To Women

Women are so strong in the midst of our own weakness….

I reblogged this post because of the truth within it. Anytime I reblog a post, I normally have a long message that I deliver with it, but this post speaks for itself.

TO EVERY WOMAN AND GIRL, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL, TALENTED, INTELLIGENT, VALUED, AND LOVED.

-Pinkspen

Some Bad Plankton

I’ve spent longer watching myself smile in the mirror than I’ve spent laughing with friends.

Has your mother accused you of scratching yourself because of the stretch marks on your breasts?

To the women who wipe it away with alcohol. I understand. I’m here if you need me.

Don’t qualify your statements when you speak. You’ve a right to be heard. Have something worth saying. I want to hear it.

To the women I’ve let down. I’m sorry. Tell me please, so I can get better.

Who fall in love with the cashier at Dunkin’ Donuts because he has a sexy voice and he kept my extra penny.

I’ve never seen a healthy relationship. What would I expect from my own?

Who have tried to turn over one-sided mattresses by themselves.

Who have hair on their bellies longer than the hair on their legs.

Who have used the same pair…

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National “Best” Friends Day

Lately, I have been thinking a lot about my friendships from the past and present. I have struggled with maintaining friendships like most of us, and I have always wondered why… Of course we all have those friends that are in it until death do us part, but others have not sustained but they have taught me something about myself…  Continue reading “National “Best” Friends Day”

Internalized Racial Beauty-Shaming 

I love the infinite shades of a woman’s skin. 

There are so many different pigments and highlights; all are beautiful. From pink pale to blue-black, every shade should be uplifted for its uniqueness, not broken and shamed. 

As a Black woman, I cannot ignore the Memes and cyber bullying against women who are dark-skin. 

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No. Cut Him Off.

Every woman deserves to feel wanted. If you do not fee wanted, then you are not. If you doubt that he loves you, he probably doesn’t. As the author stated so plainly “Love is not complicated.”

Check out more from Alice in Wonderlust on dating and relationships. 

Alice In Wonderlust | UK Dating Blog

So you match with this guy on Tinder. His chat is pretty decent, so you meet up for a drink. Instant connection. You go home with butterflies in your stomach. You fall into a pattern of seeing each other once of twice a week. It’s all going well. It’s like you’re going out, but neither of you has brought up “what you are” yet. After 2 months, you raise the question. He says he’s not really sure yet, and needs more time to decide. So you give him time. After 3 months, you raise the question again. He says he’s still not sure. You start to feel a little irked. I mean, it’s been 3 months. You’re sure. So why isn’t he? You wonder whether you should just sit out. Maybe 3 months is too soon. Maybe after 4, he’ll realize how great you are and make it official. Or…

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#BeBoldForChange on International Women’s Day 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017… International Women’s Day is here! Today is about action. What will you do to honor women? A theme that was created, in admiration of women, so #BeBoldForChange and use your voice, your mind, your body to spread the love and respect for all the women who struggle in this male dominated society.

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the Real Superwoman

I can be anything, or do anything I put my effort into….
I am motivated!

I can go to school, go to work, and take care of my home….
I am a scholar!

I can admit when I am wrong…
I am flawlessly imperfect!

I can smile, even when I am hurting…
I am rock solid!

I can walk a mile in 6 inch heels…
I am poised!

I can go 24 hours without wearing any make-up…
I am beautiful!

I can cry when I watch a Disney movie…
I am strong!

I can take care of myself and everyone else I love…
I am reliable!

I can fight for love…
I am patient!

I can reach my goals and dream, even with doubters all around me…
I am persistent!

I can give birth to a life…
I am the real Superwoman!

-Pinkspen

 

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Self-Love Quotes

Everyday, I am falling more in love with the woman I am!

self–love

noun \ˈself-ˈləv\

Definition of self–love

  1. :  love of self:a:conceitb:  regard for one’s own happiness or advantage

    Source: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self%E2%80%93love

“After all, taking care of oneself is everything but a selfish act. Indeed, self-love intrinsically involves acceptance of both positive features and those which tend to be perceived as negative. Moreover, it goes without saying that flaws and mistakes are part of our identity and should not be denied or omitted. Shortcomings, along with the characteristics we see as appealing, should thus be accepted.”

https://thehighheeledpapergirl.wordpress.com/2016/01/21/self-love/

-Pinkspen

 

 

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Beauty is…

“She just wants to be beautiful…She craves attention, she praises an image. She prays to be sculpted by the sculptor…she tries to cover up her pain and cut her woes away, cause Covergirls don’t cry after their face is made…She don’t see her perfect, she don’t understand she’s worth it, or that beauty goes deeper than the surface…You should know your beautiful just the way you are. And you don’t have to change a thing the world could change its heart, no scars to your beautiful…”

Scars to Your Beautiful by Alessia Cara – Album: Know It All 

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