— Mignon McLaughlin (via itsquoted)
Oh, you sweet little girl.
You talk about womanhood like you invented it.
Like your mother didn’t prime the canvas
and hand you the brush. Like I do not know
my own man.
I know my man.
I know he keeps me quiet out of fear.
He sees creation in my eyes. He has learned
what every boy learns:
A man can build, a God can destroy, but someday
the rain will stop and doves will come
and I will make a world.
That is not a power
he can take from me.
For all your talk of revolution
there is truth in this:
I was saved by being secondary.
If you have been made to love and nurture, do.
It does not make you weak.
— (via clementinevonradics)