There are many people out there who identify as ugly. Not because it’s negative. Not because they have low self esteem. Not because they’ve been told they are.
But it can be a powerful descriptor. It can be a challenge. Who says you have to be beautiful or pretty or cute? Who says it’s your job to be attractive? There are those out there who identify with ugly to challenge the status quo. And our society desperately needs that.
Words can be very powerful, depending on how they’re used. They can be used to hurt, and they can be used to fight back.
Ugly is okay!