To encourage you to keep going.
To remind you to be strong.

Published on May 1, 2014 in Picture Quotes

“The first step to loving yourself
begins with the words,
‘I matter.’
You deserve to occupy space.
You deserve to stand up for yourself
and claim your right to happiness.
You deserve to be here,
just as much as
anyone else.”
— Tina Tran


Photography by Denise Hecht


  1. Diana Fair May 2, 2014 Reply

    I like the simplicity of your quotes. Down to earth and to the point. Thank you. It is refreshing. Diana

  2. Lisa B. April 4, 2016 Reply

    Statements like that help people like me. Thank you.

  3. ARLENE G. BANUELOS November 7, 2017 Reply

    Indeed…we truly matter much…

    Nice quote.

  4. Agnes Koh October 23, 2018 Reply

    Beautiful quotes to keep me going. Thank you. Agnes

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