"Cosplay is getting to be more corrupt as it becomes more mainstream. It's becoming more about looking like a Victoria's Secret model and being bullied if you don't. I, for one, am tired of it. Cosplayers are being told, verbally or otherwise, that they need to look a certain way to do what they love. Cosplay is not a beauty contest. Society has done enough harm to the issue of body image. Lets keep it out of the cosplay community."
Its hard for people without depression to understand when some days that just dropping a cup of water will bring you to tears because they think oh this is just one little thing but you see it as oh my god I can’t even get water without fucking up and now I’ve made a huge mess I shouldn’t even try
“It’s almost like your disorder is a shadow. And it first it doesn’t really take form with your body and you are able to separate yourself from it. But that is lonely and difficult and you have to be strong because part of you wants to control that shadow. So soon enough you take the form of this shadow and it seeps under your skin and mimics your every move and the two of you become one. So you don’t want to be your disorder, but naturally you are. That’s why recovery is so hard; you don’t want to let go of this shadow. Because in a way you have grown with it and it’s become who you are, and how do you just let go of a piece of yourself like that? Because I truly and utterly fear that my anguish is who I am; that this pain is what makes up the content of my character. That my own agony courses through my veins and keeps me alive. That without it I will be nothing. It is truly ironic that my desire to die is somehow what keeps me alive. That my sadness and despair is what has formed me as a human being in society. And while it makes me feel dead inside and like the empty shell of a person, I am afraid that without it I will be a whole different kind of empty. The kind of emptiness that comes from losing what has been who you are for almost your entire life.”—Wilting-warrior (via highanxietiessupport)