Coconut oil? on your face? don't make me laugh. it's 2014. cmon. we should all be putting aloe vera on our faces every night.
My freshman year of college I started putting aloe on my face and my roommate said what are you doing and I said idk I just felt the instinct to use aloe and he said that’s not gonna do anything so I stopped and now I’m reading this and I’m mad that I let him influence me
sexism, racism, homophobia, ableism, english language imperialism, etc aren’t just bad habits. they’re parasites that are introduced into your mind through social programming that starts before you can even begin to understand the complexity of oppression. so if and when (it’s gonna happen) you slip up and say something hurtful of insensitive, it doesn’t really matter how many black friends you have, or if your brother’s gay and your uncle is handicapped. maybe you don’t think you’re racist, or sexist, or homophobic, but the society that taught you to think is, and these things aren’t like viruses that prey on the individual; they’re systemic, they’re sicknesses of a society. and the step to recovery on a large scale has nothing to do with whether or not you think you’re an oppressor; admit when you’ve wronged someone and try to root out whatever parasite that lives inside of you to make you act this way. If you can admit you’ve made a mistake, you make a humble example of yourself for everyone else watching.
sometimes it scares me how critical i am of my appearance, and it’s nothing new either. i remember spending so much time in 8th grade doing research on what made people beautiful and how much nosejobs cost and looking in the mirror wondering if I had high cheekbones or not. it’s no fun. don’t you just hate it how when you have one zit, that is all you see in the mirror. like when you have 3 or four, you see acne and that is not fun, but when it’s just one, it’s not acne, it’s just a pimple. and there’s no way to be thankful that it’s not 3, or 10, or uncountable amounts of zits, because all u can do is just look at the one zit that’s ruining your face that probably nobody else even noticed or cares about, but to you it just ruins everything about you, don’t you just hate that