Dear me,

You have been trying too hard to make everyone around you


You are perfect

You have been trying too hard to make yourself


You are perfect

Aren’t you tired of faking your life?

Aren’t you tired of living in a society

Where money and looks decide your future?

Where in order to speak up for yourself,

You need to make sure your lipstick’s colour defines your mood?

Where shapes and measurements

#diet #healthy-life #wokeup like this

Are more important than

Books and education

#good personality #intelligence #fuckmakeup

My soul is in a continuous fight against my looks.

I say ‘’You are beautiful’’

while powdering my face.

I say “You are good enough’’

while squeezing my body

to fit in the dress.

I say ‘’ God made us perfect’’

while considering plastic surgery

My life feels like a full time job.

I have to work hard to satisfy people.

I have to work hard to make myself look presentable.

I have to work hard for everyone.

For everyone.

Except me..

Because beneath all of this

I think I have forgot how to be…

About haringeyunchained

Haringey Unchained is a collective of students aiming to show case the creative talent of Haringey Sixth Form College in Tottenham, London. We think that through the promotion of our creative thoughts, we can educate our community, bringing to the foreground the critical and creative consciousness of a vibrant school in a deprived part of London. We are endeavouring to provide this blog as a platform for our community, giving the space to those whose work otherwise might not be seen or read. Being that the cuffs are off, we are able to express through our photography, art, short fiction and poetry, what’s really on our minds. We are free.

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