Just putting this out there, my 52 year old mother’s favourite bands include Mastodon, Opeth, and Tesseract.
I’m so sick and tired of the number one tip for increasing self esteem being “Go to the gym! It’s easy to love yourself when you’re fit!” I fucking went to the gym for two hours five times a week for almost a year, and by the end I hated myself more than ever. I want to find out how to be okay with myself, not be told “Yeah you’re fat and ugly. You deserve to hate yourself until you’re thin.”
stop for just one second.
think about all the people you’ve secretly had a crush on. all the people you’ve found attractive, but never said anything to. every stranger you’ve temporarily fallen in love with on public transportation. all the people you’ve dreamt of and thought of in the early mornings.
and now take a moment to realize that you have been this person for so many people… and you have no idea.