EXCERPT // IMAGERY
Occupation: Editor & Writer
Hobbies: Dancing, Exercise and Movie addict
Dream: To make an impact with my writing
n my opinion, self-love is when you have extreme confidence in your appearance, and at the same time it is when you take action to manage your wellbeing. I didn’t always have self-love. In the sixth grade, I remember a grown woman telling her little cousin from my school that I would be cute if my teeth weren’t so messed up. I felt like I could have just died right there. I never questioned why a grown thirty-something-year-old woman would judge an eleven-year-old boy by his looks. I was too concerned with the fact that someone thought I was ugly.
From then on, I used to hate my teeth because they were spaced out. I was mad at myself as well for damaging them. My teeth used to be perfectly straight until I gained the bad habit of biting my nails in elementary school. The words of that woman bothered me until I got my teeth fixed at the age of 21. After getting them fixed, I finally started to embrace my smile again, and I began walking around with much more confidence.