F*CK YOU!

ELLiE describes what PMDD can feel like, but she also makes a larger point about how media influences how we all feel about ourselves. A quote came to mind when I read this: “Comparison is the thief of joy.” This was so spot-on to my own thoughts, I had to re-post it. Thanks, ELLiE!

SpeaknUP

The moment I decided to separate Effie from Ellie marked the start of a new journey. For years I’ve blamed myself for being inadequate, and seemingly weak. I never understood the revolving question “Why me?” It wasn’t until recently, after years of searching outwardly for answers that I finally decided to ask a different question. Why Not me? What entitles me to being exempt from the defects that come with being human? After all, no one is perfect right? In my world dealing with PMDD is the worst thing to live with, but is it really? Well, of course not. Still, this is my truth and my struggle, so I deserve to express that too. I’ve searched everywhere for my own truth. I’ve looked towards doctors, family, drugs, alcohol and money for definition. I needed to define myself because I couldn’t differentiate who I…

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