Pretty much as long as I can remember I've struggled with negative self talk and self criticism. I've always had a voice in my head telling me I'm not good enough, nothing I do has value, I don't matter. The struggle has always been; what do I say back to the harpy in my head that says these terrible things to me? After an amazing talk with @mollytephra about our mutual love of Queer Eye she shared with me an updated version of WWJD. That is, What Would Jonathan Do? Jonathan would never tell you you looked too fat for that dress, or that you were stupid, or that you were not good enough. He would shout love at you and make sure you felt amazing no matter what! So now I've been using Jonathan to talk back to that voice in my head. And now, to solidify my intention to invoke the body positivity and self love which makes Queer Eye such a joy to watch, I made my very own Saint Jonathan prayer candle!
It's a hard journey to loving yourself, but maybe with Jonathan in my corner and on my prayer candle, it will eventually get easier. @jvn
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