Anonymous asked: This is a shout out of gratitude. For a few reasons, the videos, the quotes, the gifs... they all led up to a sprinkle of confidence. I used to spend all day online looking for ways to improve myself, for makeup, diets, clothes, the ways to attract boys. I began to believe that some how online I could find myself behind all these things. That I needed to change myself for someone else. Thank you, because now I know that's not needed. I looked so long and it was under my nose the whole time.
Love this! And love that we played a part in helping you find your way.
Sending you love and continued confidence :)
Anonymous asked: I'm just so depressed all the time now and I don't know who to go to. I hate my life and the direction it's going and the sad part is there no way I can stop it. I hate my body, I have weight anxiety. People tell me I'm fat all the time. I weigh 134. I don't even know what to think anymore.
Do you need to talk to a professional right now? If so, please utilize the hotline numbers on our page under the “Feeling Depressed?” subheader.
I am so very sorry to hear that you’re having a hard time, my love. Is there a trusted adult in your life that you can confide in and that you can ask to help you get the help you need?
I wish I could tell you the magic solution to all of your problems. I wish I could snap my fingers and make you love yourself, but it is a process. You are so incredibly strong and beautiful… you just don’t know it yet. Take a breath, hold up your head, and just keep moving. I believe in you, please please let me know if you need help with anything at all!
Anonymous asked: I was having "one of those days" when I found this. It really made me smile, so thank you. :)
You are so very welcome. :) Thanks for making our day!
Anonymous asked: Written on the walls of the bathrooms of most schools I have been to there are many messages of insults and profanity I am going to school Monday and crossing out all those things and writing something positive instead. Who else is doing this?
I LOVE IT! Let’s actually do this. What a great idea!
Anonymous asked: Thank you so much for sharing my video with everyone! It seriously means the world, you're the sweetest. Your blog was like, the first one I followed on tumblr and your support during 300dayss and everything has meant so much. Thank you again :) -Tennant
Anonymous asked: Hey beauties:) I Looove this blog. A lot. But...I wanted to talk to you guys about something kinda serious. I feel like lately, I've kinda been developing an eating disorder. I'm 13 and im 85 lbs. I'm pretty short (4'10) and I know I'm not fat, but I just don't feel beautiful and I feel like the only way I can change that I to get skinnier. I'm still eating, I'm just trying to eat less, healthier, and work out. My family thinks I have an ED though, and I'm just scared this will become anorexia
If you ever want to talk privately, come off of anon so we can have a conversation!
I get you. I promise. I’ve been there. Granted, I was never in your exact situation, so I can only empathize as best as I can. But as an ED survivor, I can honestly tell you that if you’re afraid this will spiral out of control, you need to take a step back and get some help. There is nothing wrong with trying to lead a healthy lifestyle, but if you fear an ED, try talking to a nutritionist and planning out a healthy, balanced meal plan for you. You are beautiful just the way you are.
xx Abby W.
Anonymous asked: Your blog has been extra lovely lately!
Anonymous asked: I hate to break it to everyone but not everyone is beautiful. The word is becoming meaningless. Now I dont think of people as ugly, but there are some people who dont even try to keep themselves clean or kept at all and that shows signs of not caring about/liking yourself and that is ALWAYS unattractive. always. dont tell sad little girls who need a boost that theyre beautiful because youre fooling them. they need to grow a backbone and learn to live in a world where nobody is beautiful.
Hi, anon. I really think that you need to go find a counselor and seek some professional help for your issues. Obviously our blog is not a good place for you if you feel like spreading hate. Thankfully, there’s a little “unfollow” button in the upper right-hand corner of our blog. If you want to put these nasty messages in our ask box, click that and go seek help.
Thanks and have a nice day.
Anonymous asked: I find myself coming to this blog a lot when I start feeling upset with myself. And for that, thank you. Definitely makes me put things in perspective and I appreciate blogs like these immensely!
This made my day!! You are wonderful and your message genuinely means the world to all of us. Stay strong. xo
Anonymous asked: would you ever consider taking in another person as an author?
Anonymous asked: i really like this guy but he is 23 and i am 14 i love him so much but he doesnt seems to pay any attention to me,what do i do? :(
We obviously don’t know the exact situation, but that big of an age difference is illegal. Please talk to a trusted adult in your life who is able to be present your life and observe the situation accurately. Remember that no significant other can define you. You are a beautiful human being. xoxox
Anonymous asked: what does beauty-in-life mean? also do you make $ with your blog using peepspayerDOTcom?
Beauty-in-Life implies that we are trying to find the beauty in everything, the beauty in life. :) And no, we do not.
Anonymous asked: My first true love moved miles and miles away today. I don't know what to do with myself. I've cried every single minute today. I just cant let him go. He didnt even bother giving me a sincere goodbye. he hugged me, but never said goodbye. i tell him i miss him so much, he doesnt really even seem to care. he says hes coming back to visit, i askto see him but he says yeah most likely. i love him so much. hes gonig into the army too. i just dont know what to do. i cant let go. what do i doo.
<3 I’m sending you so much love, girl. I need you to listen to yourself, okay? Listen to your gut. The most important thing is that you are in a GOOD relationship, one that benefits you. You do not need a boyfriend to make you beautiful, you know? Break up with him if you feel that’s what is best for you. Stay if you want to keep trying. But listen to yourself.
Anonymous asked: I struggled with cutting for the past year. It's been 2 and a half months since the last time. I shared my testimony at my church the other week, and I included that in my story. After church a lady asked me if i wanted to be an advocate with some organization. I said no, because I just want that to be in my past. Do you think that is selfish? it's just something i'm not proud of.
That is not selfish whatsoever! I honestly applaud you for listening to yourself and knowing what you were comfortable with. That is an ability that many people lack. You are wonderful and beautiful, and I am so proud of you for moving forward. xoxo
Anonymous asked: I don't understand how people freak out when someone asks them what their weight is. I do wish I could be lighter, and I'm working on it... But if someone asks, I tell.
If you are having personal issues, you are more than welcome to come off of anon to have a private conversation. However, this is a public blog meant to empower women and men by taking the meaning of beauty away from the number that is on the scale.