Am I Pretty/ Am I Ugly?
I am a 21 year old artist, and I made this video four months ago as a piece about the struggles a girl transitioning into womanhood must go through. It is a difficult and confusing experience, and my video aims to express some of the feelings associated with this uncertain period of life. The video acted as a social experiment as well as commentary on this disturbing trend, and has recently gained a lot of media attention, from jezebel.com to Good Morning America.
Part of the reason I made this video is because I understand where these girls are coming from on a personal level. I'm sure many commenters on other videos, as they have with my video, say that beauty comes from within. I completely agree with this, but you hear it a lot and it can lose its meaning. What I want to say is this: no one in middle school thinks they are pretty. Even the girls that you think are perfect are also insecure. Love yourself for who you are, or a lot of time will be wasted standing in front of a mirror nit picking about something other people don't even notice. Don't hate yourself for no reason. The sooner you start loving yourself the sooner life gets easier. Adolescence is something that every one experiences, and most people say middle school was the worst time of their life. It was for me, but it's gone uphill from there, high school was better, and college was great. Some features that I like all of the time, and some features I like only some of the time.
You are beautiful and unique and if anyone says otherwise, it is because they are insecure, and making other people feel bad makes them feel better. Now get off the internet and go eat ice cream!!!!
here is a interview I did with the Kansas City Star: