Monday, 20 July 2015

IG Archive: It Isn't Your Fault

I want you to know that this isn't your fault. All those thoughts about your body, all those things you hate about yourself - they didn't spring to life all by themselves. You live in a world that has taught you self hatred so well, and for that you hold no blame.

It's not your fault that this world made you believe that your beauty can be seen in a mirror alone. It's dazed you with a blur of magazine covers and makeover shows. 

It's not your fault that this world tells you to value thin over everything, closing it's eyes to the people that sends to an early grave. Nobody told you that you don't exist to look like an empty image of photoshopped 'perfection'. Nobody told you don't exist to be looked at. 

If I could, I'd take you away. I'd put you in a world that teaches the truth - that you exist as so much more than a body.

So when you're struggling, when those thoughts won't go away, when all the body positivity in the world won't quiet those voices. Just know that it isn't your fault. 

And that somewhere, there's another world where you can see how beautiful you really are. 

Love & bopo,

Posted: July 2015