SomeoneLikeYou Friday, May 2, 2014
Swiss Dot Dress: TJ Maxx.
Lavender Cardigan, Black Scalloped Heels: Thrifted.
Black Beret: AA.
Bow Belt: Aeropostale.
I took these photos yesterday and was going to post them last night, but I just really upset and didn't even want to look at them. I was on campus taking these by a group of ten or so guys doing some sort of science experiment. I was just taking pictures and doing my thing when I heard one of the guys say, "awh look guys, she's taking selfies in the flowers," and then they all proceeded to laugh. At first I couldn't believe it actually happened and then I was just filled with so much anger and felt so embarrassed. And then I got even angrier because I allowed myself to let me feel embarrassed. I didn't stand up for myself, I didn't tell them I did not appreciate being demeaned and made into being some silly little girl taking frivolous pictures. I just kept going about my business but I got more and more upset and eventually just left to go back to my dorm and take a nap because I wanted to forget about it.
It's probably not a big deal to most of you, but I just get sick of it. I'm always getting harassed, always getting made fun of for taking these photos. I just wish people could respect me and what I do. I have respect for other hobbies. I could have told those guys I thought their science experiment was dumb and pointless, but why would I want to make someone feel bad about something they're passionate about? Why would I want to make them feel like they're less than me? I just don't know why I can't get that in return. I don't feel like someone taking pictures is the weirdest thing in the world...I wish instead of judging me and being rude, people could just have an open mind and see that others have different passions than themselves.
I'm just sad I guess and it makes me really upset. I don't know why and I probably overreacted, but I'm just sick of being disrespected like that all the time for what I do for this blog.
With much love, Lauren.