Soooo this is a photo im turning in for my photography class. It’s me, I’m not wearing a stitch of makeup. This is a big deal because my skin is one of my biggest insecurities and I haven’t gone ANYWHERE without a full face of makeup for as long as I can remember. I’ve had really really bad acne and even when the texture smooths out, I still have horrible scaring and discoloration. But the assignment was “What makes you one of a kind?” So this is me. Yes I have acne and scaring, yes I have darkness around my eyes, yes my hair is flying away like a mess. But I’m human. I can’t sit here and pretend I’m not, and that I look perfect all the time because I don’t. So I’m learning to be okay with that and I’m working on not hiding and being ashamed of who I am and what I look like. This picture will be blown up on a tv and critiqued by the class and im terrified. But regardless of what they say or think, I made this step and I’m proud. So this is me.
“I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it’s these things I’d believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything.”