"You've got a big nose."
"You've got terrible skin."
"You should grow bangs... Your forehead is huge!"
"You aren't my type.... But your friend is another story. Can I have her number?"
"Look at how much bigger your thighs are!" Seriously, bros, let's get real. I've heard ^^all^^ of that and more. It's hard to be positive about yourself when other people take it upon themselves to tell you how they see you. And usually, sadly, it's more a reflection on them. Oh what a lesson we need to learn as a society!
This is ME. Left is seriously right out of the shower, with moisturizer and barely brushed, crazy samsquanch hair. The right is me after full face make up (at least, what I consider full face... It feels like stage make-up). It's crazy the difference! I don't find myself particularly pretty, but the funny part? Even though I'm so terribly self conscious about all of me, I'm more comfy as the girl on the left, fluffy mane and all. It's insane to me that we live in a world where we are taught to be the girl on the right. That perfection is a standard, and that if we don't meet the stereotype, then we aren't worthy. I will never be a size 5, but does that make me less worthy? No. Some girls will never make it up to a size 12. Does that make them less worthy? No. Some people love to wake up in the morning and take the time to put on a face. Does that make them less worthy? Nope.
So what makes us worthy?
Being good people. Smiling. Being kind. Thinking of others. Taking care of yourself. Being yourself. Loving others.
We need to stop the hate and preach love. Love for the heart, not for what someone looks like. Beauty is in the soul.
Love you, beautiful people.