fuckinghippie:

I’m learning to be kind to myself. I’m learning to accept my scars. I’m learning to be honest, to myself and to others. I’ve never shown anyone my arms before. This is my attempt at giving myself some grace.  The “love” written on my arm is a tattoo I got 5 years ago. It was meant to remind me to love myself instead of carving hate-filled marks onto my skin. As you can see, the tattoo failed to fulfill its purpose.  I’ve always had a strange relationship with my scars. They made me feel proud; a trophy of sorts. “look at all that I’ve made it through”, I’d rationalize with myself. Yesterday was the first time that I’ve ever felt ashamed of my scars. The shame kind of became overwhelming. So I decided to write a line from one of my favorite poets (Buddy Wakefield) in sharpie over my scars. It says, “because even at your worst you are fucking incredible”. I want to get it tattooed, but I’m not hardcore enough to get the word ‘fucking’ tattooed on me forever.  Because it’s only written in sharpie it will eventually fade. The scars will not. But for the next few days I will be able to look down at my scars and know that I am incredible, amazing, beautiful, magical, and infinite. Even at my worst. And at my best, I am that and so much more.

fuckinghippie:

I’m learning to be kind to myself. I’m learning to accept my scars. I’m learning to be honest, to myself and to others. I’ve never shown anyone my arms before. This is my attempt at giving myself some grace.
The “love” written on my arm is a tattoo I got 5 years ago. It was meant to remind me to love myself instead of carving hate-filled marks onto my skin. As you can see, the tattoo failed to fulfill its purpose.
I’ve always had a strange relationship with my scars. They made me feel proud; a trophy of sorts. “look at all that I’ve made it through”, I’d rationalize with myself.
Yesterday was the first time that I’ve ever felt ashamed of my scars. The shame kind of became overwhelming. So I decided to write a line from one of my favorite poets (Buddy Wakefield) in sharpie over my scars. It says, “because even at your worst you are fucking incredible”. I want to get it tattooed, but I’m not hardcore enough to get the word ‘fucking’ tattooed on me forever.
Because it’s only written in sharpie it will eventually fade. The scars will not. But for the next few days I will be able to look down at my scars and know that I am incredible, amazing, beautiful, magical, and infinite. Even at my worst. And at my best, I am that and so much more.

fuckinghippie:

Yesterday I finally finished my first moleskine. I’m officially addicted.  This is the first page of my new moleskine. I’m obsessed with lists, so this moleskine will be dedicated to lists. The idea of bravery has been popping up over and over in my life lately so I thought it fitting to make that the topic of my first list.  P.S. my name means “brave”. That’s a lot to live up to, but I try…

fuckinghippie:

Yesterday I finally finished my first moleskine. I’m officially addicted.
This is the first page of my new moleskine. I’m obsessed with lists, so this moleskine will be dedicated to lists. The idea of bravery has been popping up over and over in my life lately so I thought it fitting to make that the topic of my first list.
P.S. my name means “brave”. That’s a lot to live up to, but I try…

Stop starving artists. PDX. 29th & Hoyt.

Stop starving artists. PDX. 29th & Hoyt.

Beer, painting, and rocking out to oldies music. What more could a girl need?

Beer, painting, and rocking out to oldies music. What more could a girl need?

I made a new friend today :)

I made a new friend today :)

Panda with gunz

Panda with gunz

DEPORT PEDRO

DEPORT PEDRO

PLUGS NOT DRUGS

PLUGS NOT DRUGS