I lost myself. I personally didn’t want to own who I am. I wanted to be better but not a better me, a better somebody.
Positive or not, the “body positive” movement still focuses on our bodies. Our looks. Our exterior.
You are enough. You are more than enough.
There are bigger problems than being partial to doughnuts.
We (women especially) are trained to drag one another down in order to bring ourselves up. We are taught that everything is a competition.
“One question from my best friend did more for my relationship with my body than any amount of dieting or therapy ever could.”
Girls don’t just wake up one morning and decide to hate their bodies. This is something they learn.
A broken girl can’t believe you when you tell her that she’s beautiful, but she can believe every self-reflection that tells her she’s not enough.
I’m in my 20s, and my hair is falling out. Losing one’s hair as a woman is the ultimate betrayal. You lose some of your femininity, and it’s hard to ignore people who try to hide their stares. I’m still learning to live.
Constantly remind yourself that changing your body will not change your life. Changing your body will not change you. Your body is just one small detail.