Aww yiss #ThrowbackThursday. I was 19 in this picture. Back when I used to keep the weave fresh and texturizer on deck. Back when I was more concerned with pleasing a "man" and not paying attention to my own mental and emotional health. The pinnacle of low self-esteem and psychological instability. I was somewhere in between trying to find myself and trying to be the object of perfection for someone else; giving my all and everything and not being given the same in return. Seeing the best in people and being the object other people's gaslighting. I was accepting other's for who they were, shortcomings and all, but being told what I had to offer and my potential would never be enough. SHE KNOWS BETTER NOW and she thanks you because she learned what it means to be resilient and forgiving. snap.