You are allowed to take up space.
Inhale, fill yourself up with air.
But also remember to exhale.
Expand, expand, expand.
You are a million years in the making,
an irreplaceable mix of
stardust and iron and sea-foam.
You have earned your place in this universe
from the moment you were born.
Spread your limbs,
old gnarled tree branches twisted from age
still reaching outward for the warmth of the sun.
Spread your wings,
fledgling bird hearts beating fast
still daring to fly and feel the breeze.
Do not apologize
You are allowed to take up space."
— (via forebidden)