Been there. It does affect how people treat us, as much as they want to say otherwise, and the comments from people start affecting your personality from when you’re young. But yes, as people mature, we realize there are different types of beauty. Thanks for the piece.

Journalist & author of nerdy novel CARRIE PILBY (film version‘s on Netflix). Finishing up offbeat memoir. Love dogs & puns. Read more: http://carenlissner.com.

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