You are not responsible for creating patriarchy and its impoverishment and disempowerment of most of your sisters, but you are responsible for choosing to be patriarchal collaborators when you have the economic, social, and political empowerment and the freedom to choose not to.
— Jacqueline Homan (Without Apology)
When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits - anything that kept me small. My judgement called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.
— Kim McMillen (via auberginesheets)