I love that there are celebrities and online personalities who are advocating self-love, stripping their makeup off and spreading the message of body confidence, but I think a lot more needs to be done.
It seems unjust that people should think I’m a bitch based on something completely out of my control. Actions speak louder than words and they should speak louder than faces, too.
I can’t stop comparing myself. It’s becoming an unbreakable and toxic habit that has led to the death of my confidence.
You never expect people to let you down when you feel strongly about them. You never expect yourself to fall for someone who has the audacity to do that to you. But sometimes, people blindside you. People change their minds in a day. People walk out. People leave.
Hysterics: You tell all of your best friends to come over and tell you how much of an ass he was anyways. They bring you that Ben & Jerry’s ice cream you have been eyeing for a while, and you start crying again because HE LOVED ICE CREAM.
You’re the only person who can pick out a shirt for me that I’ll actually wear. You’re the only person who can understand what I’m trying to say when I’m fumbling to form a coherent sentence. You’re the only person who knows who I am, who I was, and who I want to be.
Watch ‘The Bachelor’ with her.
These strong women will change how you see Islam.
Go outside and leave your phone at home. Go to the park and stay until sunset without looking at the clock. Talk to strangers. I promise you the world won’t end in the meanwhile.
This love will not lay stagnant in a dusty, empty room. The love you deserve is always present. You deserve a love that does not turn away from your open heart, and you deserve a love that doesn’t reject a single ounce of who you are.