I’ve Always Been The Oddball Because of my Uniqueness

I’ve Always Been The Oddball & Always WIll Be.

Something that I has been present throughout my life. Stares from people in disagreeance with my opinion or perspective. I’veNatural Hair is Beautiful (152) been in rooms full of people that have looked at me in disgust just because I’ve stated my opinion and they disagree with it. Until recently I’ve come to the conclusion that, that is just something I am going to have to live with throughout life. I refuse to be a victim of people not accepting me. I am who I am whether someone likes me or not.

All throughout High School I could never make any black friends because I was too “different”. And yes they literally did say that. They liked my appearance and everything then as soon as I open my mouth and its something different from what everyone thinks then they all back off. As a result I had a lot of Hispanic friends and I’m happy I did because I made some true friends.

It happens other places to on and offline. At work I’m not that highly liked because I choose not to gossip or eat the food that is offered to me and I’ve said so to an extent. On the internet, I get attacked all the time because half the time I disagree with what someone is saying and I state it. I’m not with agreeing with everyone else. I always do things outside the box and I like looking at BOTH perspectives of something.

One thing about me, I’m not afraid to say whats on my mind. I do not care who you are, I will say it and it will be the honest truth. When I say something I stand by it and if I’m wrong, I apologize and/or admit it. BUT if you come at me with negative energy or without a respectable presentation justifying why you disagree with my opinion then be prepared to be handled with facts and a strong fist. I don’t sway under pressure when I truly believe something. I think that may be one of the reasons that this natural hair journey has taken such a strong stance in my life. It shows that you embrace who you are, its a journey to loving you no matter what others think. I like myself and I’m not afraid to say I love myself, I value my opinion while valuing others. Thats just how I am

So in the words of my friend who taught me some valuable lessons, “Fuck em.”

-Jazzie

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