This one is for those who don’t fit the mold. Weirdo, geek, nerd… all the labels that meant we are Other.
The older I get, though, the more I realize all of us have felt Other at some point.
We all have the mental static getting in the way of being proud and strong in who we are. We’re all different, aren’t we? That’s part of the fun of being human.
Being Other isn’t the problem. Feeling ashamed of your Otherness is. Don’t let someone else tell you what is good and true for you – or worse, that you don’t count.
Don’t let you tell yourself that either.
Need something to replace the negative noise in your head? Put your paws up, cause you were Born This Way baby. (Lady Gaga version, in all her strangely glorious storytelling.)
“You’re beautiful in your way”, embrace your quirks, your weirdness. Be you, boo.
Need a little more encouragement? Here’s Glee’s Born This Way, with message tees, in case you think only the nerds hear the noise – see all those cool kids?
They’ve got the same static in their heads.
So, fly your freak flag
You don’t have to be loud, just don’t hide your light from the rest of us.
This one is especially for Seth. We love you, honey!