Loving yourself is so hard.

You believe you made

You believe you're finally in that place with yourself where your happy,healthy and proud of yourself.

But then something happens.

You let your crippling anxiety take over.

And it’s not your life anymore.

You aren’t in charge.

It may be you on the outside,

But it sure as hell isn’t on the inside.And you try to fight it

And you fight

And fight

And fight

Until there is no more strength left inside of you.

So you give up.

You stop loving yourself .

You stop fighting for yourself.

You just go on with life with this feeling of pure hate inside of you,

And you just can’t help it!

It’s like a monster is eating you up

Day by day

Body part by body part

Until there is nothing left of you....I know it’s hard!

Trust me I’ve been there

I’ve been there so many times over and over again

You think you're finally “there”

When actually there is no there.

Because loving yourself is an ongoing progress that never ends.

You have your ups

And you have your downs.

But it’s never the end.

And I’m telling you it’s not easy,

going through this journey of self love but it is so important.

Never stop fighting for yourself,

Because If you won’t nobody else will...

And for whoever is reading this and needs to hear this.

You are not worthless.

You are amazing.

You are beautiful inside and out.

You are loved.

And I know you may feel the farthest thing from any of these but it’s true.

I love you.

And I know we don’t know each other,

But I love you.

And I want you to always remember I am only one message away.

Never hesitate to write [to] me and never stop believing in yourself.


About the Writer:

Ella Benkemoun is a 15-year-old feminist activist.

Instagram: @ella.benkemoun