What if I told you “pretty” is a six letter prison they put you in

They say, “If you lost some weight, you’d be so pretty.” They say, “If your skin was clearer, you’d be so pretty.”

Let me tell you a secret they do not want you to know – nothing about you is pretty, nor will it ever be.

Pretty is too small and simple a word to capture the exquisite complex human phenomenon you truly are.

Every atom of you was plucked in the quiet cosmic moments between supernovas and stars.

A carefully chosen palette.

So when they tell you how pretty you could be “if only…”, say that pretty is not your worth, nor value, nor something you’ve ever aspired to be.

– Nikita Gill