A friend shared this pic with me.
Walking alongside myself in a self-loving way (which only happened after I started HRT) was hugely important in finding my own security; especially as I had absent/abusive caregivers growing up, and no healthy role models to speak of.
Love yourself. Give yourself what you needed back then. Tell them it'll be okay; be empathetic.
Checking in with yourself and being aware of your own triggers make healing, and subsequently growth, a lot easier.
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