When Depression knocks at our door!

It’s been a while since I have written here…things have been hectic but in a good way, I have been up and down the last few months in shoots, traveling, and writing my Newspaper Column among other things. So glad to be here at Curvy Girl on a Budget again.
This is a very special blog, the topic is a very serious one. It is not about Fashion Shows, Models, Makeup etc, it is about Depression… Depression can happen to anyone, even people who seem to have it all. It takes over your mind, body and soul.


I myself have many people in my life who I love that have it. In our journey through life we meet people that have a great impact on us, I have met some and one is Editor and Chief of Style and Curve Magazine Lyz Lupo. She is kind, beautiful, and so passionate about helping the Plus Size Community all over the world always helping others without asking anything in return.


 @Milton Franklyn Goedhoop- Photographer / Amsterdam / February 2016

I so loved the 12 models chosen for 2017 as their featured models. She is not afraid to speak her mind and that is what I love most about her. When I read her article about her Depression (which I read every time I feel a bit down myself with so much negativity going on in this world) I could not believe it was happening to her…my heart wept for her. Here is one of my favorite parts of her article because I could relate to it, it literally gave me chills!

“You have to let go,
You should really forgive the people who hurt you deliberately or unintended,
You must really analyze your behaviour and your thoughts,
You should really change both to avoid a negative effect,
You must really accept your mistakes and failures and see yourself in a positive way again,
You should really understand why you are alive and what purpose in life God has for you,
You must really accept the suffering and embrace the challenges,
You should really lose your fear over the future; whatever happens lies in Gods hands,
You must really believe that if other people want to do you wrong, then it will only be them who suffer the most – not you!
You should really love your soul and the people around you no matter what,
You must think, speak, behave and suffer in a positive way!” Lyz Lupo


Glad to know that she has taken steps to get better, reconnecting with her soul. If you know someone with Depression listen to them, get them help it is not a joke!!
Read her article here and share, it is a must read!!


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Marta Rivera is a blogger from Puerto Rico, she is an English professor and a Plus Size advocate on the Island, an Island that is mainly for thin models, but she is trying her best to change that. Marta will be blogging for Curvy Girl on a Budget letting us know everything that is happening in the Plus Size community from fashion to events in Puerto Rico.

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