there’s a lot of unspoken pressure to keep liking the things you used to like and to keep dressing the way you’ve always dressed and to never question what you believe in and basically “be yourself” has slowly morphed into “be what everyone knows you as” but trust me when i say if you just give it up and simply make decisions and take actions based purely on what would make you happy, you’ll gain a very comforting sense of self peace
today my grandpa told me “you look so pretty today, are you sure it’s safe to go outside?”
he thought that this was a compliment. he and so many other people think that this is a compliment. there are so many people in my life that are able to separate the predatory nature of our society from its negative reality. sexual violence being framed as something positive is never a compliment.