Not So Barbie


By Morgan Perry

Mirrors are deceiving. A mirror is only a piece of glass coated with metal amalgam, literally. It is only an object that gives off a reflection. The real issue is not actually the mirror, but the reflection. Often times, girls look in the mirror and see a misconception, a false view.  This kind of effect can lead to self destruction and negative self image. 

To be honest, I’ve never been the girl that puts on tons of makeup or fixes my hair every single day, but the truth is the reason behind that is because I do not want to bring attention to my flaws when I don't wear makeup or fix my hair.

For example, you get this great new makeup that is supposed to hide every blemish on your face. The next morning you wake up super early to try it out, and it works great, so you continue to use it for a while. Then, one morning you wake up super late and you do not have time to put on your awesome make up, so you have to go to school without it. For the whole day, you feel like every one is staring at that huge pimple that showed up the night before. Sooner or later, you begin to think that makeup is what defines you and that is a extreme lie from the enemy! 

Anyways, back to the point. Society portrays makeup and perfect hair to be the fix to any insecurity a girl has, but lets be real and say that makeup and "perfect" hair do not bring out the best in anyone! I know I am not necessarily the girl with a lot of acne, or the girl with unspeakable hair, but I do have insecurities, and I do understand what it feels like to look in the mirror and see the misconception of not being pretty enough. 

Self image is not everything, but it vitally important that you see yourself as beautiful because that is what you are! If anyone has any problems with self image and wants someone to talk to I'm here.

Always remember “You are altogether beautiful, my darling, there is no flaw in you." Song of Solomon 4:7