RSI: Redefining Beauty

RSI: Redefining Beauty

Beauty. Cuteness. Attractive. Adorable… A young man called me beautiful last night. Part of me wanted to smile and say thank you shyly. Instead I said “I know, and thank you for noticing!”… Still with a smile, but not the kind that usually goes with feigned humility or embarrassment. I accepted his compliment. Once I did, the voices in my head took over, telling me that he probably didn’t really mean it. I told me that I’m only pretty to a very select few kinds of people, let alone beautiful. I told me that I certainly shouldn’t have been so forward about accepting that compliment. Luckily, Read more »

beauty versus Beauty.

beauty versus Beauty.

Ok,ok. Let’s ignore the fact that i’m using a beauty pageant as my starting point. please? i really do not personally fit into nor do i find our societal beauty standards attractive. now moving on to the good stuff… In tears, my mother once said, “What if someone sees it at a company picnic when you’re 30?!” This proverbial “it” was my first tattoo. Strategically placed, like most tramp stamps, on my back, over my right hip. My obvious response, “I don’t think I plan to wear a cut off shirt to a company picnic.” since then i’ve gotten more Read more »