Okay I tried to hurry and post this before I started crying but it’s too late, lol.
This is a photo from about a year ago. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease 3 years ago and it’s been hell. As a 13 year old, you already have plenty of self-image issues, and I was constantly losing and gaining weight. I felt ugly all the time. When I was hospitalized a second time I lost 30+ pounds, I wouldn’t eat, couldn’t sleep, and this disease was basically taking over my life.
Before this gets anymore depressing (and I start crying even more), I just want to say thank you. For every reblog, like, and compliment. Being a black chronically ill teenager doesn’t give you the best self confidence, but today showed me how beautiful black women and men are despite any ailments or imperfections we have.
I was bugging y'all with all my other selfies but for this one, I just want to reach out to my Crohn’s fam, and let y'all know that you’re beautiful and if you ever need to talk, I’m always here.