I will always be grateful for how this was depicted in the film.
Please don’t expect me to always be good and kind and loving. There are times when I will be cold and thoughtless and hard to understand.
If you measure yourself by the sunlight that shines between the gap in your thighs then that is all you will ever be.
If your self worth is determined by a number on some scales or the red pen on a test then that is all you are.
You are not what the boy next door thinks of you or your ability to do calculus.
You are how you look at someone you love when you think no-one’s watching.
You are the songs you listen to at 3am when you’re lonely.
You are your smile when you make someone laugh.
You are your greatest accomplishments, and also your smallest.
You are your mother’s smile when she’s proud of you for remembering to buy eggs on the way home.
You are your favourite photos of the best nights and the voice inside your head.
You are that feeling you get when you’re drunk after a party and you’re squished in a bed with your three best friends and you’re just about to fall asleep after reminiscing about the night in the dark when someone says “I really fucking love you guys, okay?”.
You are the little things and also the big things.
You are the nights you fell asleep with a smile on your face and the books you read in one go.
You are your laugh when no one is around.
You are the before and the after and everything in between.
You are you and that is all you need to measure yourself by. You. You. You.