Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. I have been busy capturing beautiful moments and time has crept away from me. In this post, I am sharing a letter from a client. It focuses on healthy body image. Love yourself, every part of yourself. This post doesn’t contain photographs because the message is too important…
To my Dearest,
I love you so much. Much more than words can express. Do you love me? I feel as if you consciously make the decision every day to belittle me. Your words are abusive, abrasive and very unappreciated…more than that, they are unwelcome and unloving. I have been with you for quite sometime now, and have begun to notice how hurtful your words are to me. You tell me how big my thighs are, my calves are too big and my nose ugly. I am reminded by you that my flabby arms, short nails and dry hair are so unflattering. You’d almost rather be with someone else. You tell me I am ugly and no one will every love me. I feel the worst when you tell me I’m too fat, my breasts are too small and my butt, hips, and thighs are huge! Why can’t I just be beautiful to you? Why am I not worthy? Why do you say such horrible and atrocious things to me? Do you not love me the way I love you? I consistently work for our relationship each and every day. I work my best to make you love me and all I receive in return are hateful words aimed at belittling me. I feel so frustrated because this is a relationship that is never ending, I feel trapped with you. I consistently feel worse when you say things like you’re not the same person you use to be. But, I am the same person i use to be. Yes, I am a little differently shaped and a bit bigger here and there, but I am the same beautiful, loving creation I have always been, if not better because of the experiences I have had. I do not need to hear your ill will and cruelty, as I have the world to offer me that. I need your love and appreciation, I need your support and your unending need for me. I need to feel beautiful and respected. Can you please try to pick one thing for me today and everyday that you truly love about me? Can you be inspired to love me? Every piece of me? I will end this letter now with one final thought… your love, kindness, and good words toward me would mean more to me than you will ever know. I AM WORTHY!
Do you know this client? Maybe she is your best friend, maybe she is even you. Please love yourself, because you are worthy. You are beautiful. You are special.