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“You are allowed to choose yourself first, to love yourself more and to freely remove anything or anyone who threatens your space with toxicity. Give yourself permission to say ‘no’ and mean it. You don’t have to push yourself aside for the comfort of others, especially when they don’t see, hear or respect you. Walk in your truth knowing that you are allowed, that you belong to yourself and that anything less than loving isn’t welcomed or wanted.”
Alex Elle

“I have to love me. Even when the people I love don’t love me like I deserve to be loved. I have to love me. For survival. Because people come and go. And they don’t realize how to love me until they leave. But I’m not going anywhere. I can love me. Unconditionally. I can love me like I deserve to be loved.”
Via youngblackandvegan.tumblr.com

First image via A Certain Kind of Woman
Second image via Thirty Fifty