— The Great Gatsby
latinforest said: Hey, just wanted to let you know something quick, you can do it. I'm in the IB as well and this message may be late but if you ever get disheartened by school again just know that you got it and you've got thousands of us with you who are also being kicked by this stupid program. Good luck with everything ^.^
Oh thank you so much! This really meant a lot to me, you have no idea!
So… I’m very behind in my French Final and it’s on Wednesday and I’m kind of screwed, but instead of preparing, I’m talking to a boy…
Do not teach your daughters to be ‘pretty.’
Do not entomb her in a pretty pink tower
and insist that only the degree of her physical appeal
may set her free.
Teach her to fight her way out,
to consume books and spit knowledge
to lesser boys who insist she is just beautiful
and nothing more.
Teach her to love her body
not to manipulate and put a price tag on herself
as a defined worth
she shall be immeasurable
she shall be more than this.
Do not let her break herself down
when the boy in kindergarden hits her
because he likes her.
What are you really teaching her?
Pain and love are not synonymous
neither are pretty and perfection.
Teach her to be kind
to be harsh
to be demure
to be wild
to be sensitive
to be thick-skinned
But good god,
Do not teach your daughters to be ‘pretty.’"
• Grades are more important than your morals,emotional & physical health
• How to hate people in general
• To want to quit life weekly
• How to text/eat in class without getting caught
• Why I will never amount to anything