I wish that I could recommend this piece of work a billion times. Your story resonates true for so many, including myself. Having spent 3.5 hours getting ready just morning because I struggled with my appearance, I absolutely get it. It’s funny how only a few moments of being the brunt of others jokes can plague you for a life time. After several changes of clothes, 6 different hair style attempts, and never even making it to makeup, I had to force myself to shake the anxiety that I was feeling about going out into the world. I too had to remember that I have to continue giving myself permission to abandon being small via simple attempts to conform to social standards of beauty. Thank you for writing this piece, it was exactly what I needed to shake it off and proceed in my greatness today.