You are welcome here. No matter how you look, what you’re wearing, or why you’re wearing it. No matter what you look like, or wish you looked like, or wish you didn’t look like. No matter where you shop, or don’t shop, or how much you spend. No matter how much you weigh, or how many wrinkles you have, or how big your feet or boobs or upper arms are. No matter how hard you struggle to feel amazing about your body and your style and your self.

No matter where you are in your journey to self-love and accepting your own beauty, you are welcome here. Always.

Image courtesy ganesha.isis.

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33 Responses to “Welcome”

  1. Ellie Di

    *snugs!* This was so great to find in my Reader this morning; what a wonderful thought. I think we don't hear this kind of thing often enough, leading folks to feel left out when they're really not. Thank you for reminding us all that we're welcome in this space (and elsewhere!).

  2. ashe mischief

    This is so perfect and beautiful. I've half a mind to repost it. If only people felt that way everywhere and people welcomed them as such.

  3. bubu

    Wow, on a rainy yucky day in Boston near the end of a very stressful week on all fronts, this was a wonderful message to find before I dove into my work day. truly a gift – thank you!

  4. Jessica

    Thank you, Sal! For making your readers feel welcome, for helping to give me that daily dose of confidence, for helping women everywhere to see that no matter what size, shape, color, financial status, age, (etc, etc) that they are truly special just the way they are. <3

  5. Krys

    Thank you, Sal! I've been reading your blog for quite some time, and haven't commented until now. This post just shows what a beautiful person you are. Thank you.

    It also made me want to share a YouTube video that Jenny, the bloggess, shared on another blog. It's from a poetry slam, and it's called "Pretty". I believe you will identify with it, as will your readers. It made me cry at the end.

    Here's the link:

  6. bubu

    โ€œIf you are a dreamer,come in. If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar, a hoper, a prayer, a magic-bean-buyer. If you're a pretender, come sit by my fire, for we have some flax-golden tales to spin. Come in! Come in!โ€– Shel Silverstein
    (your post inspired me to share this as well, my favorite silverstein poem…)

  7. Shoe

    I love your blog… I love that there is so much love and acceptance here and it's just great to read that. It really stands out from a sea of blogs that emphasise a very specific kind of beauty.



  8. Anonymous

    Thank You! I am 70 and still I can find myself caught up in self doubt. Less and less at this age, but it still does creep in from time to time. However, I am healthy, loved and no one has the right to ask for more than that! Peg

  9. Jennifer

    How did I only just discover your blog?! (Insert ironic comment to self…) I adore your writing and personal sense of style thus far and look forward to reading more.

  10. jilly

    Such an sweet thing stumble on when I'm having one of those days where I overslept, threw on the first things I could find, and just feeling blegh. Thanks!

  11. orchidsinbuttonholes

    I always feel this way whenever I visit your blog, but reading it made me that much more happy being here. Thank you!

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