submitted by its-history-its-poetry:
Ever since I was a kid, I felt self-conscious of my “rabbit teeth,” my short upper lip (my teeth are never not showing!) and the way my nose turns up ever so slightly. I used to try to stretch my upper lip down over my teeth and I never, ever wore lipstick.
About a year ago, I started buying bright colors of lipstick and painting my mouth beautiful colors that made me happy. At first, I felt like I couldn’t “pull it off.” Then I decided that I can pull off whatever I want because I am ME and I get to decide what’s beautiful.
I’ve always wanted to get my septum pierced. And, forever, I have avoided doing it because I felt it would only draw attention to the part of my face I felt the least confident about.
Embracing myself, every part.
One more tiny victory against all the monsters I’ve let live inside my brain for far too long.