A Northern Girl In A Southern World

The heart wants what it wants, or else it does not care.
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Photography by Traer Scott

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Photography by Traer Scott

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Anonymous asked:

why does your girlfriend always talk about Her depression... I feel like she does it for attention. Her life is obviously completely fine so it's kind of annoying... It's also not something people should publically broadcast imo

laureninlilly:

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boatsandbrews:

You clearly do not understand how depression works or what it is. It’s not some trend people decided to follow… It’s a real problem. Your lack of understanding and discomfort with the topic has lead you to the conclusion that she does it for attention and that it was her choice. My girlfriend does not speak about her experience because she wants attention… She does so because she understands the problem and knows how important it is for others who might currently be suffering from it, to see that somebody like them can make it to the other side. Lauren is one of the strongest people I know. It takes balls to talk about that sort of thing in a public manner because A. It reminds you of what you went through, and B. because our society prefers to make mental health a hush hush topic that one shouldn’t talk about. Lauren doesn’t seek attention… In fact she seeks the opposite.. She wants those who suffer to get attention and the help they need. Depression is real and it can lead to suicide. It doesn’t matter how rich or poor, white or black, young or old, dumb or intelligent you are… It can happen to anybody. The comment you just left me is the sort of thing a depressed person might read that might prevent them from seeking help. Please re-evaluate the way you see this issue. Lauren is an amazing girl and the compassion she shows for people who suffer from depression is inspiring. I hope you never have to fully understand what depression feels like

^and that is why I always go to Lauren when I’m struggling and need someone to talk to

Thank you Victoria ♥

And to this anon, I have a heck of a lot I would like to say to you, but you clearly don’t have the courage to talk to me directly, so I’ll let my amazing boyfriend’s response speak for me.


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how do people get pictures like these i dont understand

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how do people get pictures like these i dont understand

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easternbreezes:

I need that sweater…

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