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Sleep heavily and know that I am here with you. The past is gone, and cannot harm you anymore. And while the future is fast coming for you, it always flinches first, and settles in as the gentle present. This now, this us, we can cope with that. We can do this together you and I.

—Cecil Baldwin, Welcome to Night Vale.   (via montanawildhack)

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micdotcom:

Harnaam Kaur was 11 when she started growing a beard

The now 23-year-old teaching assistant from the U.K. suffers from polycystic ovary sydrome, a condition that can cause excessive hair growth. Middle school hallways aren’t the most accepting of places, so when her beard first appeared as a preteen Kaur was understandably distressed.

"The names that people would call me were things like ‘beardo’ instead of weirdo, ‘sheman,’ ‘shemale’," she said in a video for Barcroft TV. She began waxing twice a week in order to better fit in with the other girls at her school, but the constant scrutiny wore her down. At one point in her teen years she even considered suicide.

But when Kaur turned 16, she was baptized as a Sikh. Following the tenets of her religion, she decided to let her hair grow freely. After briefly caving to pressure from her extended family and shaving the hair off one year later, Kaur vowed never to do so again. “When I’d done it, all I could do was cry because I didn’t feel like myself,” she said. “My brother … hugged me and said I had looked so beautiful with my beard, he didn’t understand why I had done it. It was from that point that I thought I’m never going to remove it ever again.”

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Well, let it pass, he thought; April is over, April is over. There are all kinds of love in the world, but never the same love twice.

—F. Scott Fitzgerald (via casimirpulaskiday)

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acheloi-s:

You are allowed to grieve the years you lost to mental illness. You’re allowed to be mad that it happened to you. You’re allowed to pine after the person you might have been had it been different. But don’t let that get in the way of your growing into your new self and following a wholly new path for your life.

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