When you look up "resilient" in the dictionary, well, you'll probably find the word's definition because that's how those books work.
In a hypothetical universe, however, one where children ride unicorns to school and then learn words from fancy picture-based dictionaries, you might find something else! You might find the smiling portrait of Lorde's boyfriend, James Lowe!
See, that dude has been through hell, plain and simple.
All the 24-year-old photographer ever did was love a talented woman, but paparazzi and online trolls haven't been playing nice!
Truth be told, they've drenched him in so much racially-based and otherwise cruel Haterade that we can see his metaphorical nipples through his shirt!
But, as we already implied, James is one resilient dude! He does NOT give up!
He won't shirk away from Lorde's side and, as we found out in his most recent blog post, James will NOT be silenced by the haters!
"Having experienced how wrong taking the silent seat can go – I’d rather clear the air about a lot of misconceptions out there. To challenge the voices of ignorant writers who cower behind their anonymous comments… This blog developed into a series of words and pictures, thoughts and often over-thoughts about trying to live in a country that wasn’t my own, about trying to be in a relationship with a girl who lives 6000 miles away, about whatever the fuck someone in their 20′s shouldn’t be doing, but currently is. My life is probably a lot different now, but it feels normal on the inside… Jared Leto said that fame doesn’t change you, it changes everyone around you. While I’m not the centre of attention here (and fuck, the times I have, it’s never been fun), I do become aware of the people around me and their transparency. They fail to hide it. I’ve experienced being a target of the tabloids, finding moments I thought I was in safe hands splattered all over the internet, being pushed and shoved, or watching others get pushed and shoved by paparazzi just to get what they think they’re entitled to. While I’m dragging on about the negative aspects, they are only a small part of my world now."
Wow! Sounds like he's experienced some tough times but has been able to remain cautiously optimistic!
Good on you, James!
[Image via Instagram.]