Trust me, I get starred at and people whisper and yeah it sucks. But “I’m not going to censor myself to comfort your ignorance” is what chants in my head.
These scars are something I cannot change or remove. They are apart of my body and my story, both of which I should have no shame about. Hiding my scars will only be to comfort someone else’s ignorance.
People were literally joking about my scars on Sunday - the first day I actually went swimming and they were visible. They didn’t joke while I was around but they said it around my roommate who later told me.
It comes down to ignorance. People who are ignorant, rude and just lack common decency will pry and make jokes.
Some may say “if you didn’t want people to say anything, you’d cover them” - to this I say, “fuck you.”
Be proud of your body, just because it’s damaged does not mean it’s not beautiful.
1. Contrary to popular belief, waking up early isn’t going to drastically alter your life or effect how you’re feeling. So sleep till noon and relish in the way laying in bed all day makes you feel a little more human.
2. Drinking your coffee ‘black’ doesn’t make you cooler or more sophisticated than the rest of us who load in milk and sugar.
3. Being unimpressed by everything makes you look like a twat. Get excited, be overly passionate about something. Enthusiasm is fun.
4. Hating yourself isn’t romantic.
5. Eat whatever you want. your friend’s a vegan? Awesome. Listen to her talk about how great she feels because of it while you tuck in to some chocolate cake. Tell her you feel just as great."
- More Reminders- Charlotte Geier (via thewastedgeneration)