Racism is a huge problem.
You’re overestimating how many people are judging you.
You’re thinking through the eyes of other people.
If confidence is knowing your strength, humility is an awareness of one’s own weaknesses.
Detach from a need for “peace” at all costs. Detach from the need to be liked, understood and approved of. It is through addressing those childhood fears that we can dissolve the paralysis we may feel in the face of so many current challenges.
Always be kind to yourself and never discount the small achievements that you make every day, because they make you as much a Girl Boss as anyone else!
If one day life separates us and our paths never cross again, remember that the time we had together has forever graced my life with genuine happiness, a love that goes beyond human comprehension, and a glimmer of hope that never ceases to give light in the midst of chaos.
“I remember lying in bed praying to a god (that I didn’t even believe in) that I would just wake up as a girl.”
I wouldn’t leave the house without any make-up on, and definitely had to look at pictures others took just to make sure I looked okay.