"What I remember most about emotional abuse is that it’s like being put in a box. How you end up in there is the biggest trick – I never managed to work that one out. Maybe you think it’s a treasure box at first: you’re in there because you’re special. Soon the box starts to shrink. Every time you touch the edges there is an “argument”. So you try to make yourself fit. You curl up, become smaller, quieter, remove the excessive, offensive parts of your personality – you begin to notice lots of these. You eliminate people and interests, change your behaviour. But still the box gets smaller. You think it’s your fault. The terrible, unforgivable too-muchness of you is to blame. You don’t realise that the box is shrinking, or who is making it smaller. You don’t yet understand that you will never, ever be tiny enough to fit, or silent enough to avoid a row"

It’s time to make emotional abuse a crime - Lauren Laverne (via koyyuh)


whoa - this hit pretty hard

(via thefoolishmother)

"Students who acquire large debts putting themselves through school are unlikely to think about changing society. When you trap people in a system of debt, they can’t afford the time to think."

Noam Chomsky (via suddenlyalive)

(via jamais-etre-vue)

groundcovers:

The Eden Project in Cornwall England. This is a polyculture design of permaculture.

groundcovers:

The Eden Project in Cornwall England. This is a polyculture design of permaculture.

(via jamais-etre-vue)

myworldinboxes:

hesaidhehadastory:

God, I love this man.

Slow clap.

(Source: sandandglass, via sowing-seasons)