I was never one for war paint. I think, when I was younger, it was more of a feminist rebellion, the same reason I didn't get my ears pierced. In my mind, NOT doing the things that society made standard for females, made me stand out as a confident woman who didn't need to conform to anyone’s idea on what a girl should or shouldn't look like.
After some more growing up, it became an issue of just plain not wanting or needing to put on makeup; shit, I don't even know how! I'm fortunate to have a decent complexion, and I like the way I look sans makeup. I have freckles sprinkled across my nose, big eyes, and an italian nose; I think all those things compliment me just fine without any help."
I still stand strong in those values today. I think finding beauty within yourself is crucial. We don't need all these illusions to make us pretty, we are pretty. We're fucking gorgeous creatures, every one of us. No matter what size, shape, or color we may be, we are all beautiful.
It’s a shame that society has made women completely afraid of true beauty. We need to stand up and take back the pretty!