Someone recently asked me “if you could give advice to your younger self what would it be?” Honestly what would you say? What do you say to a child who been bullied for just merely being who they truly are, a child who doesn’t feel accepted in their environment, a child who is judged by everyone because they don’t fit a preconceived mould or box of what is acceptable or not. This child is in all of us on some level. I don’t want to have to tell that “younger me” ... that child anything because no child should ever be fucking scared to be who they are! But since we live in a time where people still hate people just because they don’t understand, I would say- Love yourself for all that you are and find strength in every ounce of your vulnerabilities, what makes you weird or different is what makes you fucking beautiful. Know shit is gonna be hard sometimes but trust me there is a whole tribe of loving people out there just waiting to embrace you love you and most importantly understand you. I would say this to my younger self. (Outtakes and used polaroids from one of the first shoots I ever did in London wearing all my clothes for LOVE Magazine) @harris_reed harris_reed Harris Reed

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  • Someone recently asked me “if you could give advice to your younger self what would it be?” Honestly what would you say? What do you say to a child who been bullied for just merely being who they truly are, a child who doesn’t feel accepted in their environment, a child who is judged by everyone because they don’t fit a preconceived mould or box of what is acceptable or not. This child is in all of us on some level. I don’t want to have to tell that “younger me” ... that child anything because no child should ever be fucking scared to be who they are! But since we live in a time where people still hate people just because they don’t understand, I would say- Love yourself for all that you are and find strength in every ounce of your vulnerabilities, what makes you weird or different is what makes you fucking beautiful. Know shit is gonna be hard sometimes but trust me there is a whole tribe of loving people out there just waiting to embrace you love you and most importantly understand you. I would say this to my younger self. (Outtakes and used polaroids from one of the first shoots I ever did in London wearing all my clothes for LOVE Magazine)

    Someone recently asked me “if you could give advice to your younger self what would it be?” Honestly what would you say? What do you say to a child who been bullied for just merely being who they truly are, a child who doesn’t feel accepted in their environment, a child who is judged by everyone because they don’t fit a preconceived mould or box of what is acceptable or not.
    This child is in all of us on some level. I don’t want to have to tell that “younger me” ... that child anything because no child should ever be fucking scared to be who they are! But since we live in a time where people still hate people just because they don’t understand, I would say-
    Love yourself for all that you are and find strength in every ounce of your vulnerabilities, what makes you weird or different is what makes you fucking beautiful. Know shit is gonna be hard sometimes but trust me there is a whole tribe of loving people out there just waiting to embrace you love you and most importantly understand you.
    I would say this to my younger self. (Outtakes and used polaroids from one of the first shoots I ever did in London wearing all my clothes for LOVE Magazine)

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tpwklexi - alexis 5 days ago

i love this so much!!! you’re so so inspiring not only to myself but to so many other people - i’m genuinely so happy that i’m able to have you be a person that i look up to and someone i aspire to be like. keep doin what your doin bc it has such a positive effect on the world and people around you. much love <333

gcgirly - gracie 5 days ago

You are literally so inspiring. As a young little lesbian who just wants to create and feel safe in her body you make my heart warm every post you make. I’m so happy to see you succeed and create create create

samanthamiott - 𝐬𝐚𝐦 6 days ago

Such words of wisdom. You are so strong and brave. It is transfixing to watch your emotions come to life in your clothing. Absolutely breath taking. You are such a beautiful soul.

paauesc.11 - Pau ❤ 6 days ago

I am very proud of you, darling, you are a legend, it gives me great joy to see how you have evolved from doing small projects to bigger things and now all the fashion world knows. It should not be easy as you had to overcome obstacles, but you never give up, surrendered passion and discipline, you broke stereotypes, you are a role model for all those who want to be designers . I am not a designer but I like fashion and you are also one of my favorite models to follow, for being who you are, have humility, kindness and teach us that dreams come true.I LOVE YOU💕💕💕💕💕

vhuggin - Val K 6 days ago

The thing I admire the most are the human beings who have “Come Out” to the World despite the homophobia surrounding them, the Public figures, Entertainers and the normal everyday people who despite advice, protests, threats and sheer ignorance-have held their arms out, stuck their poses and shouted, “Here I am, fantastically fabulous and absolutely the For Real ME!! In all my glory and splendor!! You don’t have to love me just respect me and if you don’t like me than just move out of my way because I’m shining and I don’t want you to get burned!!!” I really admire people like Billy Porter who was absolutely fabulous at the Academy Awards and Todrick Hall for his play Straight Outta Oz(I watched it on YouTube about one hundred and one times-crying each time)! I admire you for being a voice in fashion quiet, showing us the beauty of just simply being yourself!! I hope more Entertainers, Creative Designers, Sports Figures etc... will join the fight for becoming Visible instead of Invisible, to show all the Babies in hiding that’s its OK to be different as long as you don’t compromise and hide your true exceptionally fabulous spirit! That you are normal, express the gifts God gave you and embrace those fantastic qualities that make you different. In the end we are all in existence to teach and lead the souls who have forgotten their humanity and you can’t teach if you hide your true self and suppress your glorious Shine!! Thanks for being one of the Lights, you are EXTRAORDINARY and one of my many Capeless, Can’t Really Fly, SuperHeroes!

regis_manzanares - Regis 6 days ago

I am very proud of you, and you do not know the joy of seeing you succeeding and doing what you love most. I will always see you as my source of inspiration to go ahead and do what I like. You're my role model. ❤️ I love you very much, continues so you will continue to triumph baby, I love you very much🇲🇽❤️♥️❤️❤️

usernamenotsocommon - NIKOLA MARIE 6 days ago

I would tell my younger self to stop worrying so much about what others think, and worry about a lot more about the way I treat others and how my actions speak for myself. Nothing better than killing people with kindness

narrygirlx - Harry Styles 🌸✨ 6 days ago

I'm so touched by your message! I would also like to say that to my younger self too. I was bullied my whole life, from 2nd grade till 8th grade. They would call me names and laugh at me bc i wasn't good looking. Back in the day I used to think that you have to be beautiful for you to be accepted by others. I knew I wasn't beautiful so I let their ugly words get to me. I cried a lot. I would always ask myself why am i different why am i not good looking. That affected me and literally changed me. I was always scared of going out of the house bc I would always think that people will laugh at me, I was always conscious about literally everything to point where i just wanted to stay at home everyday and never go out but as I grow older i realized that you may be different from others but that's what makes you you and there is no other like you cause you are one and only. You may be feeling shitty about yourself but guess what others are feeling shitty as well so i am not alone in this. Embrace your flaws and accept everything about, and love yourself for who you are. How can you love somebody if you don't love yourself? Now i don't give a fuck about what people thinks about me like this is me i don't have change for you. I'm still struggling but at the same time loving my life. I'm turning 22 next month and i'm excited for what's gonna happen next. Oops i'm sorry this is too long but you inspire me Harris and I love you for that 💗

butterfly20_ - Lis 6 days ago

Those pics omg so gorgeous!!! I'd say to my younger self that things will get better, I was bullied too and I never hided who I was, at least the parts of me I had figured out in high school. But I always tried to live as honest to myself as possible so I'd say my younger self to be proud of how they are, that being different isn't bad or something to be ashamed of, and that some day we will know people who understand us and love us the way you are. Thank you for always sharing such powerful words and messages with us all, Harris ♥