It bugs me when people are unnecessarily mean. Like, you didn’t have to make that comment. You could have just kept your mouth shut and left that person not feeling bad about themselves. What do you gain from making someone else feel like shit? Nothing of substance. Maybe a fleeting moment of power but that’s gone as soon as it comes so why? There’s enough unhappiness in the world without you adding to it.
Forgive the past. It is over. Learn from it and let go. People are constantly changing and growing. Do not cling to a limited, disconnected, negative image of a person in the past. See that person now. Your relationship is always alive and changing.
I do not believe that the hair in itself is that important, this is not about protection from men’s lusts. It is me telling the world that my femininity is not available for public consumption. I am taking control of it, and I don’t want to be part of a system that reduces and demeans women. Behind this exterior I am a person – and it is this person for which I want to be known.
Certain things happen and they just make you re-evaluate what’s important in life. Value the people you have, no matter how much your family might get on your nerves and no matter what bad stuff they’ve done to you. Remember the good things, the great memories, and treasure the people around you because you never know when one of them might go. Thank you !
Syukur diberi kesempatan,
Xoxo, Hannah Sytieh