Flaws and all. I’m still trying to learn (even at 27 yrs old) to accept that my face is just my face.
To me, I see gaps in my teeth. Uneven smile. Big nose. Wrinkles. Dark circles. Big forehead.
This is where I want to blame social media and Hollywood. There is this horrible image being projected that is only achieved through Photoshop.
People are constantly hurting themselves to strive for perfection. It’s unrealistic and disgusting.
Acceptance. Why can’t it be about acceptance?
All people are beautiful in their own way. All people are unique. And as much as we want, no we will not look like a Victoria Secret model. Or in my case, I just selfishly want to look like Jennifer Lawrence.
But, I’m not. And I must accept that.
As an actor, I must take care of myself. Mentally, spiritually, and physically. However, I will never lose myself so much that I become less than a human and more of a prop. I want to be accepted—-flaws and all.
I want to be accepted despite my flaws (flaws I may only see). It shouldn’t be about my looks. It should be about my talent. My passion. My desire to reach out to audiences, tell a story, and change cinema. I look human. I look real. I’m the girl next door.
That’s what the world wants to see.
And I’m here to show them.