someone asks you
and you laugh
instead of feeling
a double edged
dager on your chest.
— Alexa Evangelista (via vodkakilledtheteens)
Explaining your mental illness to others is a tough balancing act. You want them to believe you, but you also don’t want them to start treating you as subhuman because of it.
I wish it didn’t have to be like that.
See: the pressure to prove you’re disabled, but not too disabled.
— (via itsannaliousbabe)
You will always be too much of something for someone: too big, too loud, too soft, too edgy. If you round out your edges, you lose your edge.
Apologize for mistakes. Apologize for unintentionally hurting someone — profusely. But don’t apologize for being who you are.
— Six Word Story | dudenamedphil (via allineedissix)