Warsan Shire (via casismyfavoritecolor)
I remind myself of this every day and every day that I stick to it I shape my environment to be a safer, better place for me and the people I love.
Once upon a time, each of us was somebody’s kid.
Everyone had a father, even if he never provided anything more than his seed. Everyone had a mother, even if she had to leave us on a stranger’s doorstep.
No matter how we’re eventually raised, all of our stories begin the exact same way. They all end the same, too.