Monday, August 5, 2013

refused to be reduced

This has been on my mind a lot lately. I can't let what has happened to me rule the person I become. Sometimes the struggle is hard. Sometimes everything looks like it's going to fall apart and I won't be able to hold myself up anymore.

But I am not what others have done to me. No one gets to decide who I am but me.

Manda Rave


  1. I really needed this today.

    Thank you for sharing.

  2. YES YES YES!!! I think you're an amazing, wonderful, inspiring and beautiful woman. <3

    I know, though, that even the positive can be challenging. For instance, I have people tell me, in a good way: you're so this, or so that... and it's nice. But sometimes, they're wrong. Or when someone will tell me "everything's fine!" when I am panicking, I sometimes have to tell them, NO. It's NOT. That's why I am working through this, and not ignoring it.

    1. Thank you :)

      And I know what you mean. Sometimes I don't want to be fine or be all the things everyone says I am. Sometimes I just want to exist on my own terms and in my own head.


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