I want them to look at others and see how beautiful the differences in them are, not use those same differences as tools for comparison.
I will continue to have to hear advice like, “Men don’t like women who wear a lot of makeup,” “Don’t swear, it’s not lady-like,” or “If you value yourself, you won’t give it all away in one night.” I can’t help but wonder what ‘firsts’ the rest of my life will hold.
Our flaws make us flawless. Our imperfections make us perfect. Our truth and vulnerability make us beautiful.