I tried to dress up for it. The problem is that I'm very thin right now. I have a sick person's body. I wore all my self-made stuff for this lunch date: white lace refashioned dress, men's jeans to women cropped refashioned jacket, a pair thrifted red Brazilian made knee high boots to hide my scrawny legs, and a carnelian pendant necklace.
|Even the borrowed cane matched my outfit!|
- The ironic thing is that when I was healthy I was trying to have a thinner body. I wasn't obsessed with it. But when I took a shower I would look at my lumps and bumps. Now I understand that I too got deceived and overwhelmed by the daily bombardment of men/women trying to put so much emphasis on 'looking thin' than 'being healthy'. Although I made almost all my clothes (much better fitting than RTW could ever achieve), I was not immune to the overwhelming societal messages. I hope I can keep instilling in my daughter that being healthy is so much more important than looking a certain way that society said we should look like. She tends to be insecure about her looks. In the summer, it's not as much of a problem. But once school starts, I'm worried that the kids at school would make her feel insecure again.