Katherine Henson, penning as k.e. She self-published her first book, “wildflowers: the first collection” in 2016. Katherine has been writing for as long as she can remember, and it is both her love language and preferred choice of communication. For Katherine, writing has been a way to escape and discover; through body image issues, depression, anxiety, and loss Katherine has used her words as a way to be honest with herself, while also helping others understand that they are not alone.

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Fairytales are a funny thing.

Maybe as we grew older, we come to realize that we don't need saving, or that the guy we are going to marry doesn't come in shiny armor. Or that the castle isn't much of a castle, and the happy ending isn't much of an ending, but another beginning. Maybe the once upon a time is today, and your story has already started.

But we still love a good damsal-in-distress-saved-by-mister-dreamy headline.

My struggle is, fairytales often portray us as needing to be "fixed" or "saved". And once we start believing we need to be "fixed" or "saved" suddenly every bone in our body feels out of place. Hence the need for shiny armor and luxurious castles to get lost in. 

Here's the truth, though: we do not need to be fixed. We are not broken and in need of saving. We are beautiful human beings who need to be loved to the core of our bones. We are divergent souls that need less saving and more flames. We are millions of threads weaved together with worth and grace, and we deserve to be seen as gold. 

Don't desire to be the damsel in distress, your soul is far too precious to settle for a need to be rescued. [click to tweet]

Fairytales are a funny thing. 

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