What makes me so happy about this is that she isn’t telling you you must love your body or that you are obligated to. She saying you have permission to. And that’s important, because there are a lot of reasons why people have trouble with self-love. But the idea that you aren’t supposed to love your body, that you aren’t allowed to for whatever reason, needs to be crushed. If you can’t love you body right now, if your body causes you pain or disphoria or distress, you aren’t required to love it. But you are ALLOWED to. You are entitled to the chance to make peace with your body, if you ever reach a point where you are ready to. No one else should be trying to stop you.
Sometimes I see or read things, and I didn’t realize that I needed them until they are two GIFs of Nicki Minaj and some amazing commentary that come across my dash and I instantly burst in to tears and feel a weight lifted off my chest.
Shouldn’t that include famous people with mental illness?
I’m no expert on the man, but I’m pretty sure it’s not (nor should it be) beautiful that Vincent van Gogh ate toxic yellow paint to try and be happy. You’ve probably seen that quote floating around. Maybe you’ve even reblogged it. I know it’s a somewhat nice sentiment. Until you really think about it.
I compiled some personal tactics and crowd sourced DIY remedies for the sads (clinical term) into a mini comic! Enjoy xoxo
Adam Ellis, Michael Jones, Chris Demarais, and Joel Heyman.
These are the only RT people I could have hold the sign because they had time. Thank you to each and every one of you for doing it because it means so much to me and hopefully more people.
Adam said “hell yeah, this is important”.