Subtitles From A Progressive Woman's Mind

Subtitles From A Progressive Woman's Mind

I will not be dismissed because of the traits of my gender.

I will not shy away from competition because my gender instructs me to do so. I️ am a leader and, in my own time, I️ will construct a universe. There are times my moons are slanted and my stars are not aligned but there is never a time to cease my pursuit of excellence.

I️ will never take another step back without planning 10 steps forward in return. My counter strike will always be sharper and more experienced. I️ will not be held back because I️ am a girl.

I️ am impressive. I️ am from a suppressed and depressed lineage. I️ have socially evolved to be able to stand up for myself and I️ will not lay down and nod in order to be accepted. I️ am more liked when I️ am simply myself.

I will not be discouraged, discarded, discounted or disqualified by those who think they are superior to me. I will not be dismissed because of the traits of my gender. Those things which make me who I am should never be the things that hold me back from new opportunities.

I️ am persistent and strong. I️ am stubborn but firm and I️ know what I️ want. I️ know what is best for me when others do not. They do not live in my skin. I️ have grown this body, stretched this skin, trained these muscles, and taught my brain. Like everyone else. Like you. My job isn’t to like you, it is to be better than you; to accept you, but not the labels you put on me; to love you and to be independent of your lingering judgment. I am apart from the world's criteria for my gender.

I️ may be a woman, but I’m damn good at it.

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9 Reasons You're Still In Love With Tim Riggins In 2019

Clear eyes. Full hearts.

If you're a Friday Night Lights fan, you know very well who Tim Riggins is. And if you've never seen the show, he's basically just the bad boy football star and sensitive hottie of your dreams, all wrapped into one heart-throbbing package. If you haven't already fallen under the Tim Riggins spell, you're about to...

1. He's the star running back of the Dillon Panthers.

Basically every girl who has walked this earth has fantasized about having that cliche football relationship. No shame. #33 on the field, #1 in my heart.

2. He's actually really sensitive.

Tim Riggins may seem hard and dysfunctional on the outside, but he's really just a big softie. He's no JD McCoy, who grew up lavishly and extremely fortunate; Tim had a rough upbringing. He and his brother, Billy, had to work hard all by themselves just to stay above water, which is most likely what keeps him so grounded and humbled.

3. He loves kids.

Tim didn't even think twice about taking his neighbor under his wing when he moved in next door. And for some reason, there's just somethin' about cute boys holding babies that makes us girls swoon.

4. He's genuine and honest.

Sure, maybe he took advantage of his football-star status and slept with most of the rally girls, but once he fell in love with Lyla we saw his compassionate side. (You probably envied Lyla and maybe even hated her for a while because of it...I know I did.)

5. He knows how to have a good time.

It's 5 o'clock somewhere.

6. He's a family man.

Tim took the blame for his brother's crime and went to prison for it...if that's not loyalty then I don't know what is.

7. He's affectionate.

If you either hate Lyla or you want to be Lyla or a combination of the both, you are not alone.

8. He's protective.

Probably the only time you've ever wanted to be in a tornado was when you watched the episode where he shielded Julie from flying debris.

9. He's beautiful.

You're welcome for blessing you with this GIF.

May you all find your own Tim Riggins. Amen.

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Poetry On The Odyssey: It's a Girl

An ode to the little girl raised to be insecure.


They raise little girls to be insecure

Little girls grow to be big girls

People always ask big girls why they're so insecure

Big girls aren't quite sure

Day after day the big girl can't keep up

She's exhausted

Her soul feels worn

The big girl learns to grow hard

In a way, she's a bit stronger

People call her a bitch


What is that?

How can she let that affect her

It's simply the only way to be her

She mourns that little girl

Hoping that one day

She'll be strong

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