Yes: it’s that same old phrase again. The one that teachers and parents drill into you your whole lives yet more recently, the phrase has had a deeper meaning for me and has stirred up issues I think should be addressed.
I would say that I can be judgemental, I admit it, but as I’ve grown up I’ve realised I really shouldn’t be. Not only is it immoral and horrible to do but I’ve come to notice that I actually must get judged a lot. Glasses, minimal makeup and a quite a feminine fashion sense hasn’t lead me in good stead. Compared to some people my age, I must look like a potato (but without the golden shine- I’m more of a vampire white) and while they’re there looking fabulous in their practically 11-12 years size jeans and extremely contoured faces, I’m not. It’s not that I’d like to either. I really don’t. However, what I do want is to be recognised as an equal. Yes, I may have to wear glasses most of the time, and yes I may not try to look as perfect or the same as other people but there is actually someone worth getting to know under my skin. I’m not a nerd or friendless or weird. Can I not be a stereotype please?
I think this has come about as prom is looming with my appearance seeming to have never mattered so much. I just hope that someday the world might not be so judgemental and everyone can be seen equally: whatever their appearance, interests or personality, so nobody feels as though they may have to change their appearance to be a ‘somebody.’