Who wants to make out with me to Godspeed you! black emperor????

When you find yourself drowning in self-hate, you have to remind yourself that you weren’t born feeling this way. That at some point in your journey, some person or experience sent you the message that there was something wrong with who you are, and you internalized those messages and took them on as your truth. But that hate isn’t yours to carry, and those judgments aren’t about you. And in the same way that you learned to think badly of yourself, you can learn to think new, self-loving and accepting thoughts. You can learn to challenge those beliefs, take away their power, and reclaim your own. It won’t be easy, and it won’t happen over night. But it is possible. And it starts when you decide that there has to be more to life than this pain you feel. It starts when you decide that you deserve to discover it.

Daniell Koepke (via internal-acceptance-movement)

(via fem-mew-nist)


So today I hiked down a glacier and made my way to the small village of Kulusuk, Greenland. I can’t possibly imagine ever experiencing a place as beautiful as this. The village had a population of around 200 people, all of them Inuits. They’ve lived in Greenland for thousands of years and originally migrated from Mongolia. They have no indoor plumbing or running water, and they speak a language that I can’t even tell you about. The people were very friendly and would excitedly come up to say “hello!” I hope someday I can make it back to this place! It was worth my swollen pinky toes and my blistered feet in order to see it. Don’t underestimate Greenland, y’all.

Y’all, someone on my Facebook posted about free kittens and I’m strongly considering getting a companion for Niles. He hates being alone and with my busy schedule he is alone a lot!



It’s going to be quite a while before I can share the DSLR photographs I took in Iceland with you, so for the meanwhile, here are some of my favourite Instagram shots taken during 5 days in this most magical of places. I cannot wait to return, and explore this treasure of a place even further… If you’d like to see more you can visit me @hellopoe on Instagram!

Iceland 2015

It’s almost me and rebekah’s one year Iceland anniversary! I think we should celebrate. And by celebrate I mean cry.

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