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Feb 13, 2016



Ok so I finally went to a photo studio to take some passport pics, something that I've been dreading for a long time. I went with slight makeup because I didn't want a cake face and it certainly wouldn't have covered my redness and raised white head bumps (I use powder foundation with light coverage). I went in hoping that they would photoshop the picture like most studios do. Little did I think that I would feel insulted. I was 5 ft away from the man editing my picture and the sound of him clicking his mouse a hundred times on my face left me feeling insulted. I know my acne is bad but it didn't make me feel good thinking about the extra 10 minutes he had to spend to cover up my imperfections. People say to "love your imperfections" and "your imperfections may seem beautiful to others", but how can I when society has set a standard of beauty and yet I have to embrace my imperfections?

I saw a fantastic article yesterday on Buzzfeed (http://www.buzzfeed.com/stephaniemcneal/30-second-transformation?bffbmain&utm_term=.eyLKlMNZr#.hkr7vrPpo) where it says "I like to show my best most of the time but I've also realized by not showing my worst that it only harms myself". That quote really struck me. Food for thought. (:  


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