i think there’s a part of me that will always struggle with my ugliness. i have had a poor body image for nearly my entire life. once i was old enough to figure out that i didn’t resemble the other children, i felt a great shame. that shame has never quite gone away although there are times that i’m at least able to forget myself… and then i’m okay.
but it is what it is and it would be remiss of me not to acknowledge the handful of people in my life who love and appreciate me for who i am. i’m not much of anything when all’s said and done but i do appreciate your kindness. you know who you are, and i love you for it.