This one goes out to girls young and old who don’t feel pretty or feminine, courageous or bold: you are more than your looks and the clothes that you wear, each one of you is different, and every one of you, rare.
The young mum with the stretch marks across her belly and skin, who is told how to hide them, and that they shouldn’t be seen. But human scars show we’re tough, we’re resilient and strong. Those brush strokes are beautiful: they’re right where they belong.
The bigboned Latina, with curves of a queen, struggles again to fit into new jeans that the size charts tell her will hug tight at her figure and maybe they would… if they were made slightly bigger and catered for hips, for curves or love handles because beauty includes different contours and angles.
Society, we’re ready it’s our time, we’re right here, to rise against all your standards, we won’t show any fear! Every young girl out there has the right to ‘fit in’, no matter her size or what covers her skin. Our scars and stretch marks should not be something to hide. We should wear our 'tiger stripes’ with strong womanly pride. We are pretty and feminine, Courageous and bold We have to believe it no matter what we are told. Articles all tell us just “how to look good” rather than building us up, as we are, like they should.
The 'non descript’ girl with words in her veins spills these words with a hope that society will change, for the sake of all people who “don’t quite fit in” To the small box that society says 'beauty’ is in.