This is a toast to the unfortunate souls whose faces were its own form of birth control.
  1. If you are ever having a bad day, just remember:
  2. Be thankful you never looked like this. 😂
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  3. Please add your own embarrassing childhood photos!
    @MariyaAlexander I'm tempted to see what you looked like!
  4. I wish this was a joke photo but sadly it's not. 12 year old me posed like this for every. damn. photo.
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    Suggested by @marissarae
  5. I feel you!
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    Suggested by @tawny
  6. I think this picture is hilarious, but it's the only one on my phone ✌🏻️
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    Suggested by @katiesham
  7. Circa 1992 (Age 11)
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    Suggested by @kate81
  8. This was as much action as I'd gotten at this point.
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    Suggested by @lgw
  9. Yeah. That's me in the Pocahontas shirt. If you try to vocalize the sound my mouth is making you'll be surprised I've made it this far.
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    Suggested by @bredee
  10. Super star!
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    Suggested by @so_so_funny
  11. Sweet 16
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    Loved that car, but I have no explanation for the hair or outfit.
    Suggested by @kelrie
  12. My sister caught me sneaking food before dinner 😅
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    Suggested by @houseof_darien
  13. 8th grade was rough
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    Suggested by @80lemons
  14. Age like 8 or 9 when I did tae kwon do for like 3 months and then anxiety stopped me.
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    Suggested by @nervesofscared
  15. I'm posting this because I was asked nicely but I'm not willing to discuss this even a little.
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    Suggested by @boygirlparty
  16. My mom bought this picture in an 8x10 😖
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    Suggested by @mhawkeyem
  17. There were several to choose from but the bucket hat really sealed the deal. And plastic slides? What bra am I wearing? This is in Gr. 7 aka old enough to know better.
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    Suggested by @kbon
  18. Hi my name is Mariya and this is my inner child
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    Suggested by @MariyaAlexander
  19. What a cutie
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    Suggested by @Taylor_G
  20. My family still refers to this as my Albert Brooks period.
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    Suggested by @shauna
  21. Two for one: me on the left, my sister on the right.
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    Thankfully have some fashion sense now... But check out those turtlenecks. Also, wore round "Harry Potter" frames for years after this 👓
    Suggested by @michellejennifer
  22. Doing my best to channel Angela Chase while staring into the abyss.
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    Suggested by @gabimoskowitz
  23. 7th grade horror show
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    Suggested by @element75
  24. This was the happiest moment of my life.
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    Suggested by @lorothery
  25. it was a bad decade!..
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    crimped hair, straight fringe (bangs), a recycled dress for my holy communion (it was my flower girl dress), a 'lazy' eye, crooked smile to match my crooked teeth.. Ouch, '85-'95 were mean years :/
    Suggested by @jessicaz
  26. Presented without comment
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    Suggested by @xtineengels
  27. I used to refuse to get a photo taken unless my parents took me to get cornrows put in my hair
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    Suggested by @nerd
  28. I guess it was what some people call : being swagg
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    Suggested by @Lisa_Fav
  29. Gymnastics in space circa 1999
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    Suggested by @clownhairqueer
  30. I got my first period, like, a week later
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    Suggested by @maggielocker
  31. All of the sass.
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    Suggested by @franksars
  32. A conversation between me and my mother recently as she was cleaning out her closet
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    Suggested by @DanaDigsYou
  33. Gangly arms? Check. Glasses with string around so I can hang it from my neck like an elderly librarian? Check. Noodle hanging from my mouth? Check. Messy hair? Check. Inappropriate can of beer? Check.
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    Suggested by @denesha
  34. This outfit was the peak of fashion in 1999
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    Also every picture on this list BABY KATE WHAT ARE YOU DOING???????
    Suggested by @k8mcgarry