This is my face

This is my face, y’all.⁣

⁣Not the face I make when I try to be sexy on Instagram.⁣

⁣This is my REAL face.⁣

⁣This is the face I make when I am laughing really hard, and you can’t see my eyes anymore, and you can almost count all my teeth (I am missing a few, thank you braces!).⁣

⁣That’s the face of joy and happiness.⁣

⁣I used to not like that face. Too many teeth. Big nose. Double chin. My skin is not perfect.⁣

⁣But I realized that this is the face people see all the time, and they seem to like my face because they don’t run away with fear in their eyes when they see me.⁣

⁣So I learned to like my face, and my all self.⁣

⁣It’s a process, I won’t lie to you.⁣

⁣But maybe learn to like your face too. Especially if you are a woman and people tell you that you need to change your face to be liked/loved.⁣

⁣You don’t.⁣

⁣I like your face. Your face is your face.⁣

⁣And it’s also okay to do things that make you feel more confident (like, getting braces, lol).⁣

⁣But do it for you, not for the haters.⁣

⁣Anyway, this is my face.⁣

⁣You are welcome!⁣

⁣Have a good day!⁣

Emilie Iggiotti - At Photo Native 2020 photographed by Justin Hackworth

Photo by Justin Hackworth, taken at Photo Native 2020 in Santa Barbara, California.