Monday, January 14, 2013

Nobody knows my struggles...

Hold on to your girdles girls, this is going to be a good one.

A few days ago, an old friend posted (and tagged) some pictures of me on Facebook circa 1999. I was 14. So, they were pretty damn awkward. There is a reason Facebook didn't exist back then, people. 

Now normally, I like to pretend I've always been the gorgeous fashionista you see today. JK guys, JK. However, that just isn't so. Lord have mercy, that just isn't so.

As a child, I was pretty adorbs.

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As an adult, I'm not so bad.

As a teenager, I was...well...


You know what they call that? Strugglin'. Hardcore strugglin'.

Judge me if you must. God knows I'm judging myself. I was frizzy haired, chubby, and clueless. Bless my heart.

I got it semi-together in late high school and college. But, I started really feeling and looking most like a normal person myself after college and during law school. Thank the good Lord for Aveda and Weight Watchers, that's all I can say!

So, the moral of the story is

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If you're on overweight, curly haired girl living in a time before hair straighteners are in every home, for heaven's sake DON'T CUT YOUR HAIR INTO A BOB!



  1. This is cute and funny! I def look back on some high school pics and say, what was I thinking?! I had my awkward stage too!

  2. I had curly frizzy hair, too, and all I was armed with was a hairdryer, which I used to no avail in straightening my crazy mane. One amazing hairdresser finally shared that the longer my hair was, the heavier it will be and will better hold down the curls. Thank ya, dear! And then hair straighteners were introduced a year later and I've never looked back! :)

  3. Lol, at least you can look back and laugh. I cringe looking at photos from age 8-14.

  4. Girl, this shit is awesome. I think I am still dealing with the curls/frizz. Thankfully, it's not as intense as it used to be. And mine's not thick. I do be fightin' with the 'crown of curls' growin' right at my hairline above my forehead. #Hotshit