This is Me



Yesterday I had what could be referred to as an epiphany. I finally came to the realization that being over-the-top is just me. I love to be all made up. When my appearance is enhanced is when I feel the most natural and free. 

It’s funny how people can make you feel less than for wanting to be more than. Especially as a black woman. Other black women make you feel like you have to wear your hair natural, with no make-up, and African head wraps and bamboo jewelry.  Only then will you be your most beautiful authentic self. 

That may be true, but I don’t think that’s the case for all women. Every woman has their own definition of what’s beautiful and should be allowed to do so. 

I tried to wear my hair short and natural. I minimalized my makeup and kept my nails short and natural. I looked just like everyone else. And I was miserable. I realized that I’m not everyone else, and I shouldn’t have to look like everyone else. 

It just so happens that I feel the most beautiful when my hair is long (weaved), my face is beat (makeup), my nails are done (gel), and I’m looking like a movie star. That’s when I feel like myself. 

It’s just me. 

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2 thoughts on “This is Me

  1. Totally agree that you should should do what makes you feel beautiful. It’s your life, after all, and the world would be very boring if we were all the same. 🙂 I think you look great in the photo and love how your lipstick coordinates with the floral shirt….very pretty!

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