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Don’t Let Your Size Become Your Worth

I stood in front of the mirror, the skirt my mom bought me flaring over my knees making me smile–until it didn’t. The longer I stood in front of the mirror, the more aware of my “flaws” I became. My thighs didn’t have a big enough gap, my stomach wasn’t “pancake” flat, and very quickly, …

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Don’t Hate Yourself-God Loves You

Isn’t Gen Z humor… weird? We genuinely think it’s hilarious how much we hate ourselves. I’ve seen countless memes about how the writer believes they are “human trash.” How did our culture get to this point, where self-hatred has become a joke? Even as pop culture preaches self-love, young people loathe themselves more and more. …

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What Has Hurt You Doesn’t Define You

Not long ago, I got very sick. It was just a stomach flu, but the pain was so intense that I didn’t feel like I was capable of existing beyond it. I just laid on the couch feeling like I was dying, unable to more than lift my head. And I thought, “When will this …

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You Are Not Worthless, Even If You Feel Wilted

Wilted A rose stands in a vase, its head drooping, the outer petals curling inward like an unraveled mind. It is neglected, forgotten, the water long since dried up. The rose will soon be tossed out. It is wilted. You stand in your room, alone, your head lowered, your shoulders curled inward like a deadened …

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