Anne Blackwood

United States

16
Christian
Theatre kid
Singer (soprano)
Poet
Twin (fraternal)
Spoonie
Disfusive
Highly Sensitive Person
Living oxymoron
Kindness Krusader: Blueberry cotton candy
XXFJ, Melancholic-Sanguine, ambivert

Joined 1/16/20

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For everyone who's sat on a tree branch and thought for a while
Or someone who wanted to

Reading | Cub Creek (A Cub Creek Series Book 1)

Mom to FantasyOtter12, lochnessie, mindfruit, Rohan's Defender, & all
Sis to happy butterfly
birthdaycandles & happygiggles are my apple juice Jesus sisters

Dating Kristoff? He's got a reindeer, good sense of self... He's got it all.

My profile picture is my "personal crest" I designed and commissioned.

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"I was born singing. Most babies cry. I sang an aria."
~ Fairest (book) by Gail Carson Levine

Anxiety must-reads:
https://bit.ly/2YUyome
https://bit.ly/2TsNYSa
And pray. That's the only reason I'm free now.

An Exercise in Self-Love

August 30, 2020

FREE WRITING

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I can fit my fingers around your wrist with room to spare!
I'd tell you a joke that'd make you laugh your [boobs]* off, but it looks like you already did.
You need to eat a sandwich!
Don't worry, you'll get some curves when you're older.
You look like you eat nothing but lettuce for dinner.
I can see your zits so well from this angle.
You look like a guy in that picture. It's the way you're smiling in it.
Don't wear yoga pants. They don't look good on people like you.



I am beautiful. Whether I have curves or not, if I gain weight someday or if I lose even more. If I'm able to gain muscle or if I stay "skin and bones". Healthy looks different on different people. My beauty is not conditional, and it's not there in spite of the "problems" I supposedly have. Every single part of me is absolutely gorgeous.

I love my wrists.
I love my ribs.
I love my chest.

I love my acne.
I love my stomach.
I love my smile.
I love me.
I am beautiful.
*the word that person used was more vulgar
All of the comments in italics are things that I've been told or are things I've heard said to other people (mostly the former) (sometimes paraphrased).
I did this as an exercise in self-love. It can be really hard to like everything about the way I look, but I've come a long way. I encourage everyone to do something like this, whether you post it or not. Perhaps you can say it in the mirror. It really has the potential to help.

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12 Comments
  • Tushar Mandhan

    These were some very toxic comments. Can't believe someone would say that. Loved the self-love theme. Why don't people get the body types.....you cannot change that. More power to you!!!!!


    3 months ago
  • RemovedUser1

    This is a great idea! I love this! Way to show them!


    3 months ago
  • happy butterfly

    replying: aww you don't even know what i look like but tank choo


    3 months ago
  • happy butterfly

    allllsooo
    it sounds like i dont struggle with what i look like but i do,trust me.idk why i cant take my own advice okay?lol im improving


    3 months ago
  • happy butterfly

    also beauty has nothing to do with the shape of your body.yes girl yes.
    also people talking about your zits. LIKE come on you're a teen,and it doesn't take away anything from your beauty.
    also i know its difficult,because i still struggle with self image.but we all have to remeber that true beauty is on the inside,not our appearance.
    kudos to you for writing this.
    CALL'EM OUT ANNE CALL'EM OUT
    lol


    3 months ago
  • happy butterfly

    yes anne,you're beautiful!
    i get so frustrated when people tell me i should eat more,like dude i already eat alot.some people only believe that teasing overweight people or people who don't fit into the 'skinny' category is wrong.but when it comes to thin people,they think its fine.if someone tells you you aren't beautiful anne,DONT BELIEVE THEM! you are beautiful.im so happy that you wrote this.


    3 months ago
  • Century Friend

    So, so important. Thank you for sharing :)


    3 months ago
  • erin!

    yes yes yes! self love is the BEST LOVE


    3 months ago
  • beth r.

    yes preach


    3 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    wow, this is so important and true <3 thank you for this. I am going to be doing this tonight. Thank youuuu!!


    3 months ago
  • madeline3.14159

    Thank you for this! I would love to say that this isn't something I struggle with, but that would be the opposite of true. Such a good exercise :)


    3 months ago
  • A Certain Type of Decisive

    Self love heck yeah :)


    3 months ago