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things i needed to hear in health class:

  • puberty might make you squishier and its ok
  • vaginas have a smell and it’s a ok
  • all kinds of people with all kinds of bodies have gr8 sex
  • genitals do not all look the same and variety is rad
  • people have stretch marks sometimes
  • people have pimples on their butts sometimes
  • people have cellulite sometimes
  • gender =/= sex
  • sex =/= scary danger FEAR
  • bodies aren’t scary or gross or sacred 
  • everything is ok
I find many adults are put off when young children pose scientific questions. Why is the Moon round? the children ask. Why is grass green? What is a dream? How deep can you dig a hole? When is the world’s birthday? Why do we have toes? Too many teachers and parents answer with irritation or ridicule, or quickly move on to something else: ‘What did you expect the Moon to be, square?’ Children soon recognize that somehow this kind of question annoys the grown-ups. A few more experiences like it, and another child has been lost to science. Why adults should pretend to omniscience before 6-year-olds, I can’t for the life of me understand. What’s wrong with admitting that we don’t know something? Is our self-esteem so fragile?
Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark (via thedragoninmygarage)

I finally realized he loves me. He loves me like he used to. I finally see the light in his eyes and how he means the smiles. His beautiful heart warming smile. The way he laughs when I do certain things or how I say some stuff. The way he reaches for me in his sleep. Maybe the way he holds Me close and kisses me in front of stupid girls. The way he take up for me and helps me with everything. I finally see that he means our future together and how we strive to make our dreams come true, but only with each other. I finally got the reassurance I’ve needed for so long. I love you.

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