Thought Catalog

Marisa Donnelly

Chicago-born, San Diego-based Staff Writer & Producer. Enjoys poetry, sunshine, running, and carbs. You can buy her books here. You can submit your writing here.

Latest Posts

I Will Love You In Your Darkness

I will be the shoulder for your weary head to rest, telling you stories until you fall asleep. I will be the body that helps to lift the weight from you to me. I will be the silence when you have no words to speak, but just to sit next to you in comfort, reminding you that I’m here.

Love Is My Christianity

Love is my Christianity. Reaching out and hugging people, despite our differences, is my Christianity. Opening myself to new perspectives and beliefs and accepting them, even if they don’t coincide with my personal values, is my Christianity. Caring about other people and their hearts is my Christianity. Celebration is my Christianity.

This Body Is My Home, And I Will Celebrate It

I will love my body, even when the world shakes her head, even when there are a million and one reasons I shouldn’t, even when I’ve grown tired. Because my body is my home—my dwelling place, my residence, my constant in a world that is far too impermanent. And so, I will live here. I will love here. I will grow here. I will break and rebuild here.

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