In my defence, it wasn't a narrative we were offered all that much. Even at 12 years old I had never countenanced that short ugly people deserved good things too. And the disappointing realisation was that, while it felt good, it revealed an unpleasant truth about the world. Seeing my long white blond hair, one of them sang, "turn around honey When I was 12 I wrote a story about two girls who were best friends. It was upsetting to me.
Say proudly, with your presence, even if quietly, that you have something to bring to the table.
Unpretty: I live the life I want to live – even if I didn’t win the beauty lottery
In my teens, I felt very very unattractive. We've swapped corsets for waist trainers and lead for semen facials, and little has changed in terms of the scrutiny of our appearance. Say proudly, with your presence, even if quietly, that you have something to bring to the table. Loading comments… Trouble loading? I smiled when he placed my backpack on my right shoulder because making my brother proud was one of the few joys I had in childhood. This feedback was a bombshell.