“You Don’t Have to Be Pretty. You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Not to your boyfriend/spouse/partner, not to your co-workers, especially not to random men on the street. You don’t owe it to your mother, you don’t owe it to your children, you don’t owe it to civilization in general. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked “female”.
I thought to myself….huh? Do I feel like I have to be pretty? As in, wash my hair, apply makeup, accessorize etc?? On one hand…I often kind of enjoy getting all “balls to the wall pretty” as my sister, Maria likes to joke….and a lot of the time, I really could don’t give a rat’s arse. When I am alone or with my family or friends I feel no need to be “pretty”. However, when faced with the choice to do a video or not… I often sigh heavily if I am not already in the “pretty” state because (I believe) I would have to go do that. So I guess YES- sometimes Pretty concerns hold me back. AND, sometimes I feel pretty without doing anything – i.e. sans makeup or other decoration. But, as the author of the quote later points out, some pretty “has a shelf life”. Or does it? Is pretty simply a state of mind? I think that the woman in the video below is not just pretty but stunning and gorgeous:) “Pretty” is in the eye of the beholder I suppose. Does needing to feel pretty (when you don’t) hold you back?