I threw up yellow bile this morning so I’m either v dehydrated or I haven’t eaten anything of substance lately or I haven’t eaten much at all.
Actually I’m pretty sure it’s all of that. Except I have no appetite and I think I might puke again if I eat anything that I have in my cupboard/fridge soooo looks like it’s bottles after bottles of water for me today.
But on the bright side I have at the very least the morning off [our receptionist called in sick today too so I offered to go in later if I was feeling better]. Too bad I had to wake up at 630 and shower all just to be back in bed.
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.’"