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It is taking immense courage for me to post this, but this is for the people who think that everyone is born beautiful and perfect. No, they are not. Some of us have lived through constant bullying and the pain of not being the right amount of pretty, the right amount of thick, the right amount of fair, the right amount of everything that defines beauty. The change doesn't take place within hours by just applying some makeup as they show in the youtube transformation videos. The change takes time. The change takes patience and most importantly, it takes immense amount of self love and acceptance to create the change.
If you have been through the taunts and bullying in life, you have only two options with you- either get up and improve or sit there and cry about it. I am still not perfect, still not the most prettiest, but i have come a long way from where i had started. There was a time when no one cared if i had powered glasses (i have myopia), no one cared if i was still this kind girl who could write or who could think differently. All they saw was a tanned girl with big fat glasses and shabby clothes on with no sense of style. And not surprisingly, no one paid attention and thought it was only natural to keep poking me with their comments. "Double battery", "she isn't beautiful like her mom", "she would have been pretty if she was a bit fair", "ye toh ladki nahi hai", were some of the few regular comments. Yes, i did cry. Yes, they did effect me, upto an extent that i started accepting the fact that i wasn't pretty.
But then, it just took me a little time to realise that i needed to work on myself, bit by bit, step by step. No beauty treatments, no exceptional makeup skills, no costly skin check-up, but only time and a bit of work on my own self changed everything upside down. Today, i am happy not being perfect or exceptionally beautiful or any such thing because i have worked hard to be what i am. Ofcourse looks don't matter, but if that's the reason you are being looked down upon then show them that even if it did matter, you still got that. However, let looks not change your beautiful kind innocent heart. - 1 hour ago