let’s play a game called “are you staring at me because im hot or ugly”
If you want your child to learn these skills, don’t let her hear you call her “shy”: she’ll believe the label and experience her nervousness as a fixed trait rather than an emotion she can control. She also knows full well that “shy” is a negative word in our society. Above all do not shame her for her shyness.
Quiet by Susan Cain (via ayomxmuzix)
It’s always surprising to me how many young women think they have to be perfect. I rarely meet a young man who doesn’t think he already is.
Hillary Clinton speaking at Simmons Leadership Conference (via ablogwithaview)