I avoid social media
Because those girls have skinny waists and
Flashy white teeth
And those are the things that society deems as beautiful
That I do not have
Nevermind the fact that
The freckles on my nose reflect patterns of stars that shine down on a cloudless summer night
Nevermind the fact that im an empath that feels the pain of others sometimes deeper than I feel the pain of my own
Nevermind the fact that I don’t base the quality of my day upon how many people hit a like button
Nevermind the fact that smiles of strangers passing by are so contagious I sometimes feel like a fool for feeling joy through the expressions on someone else’s face
Nevermind the fact that I’m smart and kind and forgiving and encouraging
Nevermind the fact that I’m good with faces and if you tell me your name I won’t likely forget it
Nevermind the fact that I’m open-minded enough to hear out your side of an argument and strong enough to explain my own
Nevermind all of these qualities that make me the kind of person that would give you the shirt off of my back
Because of society? Jealousy? Narcissism? Zealousness? Over-compensation?
To hell with society’s beauty standards.
I am beautiful.
Because I am ME.