A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words, Sometimes A Thousand Words Isn't Enough.

Without black eyeliner and pink lipstick,

I am still myself.


I am the same person who loves animals.

I am the same person who has big dreams and life goals.

I am the same person who could tell you everything you need to know about hedgehogs.


I don't need makeup to show off my beautiful smile,

I don't need good lighting to shine bright while I talk about my passions.


I don't need good lighting or filters to make a picture look perfect.

I'd love to look back one day and point out the zit on my face the day before picture day,

or my frizzy hair right before prom.

I'd rather laugh at my imperfections than lose time hating them.


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