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Relatable Quotes – Happy Birthday Space Mom!

Yesterday would have been her 64th birthday.

If she hadn’t left us too soon.

But she left a legacy that is powerful.

Cosplayer: and Photographer:

On December 27, 2016 the world lost the woman who brought us Princess Leia. Honestly, I didn’t follow much of her other work until then. I was shocked at the loss I felt that day.

So I started researching.

I started listening to her books, read in her own voice.

I started finding everything I could about her. Her struggles, her honestly, her triumphs.

Cosplayer: Photographer:

In her book, Wishful Drinking, I found a quote I felt summed up her contribution to the world, but that could just be how much it speaks to me personally.

“I find that I frequently feel better about myself when I discover that we’re not alone, but that there are, in fact, a number of other people who ail as we do—that there are actually a number of “accomplished” individuals who find it necessary to seek treatment for some otherwise insurmountable inner unpleasantness.
I not only feel better about myself because these people are also f***** up (and I guess this gives us a sense of extended community), but I feel better because look how much these fellow f****** managed to accomplish!”
Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher

Carrie wanted people to know that they could accomplish anything.

Carrie wanted people to know they weren’t alone.

She fought against pretense and hiding yourself to make others more comfortable and hiding your struggles to seem perfect.

Cosplayer: Rebel Legion:

In honor of Carrie’s 64th birthday I’m challenging everyone who reads this to be a bit more open. A bit more compassionate to yourself and others. To stop hiding the amazing unique individual you are.

Rest in peace, Princess Leia, General Organa, Space Mom.

Please remember I do not own any of these pictures and the opinions are solely mine. I am not affiliated with Disney or Lucasfilm or anyone else. 

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