Y’all remember that hand clapping game? “Shame shame shame…I don’t wanna go to Mexico no more more more…” lol. That has absolutely nothing to do with what we’re about to discuss so I digress. I’ve been wondering lately, why do we shame people so much?! I’ve been seeing a lot of it lately so I decided to bring it up.
So…I’ve seen a lot of hair shaming, make up shaming and body shaming on social media lately. And I think it is absolutely ridiculous. Who cares if someone wants to wear make up everyday? Who cares if someone wants to wear bundles of weave and wigs? Who cares if someone is skinny or fat? Why does any of that matter? Why do people make others feel bad for things that have nothing to do with them?! It doesn’t! Some people don’t care about being shamed, but for others, it can be crippling.
I’m one of those people who LOVES to switch up my hair. I have different hair often! It’s fun to me and I enjoy it a lot. I also like to wear make up some days and others I just don’t feel like being bothered. But why must I be shamed for liking to switch up my hair or switching my make up? Why can’t I be free to look how I choose? Why can’t anyone be free to look how they choose?
One of the best things about the human race is that we’re all different. God made us all unique with different likes and dislikes. We don’t have to all look like each other. We don’t all have to fit into a box that other people places us in. If you want to wear your bundles, wear them! If you want to wear make up everyday, wear it! If you want be natural, go ahead! If you hate make up, don’t use it! If you like to workout and be healthy, go you!! If you like your curves, love them! But at the end of the day, don’t make anyone else feel bad for doing something that has absolutely nothing to do with you! Mind your business and be kind! And if you’re intimidated to try something new or different because people may talk about you. Ignore that! Do you! Be you! God made you fearfully and wonderfully!! You’re not meant to be like anyone else. Love yourself and be proud of who you are! ❤️