Friday, May 6, 2016

Which Me is the Real Me?

Wow, those two photos combined look really weird!  I have seen this sort of thing done by others and I thought I would give it a try.  Kind of interesting.  Kind of gives me a slightly different view of myself.  It is how I think of my own identity, but it is weird seeing both presentations of me mixed together.

It kind of reminds me of a lyric from Eminem - "Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?"  Funny.  It also kind of reminds me of photo sets like these:

Like which me is the real me?

But is that what is asked when we see gorgeous women with no makeup on, transformed into an equally gorgeous, but somehow different, woman with makeup on?  Do we ask her which version of herself is the real version?

No.  They are both her real self.  The are both the real her.

But with transgender people, it appears to be a valid question.  So many of us are so concerned with being our authentic self.  Which is often a tagline used by so many to justify transitioning.

So... which me is the real me?  They are all the real me.  The version with the fuzzy face?  Yup, that's the real me.  The version without makeup, yup that's the real me.  The version all made up?  Yup that is the real me as well.

They are all the real me because the real me does not come from my presentation.  The real me comes from within.  As long as I am true to myself, that realness will come through, regardless of how I choose to present.

Love you!

Love yourselves!

Take the time to treat yourself right.


  1. Fascinating and clever. I wish I could be half this brave.
    I'm not sure I don't prefer the picture without makeup - your eyes bigger and brighter without liner and mascara.

  2. Thanks Susie. Brave or reckless?? I suppose that is yet to be determined. Brave I hope.

    N :)

  3. Oh Nadine, you've put it so well. No matter how I look I'm always the real me. Maybe we're fortunate to be able to share with others the complexity and variety of who we are. Thank you, I always enjoy your blog. Rianna


  4. You are so pretty.

  5. After all your latest post, I'm excited to see this. You have seemed a bit lost lately. This post is the truth the "real" you is a genuine, honest, hard working, intelligent, beautiful human being. That is all you need to remember.
    Love you!

    1. Thank you Vivian!! I have felt more than a little lost as of late, that is SO true!!

      Thank you for your heartfelt thoughts!

      Love you too sweetie!