SEVEN THINGS I LIKE ABOUT MYSELF

Inspired by @alexim
  1. 1.
    My hair
    Natural black, with some brown tones due to 22 years of sun exposure. Very dry and brittle (esp. so now that I've had it permed straight—my natural texture is actually very wavy), but I love it regardless. Getting me to get a haircut is an uphill battle. Long hair, care a lot, basically
  2. 2.
    The length of my legs
    Miniskirt season, I'm coming for you
  3. 3.
    My skin
    I have severe eczema, very sensitive skin, and a ton of discoloration from past scarring. I waged a long and stressful battle with my skin/the way I felt about it throughout high school, but now I've stopped caring and its awesome. Also, semi-frequent yoga/an actual skincare routine has given me some natural glow, and I'm all about it. Feat. selfie I took post-swim strictly to show my mom that my skin was looking good
  4. 4.
    My tattoo
    The best indulgence to myself I ever made, in the perfect place
  5. 5.
    The color of my eyes
    "Just brown" but they are a little lighter, and get all warm and bright and sun-flecked in the light. Tangentially, I LOVE brown eyes—like blue is great and stunning, but there is just something about brown eyes that's so warm and true and comforting to me
  6. 6.
    My smile
    My front teeth are enormous, and I press my tongue against the back of them in a way that's kind of weird, but I look as happy as I feel
  7. 7.
    My laugh
    Very loud, very sudden, has been known to alarm nearby strangers. If I'm overjoyed, everyone needs to know about it !!!