I definitely don’t remember ever receiving a message regarding this topic but it’s very possible that I accidentally deleted it, and if that was the case, I’m so sorry :[
Know that it wasn’t my intention to ignore you. I’m so sorry that I made you feel like you were too sensitive or that there was something wrong with your question and what you’re feeling.
There is nothing wrong with being sensitive. If anything, it’s a strength that allows you to more easily connect with others and be a source of support for people when they are struggling. It makes you a good friend and it helps you to be in tune with people’s feelings. Your sensitivity isn’t something to be ashamed of—it’s something to embrace and celebrate.
Because I get so many messages, I can’t answer everyone immediately :[ I try to respond to people as quickly as I can, but I’m only one person. Sometimes it takes me an hour to write a response to one person because I really want to make sure I’m saying the right thing and helping in the best way I can. Because it takes me so long to write responses, there are only so many I can write in one day.
I also have a life outside of my blog, and even though I have a lot of love for the people who follow I. A.M. and want to support everyone as best as I can, engaging in life outside of the internet is my priority.
Know that if and when I take a long time to respond that it isn’t at all personal. Lately, I’ve been feeling overwhelmed with the amount of messages I’ve been getting so I’ve been answering them slowly at my own pace.
The fact that I’m overwhelmed doesn’t mean I don’t want people to reach out to me or ask for support—it just means that I need everyone to be patient and understanding that I’m answering as fast as I can and feel comfortable with.
If you want a more immediate response, then I definitely recommend messaging me off of anonymous. I almost always respond privately if the message has personal content, so you don’t have to worry about other people finding out about your struggles and you definitely don’t have to worry about me judging you. I have nothing but compassion for everyone who follows this blog and messages me.
Again, I’m so sorry that I made you feel like I was ignoring you or that I didn’t care about what you’re going through. That is not the case, at all.
I would love to be able to listen and support you. If you message me off anonymous I will try to respond as soon as I can.
I’m sorry for the confusion :[
Sending you love,
About The Movement:
My name is Daniell, and I am the creator of the Internal Acceptance Movement (I. A.M.)
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The Internal Acceptance Movement is an online space that advocates self-acceptance, healthy body image, recovery from self-destructive behaviors and addictions, and the acceptance of all people, regardless of what they look like, who they identify as, what they have been through, and where they come from. I. A.M. is a space that offers support to those battling their inner demons and strength to continue fighting when all hope seems to be gone.
I. A.M. represents the idea that as human beings, we aren't defined by anything external, such as our weight, appearance, body shape, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, clothing choices, income, occupation, or background. But that instead, it's our internal qualities--our character and attitude, our passions and dreams, our soul and spirit, our heart and capacity to love, our goals and morals, and the way in which we treat others--that are truly self defining.
Whether you're battling an eating disorder, self-harm, alcoholism, drug addiction, depression, PTSD, low self-esteem, anxiety, self-hating thoughts, poor body image, or any other mental health condition or self-destructive behavior, I. A.M. exists to remind you that you are NOT alone in how you feel or what you're going through; that it's okay to not be okay, and that you don't have to face this pain alone; that things can and will get better; that healing and recovery are possible; that there is nothing wrong with who you are; the who you are is enough; and that you are deserving of happiness, love, and acceptance, always.
I'm here if you need me: whether it's support, someone to vent to, a question, or you just want to say hi--know that this is a safe place and that you aren't alone. If I don't respond immediately, know that I'm not ignoring you. I will message you back at my earliest convenience. If you have an emergency or feel that you want to hurt yourself, please, please call 911. I'm not a therapist or a mental health professional of any kind. If you're in danger, you need to ask for help from people who can adequately support you. Sending you love: Daniell