“Sometimes, loving your body is not an option. Sometimes, the best we can do is accept our bodies as the changeable, beautiful, frustrating vessels they are. That’s OK. Expecting yourself to have a full-on love affair with your body at all times is asking too much. Bodies are occasionally annoying. What we can do is know them, and decide for ourselves when they feel good, and when they feel less good, and what we might do to make them feel better again. Even if we can’t love our bodies, we can make sure we don’t hate them.”—ASK LESLEY: How Do I Stop Hating My Body? (Part One) @ XOJane.com (via curvesahead)
“I write differently from what I speak, I speak differently from what I think, I think differently from the way I ought to think, and so it all proceeds into deepest darkness.”—Franz Kafka (via thenocturnals)
It crushes me to see someone as absolutely gorgeous and stunning as you to criticize yourself so much. Just by seeing your posts and your photography gives me so much inspiration to recover from my eating disorder. I've been following you for ages, and I've always wanted to say something to you, but I could never find the right words, and I still haven't haha. But I just wanted to say thank you for being you.
This message really made my night better. I was sitting here feeling somewhat, depressed and frustrated and this just made me smile so big. I hope that your journey isn’t full of too many hardships on you, and I would love to talk to you more.
“You just do it. You force yourself to get up. You force yourself to put one foot before the other, and God damn it, you refuse to let it get to you. You fight. You cry. You curse. Then you go about the business of living. That’s how I’ve done it. There’s no other way.”—Elizabeth Taylor (via selfinspiration)
“Perhaps we dont like what we see: our hips, our loss of hair, our shoe size, our dimples, our knuckles too big, our eating habits, our disposition. We have disclosed these things in secret, likes and dislikes, behind doors with locks, our lonely rooms, our messy desks, our empty hearts, our sudden bursts of energy, our sudden bouts of . Don’t worry. Put away your mirrors and your beauty magazines and your books on tape. There is someone right here who knows you more than you do, who is making room on the couch, who is fixing a meal, who is putting on your favorite record, who is listening intently to what you have to say, who is standing there with you, face to face, hand to hand, eye to eye, mouth to mouth. There is no space left uncovered. This is where you belong.”—Sufjan Stevens (via selfinspiration)
I just wanted to tell you that I find you to be a truly inspirational and beautiful person. It takes a lot to overcome what you did and I see beauty every time I look at you, and now I'm starting to see it more not just at myself, but in myself. Thank you for sharing your stories with us <3
Oh wow love, this is a beautiful message and it means a lot to me, thank you! :)