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"At first it’s a compliment, we are just so warm and inviting that people gravitate to us. People trust us and know that they can depend on us. We begin to bask in that title. We start carrying tissues and snacks and pain killers with us at all times, just in case someone needs it. The second someone calls for our assistance we are right on it no matter what time it is or where we are or what else we may have going on in our own lives.
But after years of being the designated “mom” you start to realize that being your peers’ mom is not the apex of platonic love you once thought it to be. You don’t get to go out and party like they do because they expect you to be the one driving, keeping them out of jail, and cleaning up the vomit from the bathroom tile. You do not get to express any feelings deeper than, “I’m so sorry, how can I help you?” because while we are the first ones they call when they need someone to lighten their emotional baggage, we are the same ones they send to voicemail when our lives get shaky."
"Being human can be hard sometimes. We fight battles everyday whether that's externally or internally. We taunt ourselves by ruminating on our failures and our weaknesses and we neglect ourselves when we ignore our mental health. My own personal story with failure, being bullied and shame eventually sprouted into a story of depression, self-injury and anxiety all because I was too fearful and too ashamed to talk about the things that I was struggling with in life. So 11 months ago I founded Respect Your Struggle, which is a movement dedicated to providing hope for people struggling with depression, mental health and life related issues. It is a movement that reminds people how to be human, it is provocative, and it is counter-culture. It is a place where people are accepted for being different. "