“I used to dress like a tomboy. All black and blue, baggy pants and graphic t-shirts, looking like a plumber. I was into the whole ‘skater’ fashion.
After a while, I was told to be more aware of my presentation to the world. I felt a bit invisible too. Some people dress like that to be invisible.
It got difficult for people to acknowledge you. I have to say that, people who don’t put much effort into dressing nicely is sending a message across, that you are not bothered by how you look.
Its not that you cannot afford the look, you have to be presentable in a certain manner to show that you are serious, that you are to be noticed, and to be taken into account and be visible.
And lately I’ve been embracing my feminity, and thinking how I should present myself in a better, more thoughtful and professional way to the world. Wearing skirts was the hardest thing for me. Friends always commented on how I would always sit with my legs wide open. But it’s getting better now, I’m actually enjoying it.
Beauty is in the eyes of the creator, not the beholder. If thats what you want to show, then so be it.
God created us, God thinks we are beautiful. I just made a more conscious decision on how I want to present myself to the world.
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Photostory by Mushamir Mustafa