Here’s the second part of the thriller short stories collaboration with Riya of AestheticGraphy. This part is about the issue of bullying. In this series, Sia advises her 14 year old self about how to combat everything that society throws at her.
Part One: Ascending Through The Mess #1
1. use superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force them to do something.
1. a person who uses strength or influence to harm or intimidate those who are weaker
I was a one of a kind girl, I didn’t have the most wanted “Thigh Gap” nor did I have an A4 waist.
But whatever I had was mine, and sooner or later I had to learn to embrace it. I had to learn to love my body.
“You’re ugly”. “You’re fat”. “You have a bad skin tone”. “I can’t look at your face”. “You have braces, ew” . “I hate your nose”. “You’re fake”.
These are just some of the things that those monsters said. Why did they just target me? They targeted the lamest possible areas of me and found something wrong with it.
Why was I the only one to be laughed at? Just because I looked different than them doesn’t make me inferior, instead I should have thought from the other perspective; that they all looked the same.
I would go home every night crying and wasting time on bringing myself down when instead, I should have not given a damn about it and just begun to love the way I am.
We’re all unique. The definition of beauty is unique to each one of us, and it should stay like that. Embrace your scars, your skin, your body type because that’s who you are and if you don’t love yourself, who else will? Spread girl love. We shouldn’t hate and bully each other. As human beings, mutual respect, encouragement and support is the way to go.
There will be weekly updates to this series.
Thank you for reading!