Perhaps the greatest act of heroism is to live a joyful and healthy life despite all the forces trying to make trophies of our pain, to unabashedly pursue wellness for ourselves and for the people around us.
–Isabel Beecher, “To the men in my life who need therapy” | Medium.com
(via Things I’ve Learned from being Open)
You’ve got to have someone who loves your body. Who doesn’t define you, but sees you. Who loves what [they] see. Who you don’t have to struggle to be good enough for.
—Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming
I don’t know how to express how grateful I am to JJ for being this person for me. We’ve been together for almost three years and I’ve never heard him say a negative thing about my body. On the contrary, he seems to genuinely celebrate/relish in parts of me I typically try to minimize. One of the many reasons I love him.