WIthout the filters,
Without the perfect lighting,
Who is that girl?
She looks hidden by makeup
Or the facade of social media,
But who is that girl?
She is an intelligent and hard-working girl.
She embraces her beauty and is so confident.
You have to know that girl.
There's so much more below the surface,
As you peel away at each layer,
You'll be surprised at what you find...
A girl who was once broken by the stereotypes of her time.
Being independent and speaking properly
Made her different from the rest
As she brushed away the tears
That ran down her face.
What no one knew was that this girl was different.
She stopped caring about what others said,
Stopped listening to the irrational judgements
About her tone of voice and the skin they think she should've been in.
She stayed confident
Never changing who she was...
Despite the doubters, haters, bullies--- all of them.
Still she remained herself.
So when you see that picture,
Know that there's more to the story...
About the girl behind the filter...
That girl is me.