A woman can never be to classy, too caring or too pink… well that’s according to me anyways.
I get judged on my appearance… a lot. Too much.
I love pretty dresses, glitter donuts, (sometimes) think that I am a princess married to my prince and if it’s pink, I’ll take two.
Because I’m marked by so-called society as “cute” and “girly,” people are so easy to judge me. My fellow fashionistas, I’m sure you’ve hard some of these before:
- You’re such a snob.
- Looks are so important to you.
- You’re just in this industry for the glamour and freebies.
- You think you’re better than us.
- Just another pretty face.
- You are so selfish….
And my favourite – she’s so lucky!
(No, I just studied for four years and worked my butt off for five while paying back my student loan with massive interest. Still paying though. With interest.)
I say screw this, be you no matter who you choose to be. Just be you.
Appearance doesn’t matter. Size doesn’t matter. Your relationship status doesn’t matter and your background doesn’t matter either. All you should really care about are your morals and beliefs.
Don’t settle for second best.
Don’t be that girl who makes comments about other girls’ weight.
Don’t think you’re better than someone, because of your job status, your outfit or your haircut.
Treat the CEO and the homeless man on the street with the same respect.
Life’s short. Don’t hate.
Don’t hate on people who you think are better off, because everybody have 24 hours in a day and it really depends on you what you are going to do with that.
That Fashion Editor – she might be bipolar. That woman who just got a promotion – she might secretly suffer from major depression. That girl with the perfect body – she might just be exercising and eating healthy.
Nothing in life comes easy. It’s 10% luck, 40% hard work and 40% being nice to other people, trust me on this one.
I am sorry for always preaching, but I can’t stand bullying in the workplace and even amongst friends. It’s something that needs more attention, because it seems to me that bullying changed from mocking the ”fat kid” to trying to break down successful (and happy) women living their best lives.
Stop hating and start supporting – it’s worth it!
If you are being bullied or judged for being you, I would love to hear from you! Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s end this.
There’s nothing more beautiful than women supporting women.
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