“The mantle of likability is a double bind […] which makes her both terrified to speak up, […] and deserving of punishment (nay violence) if she dares to rejects it.”
“[A] good errand girl makes a good daughter, and a good daughter makes a good wife.”
It’s been centuries and the perfect marriage algorithm has not been perfected. Whats the deal?
The truth is never far from the surface, but it’s usually well-kitted.
Will Power: [Wills] are an important way for women to take back power over that which concerns them!!
The Ladies Room: “Imma do me, in and out of the ladies room. You do you boo. Just stay out of my way.”
Potty Training 101: “Though I refuse to wake my daughter up to pee in the middle of the night, (because I cannot be cruel to myself), I’ve definitely sobbed when she has asked me to stop whatever it is I am doing, to take her to the loo at any given point in the day.”
I’ve compiled a few things […] that you can try to help keep you from sinking into the rabbit hole that is depression, anxiety or paranoia.
Intentional Gospel: “I wanted books [with] dynamic characters they could relate with; characters who would then become constant affirmation-whispering companions during their internal monologues for years to come.”
Call Me Dami: “Strive high for yourselves and so other women can see you and know they belong too. Defy the mainstream media. You’re more than just a wife or a mother, and your skin does not limit you.”