The Many Filters of Sydni

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 11:23 -- SydniC

Behind the filter, there is a girl that is naturally introverted.

She wants her picture to get 100 likes.

Did she use the right filter?

Was her makeup on point?

She just wants to be liked.

 

Behind the filter, there is a girl who is uncomfortable with her natural hair.

She wants it to grow faster.

Did her hair look okay in that picture?

Should her hair even be shown in the picture?

She just wants to be accepted.

 

Behind the filter, there is a girl who feels misplaced.

When she is with her black friends, she doesn't feel "black" enough.

Why does she sound so "white"?

Why doesn't she know all the cool dance moves?

She just wants to belong.

 

Behind the filter, that girl is me.

I am the girl that hides behind filters.

I am the girl that wants to be liked, accepted, and belong. 

I am no longer going to hide behind those stupid filters.

I am just going to be me, flaws and all.

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