody else. And whatever your judgment is on that, it’s not up to you. Girls, we gotta stand firm on that. So, I don’t know, that’s just—that’s what we believe.

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