“If you are a woman. If you are a Person of Colour. If you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, if you’re a person of size, if you’re a person of intelligence, if you’re a person of integrity, then you are considered a minority in this world. And it’s gonna be really hard to find messages of self-love, and support anywhere, especially women’s and gay men’s culture. It’s all about how you have to look a certain way or else you’re worthless. You know when you look in the mirror, and you think, ‘Ugh, I’m so fat, I’m so old, I’m so ugly’, don’t you know that’s not your authentic self, but that is billions upon billions of dollars of advertising, magazines, movies, billboards, all geared to make you feel shitty about yourself so that you will take your hard-earned money and spend it on some turnaround cream that doesn’t turnaround shit.

When you don’t have self-esteem, you will hesitate before you do anything in your life. You will hesitate to go for the job you really wanna go for. You will hesitate to ask for a raise. You will hesitate to report a rape. You will hesitate to defend yourself when you are discriminated against because of your race, your sexuality, your size, your gender. You will hesitate to vote. You will hesitate to dream. 

For us to have self-esteem is truly an act of revolution. And our revolution is long-overdue.”

Inspirational Women I Love —> Margaret Cho

Sounds about right

29,110 notes
Posted on Tuesday, 19 June
Reblogged from: xdroox
Posted by: lupinremus-deactivated20130125
  1. ariathegirl reblogged this from slutwalkdenver
  2. youngbloodsiren reblogged this from cynical-as-hell
  3. rednaelo reblogged this from mydickisthealpha
  4. rivercityrebel reblogged this from hipchic99
  5. pooliet reblogged this from abalv
  6. mellymindfnck reblogged this from rianderthal
  7. abstractandyy reblogged this from fuckyeah-sexpositivity
  8. aguayaceite reblogged this from etherealcure
  9. inspired-my-life reblogged this from riotgrrrlberlin
  10. kittiesmakemegiggle reblogged this from boiwithapinkcigar
  11. monsieurvagabond reblogged this from boiwithapinkcigar
  12. savyamuzingpanda reblogged this from boiwithapinkcigar
  13. stumblingkayak reblogged this from epicurious-introvert
  14. peacockprinceofthevainglorious reblogged this from bibliomancer7
  15. bibliomancer7 reblogged this from stephariffic
  16. asshole-assassin reblogged this from fuckyeah-sexpositivity
  17. swimminghuman reblogged this from stephariffic
  18. jolenemeghan reblogged this from stephariffic
  19. moonchildbritt reblogged this from ullielivesalone
  20. ullielivesalone reblogged this from stephariffic
  21. saved-by-icecream reblogged this from stephariffic
  22. stephariffic reblogged this from w-indigo-vertigo
  23. frazierash reblogged this from queenmerbabe
  24. victorywithseaandsun reblogged this from facetiousfigment
  25. facetiousfigment reblogged this from w-indigo-vertigo
  26. therealsugarhooker reblogged this from missmollyannie
  27. missmollyannie reblogged this from thefirefeelsdevine