Hailey deelt haar acne foto’s om te laten zien dat je meer bent dan je imperfecties
Dat we ons allemaal wel eens onzeker voelen, is totaal niet gek. Zeker in deze tijd waarin elke foto bewerkt kan worden tot je eigen ideaal, lijkt het sterker dan ooit. We vergeten gewoon af en toe te beseffen dat niemand perfect is en dat aan bijna elke foto die je voorbij ziet komen op Instagram wel gesleuteld is.
Je ziet tegenwoordig nog maar weinig pure foto’s, dat we haast vergeten zijn hoe ‘echte’ mensen eruit zien. Mensen hebben littekens, vettige poriën, sproeten, vlekjes, striae, cellulitis, acne en ga zo maar door. Iedereen heeft wel iets, dus je hoeft je nergens voor de schamen en niemand is lelijk. Dat is voor Hailey Wait ook precies de reden waarom ze heeft besloten haar acne foto’s te delen via Instagram.
From childhood to where I am now, I’ve always known that everything has a personality. From a young age it was always hard for me to decipher faces and expressions and I couldn’t read emotions as easily as other people could, so in order to cope with that I assigned a personality to everything I saw. Doors were always smiling. Cars had eyes. Flowers emitted love and their hearts were full. It broke my heart to see their stems clipped. If I dropped a stack of paper I would cry because I had accidentally destroyed a Paper Family and even if I put everything together again, I knew the paper was still sad. And I didn’t want to make anything sad. This way of coping has honestly never left me and it still breaks my heart to see so much negativity in the world. When I bullied other girls as a child I would always cry at the end of the day because I had made someone sad and I couldn’t take it back. I knew what it was like to be bullied at home and when I began inflicting my pain onto others, it only made it feel worse. Social media is weird because I see so many different sides to people and some say things they wouldn’t ever say to my face. I say things that I regret occasionally and I’m not perfect of course but I guess I just don’t understand how some people can hurt others so easily without remorse. I don’t understand it. I know the Aspergers stereotype is all about the lack of emotion but for me it’s the opposite because I used empathy as a coping mechanism. As much as I try sometimes it’s impossible for me to fully hate someone. Please treat everything in your life with gentleness, because I’ve noticed that nowadays it’s a lot easier to be filled with hate than it is to show compassion. (With that being said there’s still people commenting about my acne and I’m gonna be a little snappy because they obviously didn’t read the caption)
Doordat ze haar acne zo in beeld brengt, inspireert ze veel meiden om niet onzeker te zijn en dat je meer bent dan alleen je flaws. Om al haar volgers te bedanken voor het overweldigde succes en lieve reacties, plaatste ze de volgende foto met de caption:
“I just really want to thank you guys. Since being more open about my skin imperfections, SO MANY of you have opened up to me about your own struggles and I want to say that I’m truly moved, and incredibly thankful to be supported by so many genuine human beings. I’ve heard your stories and seen more and more of you embrace yourselves for who you are, and to me, that’s the most beautiful thing in the whole world. You aren’t flawless, and neither am I. None of us are, and you don’t need to be flawless to be loved and accepted as a human being. We all have imperfections and we are all capable of greater things beyond our appearances”
I just really want to thank you guys. Since being more open about my skin imperfections, SO MANY of you have opened up to me about your own struggles and I want to say that I’m truly moved, and incredibly thankful to be supported by so many genuine human beings. I’ve heard your stories and seen more and more of you embrace yourselves for who you are, and to me, that’s the most beautiful thing in the whole world. You aren’t flawless, and neither am I. None of us are, and you don’t need to be flawless to be loved and accepted as a human being. We all have imperfections and we are all capable of greater things beyond our appearances ? #thankyou #spottyandcute
Ook plaatste ze de foto’s op Twitter, waar ze nog een lading aan support kreeg. Er zijn ontzettend veel meiden (en jongens) die in hetzelfde schuitje zitten of hebben gezeten, zo normaal is het dus.
i’ve dealt with acne for years and this tweet made me have a whole new look on it because you are so genuinely beautiful, with or without acne <3
— brianna marie? (@xbmthxbrix) December 10, 2017
UR SO BEAUTIFUL OMGGGGGGGGGGG CONGRATS ON UR FACE AND ON UR HEART ???? i am really amazed and proud (?) to see something like this!!!! thank you from the bottom of my heart! ????
— kauã (@giacarxngi) December 11, 2017
Woah I needed this so much
— double Q ?✨ (@kukuQLF) December 10, 2017
I suffered from acne for years and society made me feel so terrible to the point that I hated myself and I hated my face! ? You're so beautiful!
— Marguerita ? (@Marguerita_2017) December 11, 2017
— Somedie, love me. (@HaTriste) December 11, 2017
Omg. I wish I have that confidence ?
— lilypodolski (@hoyitslily99) December 11, 2017
THIS! This is everything. Thank you ???
— Sam (@_Sammy_Deee) December 11, 2017