Monday, March 28, 2011

Fuckin' Perfect

"Pretty, pretty please, don't you ever ever feel
Like you're less than fuckin' perfect.
Pretty, pretty please, if you ever ever feel, like you're nothing
You're fuckin' perfect to me!"

We've all had days, weeks, or in my case, years where we just felt like giving up. Wanting the teasing, judgement, harassment or pain to end. But those are the times that we need to be the most strong. For our families, for our friends, but most importantly for ourselves. We are all flawed and we are all perfect. And we all have worth.

This little reminder is just as much for you as it is for me. I was that girl in this video. And I want better for my child. I'm still a work in progress and I still get tempted to self-harm. But I have support and determination. And a daughter who's going to need a good role model. And I'm going to teach her about self-worth. It'll be a good refresher course for me as well.

Be advised, the following video contains some triggers for those dealing with self-harm. For the alternate version containing a bit more graphic a depiction, click here.

2 comments:

Left of Center said...

You're an inspiration to more than just your daughter. I hope you know that. Maybe someday I'll have your same courage; I hope so.

MommaSaid said...

I'll agree that you are an absolute inspiration. While I've not been to the point of self-harm, I've shared those feelings and fears...and consequently bawled at the end of this video. It's something I try hard to instill in my son daily.