I was passing a kid in New York and he had kind of this street cyberpunk look to him. He passed me and I could feel he was about to turn around so I turned around and his jaw kind of dropped, because he’s clearly like an Elliot in the making. So, I turn around and talk to him and I could tell he also had some social anxiety problems that Elliot also faces. Just to be able to relate to him in that moment, and see that there was something outside of me - this character that I play - was just empowering this young man… That’s the most transcendent thing about the whole experience. [x]

It arrives in the post on a typical drizzly afternoon in July, and Harry is beyond ready for it, eager and body thrumming with anticipation. The envelope is sealed tightly, thick and heavy in his hands, and he tears it open impatiently, shaking the raindrops from his eyelashes. He quickly scans the document for his assignment.

His mum leans over his shoulder. “Well? What does it say?”

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Take a moment, remind yourself to
Take a moment and find yourself
Take a moment to ask yourself
If this is how we fall apart.

But it’s not, but it’s not, but it’s not, but it’s not.
It’s okay, it’s ok, it’s okay, it’s okay.
You’ve got nothing, got nothing, got nothing, got nothing to fear.
I’m here, I’m here, I’m here.

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There’s nothing more relaxing than not caring about what other people think about your body. It’s truly calming to actually be at peace with yourself without feeling bad for being bigger. Don’t think less of yourself because of your size. You are capable of greatness and I cannot wait to see you achieve it! XDD