The skin that you are in is beautiful. You don’t have to be lighter. You don’t have to be darker. You don’t have to lose your scars. You don’t need to hide your stretch marks. You don’t need to wear make up unless you like it.
Pieces of you are implanted
in my mind, you carved holes
for warmth inside my bones
and you sail within my blood.
You see, I focussed too much on what I gave, and not what I was taking in return.
You have forged yourself. From the very womb of your sadness, from the womb of your old self, you have come out, borne of blood and pain.
Look for the kind of love that makes you grow in every way you can.
Nothing about this was ever going
to be easy, freedom was built
on backs and bones and blood.
Kindness is given freely. It is given with your choice. It is given to those that require it, not those who think it is their entitlement and their right
There is so much beauty in where you come from. So much that it terrifies some of the people in this foreign land because they do not come from there.
Remember this about the ones who betrayed you. Their love was neither as honest nor as pure as the love you give to yourself. It’s the only love worth having.
You should date a person who is self aware and recognises their own flawed humanity.