the difference between a clique and a friend group, 1/ Show more
so i’ve been doing a lot of thinking the past few weeks about what separates a clique from a group of friends, and i think i’m starting to hone in on it.
1. cliques bond over exclusion: the primary shared connection is separation from and active exclusion of others.
the difference between a clique and a friend group, 2/ Show more
2. cliques make you feel like you need then: cliques use emotional manipulation to make you feel special and like you’re better than everyone else and convince you that the only people you need are the other people in that clique.
the difference between a clique and a friend group, 3/ Show more
3. cliques ostracize when you break ranks: if you’re friends with someone the clique doesn’t like, your options are ditch that person or be ditched by the clique. same thing happens if you speak up against or disagree with someone in the clique, or generally have a differing opinion on a subject.
the difference between a clique and a friend group, fin~ Show more
i had some pretty heinous-experiences with cliques in middle school and high school, to the point where i’ve basically avoided all friend groups since then and keep my friendships purely one-on-one. as I’m getting older, i’m realizing the importance of community and the fact that i *do* want and need a circle of friends. i think these points are going to serve me well in realizing the difference between healthy communities and toxic ones.
#finefemmefriday Show more
there’s always a straggler hair in my face at all times.
mirror selfie 🏀✨ Show more
Guy at the post office: Oh, are you a Warriors fan?
Me: No, I’m a DeMarcus Cousins fan.
Women’s rights to healthcare and medical cover Show more
I can’t afford to have a whole ass child...that is why I need access to family planning. I cannot effort to continue paying out of pocket for family planning anymore as someone who already PAYS for their medical aid every month.
And the most FUCKED UP thing about this whole thing is that I could be on the most expensive medical plan and they STILL won’t pay for it.
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