mental body

Things that don’t make a person any less beautiful for having:

- stretch marks
- acne
- skin conditions
- overbites
- scars
- body fat
- eye bags/dark circles
- mental illnesses
- disabilities
- low self esteem
- speech impediments
- trauma
- a different gender than the one they were assigned
- sex
- to take medication
- eating disorders

Disabled people’s lives are not tragedies.
Parents and carers are not “heroes” for loving disabled people.
Disabled people’s private moments should not be shared without consent on your “warrior mom” blog.
Disabled people are not your pity hires, dates, or friends.
Disabled people do not exist to be saved or spoken for by non-disabled people.

Treat disabled people with respect and dignity.
Treat disabled people like people.

Make your dreams a priority.
Make your mental health a priority.
Make your relationships a priority.
Make your happiness a priority.
Make yourself a priority.

Stop and take a moment. Ask yourself, “Is there anything that you need? Have I taken care of you today? Are you genuinely happy?” Just like anyone else on this planet, you deserve to be taken care of. So before you continue, make sure your body and mind are both giving a thumbs up as well.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin

Shoutout to those who struggle to accept their own sexuality and/or gender.

Shoutout to those who force themselves into hyper masculinity or femininity to be safe and feel accepted.

Shoutout to those who laugh along with jokes and slurs that inherently hurt and degrade them.

Shoutout to those who force themselves to look a certain way to feel accepted and attractive.

Shoutout to those who force themselves to be someone they are not.

Shoutout to those who even after accepting themselves, still struggle with expressing themselves.

One day you will be able to love yourself for who you are. You are not a bad person, you are not wrong or less desirable. You are beautiful the way you are. There are other people who will see and love you for who you are.