Imagine a stranger walking up to you in the street and saying how ugly you look or how unflattering your dress is. It would hurt wouldn’t it? So, what on earth gave us the notion that it’s okay or socially acceptable to criticise someone’s appearance? I’ve spotted school girls snigger at their classmate because they’re wearing different shoes, I’ve heard my mam complain about what the RTÉ weather woman is wearing, the Daily Mail published tonnes of articles slating everyone from Beyoncé to Kate Middleton. I’ve been guilty of judging people in the past about their appearance, I think we are all guilty of that, but we have the power to change it.
It’s okay if somebody wants to wear a bright yellow polka dot dress.
It’s okay if somebody wants to wear their hair in pigtails.
It’s okay if somebody wants to wear a short body con dress.
It’s okay if somebody wants to wear over-sized multicoloured sweaters.
It’s okay if somebody wants to dye their hair green.
What matters most is that we feel content and comfortable with our appearance. We all come in different shapes and sizes, some of us are a size 10 and some of us are a size 20, some of us are black and some of us are white, some of us have blue eyes and some of us have brown eyes, some of us have small boobs and some of us have big boobs, some of us have short, curly hair and some of us have long, blonde hair; but one thing we do have in common is that we’re all beautiful and we need to remind each other of that every single day. Let’s join together and push the negativite and judgemental people away by encouraging, empowering and loving one another. We need to spread love and not hate. The world will be a better place when we stop mocking each other and start cheering each other on.