my heart is full my heart is full my heart is full
and now i try to observe every bruise or scar and listen to the stories they whisper i read my skin as i would yours or his or hers i travel back in time as i trace the freckles dots and spots and lines that meander up my spine i see you, i say i hear you, i say i know you, i say i look at every bruise and scar and i shall no longer blame or shame i listen i hear i understand my skin is a map it has stories to tell it holds tales for you to see, to hear be quiet please breathe and listen
ah, these autumnal afternoons. the drizzling rain. the quiet sun, not quite as warming but still so very bright. i don't mind the cold as much. i love the blueish morning haze and early, chilly evenings. the leaves rustling overhead. the world seems so still, seems to slow down with the cold settling in. and yet, everything changes and moves and before we know the buds of roses will pop up and hues of red and pinks will flood the parks and sides of the roads. the only constant in life is change. embrace it.
over the past two or three years i've engulfed myself in everything to do with sutainability. after going vegan i started educating myself about industries other than just food and learnt more and more about fast fashion, our consumerist society, minimalism, zero waste lifestyles and straws of stainless steel. it's been infinitely interesting, incredibly overwhelming, disheartening, extremely confrontational and also wonderfully beautiful to meet lots and lots of likeminded people along the way. insanely inspiring humans with a united goal: a better, more sustainable future. i feel grateful and very humbled to work with people who go about their lives with such passion and fire, putting all of their being into this fight we're fighting. i can only hope and wish to attribute to this admirable community in a great way. i want to spread awareness and help all of you make little steps in your journey towards a more sustainable lifestyle. if anything i want to keep it real and show you that every single step is progress and a tiny victory. it can be overwhelming and scary to change your ways of life and there is no expectation of you to do it all at once. i make mistakes. i am not 100 percent perfect. it is your mindset and your intention that counts. we're all trying our bests. i hope i can inspire, educate and encourage some of you as well. nudge you in the right direction. with love. always sending love. 🌿 the image was taken for @thegreenlabels_com during dutch sustainable fashion week. i'm wearing @frisurclothing trousers • @armedangels turtle neck • @neinties necklaces and earrings #sustainable #fairfashion #sustainablefashion