Friday, January 30, 2015

Day 30 of Feminist Joys: Claiming My Flaws

I love reading advice columns, though that's a post for another day. I recognized something of myself in this one, especially:

For as long as I can remember, I've been ashamed of myself... I like to write. Does anyone know? No — I'd never dream of saying. I like to take photos, like to lie in bed during the day, like to eat big lunches, like to spend time alone sometimes — all of these translate into things I should hide, or people will judge me and I will feel inferior. I've always envied people who say things like "I'm learning Spanish" — for me, that was always something to do in private, to hide.

So it's something to celebrate that I now feel secure enough to reveal my weaknesses, even small ones, to the world and mock myself for them.

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