I don't need a society telling me how I should be
with a thigh gap
and big breasted
with leather tan skin
I don't need my parents telling me what I can't do
you can't go to the college you want
you can't do that
you aren't smart enough for that
you don't have the determination.
But I do.
I work two jobs
go to school full time and get good grades
have a healthy relationship
lots of friends
and I still somehow have time to not go insane.
Don't tell me I don't have the determination.
Or that my best just isn't good enough.
Or that I'm just another lazy millenial who doesn't care about anyone else.
I care immensely.
What I do need is for people to stop doubting me
my personality and appearance.
I need to be able to live my life without second guessing it.