Always hated my appearance throughout high school. I’d avoid letting people see my side view and I’d spend time in front of a mirror at home squishing my nose down to see what it would look like “normal”. I fantasized of rhinoplasty (and ear-plasty and chin-plasty) when I got older. Now, in my mid-twenties, I’ve realized how integral it is to the rest of my face, how limiting yourself to fitting a very shallow, narrow ideal of beauty is futile and unhealthy and just frankly boring. Now, I have days where I see a beautiful, luscious-lipped, button-nosed celebrity and feel depressed, but I always bounce back to reality. I’ve come to enjoy how I look.
People are multi-faceted. It’s a collection of all your features, your style, your confidence, the way you walk, the way you laugh, and the passions you have that make you beautiful, and don’t let fear of one feature eat up your thoughts and confidence. A+ blog!
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I’ve always hated my nose, been bullied for it and generally had no confidence. Recently though, after becoming an art student I have begun to accept that my body isn’t perfect but it suits me, it’s a little bit weird and quirky but I’m starting to really like that. It definitely helps being surrounded by more mature people that aren’t as shallow as schoolkids
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This blog is a godsend. I’ve always felt gross for my big nose, like it made me less of a woman. But everyone in this group are so exotic and attractive, it’s empowering to realise the unique strikingness of a prominent and/or waved nose :)
I’ll never get a nose job out of principal, though some days I do hate it so
big fan of your blog and everything you’re doing here <3 i’ve posted before, but this one’s different.
i was on a train recently and some drunk guys were getting aggressive and scary at a woman who had asked them to be quiet - so i stuck up for her. immediately they turned on me instead, and the first thing they said was “oh my god look at that conk nose!”. they then spent another 20 minutes shouting insults at me about my nose and my appearance, before they finally got off the train. at the time i felt like all the work i’d done towards accepting my nose and my appearance and getting happy in general was for nothing - how could i ever be happy or successful or attractive if my huge nose was the first thing people noticed about me?
after a good night’s sleep though, and a good couple of conversations with my badass friends, i realised i still loved my nose, and was still proud to look different - and i’m really proud of myself for being brave enough to speak up when someone was being harassed. i hope everyone here who feels bad about how their nose looks can one day get to the point where it no longer feels important to them, and they can focus on just being great people instead. THOSE things are the things that really make you beautiful - but having a cool nose also helps ;^)
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My lack of dance skills was noticed more than my big nose that night ;)
The less you care about your nose, the more beautiful you’ll become (inside AND outside).
Start to focus on your strengths as much as possible. Try to forget about your looks… It takes some time and sure it’s hard in the beginning, but it’s all you need to know! :)
Enjoy your lives, beautiful people!
This blog is sweet. lets rock it the world, nose first!
So it all started when I was in 2nd grade summer day-care. I was playing football with the other kids and I guess I dropped the pass and some older kid said “Nice going big nose.” I didn’t know what he meant until I realized it looking at myself in the mirror. I didn’t really worry about it until I started getting made fun of a lot. So its been 11 years of the bull shit. People called me a terrorist and caused 9/11 and the fucked up thing is that they don’t know I almost lost an uncle on that day but they don’t care. Everyday I get made fun off and looked at. They make me feel like an outcast to society when I see the way they look at me. It makes me so sad. It’s so hard to stand up and fight back when your the only kid in school that has a big nose. I was dealing with anxiety problems and depression that I really never discussed about to my close friends because I just felt embarrassed. I would always go home and feel like shit and cry and cry until there’s no more tears in me. I had no self-confidence in myself and never had the “will power” to get through the day. It was that no one understood me because they never had to go what I went through for 11 years. I have to admit there were tons of days I just felt like giving up on live and not continue living but I knew better. So recently this summer I have been planning to get a “nose job’ and hoping that it will solve all my problems not just bullying but other problems with anxiety and depression. So far I only told a few close friends and they were shocked , they understood me and at the same time they didn’t want it to happened to me. They never told me why until I texted a very close friend of mine (THE PHOTO IS ABOVE THE TEXT OR SOMEWERE AROUND IT). As what you can see and read of what he replied back, it made me cry because it literally warmed my heart and made me feel good about myself since …..holy shit forever. I guess I gotta love what I have and maybe there is somebody that will accept me. I got a big nose and seeing this blog made me feel that i’m not alone. So thank you.
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If I look at a picture all I ever see is my nose; I originally hated this picture beacuse of it, but it’s time to stop focusing on one thing - I realise now that our noses shouldn’t stop us from being happy. Fuck those who try and bring us down, we are amazing
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I believe the saying that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ because every day I behold my reflection and I choose to see beauty there. I don’t buy into the idea that beauty comes in a symmetrical package, complete with large eyes, dainty nose, and full lips. I think beauty is present on everyone’s face, as long as he or she chooses to see it.
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