So my sister and I are driving home from visiting our cousins, and we get behind a hearse with a cab light on top and written on the back in bold letters is Zombie Response Team.
the hunger games aren’t amazingly unique or flawless or anything but I think katniss as a character is very important and i think the media misunderstands
we aren’t in it for the cute boys. we’re in it for katniss. thousands of young girls were introduced to an introverted, angry girl born into poverty and watched her become the savior of the world and the media doesn’t seem to understand that she, as a character, is important to girls. not who she dates, but her
"For years mental health professionals taught people that they could be psychologically healthy without social support, that “unless you love yourself, no one else will love you.”…The truth is, you cannot love yourself unless you have been loved and are loved. The capacity to love cannot be built in isolation"
Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. — “The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog” (via verthandi)
I’d like to add that this a great book on the effects of abuse and trauma on the brain, especially in refuting the horrendous myth that abuse is something children can more easily recover from. Obviously, it’s an extemely upsetting and possibly triggering read, but I definitely recommend it.
(Source: cockedlockedandchoking, via xbrokensilencex)
"Young writers should read books past bedtime and write things down in notebooks when they are supposed to be doing something else."