Courage Is Loving Myself... Again

I decided to learn to be more self-compassionate and to love my own self again. Not for what I did or didn’t do, said or didn’t say, thought or didn’t think, felt or didn’t feel, but just for who I was at the most fundamental level possible. I chose to accept myself and where I am at any given moment in time.

Courage Is Becoming a Woman

The following is how I started to overcome fear, shame, and some deep-rooted beliefs. It does involve suicidal thoughts and self-harm. I had 33+ years of life and religion telling me I was broken and people would hate me, and I believed it.