Updated: May 22
When we were younger, we talked.
People in the movies are fake
But we tried to be like them anyways,
Make your skin whiter
Make your face lighter
Turn your voice into silent gold.
We knew we are real people
But we tried unrealistic things anyways
Waists can’t be that small
Thighs are never that skinny
But that never stopped us from running more
And eating less.
Who cares what they think?
But we cared more than anyone.
We heard every word they said
Our eyes were too dark
Our hair not fair enough
We saw no one like us on tv.
As we grew, we learned otherwise.
That when we sit in the sunlight,
our skin shines golden
and our hair becomes vibrant
shining and hued
We glow in the lighting we were made for.
That skinny thighs come with a price