"Imagine a parallel universe in which every time you picked apart a flaw, the earth grew a pothole or a pockmark. In about two weeks’ time, the whole planet could be covered in scars. A different kind of environmental damage. In this universe, you hate yourself so much you could cause the apocalypse."
This world is not enough but it will
have to do…
hold on or let go.
"You get a strange feeling when you’re about to leave a place. Like you’ll not only miss the people you love but you’ll miss the person you are now at this time and this place, because you’ll never be this way ever again."
"All any of us wanted, really, was to know that we counted. That someone else’s life would not have been as rich without us here."
"Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it."
women are considered fragile but I’ve never seen anything as easily wounded as a man’s ego
"Mental illness is like fighting a war where the enemy’s strategy is to convince you that the war isn’t actually happening."
One of the reasons I was so uncomfortable with my body has just clicked. I’ve always known that I was uncomfortable with having large breasts and being curvy but I’ve only just realised that I wasn’t just uncomfortable. I felt dirty. I felt dirty for having a feminine shape and so my eating disorder was a way to make myself feel (and look) clean.
If that’s not fucked up (and an example of how wide the effects of things like slut shaming go) then I don’t know what is.