The Gift of Self-Acceptance

The difference between my darkness and your darkness is that I can look at my own badness in the face and accept its existence while you are busy covering your mirror with a white linen sheet. The difference between my sins and your sins is that when I sin I know I’m sinning while you have actually fallen prey to your own fabricated illusions. I am a siren, a mermaid; I know that I am beautiful while basking on the ocean’s waves and I know that I can eat flesh and bones at the bottom of the sea.

― C. JoyBell C.

I try not to take things for granted. Especially the things I consider to be gifts, gifts either I’ve given to myself or the life I’ve been blessed enough to construct for myself has given to me.

I am fully accepting of all my kinks and fetishes. I am not tortured by my own desires. I am proud of all my pieces because all my pieces make me – and I’m rather fond of all the things that make me tick.

I wish there was a way to imprint this gift onto others. To pull people away from what tortures them and get them to see there is nothing wrong with who they are. I wish there was a way to give people unwavering self-confidence, not confidence in a way that’s arrogant or selfish, but confidence in a way that breeds acceptance and self-love.

I never have and never will allow or depend on other people to determine my self-worth, and honestly that is the greatest gift you can give yourself. I wish I could give this gift to others.

Consumed by darkness and self-loathing, occasionally a tortured soul will find their way to my doorstep. Longing for a Mistress to absolve them of their sins, searching to be right with what they keep telling themselves is so wrong.

It is in these times I wish I could give this gift the most.

In my private life I am a very sex-positive person. I am an avid supporter of fighting against the perception that acts of pleasure, specifically related to BDSM and kink, need to be taboo. There is no room for shame or judgement, especially shame and judgement inflicted upon yourself.

Celebrate and embrace all your pieces. Free yourself.

Yours in Depravity,

Lady Vi

There is darkness inside all of us, though mine is more dangerous than most. Still, we all have it—that part of our soul that is irreparably damaged by the very trials and tribulations of life. We are what we are because of it, or perhaps in spite of it. Some use it as a shield to hide behind, others as an excuse to do unconscionable things. But, truly, the darkness is simply a piece of the whole, neither good nor evil unless you make it so.

― J. Maclaine, Bound By Sin

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