Maybe it was the first time

I spoke my truth


didn’t give credence to the dark voice inside my head saying,

“Be quiet or they won’t like you.”


Trust Yourself


Maybe it was after years of keeping

small promises

to myself.


Trust Yourself


Maybe it was when I embraced the idea of everyone being

worthy of love


extended it to myself.


Trust Yourself


What it means:

I am free to speak my truth


open a space for others to speak theirs;


I am free to assess my actions,

and see them for what they are;


I am free to pursue my dreams,

not someone else’s.


Trust Yourself


Even when the world,

your mother,

your lover,


your own dark voice

says otherwise.


Trust Yourself


Will You?