friends go for the ear area
best friends go for the bum area
friends blow each other kisses
best friends flip each other off
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Penny Loker, 31, was born with hemifacial microsomia and Goldenhar Syndrome, two birth defects that left her with a disfigured face. Both conditions are complex, as are their names. But for a little girl facing a big world, the names were simple: Monster. Ugly. Freak.
"I have so much love to give and I would love to share that with a family of my own. I understand it will probably never happen, and I’m learning to accept it. But I am sad about it. It feels like the one great loss in my life." [X]
Hmmm, I’m not much younger than her, but I, too, have Goldenhar Syndrome (for YEARS, I thought it was Golden Heart, which I was perfectly fine with, until OUAT gave it a new meaning, haha) Granted, mine isn’t as ‘severe’ for lack of a better word.
(Obligatory selfie posts coming your way)
Can you believe it, these were NOT taken in a bathroom.
I’ll admit, I have a cute side. I love the left side of my face.
I’m all sad in the 2nd one because I can’t look to my right.
My right eye only goes up, down, left, and middle. Saaaaad
But I have glasses, can I do the sexy-chewing-glasses-while-thinking-pose? DAMN RIGHT I CAN!!
BUT IT’S A STUPID IDEA
BECAUSE I CAN’T SEE ANYTHING!
I must sacrifice hotness for sight.
The things I do for humanity.
Look, I love the article, more people need to be aware of Goldenhars, and really think about the the impact on the individual, and your own reaction to it. I mean, in my life, I’ve been asked if I had down syndrome, bell’s palsy, or suffered a stroke. Nope to all of those. I’m that action figure that still moves correctly, sounds great, and everything, but the face melted because you decided to put next to a hot stove top as a kid. (And you know you still love that toy)
My issue is this, is that people look at her, or perhaps look at me, and think, wow, what a hardship to be burdened with that face, she’ll never be loved by anyone except her friends and family. Or does she even have friends (this article made it clear that friends were a recent thing for her.) But that’s not the same life for all people with facial disfigurements.
A few months ago, I had an epiphany after watching a Hank Green video about the science of attractiveness.
Ok… So… I lost the bet on symmetricalness… (audience: Awwww).
Yet, it’s not over (audience: YAAAY)
Art. Think about art, and the painted portraits you’ve seen. Does every person look like a person? Haven’t you seen a bunch of abstract art, AND LOVED IT!!! People like Picasso or Dali, or your caricature artist at the amusement park saw a world, a person that didn’t have to look like a photograph, and they showed there was still beauty.
We all go through our days of thinking we’re shit to we’re HOT shit.
You know what?
I’m pretty, I’m cute,
I can incite lust.
Also, as a side note (and not to rub it it, because her schoolmates are HORRIBLE) But some of us
even get to be Prom Queen
Thank you so much for sharing this for Body Appreciation Tuesday! I am in love with you, whoops. This gives us another great perspective about body image and acceptance, and your enthusiastic nature is contagious. You look fabulous! I love the glasses picture, haha, and the commentary afterwards, too.
Anonymous asked: what does "pinche gringo" mean?
it means “i love americans” in spanish
"Nobody really cares about your accomplishments. That’s why you need to set your own goals and do it for yourself. Forget what makes your parents proud or what your friends like, what is it that makes you like yourself?"