Our Noodles muses:
I just took a dozen profile shots, trying to capture a picture of my nose, as I’ve seen it my entire life — too big for my face. In fact, for as long as I’m aware of, I’ve avoided profile shots for this exact reason.
But no matter what angle I shot from, I couldn’t find that nose. All I could see was MY nose.
I’m taking this as a reflection and result of the decolonization work I’ve been doing. The more I’ve examined my judgments of what a “good” or even “perfect” nose looks like, looking for beauty where I might have otherwise seen imperfection, the more I see beauty everywhere.
So here is my nose. She’s been with me for 39 years, growing from a bulbous baby nose, to what you see today. Like your nose, my nose is perfect and always has been.
Thank you for your witnessing, and two simple requests, dear ones:
1. Please no comments — negative or positive — on my face. Even a well meaning “your nose isn’t even big!” or “I wish I had your nose” misses that there is no such thing as a too-big / too-small / too-bumpy / too-anything nose. There are just noses. And this is mine.
2. Please no bashing people for choosing to alter their noses. The problem isn’t that people want to change their faces — the problem is that our world has beauty ideals. Let’s change culture, not shame people for feeling pressured to fit into it.
May we create a world where all shapes are welcome. May we all learn to love what’s ours. ❤️
No comments, please! Other than from those who wish to tell me how beautiful I am.
And no bashing of Botox and Restylane victims, even if they’ve been in tacky documentaries about plastic surgery and lied about their nose jobs.
Bottom Tweet! What a fuckin’ condescending tool. #fozzie #leroideburger #djcommode #skankatronpiece