One of the most important things I hope to teach you,
Quite a tall order, I can appreciate,
In this beauty besotted world we live in.
A world where without consent you will be objectified -
I want you to know that you are so much more,
Than the presence or absence,
Of a thigh gap.
That your body is merely a vessel,
Worthy of celebration, and adornment should YOU desire,
But by no means does it dispense your value,
Or purpose in this world.
I want you to be resilient,
So that the world’s evils both physical and emotional,
May ail your body, perhaps at times your mind,
But cannot and will not touch your soul.
May you recognize,
That numerous frowns are far less damaging,
To your personal essence,
Than a single broken smile.
I want to ensure that nothing and no one has the ability,
To douse your ignited spirit,
And will teach you to shoot for the stars,
Without bringing them to wherever you are.
No matter the cards you are dealt,
May you always know that you are worthy,
Of love, respect and compassion,
From the world, but most importantly -
This beautiful little girl isn't my daughter but she captured just the right energy for this post! 📸@kianashantel
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