Karen Carpenter in 1981 on her last tour.There are many reasons why I idolize this remarkable woman, her talent (she was also an amazing drummer) and ability to convey emotion to millions of people just with her voice was one in a million. She had a voice that reached out to who ever was listening to it and hit an emotional cord in them, it was pitch-perfect and mesmerizing but also haunting like apart of her was longing for someone to catch on, to realize that the lyrics she was singing weren’t just words on a piece of paper they were mirroring how she felt and the extent she was suffering. She struggled with Anorexia for years with it eventually taking her life. So when I say Karen Carpenter is my idol and someone wonders why ‘I idolize an anorexic’ I tell them that because someone is suffering from what ever illness it might be it shouldn’t take away from how great that person truly is. I wonder how some people can be so narrow minded as to think that because someone is suffering from a mental illness that they are not worthy of being looked up to or seen for their great attributes.After all it’s a flaw in chemistry not personality.  

Karen Carpenter in 1981 on her last tour.
There are many reasons why I idolize this remarkable woman, her talent (she was also an amazing drummer) and ability to convey emotion to millions of people just with her voice was one in a million. She had a voice that reached out to who ever was listening to it and hit an emotional cord in them, it was pitch-perfect and mesmerizing but also haunting like apart of her was longing for someone to catch on, to realize that the lyrics she was singing weren’t just words on a piece of paper they were mirroring how she felt and the extent she was suffering. She struggled with Anorexia for years with it eventually taking her life. So when I say Karen Carpenter is my idol and someone wonders why ‘I idolize an anorexic’ I tell them that because someone is suffering from what ever illness it might be it shouldn’t take away from how great that person truly is. I wonder how some people can be so narrow minded as to think that because someone is suffering from a mental illness that they are not worthy of being looked up to or seen for their great attributes.
After all it’s a flaw in chemistry not personality.  

(Source: cheer-up-littlegirlblue)

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