I wrote a piece called “The Battle” that’s in my new book. It talks about my depression and attempted suicide(s). it’s HARD to heal yourself and try and fight off demons at the same time. send your love and kindness to those struggling with depression and mental illness. I feel for humans who don’t make it through the darkness because I was once there myself. and I have to make a conscious effort not to go back there. we all don’t fight it and we all can’t beat it. have understanding and compassion for your neighbor.
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Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.
Kurt Vonnegut (via yasodhara)
Usually said by Black women in affirmation. Ends in a high pitch on the last syllable. Bonus if it ends with a tilt of the head/lips to one side of the head, high-five while rocking back and forth laughing. (via blackproverbs)