First of all, this is a post for myself, so I can read it when I’m down again because of my family.
And I must thank captainnaustralia for this, because she saved my day and inspired this.
My Mum always tells me:“You would be so beautiful if you just took better care of yourself”
Now, what does my mum by that.
1.First of all, she means my choice of clothing:
I like to wear big hoddies, tshirts and bandanas.
Maybe Mum doesn’t like them, but these are the clothes I feel comfortable in and she has no right to tell me to wear clothes she approves of but I feel uncomfortable wearing.
2. Mum says, I’m overweight
I’m sorry, but this is not overweighted. I’m a little bit chubby, and I like myself this way. I’m happy with my weight and if my Mum wants to be thin, she can be thin, but it’s my choice what I want to do with my body.
3. Mum wants me to put on make up and pluck my eyebrows
I don’t have a problem with make-up on other people, but I feel extremly uneasy when I put make up on myself. I always feel like I’m trying to hide something, I feel fake. That’s why I won’t wear make up and in my opinion, I don’t need it, I’m beautiful without make-up. As for the eyebrows, I just don’t see the appeal. I like my brows the way they are, if somebody wants to pluck their eyebrows, that’s fine with me, but I don’t need it.
4. I should wear contacts instead glasses
I really like my glasses. When I was younger I was ashamed of them because my classmates would bother me because of them I would only wear them when I had to. One day I thought:“Fuck them!” And wore them 24/7. I consider my glasses part of myself. I like the way they make me look, I’m proud of them and they are nothing to be ashamed of. If I were to wear contacts I would feel like betraying myself and I don’t want that.
There are more point where my mother/my family criticize me, but I think, these are enough to get my point across.
As long as I feel comfortable, nobody has the right to tell me that I should wear something different, lokk different or anything else.
I’m proud to be the way I am.