You deserve to date someone who’s proud to be seen with you. Who holds your hand in public and tells their friends about you. Not someone who hides you away and is ashamed. Remember that.
Dedicated to all of the woman lost to eating disorders, trauma, and depression.
We will always wait for youarms outstretchedfingers reachingwanting, hopingthe air pulsating,
throbbingour hearts heavy
Plum, orchid, periwinklewaiting, dripping, bleedingUnable to lift the weight of your headaway from your neck
Your chin rests against your heartsteady thrumminglike a kittenyou purr
your pulse racing ahead of your wordsBreathe, Breathe,please, breathe
Flashes of you …
laughing, smiling,pleading, crying
We are here now
to keep you safeour bodies filled with your voice
we will speak…Angela Minard 2014©
“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.”
— F. Scott Fitzgerald
sometimes recovery sucks but that does not make it any less wonderful and it sure doesn’t mean it’s not worth it