❝When you grow up as a girl, the world tells you the things that you are supposed to be: emotional, loving, beautiful, wanted. And then when you are those things, the world tells you they are inferior: illogical, weak, vain, empty.❞
Joey Shaw at AMCK Models photographed by Nirma Madhoo and styled by Marian Nachmia in exclusive for Fucking Young! Online.
❝All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair.❞
- Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven (Source: observando)
❝Telling a young girl she can’t wear what she wants because it’s not appropriate encourages the idea that men’s reactions should dictate society’s norms, and that all women are meta-Eves, tempting and ensnaring men with our sultry-eyed gaze. My parents’ culture is steeped in patriarchy, in the philosophy of the one-step machismo machine, where there is just one kind of man, and two kinds of women: the angel and the whore. These limited ideas of masculinity breed men who want ownership of women.❞
❝Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.❞
- Albert Camus (via observando)