"Each morning you choose to move forward or to simply give up."
I was the youngest daughter, the perfect little girl. My school was a very intense college prep school. So it was about wanting to please my father and mother and wanting to be perfect to everybody. I just thought if I ever expressed to [my parents] any sadness or anger or anything that’s going on with me, they would disown me. I kept a lot of it bottled up inside, and it turned into self-destructive behavior. I felt this sadness, and I thought if people really knew what was going on inside me, they wouldn’t want to hang out with me. So I tried to keep it light and funny. I became imprisoned by [my eating disorder and self-harm]. And it was something I fought with.
- Troian Bellisario
in an Interview with Seventeen Magazine (Feb 2014 issue)
halfadams: “The most important woman I know has circled the sun one more time. Every year the trip is more fun and life changing. Thanks for letting me stick around for it. Happy Birthday my sweet.”
Troian Bellisario by Brian Lowe [x]